In the Maker Media press center, you’ll find current press releases distributed by Make:, Maker Faire, Maker Shed and Maker Education.

In addition, you will find the latest research conducted by Maker Media to provide an on-going and in-depth analysis of the technology trends, dynamics, market drivers and business opportunities defining the Maker Movement. You’ll also have access to demographic and profile information about the makers who comprise the Make: universe, including the reach, coverage and composition of Make: magazine, makezine.com and Maker Faire. Please contact us if you need additional information or are interested in securing someone from our team to speak at an event, or to provide a comment for a story or article.

Press Releases

Make: Magazine Announces Top-Rated Maker Fabrication Tools in Annual Year-End Issue

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Nov 3, 2015) – Make: magazine, leader of the Maker movement and producer of the popular Maker Faire events, released its annual 3D buyers guide today. The issue recognizes the best 3D fabrication tools on the market — both for hobbyists and Maker Pros. Make: magazine editorial staff and independent 3D experts tested a variety of fabrication tools across several price points, pitting them against one another to evaluate their quality based on user experience out of the box; performance on the test script; value; and overall product aesthetic. The issue hits subscriber mailboxes today, all Barnes & Noble bookstores the weekend of November 6-8, and will be on newsstands around the country by November 26.  Read more »


Make: Electronics, second edition, New From Maker Media

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 21, 2015) – Completely re-written with most photos and schematics replaced and updated, the second edition of Make: Electronics (September 2015; $34.99) — Charles Platt’s seminal beginner’s guide to electronics — continues the “learning through discovery” model for which it has been praised since the text was first published in 2009. Read more »


Make: Paper Inventions, New From Maker Media

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 21, 2015) – From its invention thousands of years ago during the Chinese Han Dynasty to its use in modern day technological projects, paper is an enduring material. But it’s good for more than just writing upon. Paper can be tough, durable, sturdy, and a terrific way to experiment with concepts from mathematics to electronics to housewares to decoration. Read more »


Excitement for the Maker Movement Builds After Maker Faire Week in New York, With Maker Faires Scheduled Across the Globe Gaining Momentum, Attendees, Sponsors SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 20, 2015) – It’s clear that 2015 is rounding out to be a great year for the Maker Movement and an exciting time for Makers everywhere. This year alone, over 150 Maker Faires are being hosted worldwide; the attendance of Rome Maker Faire was bigger than New York, and Barnes & Noble will host nearly 650 simultaneous Mini Maker Faires at stores nationwide. Last month, Maker Media, publisher of Make: magazine and producer of Maker Faire, hosted several hallmark events at the New York Hall of Science in conjunction with the 6th annual World Maker Faire. Read more »


Maker Camp After-School Program Announced at Make: Education Forum During Maker Faire Week in New York NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Sep 25, 2015) – Make: magazine announced that it will host Maker Camp — its free, online project-based program for kids — year-round. Starting Oct. 5, young Makers can continue the summer camp experience each week with special projects, videos, and field trips, hosted by Make: magazine on makercamp.comRead more »


MakerCon New York Kicks Off NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Sep 24, 2015) –  MakerCon, the only conference by and for Makers, today brings the most prominent individuals in the Maker Movement together for a one-day conference focusing on vast discussion topics relevant to the business of Making and the impact it’s having on the economy. MakerCon New York is a popular event during Maker Faire Week New York, which concludes this weekend with World Maker Faire on September 26 and 27. Read more »


Over 25 Startups Selected for MakerCon New York Innovation Showcase SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 18, 2015) – MakerCon, the only conference by and for Makers, today announced the roster of companies selected to demo products and prototypes during the “Evening of Innovation,” one of the hallmarks of the event. Read more »


`Vintage Tomorrows,` Original Steampunk Book, Now a Documentary Film SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – September 09, 2015) – A cultural phenomena that celebrates a future that never happened, Steampunk culture borrows from Jules Verne, Victoriana, and Goth fascinations and blends them with a healthy dollop of 21st century high tech. James H. Carrott, co-author of Maker Media’s 2013 book, Vintage Tomorrows, explains that “steampunk is playing with the past.” Read more »

MakerCon Welcomes Minerva Tantoco, First New York City CTO, to Speaker Line-Up SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 2, 2015) – MakerCon, the only conference by and for leaders of the Maker Movement, continues to add new speakers drawn from a wide range of professional disciplines that demonstrate the growing breadth of interest in the Maker Movement and its impact on traditional business models. Read more »

