We are searching for fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do– from robots to puppets, quilting to drones, letterpress to mold making, dancing to instrumentation and more! Interactive projects are highly encouraged. We are inviting all Makers to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

How to apply

The first step to participating in the Maker Faire is to submit an entry that tells us about yourself and your project. Entries can be submitted from individualsgroups such as hobbyist clubs and schools;  and commercial makers or crafters. (Food vendors please email toledomaker@istscience.org)

Note there is no fee to participate in the Maker Faire if you are not selling or promoting a product.  If you are a “commercial maker” and want to sell, booth fees are $100.

Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:

  • Robotics
  • Wearables, E-Textiles, Fashion Tech
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Drones & RC Fun
  • Homesteader & Domestic Arts
  • Kinetic, Fire & Installation Art
  • Digital Fabrication – 3D Printers, CNC, ETC
  • Open Hardware Projects
  • Design: Industrial, Fashion, Product, Urban
  • Young Makers & School Maker Clubs
  • Music Performance
  • Hacks of Any Sort
  • Glass
  • Ceramics
  • Foundry & Blacksmithing
  • How-To Workshops, Panel Discussions and Presenters
  • Electronic Projects
  • Textiles and Arts and Crafts
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Puppets
  • Bicycles and Human-Powered Machines
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Maker Exhibit: Our standard setup for a Maker exhibit is a 8’x10′ space. Use your space to display your work and/or demonstrate how you make something. If you need more space for your exhibit or project, you can let us know in the Call for Makers form.