Archive for September 5th, 2008

American Maker in Chicago!

Friday, September 5th, 2008

Calling all Chicago area inventors! Come to the Museum of Science and Industry and show off your inventions! Compete for fame and fortune, conquer the legions of fellow tinkerers, and claim your right as King of the Geeks!

Okay just kidding, this is a friendly competition, but the winner does get a cash prize and publication in a future issue of MAKE. Info below:

American Maker Logo

On Saturday, September 20th at the Museum of Science and Industry, the editors of MAKE will be organizing a “show-and-tell” program called American Maker. The goal of American Maker is to showcase grassroots innovation from Chicago-area makers. We’re looking for makers who are working on cool projects and whose work has the potential to benefit others. We believe that makers are a leading force in grassroots innovation — where individuals decide to create something new.

American Maker is a friendly competition and the winner will be awarded a $500 cash prize plus publication in a future issue of MAKE.

If you’d like to participate and show what you make at this event, you can¬†submit a project¬†at:

You are also welcome to come on Saturday, September 20th and join us in the audience. American Maker is part of Lab Fest, which kicks off Science Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry. American Maker will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on September 20th. Admission to the museum is free on that day.

We hope to see you there!

The MAKE Team
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