Maker Faire Pittsburgh
Maker Faire Pittsburgh

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh & Buhl Community Park
October 14 & 15
10 a.m — 7 p.m. & 
10 a.m — 5 p.m.

Where can you learn the science behind autonomous cars (it’s not just for Uber anymore!), build a 3D printer, draw your dreams and much more?

The sky’s the limit when 250 makers, tinkerers, coders, inventors, artists and doers of ilks — from pioneering roboticists to grassroots hackers — converge for Maker Faire Pittsburgh.

Offering free admission for the first time, the Faire is your one-stop shop for creativity, innovation, ingenuity — and dreaming big.

Explore virtual and augmented reality with D-Works’ Electrical Fiddle-Faddle, step into the egg-shaped “Singing GrowRoom” to hear singing plants and see how one artist transforms used coffee pods into stylish jewelry.

Don’t miss the staggering “Heavy Meta Dragon Art Car” made in Toronto, Canada. Featuring hand-cut and welded sheet metal built on top of a GM bus, the 30 foot-long, 19 foot-tall mobile creation shoots massive fireballs from its tail and animatronic mouth.

Be dazzled by talented acrobats, aerialists, magicians, stilt walkers and fire performers, learn how to draw sounds and meet a full-size humanoid robot that can socialize with humans.

Maker Faire kicks off October 13 with Remake Learning Education Day, when 1,500 students will get a free preview.

View a schedule.

Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...