Press Releases

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 »