MakerCon New York Announces Speaker Lineup, Themes, and Sessions SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 20, 2015) – MakerCon, the only conference by and for leaders of the Maker Movement, announced its official program this morning. The daylong conference takes place at the New York Hall of Science in Queens on September 24, 2015, and is a featured event during Maker Faire Week, September 21-27. Read more » Intel and Cisco Join MakerCon New York as Presenting Sponsors SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 5, 2015) – MakerCon, the conference by Makers for Makers, welcomes back two of the biggest leaders in technology and innovation as the presenting sponsors of the annual event on September 24. This is the second year that both major brands are repeating their sponsorships, demonstrating their commitment and passion for the roles Maker Pros play in driving innovation through entrepreneurship…Read more » MakerCon New York Back for Second Year This September With Repeat Presenting Sponsors Cisco and Intel SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 22, 2015) – The producers and organizers of Maker Faire announced the dates of the second annualMakerCon New York today. On September 24, 2015 the most influential leaders in technology, education, manufacturing, design and creative culture will gather at the New York Hall of Science from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. to converge on ideas, insights and valuable discussions regarding the international impact of the Maker Movement. Intel and Cisco present this year’s day-long event, with additional support for the “Evening of Innovation” provided by Sprout by HP…Read more » Rise and Shine Campers! Maker Camp Kicks Off Today SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — (Marketwired – July 6, 2015) – Maker Camp, the free, 6-week virtual summer camp for young Makers interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering and learning, begins today with several new features including a site redesign. The updated site features an improved user experience, lively animations and interactive graphics. The upgrades coincide with the rapid growth of the Maker Camp program, which has reached over 1 million users since the initial launch in 2012…Read more » MakerShed.com Adds Sprout by HP to Growing List of Maker Tools

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired – Jun 16, 2015) – MakerShed.com, the official online store of Make: and Maker Faire introduced Sprout to the list of featured products. Sprout is the world’s first immersive computer, which enables consumers to bring their projects to life through 3-D scanning, touch experiences, and high performance hardware and software…Read more »

National Maker Faire Celebrates Invention, Creativity, and Resourcefulness

WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – Jun 12, 2015) – This weekend, the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, entrepreneurs and inventors from across the nation, and a 15-foot cardboard origami dinosaur are convening for an open-to-everyone celebration of science, technology, and art. The inaugural National Maker Faire will be a unique festival of invention, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) creation, and resourcefulness held on Friday and Saturday, June 12-13, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the University of District Columbia…Read more »

Maker Media Secures $5 Million in Funding and Adds Veteran Technology Journalist Rafe Needleman as Editor in Chief SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 9, 2015) – Maker Media has secured $5 million in funding, a move that follows the beta launch of theMakerSpace digital community and continued growth in Maker Faire as the company’s platform expands to serve the worldwide maker movement…Read more » Big News, Announcements at 2015 MakerCon in San Francisco SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – May 28, 2015) –  The business of Making is an increasingly hot topic as illustrated earlier this month at MakerCon, the only conference by and for leaders of the Maker Movement. Over 500 Makers and top Maker Movement leaders convened to discuss 3D printing, digital manufacturing, tool production, and other cutting-edge technologies May 12-13. The conference featured two days of presentations, meetings, networking, and exclusive announcements. Maker Media, parent company of Make: magazine and Maker Faire, hosted the event in partnership with presenting sponsors Intel and Cisco…Read more » It’s Official! Make: Launches School Maker Faire Program at Maker Faire Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – May 15, 2015) – Maker Media, the parent company of Make: magazine and Maker Faire, introduced a new Maker Faire program today called School Maker Faire. The program is free and designed especially for the K-12 learning community with the focus on getting more schools, across every socioeconomic class, making. At School Maker Faires, young Makers can showcase their innovative and experimental projects in science, engineering, design, and the performance arts alongside their peers and across their educational landscape….Read more »

Make: Magazine Announces 2015 Maker Camp at Bay Maker Faire This Weekend

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – May 12, 2015) – Make: magazine announced the launch of its fourth annual Maker Camp today. Maker Camp, the free 6-week virtual summer camp, is for young Makers interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning. Intel joins as a first-time presenting sponsor…Read more »

