The call for makers for this year will start on May 25th. Please sign up for our email list to receive up-to-date news about the 2015 event, or check back often. In the meantime, check out some of the awesome stuff we did at the inaugural Maker Faire Milwaukee in 2014!


Maker Faire is a fun, family-friendly show-and-tell festival celebrating innovation, invention and creativity. Maker Faire Milwaukee will feature makers showing off technology, art and craft making, electronics, pyrotechnics, engineering, gardening, and other projects created by the makers themselves. In addition to displays and exhibits, Maker Faire will feature a Power Racing Series event, FIRST ROBOTICS teams and special performances, speakers, demonstrations and workshops featuring 3D printing, laser cutting, microcontrollers, learn to solder, science experiments… and much more.

    2014 Event Map and Schedule

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    Thank you to our sponsors!

    We are pleased to recognize our generous sponsors of the 2014 Maker Faire® Milwaukee.


    Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect premises, products and people. Its products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels and signs, safety devices, printing systems and software, and precision die-cut materials. Founded in 1914, the company has millions of customers in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee and employs more than 6,500 people at operations in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific




    From the invention of the first practical incandescent light bulb to building America’s first Central Power Station, the GE tradition of life-changing innovations was underway. With power and light, GE provided the basis of modern life, quickly redefining everything from the length of the day to our knowledge of the human body through the development of the first X-ray machine.

    Since AJ Dremel invented the first rotary tool over 75 years ago, no other brand has worked harder to bring users a more complete and innovative system of rotary tools, accessories and attachments. Over the years Dremel rotary tools have become the gold standard in versatility, performance, and quality by which all other rotary tools are judged.



    Founded in 1954, Mortenson Construction is a U.S.-based, privately-held construction company. As one of the nation's top builders, Mortenson provides a complete range of services, including planning, program management, preconstruction, general contracting, construction management, design-build, and development.



    In 1885, Warren Johnson inspired the future, launching an industry focused on energy efficiency and a company poised to explore new ideas and enter new fields. This foundation has ignited the customer-focused innovation of thousands of employees for more than 125 years.

    Today, with this same principle, Johonson Controls' employees continue to make essential contributions to the modern world in which we live, work and travel. They enable the ongoing success of Johnson Controls, a notion that founder Warren Johnson would surely appreciate


    Headquartered in Milwaukee, WI, Attron, LLC has provided US and international businesses with high-quality IT support for over 15 years. Committed to providing economical solutions to complex technology problems, Attron deploys cutting-edge mobile, integrated voice, and cloud-based systems that address a wide range of business needs.


    ROBLOX is the Game Powered by Players. Build your own game world and bring it to life, publish and share it, experience what others have created, play with friends. ROBLOX is the leader in user-generated creation and gaming for all ages.

    Chicago Electronic Distributors

    Chicago Electronic Distributors is a small business located in Chicagoland that services customers who enjoy the latest in maker electronics and miniature computing. Their main areas of focus are compete Raspberry Pi systems verified Raspberry Pi components, including home automation, and Arduino shields and kits.

    EverDry Waterproofing

    EverDry Waterproofing is the Nations leader in basement waterproofing with over 85,000 satisfied customers. Their personal one-on-one approach with homeowners helps them fully understand their options for creating of a safe, dry and livable space in their basements.


    Exacta Corporation was founded in 1976 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and grew out of the need for companies to find reliable and skilled employees for both long- and short-term job placement. With a client centric approach to providing staffing solutions for professional and technical industries, they've grown from one office in Wisconsin to four across the Midwest and currently support nearly 200 consultants in more than 50 companies across the country.


    PROBOTIX™ offers CNC Stepper Motors and Stepper Motor Control Systems for your HOBBY CNC or commercial project. Their drives are well suited for CNC Foam Cutters , Small CNC Mills , CNC Lathes, CNC Routers, and Desktop PCB Engravers and Mills. PROBOTIX™ also manufactures the FireBall line of CNC routers.

    Wm. K. Walthers, Inc.

    Wm. K. Walthers, Inc., is dedicated to manufacturing and distributing high quality model railroad equipment worldwide. They provide information on over 200,000 different items for your trains from over three hundred manufacturers -- and supply them to thousands of hobby shops around the globe!


    What will you see - The Useless Machine


    Source: Makershed

    There is a recent race to the top (or er...uh...bottom) to build the most useless machine possible. One of the functions these machines serve is to turn themselves off when they are turned on. The others are to learn and have fun!

    These machines are continuously getting more complex - there are builds with dueling arms and machines that actually move. You can find our humble machine at the Betty Brinn Museum booth!


    What will you see - e-NABLE 3d Printed Hands


    Frankie Flood

    What originally started out as a couple of guys who created a 3D printed hand to help one child in need has grown into a global Community of tinkerers, engineers, 3D print enthusiasts, occupational therapists, university professors, designers, parents, families, artists, students, teachers and people who just want to make a difference, who are creating hands for people in need and sharing their designs with the world for free.

    They are coming together to create, innovate, re-design and give a “helping hand” to those that need it – whether it is helping to print parts for them, creating a completed device for them or simply helping to guide them as they build one themselves.