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The Maker Movement

Whether you’re a tinkerer, an educator, a parent or professional Maker that values making, we are part of a movement that embraces innovation, creativity and learning to improve our communities and create a better future.

All of Us Are Makers

At the heart of the Maker Movement is the realization that making is something that many of us enjoy. As people learn to become makers and develop projects, they become innovators, as makers of change. It’s important that more people can participate and that they acquire the tools and expertise to make their ideas become real.

“What you see in the Maker Movement is a wide range of people, young and old, who are developing their talents and discovering new ways to solve interesting, everyday problems by working together on projects. Making is a meaningful form of personal expression that fosters creativity, builds community and encourages the collaborative practice of innovation.”

Dale Dougherty, Founder & CEO

Make: books and mags

How It All Began

Make: is the magazine for Makers, which was first published in 2005 and used the word “Maker” to name the community. Now in its 13th year, Make: is published bi-monthly in print and features dozens of DIY technology projects. Called the “bible” for makers, Make: and its companion website,, cover makers, their projects and technologies as well as the communities that grow up around them.

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Maker Faire

Gathering the Community

Maker Faire is the “Greatest Show on Earth,” an incredible celebration of makers and a showcase of innovative-in-the making. Maker Faire is the best evidence of the power and reach of the Maker Movement — all around the globe. The first Maker Faire was held in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area. In 2016, there were nearly 200 Maker Faire around the world with four of the events drawing at or above 100,000 people in San Mateo, New York, Rome and Shenzhen.

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