Contact: Cameron MacPhee, (504)2286225,

New Orleans, LA- Maker Faire is returning to New Orleans! The 2nd Annual New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for Saturday, March 7th, 2015 at Tulane's LavinBernick
Center in New Orleans.

The Call for Makers, Artists, Performers, and Crafters is open now through February 1st. Any groups or individuals interested in presenting their project, activity, or performance at this event should complete the simple application at
by the first of February.

The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire embraces the spirit of making through today's culture, technology, and knowledge, and expands on it by bringing makers of all ages, skill levels, and interests together to share their intellectual and creative wealth.

Maker Faire is a familyfriendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA, and in 2014 celebrated its ninth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees. Community driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world-including right here in New Orleans.

The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is fortunate to have the Bricolage Academy ( as the presenting sponsor and non profit beneficiary. Proceeds from this event will benefit the growth of Bricolage Academy's innovative and personalized academic program as they grow their diverse (44% lowincome)150 kindergarten and first grade school to a 675 kindergarten through eighth grade school by 2021. The New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is a place where the community can can come together with Bricolage to promote community involvement in innovative practices.

More information can be found at Follow the development of the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire on Twitter (@nolamakerfaire), as well as on its facebook page,
New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

Event: 2015 New Orleans Mini Maker Faire
When: March 7, 2014
Where: Tulane University's LavinBernick Center
Application Information & Forms:
Call for Makers closes: Sunday, February 1st, 2015

The following topics are examples of the types of work that the New Orleans Mini Maker Faire is looking for to showcase at the event. Exhibits that are interactive and highlight the process of making are particularly encouraged.
● Student projects
● Robotics
● Homegrown Drones
● Electronics, Arduino projects, Raspberry Pi, Galileo, BeagleBone, etc.
● Space projects
● Food makers (not concessionaires), homesteaders, urban farming, etc.
● Kit makers
● Interactive art projects
● 3D Printers and CNC Mills
● Textile Arts and Crafts
● ETextiles,
wearables, etc.
● Home Energy Monitoring
● Rockets and RC Toys
● Sustainability & Green Tech
● Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
● Electric Vehicles
● Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
● Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
● Bicycles
● Largescale Art
● Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
● Music Performances and Participation
● Unusual Tools or Machines
● How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Bricolage Academy's mission is to advance educational equity by preparing students from diverse backgrounds to be innovators who change the world. Bricolage will grow from a diverse 150 kindergarten and first grade school to a 675 student kindergarten through eighth grade school by 2021.

In pursuit of educational equity, Bricolage is committed to attracting, recruiting and maintaining a diverse student body. As our country continues to diversify and our world continues to become more interconnected,the ability to value, compete against and cooperate with others who do not share your background will become essential.

Bricolage's focus on innovation is similarly forwardlooking.Bricolage defines innovation as ‘creative roblem solving,' and we embed it throughout our curriculum. Specifically, all of the students participate in a cocurricular innovation class focused on design, engineering and creativity.

MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do It Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.