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SAVE THE DATE! 2019 AACME is May 19!

Join us Sunday, May 19 at the Ann Arbor District Library's Downtown location for a day of creativity and making! For a day of robotics, DIY Science, historical technologies and handicrafts, virtual reality, arduinos, 3D printers, things that go boom! and things that move, HAM radio, electric bikes, student STEM and STEAM projects, demonstrations from community makers and hands-on activities from groups such as Maker Works, Brain Monkeys, All Hands Active and more!

Free to attend! 

Exhibitor Applications are OPEN! See bottom of page for further details or exhibitor application. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, MARCH 15.

Speaker Series Applications are OPEN! See Speaker Series Application for further details. DEADLINE APRIL 19.

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Background

The Ann Arbor Mini Maker Faire began in 2008 as the first ever community-scale version of the large Maker Faires organized by Maker Media/Make Magazine. Rebranded in 2018 as an independent event to better reflect our local community, its new name is AACME, Ann Arbor Creativity & Making Expo

Mission

An idea starts as a tiny seed and through inspiration, planning and developing, an idea becomes a reality.  To get to that point, we need to find tools and resources that can help us.  People are builders, creators, innovators who inspire each other through the knowledge that they acquire and share.  AACME aims to celebrate the diverse skills and tiny seeds that grew and developed into something wonderful.

The volunteer organizers of AACME believe that in problem solving and creating, there are no boundaries or limits to what we can learn, the people we meet and the skills that we acquire.  It is our mission to provide an event that showcases and celebrates our diverse creative backgrounds and what we have built and developed and the skills we have acquired.


 

Details

This event is always free to attend and free to exhibit. It showcases DIY science, green technology, robotics, historical and new technologies, professional businesses, student STEM and STEAM projects, digital artists, tinkerers and hobbyists, Ham radio and rockets, and vibrant makers from Southeast Michigan and northern Ohio. It is usually in May or early June, and for the past few years, the Ann Arbor District Library's downtown location has hosted.

2019 Call for exhibitors is open!

EMAIL a2mf-planners@googlegroups.com for questions.

The 2019 Exhibitor Application opens the end of January and closes early March. This year's Expo is Sunday, May 19 from 12-5pm at the Ann Arbor District Library's downtown location. Join us in sharing creativity with our community.

We are looking for:

  • Robotics, CNC, computing

  • FIRST/FTC Robotics Teams

  • Green Tech (energy production/monitoring, electric vehicles, etc)

  • DIY Science

  • Performative Technologies and Arts including music and visual arts

  • Participatory activities (e.g., participatory activities such as silk screening or learn to solder, “Make and Takes”, hand tools, skill sharing)

  • Student projects (K-7th and 8th-12th grades)

  • Old and historic technology

  • STEM & STEAM projects

  • Makerspaces/hackerspaces/collectives

  • Radio

  • Rocketry/ballooning

  • Tinkerers

  • Unusual tools, machines, techniques

  • Whimsical technical creations

  • Demos in woodworking, printmaking or letterpress, weaving, spinning, knitting...

  • Fixing and/or taking things apart