Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire

Call for makers open for bay area maker faire

Bay Area Maker Faire returns to San Mateo May 15, 16 and 17.

Want to showcase your Maker talents? The Call fro Makers is now open:

Next local mini maker faire is benicia

The 2015 Maker season is here – next up, Benicia! Apply to be a Maker at this first-annual event on March 28, 2015!


Want to know what a Maker Faire looks like from the air? Our Maker David Grenewetzki  representing Marin Maker Space made a video during setup. Extra bonus – a hyperlapse tour during the event!

Aerial tour:

Hyperlapse tour:


Saturday, September 13 was a bright sunny day, and Makers and attendees from Marin and beyond enjoyed a great day at the event!

Below are event images, and media coverage.

Thank you to everyone for coming, and we look forward to seeing you in 2015!

Countdown to Maker Faire – september 13, 2014!

With less than a week until Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire, we want to remind you of events and Makers that you’ll see!

Mill Valley Film Festival – Special Mini Film Fest
Mini Film Fest at the Mini Maker Faire – 160 Bon Air Center
Film is a creative process. Whether you’re writing a story, collecting images, creating music to set the mood, or using technology to piece them all together. The Mill Valley Film Festival brings over 200+ filmmakers from all over the world to celebrate this creative process. From October 2-12 you can experience film, made with handcrafted loving care. Stop by Bon Air Center #160 during the Maker Faire to get a sample of the festival experience: take a seat in our mini-movie theater, have a taste of Lagunitas beer (the official festival sponsor), and create a film keepsake with our friends Crafting with Buds. Ask us about a special discount to experience our the upcoming Mill Valley Film Festival.

Find out more about the Mill Valley Film Festival.

MEET OUR MAKERS: Make ‘n Take by dauth hobbies

We welcome the return of Dauth Hobbies of San Anselmo, with their popular Make ‘n Take booth: build your Model kit Car or Plane. This activity is designed to introduce new modelers to the hobby of model making (or to recapture older modelers by rekindling a past interest). Modelers at the event will be assisted by IPMS (International Plastic Modelers Society) modelers.

Dauth Hobbies supports the maker community with Hobby Supplies, Products and Customer Service. School project to work out? No problem – they are ready to help you brainstorm and create something great. They carry Trains, RC, Estes Rockets, Pinewood Derby, Model Kits, Vintage Steam, Collectables, Figures, Diecast, Paints, Glues, Tools and Accessories, Train Repairs and Model Boat Restorations.

Find out more about the place ‘Where Hobby Dreams Come True’.



Returning to Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire this year is RoboTar, a robotic chord assistant that helps anyone play guitar.

Inspired by the maker’s father, who lost the ability to play guitar after surviving a stroke, it attaches to the neck of a standard guitar and the player uses an app to choose a song they want to play or builds a new or original song themselves. Then the player cycles through each chord of the song leveraging a single foot pedal or push button option to move to each chord at their own tempo while strumming along with one hand…both right and left handed versions are available. Booth visitors are welcomed to try RoboTar!

Learn more and see a video here:

Today is the first-ever National Day of Making!

June 18 is the first National Day of Making, and the White House hosts a Maker Faire.

Join with other Makers to take the Maker Pledge and support your local Maker community!

Want to show your Maker stuff? Apply to be a Maker at Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire! Just click that big “Makers Apply Here” button over there!


Attention  Makers in Marin: the Call for Makers for this year’s Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire is now open!

Show us your projects, inventions, and works-in-progress. We want you to show off your skills and talents with an interactive exhibit that highlights the process of making things. All ages, individuals and groups are invited to apply.

See that big button over there that says “Makers Apply Here” ? Click that for more information on how to be a Maker, and we look forward to seeing you on September 13!


Attention Makers! The MAKER Movement is coming to a school near you at the 1st annual MAKER Day on April 12 at the Marin County Office of Education. See how the future is being imagined, invented, designed, programmed, and manufactured by Marin County students. Meet the MAKERS and have fun with the hands-on exhibits.  Everyone is welcome and it’s free! Click HERE to register. GO Green and ride your bike to MAKER Day on April 12. Valet bike parking available!

Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire will be there with information on our 2014 event, and other exciting MAKER opportunities!


Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire returns Sept 13, 2014

Join us on Sept 13, 2014 for the 2nd Annual Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire at Bon Air Center. We’ll have more makers, and if you are interested in participating as a maker, please join our email list (below) for updates on Maker meetings, information and the Call for Makers.

We look forward to seeing you in 2014!

Subscribe to our email list and follow us on Twitter for information on Call for Makers, event details, and volunteer opportunities.

Here are a few images from the 2013 event!




Get the Schedule of Makers, Speakers & Events with our App!

To download our Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire app:

1) Tap or input on your iOS or Android device.

2) You’ll be directed to your app store to download YappBox, a viewing app similar to Newsstand, if you don’t have it on your phone already.

3) YappBox will open up and our app will be waiting for you inside! If you don’t see it there, just tap “View a Yapp” and it will download.

Viewing from an iPad or Android tablet?

1) Download YappBox from the app store — it says phone version, but it’ll work on your tablet.

2) Tap ‘View A Yapp’

3) Put in your name and “GBMMF” and our app will download!

Meet our Makers: The Viper

The Viper is a Battlestar Galactica themed flight simulator capable of 360 rotation on two axes. It consists of a fuselage from a Piper Cherokee, a custom motion platform, and over 10 different computers that are networked together to create an immersive flight experience.

It was built by 5 Marin high school students over 8 months with the help of a few adult mentors.

Image of The Viper

Meet our Makers: S’Nova Kayfetz’ Hovercraft

Two battery powered handdrill-size blowers lift the hovercraft and S’Nova 3 inches off the ground on a cushion of air enclosed in plastic. A fan connected moves the  42 inch diameter hovercraft at walking speed as S’Nova sits on a seat operating the steering wheel.

S’Nova gradually designed and improved a series of hovercrafts starting with a disk he stood on holding a leaf blower with lift, but no movement nor steering. He enjoys art, soccer, speaking Mandarin and attending Fe Tian Academy as an 11 year-old 6th grade student.

Every quarter hour during the fair S’Nova will demonstrate his hovercraft and discuss it with anyone interested.

Our makers are confirmed and we will introduce them soon.
You’ll see robots, a Viper flight simulator, a hovercraft, upcycling projects, 3D printing, games, creative activities and Marin’s innovators and Makers with a range of incredible projects.

When:  Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Where: Bon Air Center, Greenbrae, CA 94904
What: Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire will be Marin’s largest ‘Do-It-Yourself’ festival, showcasing local makers with activities, show-and-tell, and exhibits on arts, crafts, science, robotics, music, technology, sustainability, education, food, and creativity.

Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire celebrates the imagination and ingenuity of our community, with hands-on learning and creative activities. It’s a day of sharing knowledge and talents in a family-friendly event that is fun, entertaining, educational and encourages the ‘maker’ in all of us.

Who: Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire is a collaboration between the host organization, Bon Air Center, and local maker groups, individuals and organizations.

Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.

5 responses to “Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire

  1. How do we register our group to be in the Greenbrae Mini Maker Faire?

  2. I would like to exhibit at the fair and represent the Marin Makerspace. I am building an Aquaponics system.

  3. Thanks for a great experience. I am sorry that I was not aware of this schedule before I arrived at the faire at 1pm – but in 2 hrs.I learned a lot and had a fun time doing so.

  4. We would love to participate with RoboTar again this year! Let us know when you’re having the call for makers.
    Kevin (

  5. Pleanse add me to the list. Id love to be part of the show

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