2021 School Maker Faire

May 8, 2021

Please join the Piedmont Makers and celebrate how we are Making a Better World! The Piedmont School Maker Faire is a celebration of K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (S.T.E.A.M.) education for the Piedmont community & beyond.

Piedmont Makers will host the 7th annual Piedmont School Maker Faire on Saturday, May 8, 2021.

This year’s Maker Faire will be a collection of distributed events held across Piedmont. We hope you will join us for any or all of them!

The Events

Explore the Faire

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Nerdy Derby

What: Design a Nerdy Derby car and run it at our pop-up Nerdy Derby racetracks
The Nerdy Derby has (almost) no rules and is not a competition!
The goal is to create a fun vehicle and run it down the track at the Maker Faire.
Supplies: Order your kit by Monday, April 26, 2021. Or build your own custom body!
Build: Build your car using our kit or create your own! If you build a custom body, the width should be 1.5″ or less to fit on our track.

Pop-up Racetrack Schedule

  • Wildwood Elementary (Upper Playground): 11a-12p
  • Beach Elementary: 1p-2p
  • Havens Elementary (Highland side): 3p-4p

Contribute to the Maker Community Art Project

Where: Beach, Havens, and Wildwood Elementary Schools
When: All Day

Illustrate this tag with something you’ve made or would like to make. Share a solution to a problem, something that makes you happy, or both! Post your tag on one of the elementary school fences on Saturday, May 8 and enjoy the creations of fellow Makers. Fence attachments will be supplied at the school sites on May 8th.

Maker Faire at Home Projects

Embrace the Maker spirit and complete one or more of these fun projects!

Where: Your home, yard, or anywhere!
When: All day

The Projects

Everything you Need

Maker Faire at Home Projects — Consolidated Supply List

FRC Robotics Demo and Mini Machine Shop Open House

Where: 104 Dracena Ave, above Dracena Park
When: Saturday May 8, 2-3pm

Volunteering at the 2021 Faire

Email info@piedmontmakers.org or check back here for a signup genius closer to the Faire date.

Got questions?

Email info@piedmontmakers.org.


Past Piedmont Maker Faires

2018 School Maker Faire (Program)
2017 School Maker Faire (Program)
2016 School Maker Faire (Program)
2015 School Maker Faire (Program)
2014 Mini Maker Faire (Program)

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 2015 celebrated its tenth annual show with some 1100+ makers and 145,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 80,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Orlando, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Silver Spring, Ottawa, Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Newcastle, Hannover, Oslo, Trondheim, Seoul, Singapore, Taipei, Tokyo, and Shenzhen are the home of larger-scale, “featured” Maker Faires. In addition, over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in the East Bay.

Maker Faire is supported by Make: magazine and Maker Media.

About MAKE Magazine

MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.

Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:

  • a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
  • a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
  • a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
  • Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions
  • a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.