It all started with a small group in late 2013 who wanted to bring an event to Hawai’i where people could share their passion and creativity. To spark that Maker spirit in others, to support STEAM education, and to have a good time. On March 15, 2014, the first Mini Maker Faire Honolulu was held at ‘Iolani School. We held soldering classes and blacksmith demonstrations. Makers included knitters, high school robotics teams, cosplayers, and inventors.
Over the years we have held classes in Raspberry Pi, the $35 computer and surface mount soldering. The regular soldering classes have been popular as well as the drone demos, appearance of the GhostBusters, Hawai’i Division, and the oversized wood toys that attendees are welcome to play with.
In 2017 our goal is to continue to provide an event that appeals to all ages and interests. Someplace to share your projects, learn about new things, and be inspired to be a Maker.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these "makers" to show hobbies, experiments, projects.
We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth - a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Glimpse the future and get inspired!
Mini Maker Faire Honolulu is an event open to all ages and interests. Our mission is to provide a family-friendly event where people can share their interests and knowledge and kindle the Maker spirit in others.
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.