Call to Makers for the 5th Annual Houston Maker Faire 2017

The Call For Makers is now open for the 5th annual Houston Maker Faire! Number 5 is going to be bigger than ever for us as we return to the George R Brown Convention Center and fill the Hall  with incredible innovation and creativity. Remember, space is limited so you have to apply as soon as possible to ensure that you get your spot at the greatest show (& tell) on earth! Remember, this is Maker Faire, so “hands-on” exhibits are given priority. We want kids and adults alike to be able to touch and feel things, make things, and learn!

There are several main types of applicants for Maker Faire. You can apply as a Maker Exhibit, a Performance, a Presentation, or as a Startup. Each has their own criteria for acceptance which you can read about more while filling out the forms. Be sure to have a nice picture (that you have the rights to share) as well as a bio ready to give us. This information will be on display on our site and at the event.

Here are just a few of the topics we’d like to see applying:

  • Early Stage Start ups
  • Student projects
  • Robotics
  • Homegrown Drones
  • Arduino projects
  • Raspberry Pi
  • Virtual Reality
  • Space projects
  • Food makers (not concessionaires, more info below)
  • Conductive materials projects
  • Kit makers
  • Interactive art projects
  • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
  • Textile Arts and Crafts
  • E-Textiles
  • Home Energy Monitoring
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainability & Green Tech
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
  • Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
  • Bicycles
  • Large-scale 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.)

Of course, there are also other ways to participate in Maker Faire.  Volunteer helpers, Community Organizers, Event Marketing, etc.  To learn more about any of these, please contact us at Inquiries

We have also created some events that if you are unsure what a maker is and would like to talk directly with us, you can attend one of our Makerspace Crawl Events, as well as our Call to Maker Information Sessions.  See our calendar of events for the most up to date details.  Innovation Spark Events

Houston Makerspace Crawl 2017

Innovation spark is proud to announce the 2017 Houston Makerspace Crawl. The event was conceived by the makerspaces during the Comicpalooza event and based on the excitement we have initiated our first set of annual events. The event will occur over the summer and will be open house events for Makers and the General Public to come learn about a makerspace.

As we get closer to each event, we will be posting a more detailed schedule of the event. Please watch our social media posts Facebook, Twitter and our websites for updated details.

Sat Jul 15 5:30pm – 9:00pm Makerspace Crawl – Creator Space – Creator Space 144 Park Ave Suite 120, League City, TX 77573 This event has notifications.

5:30-6:00      Guests arrive and receive tour and introductions.

6:00-7:00      Makerfaire Presentation by David Brunet (Innovation Spark Representative)

7:00-7:15      Creator Space mission and goals

7:15-8:00      Molecular Gastronomy Mixer – or Maker Space Choice of activities.

8:00-9:00      Various Creator Space project demonstrations

Sat Jul 22 6:00pm – 9:00pm Makerspace Crawl – Makerbarn – The MakerBarn, 9522 Carraway Ln, Magnolia, TX 77354, USA This event has notifications.
Sat Aug 5 6:00pm – 9:00pm Makerspace Crawl – DaVinci Maker Labs – DaVinci Maker Labs, 100 N Gordon St, Alvin, TX 77511, USA This event has notifications.
Sat Aug 12 6:00pm – 9:00pm Makerspace Crawl – TXRX Labs – TXRX Labs, 205 Roberts St, Houston, TX 77003, USA This event has notifications.
Sat Aug 19 6:00pm – 9:00pm Makerspace Crawl – MakrU – MakrU This event has notifications.