Makers of all kinds will be on full display at Chattanooga’s Mini Maker Faire. From techies and engineers to artists and inventors, the family-friendly event has something for everyone. The Maker Faire, dubbed The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, offers hands-on experiments and unique demonstrations. Come see what these creators have been working on!
Robot Battles: One of the oldest continuously running robotic combat competitions in the world. They will be running a “Microbattles” event with an Antweight and Beetleweight tournament in the morning session and then a workshop and demonstration on combat robotics building and techniques in the afternoon session.
Greater Chattanooga Multirotor: A group of local enthusiasts who build custom multirotors and who are focused on safety and education.
Mozilla Gigabit Fund: Mozilla’s Hive Learning Community in Chattanooga champions digital literacy and innovation through next-generation development and connected learning.
Teacherpreneur: PEF’s Teacherpreneur Incubator challenges HCDE teachers to pitch their most innovative ideas, funding the winners and supporting the development of their projects.
R2 Builders: An Internet-based fan club who share a love for Star Wars and a desire to build accurate, full-scale replicas of their favorite astromechs.
Fx Makeup: Wanna look scary for a good price? Here’s your chance!
Evenly Distributed LLC: Evenly Distributed uses open hardware and open software to provide technological solutions for libraries and education.
Assistive Technology: AT helps people with a disability be more independent. Examples of devices will be at MakerFaire for people to try, including 3D-printed prosthetics.
Pat and Wally 3DP: Pat and Wally design, build, tune and fix 3D printers for fun. They also volunteer their printers and time to educate kids about 3D printing.
Made in UTC Library Studio: UTC Library Studio is a makerspace for the UTC community. To support electronics prototyping activities, the studio provides walk-in and circulating access to micro controllers, sensor kits, micro computers and more to foster exploration and experimentation.
SeeMeCNC: 3D printers
FabricMaker: They’ll demonstrate how to use their digital desktop printing system to print commercial-grade fabrics.
Destination Imagination: DI is an international, problem-solving creativity competition. Try your hand at a typical instant challenge. What can you make?
Cardboard Challenge: Children are challenged to create and build out of cardboard, recycled materials and their imaginations.
The Unofficial Press: An independent publisher of artist zines and books led by designer and educator Aggie Toppins, The Unofficial Press will sell up to 20 titles of zines and books.
Electron Soda: A battery-powered Van de Graaff generator made made from PVC pipes and a Coke can.
Invasive Plant Crafts, Baskets and Wind Chimes: Ivy Academy Middle High School will exhibit and demonstrate crafting with invasive plant species, including large-scale interactive art with wind chimes and weaving.
Alko-hauler: Hand crafted, insulated growler carriers, pint glass koozies and other accessories for the craft beer lover.
Variable, Inc.: Modern paint match using the latest paint color matching technology via a scanning device and smartphone app.
TechTown Chattanooga: Join TechTown for hands-on tech learning and build something amazing!
Streetdiva Designs: Handmade ceramic beads and pendants covered in fine silver.
ITT Technical Institute: We are the local campus of a national institute providing technical degrees to those who need a career vs. a job or those who want a new career in a technology-related field or in business.
Hand-Stitched Crafts: From accessories to decorations, all are made out of hand-stitched fabric.
Zolidify: Zolidify makes highly-detailed 3D figurines of you — 3D-printed full color self portraits, AKA 3D selfies!
HATponics Sustainable Agriculture: Aquaponics agriculture systems growing fresh food and vegetables using fish waste to provide food solutions to populations in distress.
Studio Everything: Studio Everything is a creative resource, training and empowerment studio located in East Chattanooga on Glass Street.
Threshold to Happiness: An interactive sculpture designed to make people smile and feel celebrated. Aluminum, steel and digital components.
UltiMachine: UltiMachine is a 3D printer supply company specializing in making 3D printing better.
Sort Our Sockets: Identification and significance of innovation, this apparatus is a patent-pending device to sort sockets.
Quantum Pilot: Each level the enemy copies what you do. Can you defeat yourself?
Mocs Arcade: The Mocs Arcade is a custom arcade cabinet loaded with games developed by members of the UTC community.
3D Fuel: Produce 3D filament and fuels with purpose. We are intentional about bringing high quality and sustainably-focused products to the market.
Chattanooga Public Library: Promoting all the maker activities at the library.
Team EtsyNooga: Buy amazing handcrafted items from local Etsy sellers who are part of Team EtsyNooga and learn more about their business and creative education workshops.
423-Fashion Metallurgy: Sophisticated, innovative, fashionable jewelry made from recycled materials. Take a walk into the world of metallurgy in this educational and fashionable showcase of collectable cuff bracelets.
Burning Steel Project: A reusable recycled fire structure that belches flames to music and gurgles an inverted fountain of fire. Also accompanied by kinetic sculptures that can be ridden by fair goers.
Homegrown Silver and Stone: Local hand-made silver and gold jewelry.
Main Line Furniture: Products made by woodworking students that include pieces from their Main Line of furniture.
Tennessee Technological University College of Engineering: Learn more about the university and its College of Engineering. Free giveaways!
TTU College of Engineering STEMMobile: The STEM mobile is a mobile learning laboratory that provides a unique, on-site educational experience for students.
The Coin-Op Indie Cabinet: Spotlight your independently developed games or discover new worlds as yet unexplored on the Coin-Op arcade cabinet.
Art Bike Rodeo: Step right up and don’t be afraid, the Art Bike Rodeo is in session! These amazing creations were built by students ages 11-15 in their Urban Art Bike Workshop. You even have a chance to ride a wild art bike!
TN Tech AICHE Chem-e Car: A thrilling aspect of the TN Tech chapter of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, this Chem-e car is powered and stopped by chemical reactions.
127Press: The 127press is a hand press silk screen shop located in in the lovely valley of Chattanooga. Each item is hand pressed and unique in its own. Create. Breathe. Love.
TTU BAJA: A Mini Baja SAE team that designs and builds mini baja cars every year for races that take place all across the U.S.
Mach Fuels: Tennessee’s leading EPA-certified provider of alternative fuel solutions. They believe compressed natural gas and liquid propane gas are the bridge fuels to the future of transportation. Let them demonstrate for you the economic and environmentally-friendly justifications of switching to CNG and LPG.
Makers on the Move: Through automotive engineering-focused STEM education, TTU Motorsports will showcase how STEM-related subjects including physics, engineering and graphic design assist in creating our very own Formula SAE car.
Danyelle Dover Designs: Observe and participate in the art of woodburning and modern calligraphy.
ADAM: Advanced Designs for Additive Manufacturing
Chattanooga Robotics: They promote the benefits of STEM education through hands on programs using robots.
BirdTree Designs: Custom CNC snap-together wood furniture.
Jazzanooga: Make instruments with Jazzanooga!