Mythbusters Star Supports STE(A)M In Schools


Adam Savage, co-host of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters wants schools to keep arts, music, and industrial arts in school curriculum to supplement the education students are getting by preparing for standardized tests. Check out this article in the Tampa Bay Times by Sharon Kennedy Wynne.

Call For Makers Date Revealed!

As the Scranton Mini Maker Faire grows closer, we are happy to announce that our Call For Makers will begin on June 3, 2015! The application process will be exclusively online and we will begin reviewing applications in the middle to late June. As makers are accepted, each applicant will be notified by e-mail. Each maker space will be a 10×10 space, but depending on projects those areas can be negotiated to fit maker needs.

This year our fees have changed slightly. Any maker who will have a display will be asked to pay $10 and any commercial maker/vendor will be asked to pay $25 toward the Strategic Opportunity Fund at Johnson College. After all, the Scranton Mini Maker Faire provides funds to students at the College!

Stay tuned:

  • This year we will profile local makers as well as those who make the Scranton Mini Maker Faire happen!
  • Add us on social media! We have a Facebook page as well as a Twitter @ScranMakerFaire.
  • Sponsorship packages are currently being developed. Sponsor levels will be available on or before June 3rd. However, please feel free to call or message us at any time to inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

Half Way to Scranton Mini Maker Faire 2015!

The team at Johnson College is proud to announce that the second Scranton Mini Maker Faire will take place on October 3, 2015 from 11 am to 4 pm! After the success we had in 2014, the maker community has spoken and Johnson College will host the event on campus once again.

The 2014 Scranton Mini Maker Faire featured 57 makers, brought over 700 visitors to campus, had support from over 20 corporate sponsors and raised $17,000 for the Strategic Opportunity Fund that directly supports student initiatives at Johnson College. The outpouring of support from the community was incredible and the team is ready to gear up for another year of supporting the maker movement.

Our call for makers will launch in June. If you are interested in participating, please feel free to contact the team by email or through social media using Facebook and Twitter.

Sponsorship levels will be available soon. If you are interested in a sponsorship, please feel free to email

Take a Journey to the First Ever Scranton Mini Maker Faire

Thank you to our Video Sponsor, VOYAGER VIDEO, for the awesome video they created of the first ever Scranton Mini Maker Faire. They did an amazing job capturing all of the fun and excitement. Watch the video and be sure to share!

Voyager Video was founded to provide Northeast Pennsylvania’s filmmaking community with the highest-quality video production equipment available for rental, as well as first class, budget-friendly production services. Learn more about them here.

Snapshots from the 2014 Scranton Mini Maker Faire

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Photo Credits: Michael Straub Photography

Michael Straub Photography did a fantastic job capturing some magical moments from the Scranton Mini Maker Faire at Johnson College on Oct. 4, 2014.  If you have any pictures you’d like to share with us, please send them to

Scranton Mini Maker Faire Wrap-Up: Thank You!

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Well over 700 attendees experienced everything from arts & crafts and woodworking to 3D printing, soldering, drones, and dinosaurs at the first ever Scranton Mini Maker Faire at Johnson College. The show featured over 60 amazing makers all sharing their passion for creativity, innovation and the art of making.  Read the article featured in the Times Tribune capturing the unique spirit of the faire here.

Here is a recap of the Scranton Mini Maker Faire Makers:

A few amazing moments:

Access Aerial did an AWESOME job highlighting our event and the Johnson College campus from the sky! Check out the video by Lee DeAngelis and John Culkin here:

Click here to watch KitRex’s walking dinosaur!

We will show more amazing moments on our website soon too, so stay tuned!

If you have any pictures or stories about the event, please share them or email them to us at

A special thanks to all our sponsors again for being a major part of making this happen.


Also a huge, heartfelt thank you to everyone who came out – volunteers, Johnson College staff, attendees, and to all our talented exhibitors who made this such a great success. Until next time, happy making!

The Countdown is on to the Scranton Mini Maker Faire!

There are just 3 more days until the Scranton Mini Maker Faire! We are very excited and hope you are too! On Saturday, Oct 4 from 10am – 7pm, Johnson College will provide a stage for amazing projects that Makers of all ages and backgrounds will display in a show-and-tell format. It is full of fun, interactive exhibits! Just a few of the types of exciting projects you’ll see at the Scranton Mini Maker Faire include:

Robotics | Drones | 3D Printing | Arduino Projects | Arts & Crafts
Homemade Instruments | Triple Cities Makerspace | Learn to Solder
KitRex Paper Dinosaur Puzzle-Crafts | Essential Oils | Fire & Ice
Interactive Kid’s Projects | Pen Turning | Operating Model Engines
Car built to run on CNG | Humane Anti-pull Device for Canines
Microcontroller Boards | Print Designers | Mead Making| Woodworking
Make Lehigh Valley Makerspace | 3D Laser Holograms | Student Projects
Monogramming | All Natural Felted Soaps | Sustainable Energy
Tesla Coils | Letterpress Printing | Wine Making | Handmade Jewelry
Laughter Yoga | Bath Fitter | Dolls & Dream Catchers | Photography
Basement Surprises | Scranton Community Library Projects
Restored & Modified Restomod | Spy Gadgets for Kids |Back-lit Mirror
All Natural Skin Care Line| Zag Box | Yip-Yip Sticks | And so much more!

