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Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 12pm-5pm

Join us Sunday, May 20 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! 

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 12pm-5pm

This year's poster was designed by illustrator Nicole Ray

 

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.

2018 Call for exhibitors is now closed.

EMAIL a2mf-planners@googlegroups.com if you missed the deadline and would still like to apply.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of this event. The organizer's are cooking up lots of surprises for exhibitors including free t-shirts, breakfast and coffee all day from Sweetwaters and lunch from Jerusalem Gardens and more! Why not join in the fun! The 2018 Exhibitor Application opens Friday, February 16, 2018 and closes Friday, April 20. This year's Expo is Sunday, May 20 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
  • 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