Intel and Cisco Sign On as Presenting Sponsors for MakerCon Bay Area 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 30, 2015) – The biggest leaders in the technology arena continue to demonstrate the value they place on having a significant brand presence at MakerCon, the conference by Makers for Makers. Intel reprises its presenting sponsorship from a year ago, and Cisco steps up as a first time presenting sponsor…Read more »

Paul Saffo, Chris Anderson, Eben Upton Join Keynote Lineup for MakerCon 2015 SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 30, 2015) – The 2015 Bay Area MakerCon, the conference by Makers for Makers, at the Palace of Fine Arts, May 12-13, promises to be another content packed program with just the stuff that Maker Pros pine for:…Read more » MakerCon 2015 Moves to Palace of Fine Arts, New Home of Maker Media Lab SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 26, 2015) – Maker Media, parent company of Make: magazine and Maker Faire announced that it will host the 2015 Bay Area MakerCon at the Palace of Fine Arts, May 12-13. A conference by and for makers, in a short year, MakerCon has established itself as the pre-eminent event…Read more »

Make: and Cornell University Announce the “Pitch Your Prototype” Challenge

SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Feb 18, 2015) – Make: and Cornell University have teamed up again, this time to challenge Makers to come to together to design and fabricate an innovative product prototype in an entrepreneurial competition that will span six months…Read more »

Maker Media Taps Ed Delfs as CRO to Target National Brands, Key Market Segments  SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jan 22, 2015) – Maker Media, Inc. announced the hire of Ed Delfs to the new position of chief revenue officer. In this role, Delfs will head all media sales and sponsorship efforts as the company staffs up…Read more » 21st Century Robot, New From Maker Media  SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Dec 18, 2014) – The goal is simple: To create 7 billion robots. The method is elaborate: Use a manifesto, four science fiction stories, several worldwide adventures, a serious dose of 3D printing…Read more » Encyclopedia of Electronic Components – Volume 2, New From Maker Media SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Dec 16, 2014) – The hotly anticipated second volume of a planned three-volume set, Charles Platt’s Encyclopedia of Electronic Components, Volume 2 (Maker Media; $29.99), is now available…Read more » Gregg Brockway Named CEO of Maker Media SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 9, 2014) – Maker Media, Inc. announced today that Gregg Brockway has been named CEO. Maker Media, a digital media, commerce and events company, publishes Make: magazine…Read more » Making Makers, New From Maker Media  SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 8, 2014) – How can we raise children to be life-long creative thinkers, problem-solvers, and inventors? This was the problem Dr. AnnMarie Thomas faced when teaching her engineering students. They were bright, well-educated college students, and they certainly wanted to learn…Read more » Make: Electronics, New From Maker Media

SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 1, 2014) – What if your clothing could change color to complement your skin tone, respond to your racing heartbeat, or connect you with a loved one from afar? Read more »

52 Speakers Participate in 10 Keynotes, 42 Sessions During MakerCon, NY SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 25, 2014) – MakerCon in New York, September 17-18, prior to World Maker Faire, is shaping up to be an event best measured by the depth and breadth of content, from speakers to product announcements: 52 speakers; 10 keynotes; 42 sessions; 4 tracks; 6 major product announcements, and 20 startups…Read more » Blue Man Group Take Teens on Free Virtual Journey Through Its Mind-Blowing Production During Maker Camp on Friday, Aug. 8 LAS VEGAS, NV–(Marketwired – Aug 5, 2014) –  Blue Man Group Las Vegas is the featured field trip for DIY Music week during the six-week Maker Camp program, a free DIY project-based camp for teens, hosted and produced by a partnership between Maker Media and Google. The virtual, behind-the-scenes tour…Read more » Leaders of the Maker Movement Will Come Together in New York for MakerCon, the Week Before World Maker Faire, September 17-18 SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 24, 2014) – Leaders of the maker movement will come together in New York for MakerCon, the week before World Maker Faire, September 17-18 at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI). Presented by Cornell University College of Engineering, MakerCon…Read more » Growth of Maker Faire and Global Reach of Maker Movement Inspires First-Ever “White House Maker Faire” SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 17, 2014) – Maker Faire continues to inspire makers and communities around the world and act as a catalyst for the maker movement. On Wednesday, June 18, President Obama is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire…Read more » Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 Announces Maker Selections — New Exhibits, Faire Favorites, and Exciting Attractions SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 14, 2014) – Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, proudly announces maker selections for Maker Faire Bay Area 2014. This year’s selections will certainly delight and intrigue Faire goers as they demonstrate the wealth of originality, intelligence, and know-how that is at the core of the maker movement…Read more »