Tickets are FREE for students and kids, and just $5 for adults.
Pre-purchase tickets online now and skip the line the day-of!

Eventbrite - Scranton Mini Maker Faire 2014


If it is your first time at Johnson College, download our Scranton Mini Maker Faire Johnson College Map to see the layout of the campus. For more info about directions and parking at the Faire, click here.

We encourage you, your friends, and family to come to this community enriching event that is a learning experience for all.
Come see, learn, explore, and MAKE! See you October 4th!

WHY should YOU apply to be a MAKER?

A Maker is just that – someone who makes something. Many Makers are hobbyists, tinkerers, enthusiasts or students (amateurs!) – but they are also a wellspring of innovation, creating new products and producing value in the community. Some Makers do become entrepreneurs and start companies.  Makers celebrate the Do-It-Yourself mindset and enjoy the rewards of hands-on projects.

Maker Faire is a Show-and-Tell Faire that creates a stage for Makers to show off their creations to an appreciative audience. It particularly showcases the process of how those creations are made, which cultivates a learning environment for the attendees. Maker Faire offers the opportunity for us to see ourselves as more than consumers; we are productive; we are creative. Everyone is a Maker and our world is what we make it.

From the founder of the Maker Movement, Dale Dougherty,

“I believe we are all makers. We can find all kinds of makers in our communities. Yet we also want to help create more makers. Through education and community outreach, we can offer the opportunity to make things to more people, but particularly children. They might find these opportunities at school but also at community centers, summer camps and science centers, or even at home. My goal is that all people, young and old, come to see themselves as makers, creators and doers because I know that the people who have the skills and knowledge to make things have the power to make the world a better place.”

To see what participating at a Maker Faire is like, check out this video from Toronto Mini Maker Faire 2013!

 To show off what you make is FREE and it’s only $25 if you plan to sell what you make!

You have until September 15th to apply! Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this community enriching event!


TICKETS are also available NOW!

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS! (All students & kids are FREE, adults are just $5)

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER t-shirts online NOW and pick up later at the event! **THEY WILL NOT BE SOLD THE DAY OF!** DEADLINE TO ORDER IS 9/17/14.



Due to popular demand, we are happy to announce that we are extending the Call for Makers through September 15, so keep your applications coming! (The deadline was originally August 15). We have an awesome group of Maker applicants already and we have room to expand, so spread the word to your Maker Friends!  Our team is reviewing previously submitted applications now, and those who need more time still have the opportunity to apply.  So make the most of it and get your applications in now!


Maker Faire is accepting applications for maker exhibits, performers, presenters, and sponsors. The first step to participating in Maker Faire is to submit an entry using the link above. If you have any questions during the application process, feel free to e-mail

We encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things. Here are just some examples of projects we’d like to see:

3D Imaging | 3D Printing | Alternative Energy | Architecture | Arduino
Art & Design | Bicycles | Biology | Chemistry | Circuit Bending | Computers
Craft | Crochet | Culture | DIY Projects | Drones | Education | Electric Vehicles
Electronics | Energy | Engineering | Fabrication | Flying | Food | Forensics
Fun & Games | Furniture | Gadgets | Hacks | Kinetic Art | Knitting | Machining
Makerspaces | Microcontrollers |Music | Open Source Hardware | Paper Craft
Performances | Photography & Video | Physics | Raspberry Pi | Robotics
Rockets |Science | Solar | Space | Student Projects | Sustainability | Tools
Toys | Transportation | Woodworking | Workshop | Young Makers

We look forward to seeing you at the Faire on October 4th at Johnson College!

Food Vendor Fee Change

IMG_2776-002Good news for all food vendors, we have reduced the fees!

Here is how the new fee structure works out.

  • $25/commercial maker fee (mandatory for all makers who are selling)
  • $25/food truck fee (for any food truck or tent beyond 10 x 10)

For any food truck or large tent, that’s only $50!

We’re also offering the generator plug-in as an OPTIONAL add-on for just $50 for the day.

Generator power will be available as soon as the DAY OF, but is not guaranteed unless purchased in advance.

We still welcome any additional donation to the “Opportunity and Innovation Fund” as well!

Food vendors can apply here…