As a tech-enthusiast, I’ve always enjoyed learning about new ideas and projects created by fellow makers. Maker Faire is one of my favorite ways to interact with other makers, observe innovative applications of technology and gather inspiration for my own projects. That’s why I’m excited to announce I’ll be joining more than 400 other modders in attending this year’s Maker Faire Detroit at The Henry Ford on July 25-26.
At Maker Faire Detroit you’ll see everything from electronics to fashion, a celebration of the exceptional talent in the diverse maker community. While I’m at the Faire, I will not only be browsing those projects, but I’ll also be bringing the first ever Hacktiques Road Show event to Maker Faire Detroit as part of my weekly web series The Ben Heck Show, sponsored by the element14 Community.
A new twist on the well-known Antiques Roadshow series, the Hacktiques Road Show will showcase incredible projects created by up-and-coming makers. element14 and I are hoping to give some talented makers access to a unique platform on which they can introduce their work to a large audience of tech enthusiasts, hobbyists and engineers across the web.
But in order to find these featured projects, I need your help! If you’re going to be in the Detroit area the weekend of the 25-26 of July, and you’ve created a project that deserves to be seen, please visit this page to apply by May 22! We can provide up to 20 free passes if you haven’t already registered for the Faire. My team and I will choose and announce the selected projects by June 5.
I can’t wait to see what awesome projects come our way for the Hacktiques Road Show. See you all in Detroit.
Ben Heck is a guest writer for Maker Faire Detroit.