Tickets on sale now!

Tickets are on sale now for the 2015 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire!
Adult early bird tickets are available for $8 until January 1st. After that, adult advanced tickets will be $10 until March 6th and will be $12 at the door.
And of course, kids are free up to age 16 (free eventbrite ticket and adult supervision are required).

Eventbrite - New Orleans Mini Maker Faire 2015

November Events

unnamed1Thanks to everyone who came out to our Maker Happy Hour at NOLA Brewing Co. in September. We had a great time catching up with the maker community and, of course, drinking some good beer. I’d like to give a special thanks to Brennan Steele, from the NOLA Burning Man community, who brought a presentation showing off his Burning Man art installation “Big Al” (basically a large flammable alligator effigy). We look forward to seeing more of his work at the 2015 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire; in the meantime, be sure to shoot him an email if you want more information about his project.

Speaking of Maker Happy Hours, we are excited to announce our November event! Instead of a traditional Happy Hour type thing at a bar, the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is sponsoring the Robot Parade and Ball on November 29th. This will be a great opportunity to get together with other makers in the local community, have some food and drinks, see some robots and art creations, and celebrate the weird world of makers. Even better, this event will officially kick off our Call For Makers, which is your opportunity to apply to be a part of the 2015 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire as a maker or maker group!

There are a few other maker-centric events coming up in the next couple of weeks, check out below for more details. We look forward to seeing you at some or all of these events, but especially at the Robot Parade and Ball!

Maker Bayou Kick-off Party

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N.O. Healing Arts Center

There’s a new technology workshop opening up in New Orleans, and they are throwing a party to celebrate! You might have seen the folks from IDIYA at the 2014 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire, and now their hard work on the maker space is coming to fruition. Join the Maker Revolution as IDIYA brings some of the leaders in advanced manufacturing to New Orleans, including 3D Systems and Autodesk for a night of demonstrations, Q&A. and creative fun!
Check out the IDIYA website for more information..

New Orleans Fringe Festival – Family Fringe

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Marigny Opera House

The New Orleans Fringe Festival is coming up, and we are looking forward to being a part of Family Fringe! This family-friendly event will feature performances, workshops, maker land, open-mic, magic, and arts and crafts activities for kids. Check out their webpage for the entertainment schedule. Also, Family Fringe is looking for more makers to share their creations, projects, inventions and/or provide an interactive experience for attendees of the Family Fringe event. Contact Joe Hollier if you’d like to participate as a maker.

Robot Parade & Ball

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Marigny Opera House tOld Iron Works

The Robot Parade and Ball is a community celebration of robots; attendees are encouraged to bring robots or dress in robot costumes (costume making party will take place beforehand). The parade will make it’s way through the bywater and end at the afterparty, which will feature art, food, and drinks sponsored by the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire and Bricolage Academy. The atmosphere of the ball is somewhere between art opening, science fair, and circus.
If you have a robot that you want to be a part of the parade, be sure to contact Cole Wiley.

Sponsorship Opportunities Available

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We are looking for sponsors for the 2015 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire!

The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire provides an ideal opportunity for corporate sponsors to gain access to an incredible audience of creative thinkers and tinkerers, with a focus on Do-It-Yourself (DIY), tech-savvy, and arts-inclined audiences.

Check out http://nolamakerfaire.com/sponsor for more information, or take a look at our Sponsorship Guide. Help us make this event the best one yet!

Social Media help needed

The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire planning team is looking for a Social Media Intern or volunteer. Please let us know if you are interested!

Check out the job description.

2015 date and location officially announced!

NOLA Mini Maker Faire 2014We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire will be held Saturday, March 7th 2015 from 10:00am-5:00pm at Tulane’s Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life. This year’s event will be even bigger and better than our inaugural event in 2014, and we want you to be a part of it. We will be hosting some Maker Happy Hours and other community get togethers throughout the year leading up to March 7th, so save the date and be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to keep up with the latest information!