First idea to organize Maker Faire in Zagreb, Croatia came in 2015, but in 2016 Mini Maker Faire Osijek started. We supported Osijek in last few years, and this year, unfortunately, Mini Maker Faire Osijek discontinued, so we start 1st featured Maker Faire Zagreb!
The Americans call it „The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth“, which means that Maker Faire is an inventor’s exhibition, a fun fair and at the same time something completely new. It’s a family-friendly festival for innovation, creativity and technology.
Here makers gather to present their projects to a broad public. Makers are resourceful DIY-enthusiasts, creative minds, unconventional thinkers or technology experts who enjoy tinkering and can be found in all age groups. They are eager to learn, but also knowledge mediators who like to share their innovations. For some exhibitors participating at Maker Faire has even been the beginning of a successful start-up.
Trying out new things is a main factor. At each Maker Faire there are a lot of interesting hands-on stations complemented by exciting talks and workshops. Special topic is Education. Kids and students are given an understanding of science, technology, new materials and tools in a creative and playful way. The focus is on having fun.
Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events. Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.