Make + Google present: Maker Camp

Welcome to Maker Camp! July 7th-August 15th, 2014

A FREE summer camp for building, tinkering and exploring. Online and in your neighborhood!

Join young inventors and artists from around the world on Google+ to make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers. Maker Camp inspires kids ages 13-18* to embrace their inner maker, get their hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it.

* Kids younger than 13 can participate in Maker Camp when using an adult’s Google+ account.

The Maker Camp program is a six-week, free DIY project-based camp for teens, hosted and produced by a partnership between Maker Media and Google. To participate, guests must simply visit the Google Hangout-On-Air on the Make: Google+ page.

July 7th-August 15th, 2014
Daily at 11am Pacific Time

About Maker Camp

Make: magazine and Google created Maker Camp in 2012 to inspire youth to use their skills and imagination to become inventors, designers and creators using music, science, technology, art and engineering. It delivers on this concept in a number of ways by: presenting themed weeks during the course of Maker Camp; visiting guest makers’ studios; and going on virtual field trips to iconic company and organization headquarters, showcasing the creative makers who have been instrumental in forging their successful, world-renowned brands. Companies that have participated in Maker Camp include Walt Disney Imagineering, National Geographic Society, Cartoon Network, Pixar and NASA.

Camp Schedule

National Day of Makers – June 18

Celebrate the Maker Movement!

On June 18, 2014, a special-edition Maker Faire will take place at the White House where the nation will join together to celebrate a Day of Making.  During the White House Maker Faire, select makers will show off their projects and talk with the President about making and it’s impact on their lives.

Making a difference:

As the White House prepares to hold its first-ever Maker Faire, we are committed to working with others in our community and with institutions to advance one or more of the following goals to promote Making, including:

  • To foster a local community of makers who participate in events, workshops, and outreach to grow a vibrant local maker community that is open and inclusive.
  • To create and sustain makerspaces that serve all youth in our community. We recognize the need for makerspaces in schools, libraries, museums and other community-serving organizations.
  • To provide mentorship and support for students to develop projects that support the engaging, hands-on learning in the classroom and outside class.
  • To help organize school-based Maker Faires that showcase student projects for the local community;
  • To provide mentorship and support for makers who are starting new businesses or expanding existing businesses;
  • To recognize and celebrate makers as well as the contributions of those who organize the local maker community.
  • To participate in local and regional efforts to create a productive Maker ecosystem that involves companies, investors, skilled volunteers, state and local officials, libraries, museums, schools, after-school programs, labor unions, and community-based organizations.

Dale Dougherty asks you to join him and sign the “Building Maker Communities” pledge!

Get Zero to Maker for free!

To celebrate your participation in the Day of Making, you’ll receive a free PDF download of David Lang’s book, Zero to Maker and an electronic badge to put on your social media pages after you sign the pledge.

More ways to get involved:

In conjunction with the White House Maker Faire, June 18th is also being celebrated as a Day of Making.

Here are ways to participate:

  • Celebrate the Day of Making by making something and sharing a photo on Twitter using the hashtag #nationofmakers
  • Hold an open house at your local Makerspace
  • Volunteer to mentor someone in making
  • Plan to join us for Maker Camp this summer
  • Follow the Day of Making action online

You can find and follow the White House Maker Faire coverage and learn about the makers who are participating here.

Sci-Port’s Festival of Innovation in Shreveport – May 24

Sci-Port’s Festival of Innovation Saturday, May 24
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sci-Port, Louisiana’s Science Center Shreveport LA


Dear Makers,
You are cordially invited to showcase your work at Sci-Port’s Festival of Innovation, Saturday, May 24 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Sci-Port, Louisiana’s Science Center, in Shreveport LA. We wish to support grassroots innovation in the community, and inspire visitors of all ages to participate in hands-on programming.

We are inviting makers, innovators, tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, scientists, authors, artists, students, and entrepreneurs to showcase their work.

The event is free for Makers/Innovators.

Frisco Mini Maker Faire

The 2014 Frisco Mini Maker Faire is being held on the weekend of April 26-27. This special celebration of the Maker Movement, the first of its kind in the DFW area, is being hosted by Sci-Tech Discovery Center. These festivities will include special guests, demonstrations & vendors to highlight the inner Maker in guests of all ages.

Sat, April 26, 10am – 6pm
Sun, April 27, 12pm – 6pm

Sci-Tech Discovery Center • 8004 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco, TX 75034 (972) 546-3050 (map)


About Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Frisco, Texas on April 26 + 27, 2014.


A fast moving look at the best of Maker Faire 2009. If you love to MAKE, create, learn, invent, CRAFT, recycle, act up, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, then start making plans for the next Maker Faire.

Letter of Support for Dallas Mini Maker Faire

Mike E. has set up a link where local Makers or “Maker Organizations” can complete an online letter of support for the Dallas Makerspace to be granted a license from Maker Media to hold a Maker Faire.
Name of Faire Proposal “Dallas Mini Maker Faire”
Thanks Mike!

Update on local MakerFaire – April 2014

Save the date! The next MakerFaire is scheduled for April 26 + 27, 2014 — in Frisco.

The website has not yet launched however the focus for April 26 is Maker “Tech” and April 27 is Maker “Art”.

Both indoors and outdoors will be utilized at the Sci-Tech Discovery Center.

Check back for more information soon.