Maker Faire offers the opportunity for us to see ourselves as more than consumers; we are productive; we are creative. Everyone is a maker and our world is what we make it.

Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 Ribbon Winners! See the list of exhibits who have won an Editor’s Choice award at our past events.

From the founder of the Maker Movement, Dale Dougherty,

“I believe we are all makers. We can find all kinds of makers in our communities. Yet we also want to help create more makers. Through education and community outreach, we can offer the opportunity to make things to more people, but particularly children. They might find these opportunities at school but also at community centers, summer camps and science centers, or even at home. My goal is that all people, young and old, come to see themselves as makers, creators and doers because I know that the people who have the skills and knowledge to make things have the power to make the world a better place.”

Here’s MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty speaking about makers, the people “who love doing what they do,” in his 2010 TEDx@MotorCity talk.

What is a Maker? Watch this short video.

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