MAKE Announces MakerCon, New Conference for Makers, May 13-14, at the Oracle Conference Center SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Apr 3, 2014) – Over fifty leaders of the maker movement will join MAKE in hosting a conversation about the impact that trends like the rapid prototyping, lean startup models, citizen science, and emerging technology and tools are bringing to…Read more »

Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 Highlights Young Makers and Reaches Out to the K-12 Education Community With New Opportunities SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 31, 2014) – Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will take place at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on Saturday, May 17, from 10am to 8pm and Sunday, May 18, from 10am to 6pm. This year’s event will continue a solid focus on Young Makers and providing learning opportunities for the K-12 community…Read more »

Maker Faire Kicks Off 2014 in the Bay Area Celebrating the “Year of the Maker” With 9th Annual Event, May 17 & 18 SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 18, 2014) – Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will be back in the Bay Area to celebrate the “Year of the Maker” at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on Saturday, May 17, from 10am to 8pm and Sunday, May 18, from 10am to 6pm. The maker movement has reached new heights … Read more »

Make: AVR Programming — New Book From Maker Media SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 6, 2014) – If you’ve been designing with Arduino and love it, you’re ready to love the hardware that improves performance and increases your design options. Atmel’s AVR series of microcontrollers helps your Arduino go faster…Read more »

MAKE Presents Homegrown Drones With First Drone Fly-in at SXSW Create SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Mar 3, 2014) – MAKE magazine and Maker Media, the innovative media company that catapulted making and the maker movement to center stage and took DIY geek culture mainstream, is hosting another unprecedented event at SXSW Create : a family-f…Read more »

Maker Faire Celebrates 100 Faires Around the Globe in 2013 SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Jan 3, 2014) – Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, brought more making, creating, and inspiration to communities around the world this year than ever before — 100 Maker Faire events reaching over 530,000 people who came …Read more »

LEO the Maker Prince — First Kids’ Book on 3D Printing, New From Maker Media SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Dec 17, 2013) – Carla wanted to become an artist when she grew up. She became an accountant instead. Carla’s calm life was upended when she met LEO, the Maker Prince. And through LEO’s magic — 3D printing — Carla finally became the artist …Read more »

MAKE Tests and Reviews 23 Hot, New 3D Personal Printers for 2014 NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Nov 8, 2013) – ‘Which 3D printer is right for you?’ asks MAKE on the cover of its second annual Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing. MAKE magazine, leader of the maker movement and producer of the popular Maker Faire events, once again has developed…Read more »

World Maker Faire New York 2013 Underscores the Growing Power of the Maker Movement With 75,000 Attendees and Over 650 Makers and Presenters NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Oct 30, 2013) – By all accounts, World Maker Faire New York 2013, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, was an astounding success. Back in Queens at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) for the fourth consecutive year, World Maker Faire celeb…Read more »

Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff — New Book From Maker Media SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Oct 8, 2013) – How can you consistently pull off hands-on tinkering with kids? How do you deal with questions that you can’t answer? How do you know if tinkering kids are learning anything or not? Is there a line between fooling around with…Read more »

“Maker Week” Proclaimed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg September 16-20 as New York City Prepares for World Maker Faire September 21 & 22 NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – Sep 18, 2013) – World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, and New York Hall of Science, are thrilled to be bringing World Maker Faire back to the citizens of New York for a fresh and fantastic showing of maker exuberance. Declared once again September 18, 2013 by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the entire week of World Maker Faire is “Maker Week.” Read more »

Zero to Maker — New Book From Maker Media SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 16, 2013) – When David Lang was laid off from a failing startup, he didn’t know how to do a single thing that didn’t involve sitting in front of a computer. He decided to do something about it. Having attended the Maker Faire Bay Area, a massive celebration of makers Read more »

World Maker Faire New York 2013 Delivers Hands-On Learning Experiences for All Skill Levels and Ages QUEENS, NY–(Marketwired – Sep 13, 2013) – World Maker Faire New York, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth on September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, will offer an abundance of opportunities for Faire-goers… Read more »

