There’s an awesome worldwide yearly Faire that happens. We’re one of the lucky ones that has this Faire in our city! HackPgh has been producing Maker Faire here in Pgh and this year is supposed to be the largest and biggest one yet!
Maker Faire is a community-based learning event that inspires everyone to become a maker! Get excited this Faire is huge and combines some of the coolest people in the city. The non-exhaustive list of the innovative things happening throughout the Faire are listed below.
The Faire features technology, art, craft, electronics, engineering, and other projects created by makers themselves, including student projects, robotics, fashion, 3D printers and CNC mills, textile arts and crafts, home energy monitoring, rockets and R/C toys, sustainability, green tech, radios, vintage computers and game systems, electronics, electric vehicles, biology/biotech and chemistry projects, puppets, kites, bicycles, unusual tools or machines and more.
In addition to displays and exhibits, Maker Faire Pittsburgh will feature special performances, speakers, demonstrations and workshops featuring 3D printing, laser cutting, microcontrollers, silk screening…. and so much more.
The best part of all of this is that we’re one of those makers!
This year the SCFC will bring our fiber, dyeing, spinning, and weaving selves to the North Side for the entire event. We’re even bringing our 22″ four harness treadle loom. So get excited–I know we are!
What do we need for this fair you ask? Besides the prep, we need enough supplies to provide DIY hands-on fun for hundreds of people. So exciting yes, and expensive yes. We want everyone to come and be able to play and get as excited as we are in learning something new, yet so timeless. If you’re so inclined, a little donation towards our funds would help spread the love of the fiber arts to all those that attend.
Come say hello to us at the Faire and join in the fiber-loving fun!