Kickstarter at Maker Faire

Featuring over 70 makers from the Kickstarter community
May 17-18, 2014 ‐ San Mateo, CA

Maker Faire is a huge gathering of techies, artists, educators, engineers, hobbyists, and more, all coming together to share their latest hacks and DIY inventions. At this year’s Bay Area event, there are over 70 makers with Kickstarter-funded projects: everything from one-wheeled skateboards and kinetic sculptures to fermentation kits and fully immersive VR.

A bunch of us will be at Maker Faire — please say hello! We’ll be doing a daily Q&A panel, and you can submit questions for us at the Maker Pro tent. Keep reading to learn more about the lineup of Kickstarter creators showing work at Maker Faire, as well as screenings, talks, and panels about Kickstarter or featuring Kickstarter creators. We’re so proud to be a part of this community and look forward to meeting you!

Kickstarter Panels

Saturday


Making 3D Projects in Public

John Dimatos
w/ Brook Drumm, Quincy Robinson and Natalie Mathis

12:00 - 1:00 PM ‐ Maker Pro Stage

Kickstarter has become the hub of innovation for 3D printing. This panel will focus on how the 3D printing community is embracing Kickstarter as a platform for developing their projects in public.

Ask a Community Manager

Nick Yulman & Aurora Thornhill

5:30 - 6:30 PM ‐ Maker Pro Stage

This is your chance to have a question answered by the Kickstarter community team and successful Kickstarter creators. Submit your question during the Maker Faire at the Maker Pro area, the most popular questions will be answered towards the end of each day on the Maker Pro Stage.

Sunday


Making Community Projects in Public

Julio Terra
w/ Emily Pilloton, Sho Sho Smith, and Tito Jankowski

12:00 - 1:00 PM ‐ Maker Pro Stage

Participatory and collaborative approaches to funding provide new avenues for makers to engage communities in support of their projects. This panel will explore opportunities and challenges associated to developing community projects in public.

Ask a Community Manager

Julio Terra & Aurora Thornhill

3:30 - 4:30 PM ‐ Maker Pro Stage

This is your chance to have a question answered by the Kickstarter community team and successful Kickstarter creators. Submit your question during the Maker Faire at the Maker Pro area, the most popular questions will be answered towards the end of each day on the Maker Pro Stage.


Over 70 Kickstarter-funded Makers will be presenting or giving talks at Maker Faire this weekend. Fun fact: Close to 23 million dollars has been pledged on Kickstarter to these
Maker Faire makers alone! That’s over 138,000 pledges from more than 160 countries.
Amazing, right?


Featured exhibitors

Kickstarter creators at Maker Faire!

Lumi: A New Textile Printing Technology

FARMcurious

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Lumi: A New Textile Printing Technology

The Nomad
CNC Mill

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Lumi: A New Textile Printing Technology

CENTR Camera

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Click the big blue button below to check out the full list
of Kickstarter creators at Maker Faire! View projects