Former Pixar, Disney Technology & Operations Head, Greg Brandeau, Joins Maker Media as President and COO SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 12, 2013) – Greg Brandeau has joined Maker Media, Inc. as president and chief operating officer to accelerate the growth of the innovative media company that took DIY geek culture mainstream. Spun out from O’Reilly Media, Maker Media brands, MAKE magazine and Maker Faire, are at the forefront of the vibrant and creative community… Read more » New York’s Next Top Maker Revealed at MAKE Workshop September 18 SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 9, 2013) – New York’s Next Top Makers, a maker-to-founder initiative of New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), will announce its Grand Prize Winner at the MAKE Hardware Innovation Workshop… Read more » Bre Pettis Joins Speaker Roster at Hardware Innovation Workshop in New York  SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 27, 2013) – Bre Pettis, CEO and founder of MakerBot® joins an all-star lineup of speakers for the MAKE Hardware Innovation Workshop on September 18 in Queens, NY. Boasting a distinctly east coast flavor, the New York version of the popular maker pro event… Read more » World Maker Faire New York 2013 Announces 650+ Makers, Presenters, and Performers to Be Showcased at September 21 & 22 Event QUEENS, NY–(Marketwired – Aug 27, 2013) – World Maker Faire New York, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, announces that over 650 makers, presenters, and performers will be exhibiting their DIY ingenuity, creativity, and inventions at the event on September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Sciences in Queens… Read more » World Maker Faire Returns to the New York Hall of Science September 21 & 22, 2013  QUEENS, NY–(Marketwired – Aug 22, 2013) – World Maker Faire returns to the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, NYC, on Saturday, September 21 from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, September 22 from 10am to 6pm to shine the spotlight on the maker movement… Read more » It’s a Wrap! Maker Camp Ends With Epic Field Trip to Pixar Studios SEBASTOPOL, CA–(Marketwired – Aug 15, 2013) – Before campers pack their tents and roll-up their virtual sleeping bags, they’ll be treated to a camp “Jamboree” at the fantasy world of Pixar Studios. Maker Camp on Google+, the free, virtual summer camp for teens officially ends six weeks of DIY project programming… Read more » MAKE’s Maker Camp on Google+ Takes Teens “Inside Oracle Team USA” SAN FRANCISCO, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 12, 2013) – Hey campers, it’s time to go on a field trip! Friday, July 12, MAKE magazine’s Maker Camp on Google+ will take teens behind the scenes for an epic, virtual adventure via a Google+ Hangout On Air to Oracle Team USA’s base… Read more »

RadioShack Expands Partnership With Maker Media; Reveals Dozens of New Do-It-Yourself Products – DIY Expansion Includes New Cobranded Products With Maker Media

FORT WORTH, TX–(Marketwired – May 16, 2013) – Just in time for Maker Faire Bay Area, RadioShack announced a major partnership expansion with Maker Media, the creators of MAKE Magazine, Makezine.com, and Maker Faire, to better serve the DIY community. Maker Media and RadioShack will be teaming up to collaborate on an expansive DIY product lineup, exclusively carried at RadioShack and Maker Shed, including kits, robotics, and tools….. Read more »

MAKE Magazine Announces Maker Camp 2013 – The 2nd Annual Maker Camp on Google+ Kicks Off on July

SAN MATEO CA–(Marketwired – May 16, 2013) – Campers, it’s time to tinker! Today, MAKE magazine announces Maker Camp 2013: 30 Days of Discovery, a free, virtual DIY camp for teens exclusively using the Google+ social media platform, to be held from July 8 to August 16, 2013. Started in 2012 on Google+, more than one million users followed MAKE on Google+ during the six-week period, while campers were introduced to new projects and other special maker experiences including virtual field trips to CERN, NASA, The Smithsonian, National Geographic Institute, Disney Imagineering, and Ford Innovation Lab…. Read more »

Dozens of Early Stage Products Share the Stage at Hardware Innovation Workshop – Smart, Diverse Maker Pro Projects Underscore Hardware’s Dominance in Innovation

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwired – May 1, 2013) – Is hardware the new software? From the looks of the products and prototypes slated for demonstration at the second MAKE Hardware Innovation Workshop, presented by GE, May 14-15 at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, CA, it is. Nearly two dozen startups will participate in the Innovation Showcase and another lucky thirteen will compete in the “Pitch with Prototype” contest on Tuesday, May 14, to see… Read more »

New Wave of Maker-Led Innovation Revealed as Hardware Innovation Workshop, May 14-15, Explores Business of Making and Makers in Business

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwired – Apr 11, 2013) – New hardware products and services and the makers creating them will be the focus of the second MAKE Hardware Innovation Workshop, presented by GE, May 14-15 at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, CA. Over 30 speakers will take the stage, offering business insights into manufacturing options for startups, and collaborative strategies from funding to production to distribution and marketing… Read more »

