About Our Maker Faire

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is a day-long celebration of creativity in all its forms. Organised each year by Edinburgh International Science Festival, it is Scotland’s largest Mini Maker Faire event and has reached over 1,500 visitors each year since the inaugural event in 2013.


It returned for the sixth time on Sunday 15 April 2018 at Summerhall, bringing together makers from across the land in a celebration of all things DIY – from cutting-edge technologies to time honoured crafts. We want to hear from:

  • Makers
  • Enthusiasts
  • Geeks
  • Tinkerers
  • Engineers
  • Artists
  • New makers
  • Seasoned makers

2018 also celebrates Scotland’s Year of Young People, and to mark this we are particularly interested in hearing from young makers who are relatively new to the industry, aged 26 and under.


Don’t miss your chance to get involved! Applications are open ‘til 5pm Wednesday 31 January.


About Edinburgh International Science Festival:
Edinburgh International Science Festival is a high profile and dynamic educational charity. Each year it delivers one of Europe’s largest Science Festivals, an education programme which tours across Scotland and a variety of international projects including its role as Major Programme Partner for the Abu Dhabi Science Festival.

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.

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.

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is independently organised and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.