Stop Motion Animation at the Maker Faire

Presenting another project at this year’s Faire…

STOP MOTION ANIMATION – Jesse Bifulco Jr. demonstrates how to make a stop-motion animation video using a lego scene. The animation business is growing, and many people are interested in learning how do it themselves.

Jesse Bifulco Jr.

Jesse Bifulco Jr.

Count Down to Faire Time… Only 9 Days

Only 9 days until the 4th Annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire… as a preview of what’s to come, we’ll be posting a few makers a day to give you a hint at all the cool stuff there will be to do and see on September 10th.

Maker Cole Caswell, presenting TIN-TYPES – Photographer Cole Caswell makes tintype portraits, a popular form of photography during the Civil War. The process involves wetplate collodion chemistry and forms an image on a sheet of blackened metal. Come to this year’s Faire and get your picture taken.

Cole Caswell presenting Tin Types

Photographer Cole Caswell makes tintype portraits.

See more of Cole’s work at his website:

2016 Midcoast Mini Maker Faire Call for Makers!

Call for MakersCamden’s Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is a hands-on festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. We would love to hear about an activity you would like to share with the community.The application process: Fill out this application with as much detail as possible. Please be specific! If your project is accepted, we will use the information you supply here for promotion on our website, press release profiles of you and your project, print materials, and to inspire people to attend.

Shortly after submission of the application, you will be emailed a confirmation that your application has been received. We will contact you with the admission status of your application.

About the event: The 4th annual Midcoast Mini Makerfaire will be held Saturday, September 10 at the Camden Public library from 11am-3pm. Past events have attracted about 900 people each year, both local community members and visitors to the midcoast. Many of these visitors are families with elementary or middle-school aged children. This year we plan to host workshops to increase the adult participation as well as feature DIY projects targeted to adult makers.

Next Maker Faire Announced: September 10, 2016

The next Midcoast Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2016! More details to come soon as well the Call for Makers. If you can’t wait to apply, shoot us an email to

2015 Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is a hit!


An amazing day! Thank you to all 2015 Makers for making this an incredible event. Thank you to our sponsors, our primary sponsors ElectricityMaine and Bangor Savings Bank as well as many others. Thank you to the organizers who met as a committee for several months. And thank you to the volunteers who staffed the day, running around in bright green shirts making sure it all happens. And lastly, thank you, Mother Nature, for the wonderful weather you sent us today!
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3rd Annual Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is a day away!

lockpicking josh_gerritsen ff_hovercraft_f CharleyThe tent is up and the weather is looking great. We are excited to welcome an amazing group of makers this Saturday, September 12th. Join us between 11am and 3pm to learn about and try your hand at:


modular origami

3D printing

thermal imaging



home made car

solar hot air heater construction

build a mini ROV to explore underwater

make a Harry Potter wand

audio recording of a mini memoir

hand drawn monsters

and much more!

Maker Faire Moving Forward to September 12 Faire

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThe Maker Faire committee is finalizing plans for this year’s Midcoast Mini Maker Faire, to be held in the Camden Amphitheatre on Saturday, September 12, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The committee is still looking for volunteers to help with events the day of the Faire and to help present various projects and exhibits. Please contact Ken Gross at the Camden Public Library for more information.

09-06-2014 Maker Faire 014x240The Midcoast Mini Maker Faire has already lined up several extraordinary Makers, including Stephen Abadessa who is a returning Make rand who will present classes in Arduino “101” and “201” as an introduction to the fascinating and approachable world of miniature processors and programming. He recommends that participants come with an Arduino already in hand, although everyone is welcome at his workshops whether they have an Arduino in hand or not. Arduinos can be ordered online for $10-$20, search for Mini-USB-Board-for-Compatible-Arduino-DIY.

09-06-2014 Maker Faire 064x240Makers at this year’s Faire will also present drone demonstrations with images relayed to a base laptop in Harbor park, various alternative vehicles on Atlantic Avenue, thermal imaging family portraits, colored thermal-sensitive slime, a leafblower-powered hovercraft, a monster mod podge collage.

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAThe Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is hosted by the Camden Public Library, Mid-Coast Magnet, and presented with support of Electricity Maine and the Bangor Savings Bank.

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERAPhoto Caption: Makers from the 2014 Midcoast Mini Maker Faire showcase activities featuring origami, larger than life bubbles, stone archway construction, and 3D printing . . . to name a few.

Be a Maker in 2015!

The Call for Makers is now open for the Saturday, September 12, 2015 event!

Want to show off something neat you like to make? Click here to fill out the application!

New this year – you will receive a decision within a month. So don’t hesitate, apply today and lock in the date!

call for makers now open 2015

Announcing 2015 event!

The next Midcoast Mini Maker Faire will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015! More details to come soon as well the Call for Makers. If you can’t wait to apply, shoot us an email to

Elf cars

Elf cars

Thank you, thank you!

Dear Makers, Organizers, Participants, Sponsors and Weather, thank you for making the 2014 Midcoast Mini Maker Faire happen! It was an absolute blast, despite you, humidity, showing off.

We’re sifting through hundreds of photos and more will be coming in the next few days. Here are just a few, in no particular order and not everyone may be included here. In the meantime, thank you!!