MAKE Wins FAME Award for Hardware Innovation Workshop Premiere Event

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – Mar 14, 2013) – Maker Media, Inc., the newly formed company spun out from O’Reilly Media on January 1, started out the new year — and its new life as an independent company — with a profusion of awards and nominations. Most recently, MAKE garnered honorable mentions in two categories and was named a winner for Best First Time Event in the Folio and min FAME Awards which recognizes “the best of the best” in magazine media events… Read more »

MAKE Division Spins Out From O’Reilly Media as Separate Company

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – Jan 24, 2013) – O’Reilly Media today announced that it has spun out its MAKE division, which publishes MAKE Magazine and produces Maker Faire, into an independent company called Maker Media, Inc. The new company will be headed by Dale Dougherty… Read more »

Make: Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing Timed for Holiday Shopping

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – Nov 15, 2012) – Will the 3D printer be this generation’s “family PC,” found under the trees of early adopters this holiday season? Is this the “must have” gift this year for your favorite tinkerer or high-tech enthusiast? MAKE magazine… Read more »

World Maker Faire 2012 a Major Success; Planning for the Fourth Annual DIY Festival of Innovation and Creativity Is Already Underway; Save the Date: World Maker Faire 2013 Planned for September 21st & 22nd, 2013

NEW YORK, NY– (Marketwire – Oct 15, 2012) – World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, and New York Hall of Science are thrilled to announce dates for the 2013 event. On September 21 and 22, 2013, the fourth annual Faire will return for another weekend fill… Read more »

Mayor Bloomberg Designates September 24-30 “Maker Week” in New York

NEW YORK, NY– (Marketwire – Sep 26, 2012) – World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, and New York Hall of Science are proud to announce that Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the New York City Economic Development Corporation have proclaimed that the week of… Read more »

World Maker Faire, Largest Showcase for 3D Printing

NEW YORK, NY– (Marketwire – Sep 26, 2012) – Attendees at World Maker Faire, at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, N.Y. on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday, Sept. 30, will get a chance in indulge their passion for 3D printing at two venues this year: the 3D…Read more »

World Maker Faire 2012, Greenest Faire Yet; Shines Spotlight on Sustainability With New and Enhanced On-Site Practices and Makers Specializing in DIY Green, Local, and Upcycled Goods and Skills

QUEENS, NY– (Marketwire – Sep 25, 2012) – World Maker Faire will be showcasing its sustainability practices and the latest in DIY green skills, projects, goods and more, at its upcoming event on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, at the New York Hall of Science … Read more »

World Maker Faire 2012 Announces Hands-On Workshops, DIY Presentations, and Opportunities to Learn About How to Be a Maker

QUEENS, NY – (Marketwire – Sep 19, 2012) – World Maker Faire, at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, N.Y., on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, will be brimming with hands-on workshops, how-to presentations, talks from DIY experts and industry leaders,… Read more »

World Maker Faire 2012 Showcases Projects From Young Makers, the Future of the Maker Movement

NEW YORK, NY – (Marketwire – Sep 13, 2012) – World Maker Faire, at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, N.Y., on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, is excited to announce a special pavilion focused on Young Makers. Whether a clever creation or a product… Read more »

World Maker Faire Announces Exciting Speaker Lineup Featuring Leading Thinkers From the Maker Movement

NEW YORK, NY – (Marketwire – Sep 5, 2012) – World Maker Faire, at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, N.Y., on Saturday, Sept. 29 and Sunday, Sept. 30, will showcase presentations and how-to workshops from the leaders in the maker movement. Speaking about scien… Read more »

World Maker Faire Returns to New York, September 29 & 30, 2012 to Celebrate Innovation, Inventions, and DIY Fun

QUEENS, NY – (Marketwire – Aug 20, 2012) – World Maker Faire returns to New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, NYC, on Saturday, September 29 from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, September 30 from 10am to 6pm to showcase the world’s most extraordinary gathering of DIY talent… Read more »

MAKE Launches First Maker Camp for Teens on Google+

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – Jul 10, 2012) – MAKE magazine wants the experience of summer camp to be available to every teen, no matter where they live or their financial circumstances. On July 16, MAKE will launch Maker Camp on Google+, the first of its kind. This free… Read more »

