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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

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

Welcome, 2014 Makers!

The Call for Makers is officially closed for the 2014 season. We’ll be announcing our Makers over the next few weeks. SO exciting! There will be lots of hands-on making, lots to watch, touch and listen to. It’s a feast for the senses! If you really really want to still try to participate as a maker, performer or vendor, and it’s between July 15 and September 6, please get in touch with us directly at or call the Camden Public Library at 207-236-3440.

CMCA's ArtLab "Mystery Bag" - Make a Robot. Photo by Maggi Blue

CMCA’s ArtLab “Mystery Bag” – Make a Robot. Photo by Maggi  Blue

What do YOU make?

Last year we hosted a great variety of people who Make! This year we’re asking – What do YOU make? Apply today and share with our community the awesome stuff you make.

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Call For Makers for 2014 Midcoast Mini Maker Faire is now open!

Come join the fun! Tell us what you make! Fill out the application today! Are you a performer? Would you like to participate with an art installation? Do you have a project-in-the-making? Would you like to volunteer? We’d love to hear from you.

New to the Maker movement? Check out this video from the 2013 Midcoast Mini Maker Faire of what the event is like.

MMMF 2013 from Camden Public Library on Vimeo.