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Here’s What’s Happening at CMMF 2016!

Cleveland Mini Maker Faire 2016 has FREE hands-on fun for everyone!  Kids and parents can work together to learn and build things, adults can learn or improve Maker skills of all kinds and everyone can enjoy a day of play, exploration, excitement and just plain fun!

Here’s an overview of the events and activities of the day.  Check out the complete program for full information.


All workshops are FREE!*

  • Art of the Glitch with Corey Johnson
  • Book Binding with the Nomadic Bookshelf
  • DoodleBots workshops for kids with Steven Gutierrez
  • Internet-Controllable LED Lights with Tom Hammond
  • Intro to Drone Videography with ArQuest Digital Media (Leatron Twitty)
  • Kinetic Sculptures: Art in Motion with Chris Young
  • Learn to Solder LED Badges with Makers’ Alliance
  • Noise Maker PLAYshop with fluxmonkey (Bob Drake)
  • Papercrafts in 3D with Cleveland Public Library’s TechCentral
  • Paper Marbling with the Cleveland Digital Public Library
  • Papermaking with the Cleveland Digital Public Library
  • Paracord Bracelets MakerLab with Cleveland Public Library’s TechCentral
  • Spirograph Robots with Cleveland Public Library’s TechCentral
* Workshop space is limited.  Some workshops may be age-restricted or require children 12 and under to work with a parent/guardian.  Check for information at the registration/welcome desk when you arrive at the Mini Maker Faire! 


  • Art of the Glitch by Corey Johnson
  • Artisan Sign Painting and Gilding with Alan Giberson
  • Bike Cleveland
  • Bob Drake, a.k.a. fluxmonkey
  • Central Ohio RepRap & MakerBot Users’ Group (CORMUG)
  • Children’s Museum of Cleveland
  • Cleveland Digital Public Library
  • Cleveland Game Developers
  • Cleveland Locksport
  • Cleveland Museum of Natural History
  • Cleveland Quad Squad mans the Drone Zone!
  • Cleveland’s Mobile Fab Lab
  • Decorative Ropework with Mark Pape
  • Dr. U. R. Awesome, Bubbleologist
  • DRS Prototyping presents Wooden Hand-Made DDR Arcade Pads
  • Experiments in Digital Art Augmented Reality Sandbox with Thomas Zimmerman
  • Fire and Light Performing Arts
  • FRC Team 2399: The Fighting Unicorns of Hathaway Brown School
  • Garage Gears and Gadgets
  • Giant Robotic Claw by the Tesla Orchestra
  • Great Lake Erie Boat Float (Cleveland Office of Sustainability)
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • Homeless Equaliser Project by Farai Q. Malianga
  • Makers’ Alliance
  • MakerVision
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Ohio City Bicycle Co-Op
  • Outlab Free Jazz
  • Projections by Jim Lasko
  • R2 Builders’ Club (
  • Radio Daze and Cool Illustrations with SteamHat
  • RGI Photobooth: take a selfie with Cleveland’s Maker past
  • Shade Flex
  • Shaker Heights High School Engineering
  • Sol Flex
  • Stofiel Aerospace
  • Stardrop Circus
  • Theater Ninjas present Last Day Puzzles
  • Things of Shapes by Kevin Schlei & Becky Yoshikane
  • Trebuchet (including Pumpkin Chunkin’!)
  • Tri-C’s Youth Technology Academy
  • UHBikes!
  • University of Toledo Maker Society
  • Uno Lady

Speakers and Presenters

  • Gearbox Speaker’ Series
    • Keith Allen discussing Paper Engineering: Bringing Paper to Life   
    • Jeff Bargiel of EntoBio discusses Termite Biomimicry
    • Jason Karikis of Immortal Nerd discusses Stereolunography: Lunar Colonization via 3D Printing (3D Printing Houses on the Moon!)
    • Kurt Thonnings of Westlake Lee Burneson Middle School discussing Junior Solar Spirit and KidWind
    • Shannon Okey of Cooperative Press discussing Niche Publishing for Creative People 
  • Drone Videography and 360 Degree Video with ArQuest Digital Media
  • Erie Heights Brass Ensemble
  • Intellectual Property:  If You Make It, Protect It!   An introduction to protecting your intellectual property from the Government Documents Department/Patent and Trademark Resource Library at the Cleveland Public Library
  • These Are the Droids You’re Looking For with the R2 Builders’ Club (


  • Bike Cleveland
  • Crafts and Beads with D’Juana Philpott
  • Different Things Gallery 
  • DRS Prototyping presents Wooden Hand-Made DDR Arcade Pads
  • Flamingo Prints
    Friends of the Cleveland Public Library Gift Shop
  • Nomadic Bookshelf 
  • OH Green Machine Food Truck

An Awesome Sucess!

If you missed this year’s Cleveland Mini Maker Faire, you missed something really awesome.  How do we measure awesome?  There are always numbers.  Those help:

  • Over 100 Makers (up from fewer than 50 last year)
  • Nearly 4,000 attendees (up from around 2,000 last year)
  • More sponsors, all of whom are awesome (see them all here)
  • 2 Buildings
  • 8 Floors
  • 1 pretty bad snowstorm (which wasn’t so awesome)

But numbers only tell part of the story.  Saturday was awesome because everyone seemed to come to the event from such a good place that was truly about sharing, learning, and doing.  The awesome photos from Frank Lanza really say it all!  Enjoy!

Register for Workshops!

DSC_8439Last year our make and take workshops were incredibly successful.  Whether you’re an experienced maker or just wondering what the heck this whole movement is all about, workshops are a great way to anchor your Maker Faire Cleveland experience.

They’re all free and range from discussions to hands-on activities.  Read more about them and register today!  They sell out fast!

2014 Cleveland Mini Maker Faire Worshops

Cleveland Mini Maker Faire April 13th!


The first annual Cleveland Mini Maker Faire is coming up on Saturday, April 13 from 10 am – 6:00 pm at the Cleveland Public Library’s downtown branch (325 Superior Ave., N.E. Cleveland, OH 44114.)

Check out the awesome talks schedule here: Link

6 Floors of Awesome Maker Exhibits (50+!).  Read all about there here: Link

It’s all free and is for people of all ages to learn, discover, create, and play along with “makers” and creators from the region’s business, non-profit, and scholastic sectors.

Cleveland Public Library and Ingenuity Partner on Mini Maker Faire in April

January 10, 2013 (Cleveland, OH) – Ingenuity Cleveland is pleased to announce the area’s first Mini Maker Faire in collaboration with the Cleveland Public Library.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 10 am – 6:00 pm at the Library’s downtown branch (325 Superior Ave., N.E. Cleveland, OH 44114.)  This free event will allow people of all ages to learn, discover, create, and play along with “makers” and creators from the region’s business, non-profit, and scholastic sectors.

Ingenuity is still actively seeking participants and sponsors to exhibit, display, demonstrate, and present at the Cleveland Maker Faire.  Please visit for details.

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