Do you have an interesting project or maker skill you want to share?  Apply now! We’re also accepting applications for our robotics competition, codenamed Robot Beach Party 2017.

The Call for Makers application deadline is March 20th.

When: April 29th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Mashpee Middle/High School

The Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire is offering the following options for makers:

  • Maker booth or exhibit – an exhibit space to display your project(s)
  • Commercial Maker booth – primarily a sales booth
  • Workshop, presentation or performance – a scheduled workshop or presentation. We will have access to a stage.
  • Exhibiting Sponsor – companies or commercial entities (see sponsorship opportunities)

We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:

  • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
  • Arduino/Raspberry Pi Projects
  • Bicycles
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Boat Building
  • Conductive Materials Projects
  • Drones
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Electronics
  • Experimental Aircraft
  • Food Makers
  • Glass Blowing
  • High Altitude Balloons
  • Homesteading
  • How to Fix Things or Take Them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)
  • Interactive Art Projects
  • Jewelry
  • Kites
  • Metalworking
  • Musical Instruments
  • Puppets
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Robotics
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Space Projects
  • Steampunk
  • Student Projects
  • Sustainability/Green Tech
  • Textile Arts and Crafts
  • Underwater Technology (e.g. Open ROVs)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines

There is no cost to exhibit at the Faire unless you have creations you will sell to the public.   If so, you are considered a Commercial Maker and will be charged a $25 fee to participate.

The Call for Makers will be open until March 20th and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.   You can apply online using this form.   We’re looking for a wide range of topics, so participation is not guaranteed.

Makers are encouraged to follow Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire on Twitter and our Maker Faire Facebook feed to keep up with the latest news on makers and Maker Faire.

 

Cape Cod MakerRobot-Beach-Party-Logo-Smalls will be hosting its annual Robotics Competition at the 2017 Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire. This competition is designed to be accessible to people new to robotics, yet open-ended enough to allow experienced robotics developers a chance to show off their capabilities. Anyone is invited to participate with competitors broken into four leagues: Open League, Experienced Student League, Novice Student League, and Autonomous Robotics League. Any team may register for Open League while the Student Leagues are reserved for teams composed of students grades K-12. Any student team that does not participate in a national robotics competition may elect to join the Novice league. The Autonomous Robotics league is open to any robot that operates without human control/intervention. The competition format is a time-limited treasure hunt. Each team will have 5 minutes to navigate an obstacle course, collecting and returning as many score cubes to the starting zone as possible. The team that collects the most score cubes during its 5 minutes will be announced the winner for its league. Additional awards will be given for the most innovative/unexpected design, best repurposing of found parts, best use of autonomous design, and best aesthetics.

We are also thrilled to have the Cape & Islands Workforce Investment Board‘s support by offering a one-time grant to purchase supplies for the following partner schools who decide to participate in the competition.

WIB-Logo-paint

Barnstable

Bourne

Cape Cod Tech

Dennis-Yarmouth

Falmouth

Mashpee

Monomoy

Martha’s Vineyard

Nantucket

Upper Cape Cod Tech

Robot Beach Party Competition Guide and Rulebook

Register Online Now!

 

Cape Cod Makers is looking for robot makers on the Cape to compete in our first Robotics Competition. The competition will be held during this year’s Mini Maker Faire. Whether you are a school team or a hobbyist we want to see your bot.

The competition will be broken into three leagues: Open, Expert Student, and Novice Student, with prizes in each league.

1st Prize – $50 Sparkfun Gift Certificate
2nd Prize – $25 Sparkfun Gift Certificate

There will also be prizes for the most innovative design, best aesthetics, and best re-purposing of found parts.

Complete rules and a registration form can be found in the rulebook:

Cape Cod Makers Robotics Competition 2016 Rulebook

Cape CodIMG_20150519_153359023_HDR Makers will be hosting its first Robotics Competition at the 2016 Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire. This competition is designed to be accessible to people new to robotics, yet open-ended enough to allow experienced robotics developers a chance to show off their capabilities. Anyone is invited to participate with competitors broken into three leagues: Open League, Experienced Student League, and Novice Student League.  You are also welcome just to stop by and show off your robotic creation to an appreciative audience. Stay tuned, as more details are on the way! If you are interested in participating or helping as a judge or advisor with this event, please contact us at info@capecodmakers.org.