MAKE Kicks Off “A Summer of Making” With Its 3D “School’s Out!” Special Issue

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – Jun 7, 2012) – MAKE magazine’s special “Schools Out!” issue is hitting newsstands this week, featuring over 50 projects to make and photographed in 3D with glasses bound inside. It’s MAKE’s first issue devoted entirely to projects for kids an…Read more »

San Mateo County Board of Supervisors Proclaimed It’s “Maker’s Weekend” in San Mateo, CA, May 19 & 20

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – May 17, 2012) – Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is proud to announce that the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed that May 19 and 20 is “Maker’s Weekend.” Maker Faire will be held at the San Mateo County… Read more »

Media Alert: Getting to Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 — Plan Ahead

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – May 14, 2012) – Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, held on May 19 and 20 at the San Mateo County Event Center, will be well-attended and attendees are encouraged to make an advance plan to get to the event to avoid traffic…Read more »

Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 Highlights Including Speakers, Attractions, and More

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – May 11, 2012) – Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, held on May 19 and 20 at the San Mateo County Event Center, promises a memorable weekend of creativity, learning, inspiration, and making. From learning about Arduino and 3D… Read more »

Education Day at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012 Showcases Innovation and the Maker Movement to Local Students and Teachers

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – May 2, 2012) – Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will be hosting its fifth annual Education Day, sponsored by Intel, on Thursday, May 17, at the San Mateo County Event Center. Education Day is a unique field trip experience…Read more »

Adafruit’s Limor Fried, Phillip Torrone Featured Keynotes for MAKE Conference

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – Apr 26, 2012) – MAKE, the media brand devoted to the growing community of makers who create, build, design, tinker, hack, and invent, announced that Adafruit Industries’ founder Limor Fried and creative director Phillip Torrone will kick-off…Read more »

Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, Returns for the 7th Annual Bay Area Faire, May 19-20

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – Apr 24, 2012) – Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will be held at the San Mateo County Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on Saturday, May 19 from 10am to 8pm, and Sunday, May 20 from 10am to 6pm. Over 600 makers will…Read more »

MAKE Presents Hardware Innovation at Silicon Valley Workshop

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – Apr 12, 2012) – MAKE, the media brand and magazine devoted to the growing community of makers who create, build, design, tinker, hack, and invent, will host a workshop May 15-16, 2012 to explore the defining characteristics of the maker… Read more »

The Joy of Making Something: Kauffman Foundation’s Latest Animated Sketchbook Celebrates the ‘Maker’ Spirit That Drives Innovation and Entrepreneurship

KANSAS CITY, MO – (Marketwire – Feb 13, 2012) – In a new Kauffman Foundation sketchbook video titled “Make It Happen,” Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, recalls the launch of Make Magazine and Maker Faire, and says that hobbyists playing with new technologie… Read more »

Kit-A-Day Giveaway – A Celebration of the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide

SEBASTOPOL, CA – (Marketwire – Nov 23, 2011) – Every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas, tune into Makezine.com for spectacular kits giveaways. We’ll be giving away some of the coolest kits from the “Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012,” including FIVE MakerBot 3D printers… Read more »

Recent Press

December 2015

TIME: The Best STEM Toys for Kids This Holiday Season

EdSurge: What Is The Future of Making in Education?

GeekMom: The Ultimate List of Toys, Kits, and Books to Teach Kids Coding

November 2015

Forbes: Why Geeks, Gamers And Makers Make The Best Customers

San Francisco Chronicle : Maker Movement Opens Holiday Pop-Up Store Near Union Square

September 2015

Folio Magazine: Maker Media and Barnes & Noble Team Up for In-Store Events

August 2015

Forbes: A Mythbuster and More Discuss the Rise of the Makers

May 2015

 Forbes: Last Minute Gifts For Moms Who Just Can’t Stay Still

2015 MakerCon San Francisco

Atmel Blog11 Projects We Saw and Loved At MakerCon

Huffington Post: 4 Ways Makers Are Changing the World

SF Chronicle: MakerCon helps modern-day inventors turn ideas into products

The Toggle: MakerCon 2015 Round-Up: The Best “Makers” In Technology Inspire Us Once Again

Huffington Post: What Kind of Maker Are You?

Examiner.com: MakerCon Helps Inventors Bring Products to Market

Click HERE for Maker Faire Press Highlights

December 2014

Professional journal IEEE Computer magazine’s December 2014 issue is all about the Maker Movement. What’s more, they’ve made it their sole free issue of the year! We’re honored that four Make: Book authors are featured: Brian David Johnson (21st Century Robot), Carla Diana (LEO the Maker Prince), AnnMarie Thomas (Making Makers) and Eri Gentry (contributor, Maker Pro).  Download your free issue here today.


