BIG NEWS: GoDroneX is Coming to Maker Faire!

This just in!

The fine folks at GoDroneX: Extreme Drone Sports will be transforming our West Campus into an amazing drone obstacle course! You may have heard of quadcopters and drones, but you’ve never seen them like this before! Every Maker Faire ticket is also a ticket to the GoDroneX racing events taking place across the parking lot!


On Saturday, May 21st, you’ll see races on a course, which has already been designed below. It takes a lot of man hours to set up a course. so the GoDroneX team will be here setting up early.  Check it out! For the complete schedule of drone activities check out the schedule here.  Register for Maker Faire now! 




Check out this amazing video of drone racing! See you there!

Join us for the Maker Minute on Thursdays!

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As part of our run up to the Palatine Mini Maker Faire, each Thursday at 3:15pm, we’ll be interviewing makers from the midwest, sharing strategies, and taking a look at the unique differences that each maker brings!

Join us for this short show – and get to know your area makers!

Click here to add the Google Hangout to your schedule!

Click here for the YouTube Link (subscribe to our STEAM YouTube Channel).

See you then!


Call for Makers is Open!

Calling all makers, inventors, creators, artists, startups, and more. How would you like to be part of most amazing Show and Tell in the world? If you’re new to this, Maker Faire is a venue, a celebration for inventors, artists, crafters, hackers, DIYers- to show off the amazing things that you created- and show us how it’s done!

Apply to be a presenter/performer/creator at the Palatine Mini Maker Faire! We’re looking for makers of all kinds! Do you like to:

  • create amazing gadgets, artwork, software or anything? 
  • help others create awesome stuff?
  • help others learn a new skill, like drone flying, soldering, or crafting?
  • show others how to solder, sculpt, or create?
  • hold contests for robot makers, engineers, or other designers?
  • perform new works of art?
  • sell original products that you, yourself created?
  • show off how your company uses technology and getting new and interested users?
  • show how awesome of an inventor you are? Click the button below!


What does a Maker Faire Look like? View this awesome slideshow of past Maker Faires.

Get Notified: Follow Updates on Palatine Mini Maker Faire!

Welcome to Palatine Mini Maker Faire! We’re just getting up and running, and will soon be inviting Makers and Attendees to join the awesome Maker Faire experience here in the Northern Chicago suburbs.  Tickets will go on sale any day now, and calls for Makers will also open up soon.

First and foremost, get notified. Be notified on tickets and important Palatine Mini Maker Faire updates by joining our Remind Group here:

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