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Plans for Maker Faire Pittsburgh Continue to Grow - Tickets Now on Sale

PITTSBURGH (August 25, 2015) – Maker Faire Pittsburgh, to be held October 10 and 11, 2015, on Pittsburgh's Northside, is growing bigger and closer than ever with more than 200 proposed makers, plans for an Indie Craft Market and tickets for the Maker Faire currently on sale.
“Our Call for Makers has exceeded expectations," says Donna Goyak, Maker Faire Director.  "We've had more than 200 different proposals for exhibits, workshops, performances, and presentations from tinkerers, inventors, hackers, students, educators, and entrepreneurs from across the region. There will be something for everyone to do, see, learn and make at Maker Faire.” (See a sneak peek of some of the makers below.)

Maker Faire Pittsburgh tickets went on sale today for the two-day event, with both one and two-day tickets available. Prices range from $10 - $40. To purchase tickets, visit
More Maker Faire Pittsburgh news….

  • Maker Faire Pittsburgh needs volunteers
    Individuals or groups interested in volunteering for the Faire can find more information at   
  • The Market @ the Faire
    The Market @ the Faire is being independently organized by Maker Faire collaborator Assemble and is for indie crafters and artists wishing to sell their creations at Maker Faire Pittsburgh. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, September 13; for details and to apply, visit

Here’s a sneak peek of the Maker Faire Pittsburgh 2015 Makers:
(A full list will be available in September)

Design, Print, and Mold Custom Chocolate Bars: Make your own chocolate bar!  It’s 3D CAD to 3D printer to vacuum former to yum.  
From Barrels to Beethoven: See how a steel drum becomes a musical instrument!  Barrels to Beethoven invites you to take an up-close and interactive look at how the steelpan is made, tuned and played. Check out the hammers and tools used in the process.
Origami Petting Zoo: CMU Origami Club exhibits models and invites guests to interact with its paper petting zoo made up of giant origami animals.   
BoXZY CNC: Make more than ever before with BoXZY, a rapid-change 3D printer, laser engraver and CNC mill combining these features into one user-friendly desktop cube. 
The Science of Jewelry Making: Learn the science behind enameling, the metalworking process where glass is fused to metal using heat, and make your own pendant or keychain.     
FIRST Robotics Pittsburgh Competition: FIRST Robotics Pittsburgh teams will give Maker Faire attendees the thrill of hands-on robotic play operating its robots in a game of 2015 “Recycle Rush.”
The Ambassador: See this dragon-themed Gatling gun fire 180 rubber bands in 7 seconds.
KitRex: Build your own dino hand puppet, try on a velociraptor or pterodactyl costume or take a 15-foot long Utahraptor for a walk with these kinesthetic, imaginative cardboard toys.
Giant Spirograph: Taking the classic toy for a ride, see what cool patterns this 10-foot, kid powered spirograph draws using chalk. 

About Maker Faire Pittsburgh

What is Maker Faire?
Called the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth, Maker Faire is part county fair, part science fair, and part something entirely new. As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s an all-ages showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Maker Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and entrepreneurs. Makers come to show their creations while attendees get a glimpse the future and find the inspiration to become Makers themselves.
The original Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA, in 2006. As evidence of the growing “maker movement,” there are now more than 100 community-based, independently produced Maker Faires taking place around the globe.