Yale News: ‘Think Meets Make’

3D Printed Industry: MakerCon – New “Big Tent” Conference For Makers

Dremel 3D Printer Announcement at MakerCon:




Atmel Blog: Arduino announces open apartment at MakerCon

3D Printers A-Z: Makercon Expands NY World Maker Faire Activities

 Intel 3D Scanner and Charger Bowl Announcements at MakerCon:





Free Tinkers: 2014 MakerCon Wrap-Up

 EE Times: Managers, Engineers Mix at NY Event

Scholastic: Meet the Makers. The DIY ethos has spilled into schools, reminding educators how much students can learn when they use their hands.

CNN: Hobbyists pilot small drones for dogfights, photography

Machine Design: From Maker to Market: Top 5 Tips for Future Makers 


Washington Post – Can the summer camp experience translate to a Google Hangout? 

The Atlantic – Can We Trust Google With the Stratosphere? 

CIO – U.S. Schools Need More STEM Training, Better Broadband 

Fox News – Robot scouts to fight fires, patrol power lines 

Metro Focus – Google Brings STEM Education to the Streets with Geek Fair 

PR Newswire – Maker Dale Dougherty To Show and Tell at Heroes of Discovery On September 25 at Eisemann Center 

am NewYorkMaker Camp: Online projects for teens 

TIME –  Maker Camp Is Cool, Educational, Inspiring, Free and Virtual

Education Week – MOOCs Meet “Makers” in Virtual Summer Camp 

Amplify – With Maker Camp, students join a virtual campfire this summer 

Family Circle – Not All Screen Time is Wasted Time…Even in the Summer 

Engadget – Maker Camp 2013 kicks off six weeks of DIY fun for teens 

Parents – 5 Free Summer STEM Learning Opportunities for All Ages

The Next Web – Google and Maker Faire’s annual summer camp returns to promote science and creativity to teens 

Tech Crunch – Google And Make Magazine Beat The Classroom With Virtual Science Camp For Teens 

GeekDad – Kids Need Some Summer Fun? Maker Camp Launches Today! 

Babble – Free Maker Camp: Teens Build, Solder, Code on Google+ 

PCMag – Google+ Maker Camp Returns for Second DIY Summer

VentureBeat – Google destroys boredom with summer ‘Maker Camp’ for kids 13 and up 

North Bay Business Journal – Maker movement propels O’Reilly spinoff 

FOX Tampa Bay – Need summer fun? Online kids camp launches today 

ReadWrite – Combat Kids’ Summer Boredom With Maker Camp

Boing BoingMaker Camp – a free, online summer camp for teens on Google+ starts today 

CNN- An online summer camp for maker kids 

Fact Sheet

Make: Timeline


  • MAKE founded by Dale Dougherty
  • MAKE magazine launched
  • makezine.com launched
  • Dougherty coins the terms: “Makers” and “Maker Movement”


  • Maker Faire Bay Area Launched


  • Young Makers Launched


  • World Maker Faire New York Launched


  • Maker Education Initiative Launched
  • Hardware Innovation Workshop debuted
  • Mentor Makerspaces Launched
  • Maker Camp on Google+ Launched


  • Total Readership: 300,000
  • 81% Male, 19% Female
  • Median Age is 44
  • Median Household Income is $106,000
  • 73% own their home
  • 97% attended college
  • 80% have post-graduate education
  • 83% Employed

*Source: Maker Market Study, May 2012


  • Maker Faire Bay Area 2014: 130,000 Attendees, 900+ Makers
  • World Maker Faire, New York 2014: 85,000 attendees, 650+ Makers
  • 70% Male, 30% Female
  • Median Age 46.5
  • Median Household Income $130,000
  • 97% Attended/Graduated from College
  • 87% Graduated College + post-grad work
  • 43% with Post-Graduate Degrees
  • 67% Married
  • 45% have children under 18 living at home
  • 6 in 10 participate in demos and hands-on craft projects
  • 87% of attend Maker Faire with family or friends
  • 80% gave Maker Faire high praise – saying it was either “the best event I’ve been to all year” or it was “pretty darn great”

*Source: Maker Faire Bay Area Attendee Survey, Aug 2012


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