Come see a backyard roller coaster at the Louisville Mini Maker Faire!  Newton’s Attic, an Engineering Education team from Lexington, will be returning with their gravity-defying device this fall.  With a rolling car, rails, and bungee cords, a rider can reach speeds up to 20 mph!

What kind of crazy projects would you like to share?  Follow the link below to sign up for our awesome show-and-tell this October 20-21!





LVL1 Hackerspace, one of our many makers at the Louisville Mini Maker Faire, had a blast cruising around Maker Faire Detroit this summer with their Power Wheels racer, a fire truck with working lights and sirens dubbed “Burnadette.”

They even made the local news!

Credit: Detroit Free Press —

Expect to see them, and other crazy vehicles, at our very own Faire this October 20-21.

Do you have something fun to bring to the Faire?  Come register as a maker!





We are currently updating our site, changing to a new style and a new domain name –

While we are doing that we still want you to get the instructions we promised.


The Bristle Bot instructions come from Evil Mad Scientist and our version can be Downloaded Here.

We will put up some cool variations of these soon.

The Mechanical Launcher can be found here Catapult

Yes – we are coming back.

Yes – we will have 2 days (and a night)

Yes – we need you.

Yes – we are getting a new (and improved) site.

One of the things we are proudest of is that the Louisville mini Maker Faire is free. That is thanks to our great Sponsors and partners.

So show your appreciation of their willingness to support our Faire by sharing the word about our Faire to everyone you know!

And sign up here for your free tickets!

And Ruth, our Social media guru wouldn’t be happy unless I said:

Please spread the word about our 4th Annual Louisville Maker Faire

When:   Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 from 11am – 6pm

Where: 600-800 blocks of W. Main St., Louisville, KY 40202
This is a free, family fun event!
Maker Faire Louisville Website:

Get your FREE tickets from Eventbrite:

Follow us on social media! 

Twitter: @MakerFaireLou
Pinterest: @makerfairelou

And now back to your regularly scheduled programming.


For the past few weeks, the LmMF (Louisville mini Maker Faire) has been reaching out to exhibitors and today we are ready to to announce our Call for Makers!

Click here to sign up to exhibit at the 2016 Louisville mini Maker Faire. Space is free for Makers who just want to show off or demonstrate their coolness. If you want to sell something we charge $50 – mainly to buy the temporary licenses from the city. (food and beverage vendors have a different charge)

So if you are a Maker of any type, come on out and show your stuff!

Great article on LFPL’s How to Fest on Insider Louisville’s site. Come down and see all the great stuff there on Saturday. Two little tweeks to the article though – we are doing some workshops where people can learn a few of the things they will pick up at a Full Fledged Faire and Campbell was just ONE of the founders of the Faire – Lots of people played (and continue to play) really important roles in all of this! (they kindly changed it for us)

Without Rebecca we would have never had pretty postcards, posters and T-shirts. Without Brad we wouldn’t have had Maker connections and sanity. Without Kelby we wouldn’t have had the energy to keep going on all day. Without Garrett we wouldn’t have had a pool and fences. Without Juliet we wouldn’t have had racing marbles and other kid fun. Without Nelea we wouldn’t have had a Nerdy Derby. Ruth runs Social Media with the best. Without Lynn our make do section wouldn’t have been done. Without Elizabeth we wouldn’t have had a schedule or marketing the first year … (and then there is Bill, other Brad, other Elizabeth, other Rebecca, Charlton ….)

And the list continues

So the Louisville mini Maker Faire has a long list of mothers, fathers, grumpy uncles, god parents, fairy godparents ….

– Campbell

Volunteers needed!

As the Louisville mini Maker Faire gears up for our 2016 Faire, we have an immediate need for volunteers this Saturday (May 14th) to work with us at the Louisville Free Public Library’s How to Festival!
The gang from Maker Faire will be offering classes on:
How to solder
and makingMKLS01_pin_800x800_large Bristlebots





We will also be making and operating Trebuchets and Catapults, and having some fun with circuits.

We have instruction sheets, tools, parts … and experts will be there to help you and the kids.
Interested? Email to sign up for part of the day (or all if you have the stamina!)

And if you don’t have time to volunteer – drop by to see us or take one of the awesome classes being offered at the Main Branch of the Louisville Free Public Library.

“This Faire IS the future of Louisville.”  – Mayor Fischer

“I love the incredible energy and positive vibe all through your Maker Faire — there is nothing else like it.”

“I would have given anything to be able to go to something like this when I was a kid; I bet I’d be an engineer now.”

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