Maker Faire Miami Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Two-Day Event on April 15-16, 2023 at the Watsco Center

Miami, FL – Maker Faire Miami, the premier event for DIY enthusiasts and makers, is excited to announce its 10th-anniversary celebration on April 15-16, 2023. The two-day event will take place at the Watsco Center in Coral Gables. It will feature various exhibits, workshops, and presentations showcasing the latest technology, art, and DIY projects. Maker Faire Miami is a family-friendly event that brings together makers, inventors, artists, and tech enthusiasts worldwide to share their creations and learn from one another. From BattleBots, robotics, power wheel racers, and 3D printing to woodworking and textiles, there is something for everyone at the Faire!

This year’s event will feature over 125 exhibits and presentations from local, national, and international makers. Among the speakers, we’re excited to highlight Elijah, Mel, Michael, Charlie and Taylor of CW&T, Charlyn, and Madeline:

  • Elijah Horland is a young maker, inventor, and co-host of MythBusters Jr. on Discovery and The Science Channel. He will be sharing his insights on innovation, creativity, and how to turn your ideas into reality.
  • Mel Ho is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, and maker who has been featured in Forbes, CNBC, and other major publications. Mel will be sharing insights and experiences on entrepreneurship, innovation, and how to turn your ideas into successful businesses.
  • Michael Sayman is a tech prodigy, former Facebook engineer, and author of “App Kid”, a memoir about his journey from young app developer to Silicon Valley success. He will be sharing his insights, experiences, and ideas on entrepreneurship, innovation, and how to succeed in the tech industry.
  • CW&T is the art and design practice of Che-Wei Wang and Taylor Levy. CW&T is the recipient of the 2022 National Design Award for Product Design from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Their work has spanned from interactive software to human-scaled tools that enhance our relationships to work, life and time.
  • Charyln is a Senior Software Engineer at Pave, former Software Engineer at Google and Uber Eats and was a Developer Advocate for the Uber API. Charlyn will feature different forms of unique glowy art, often made with 3D printers, laser cutters, microcontrollers, brass wire and LEDs.
  • Dr. Madeline Gannon showcases her work forging new futures for human-robot relations. Through her research studio, ATONATON, she brings bleeding edge tech to wider audiences. She is a World Economic Forum Cultural Leader, one of the ‘Top 10 Women in Robotics Industry’ and ‘World’s 50 Most Renowned Women in Robotics’ according to Analytics Insight.

In addition to these amazing speakers, we are excited to offer a Maker Education track for local teachers. This series of talks and workshops is designed to provide educators with the tools and resources they need to bring maker education to their classrooms and inspire the next generation of innovators! These are being offered for FREE to all Miami Beach public school teachers, and all MDCPS Title-1 and STEAM designated educators. They can apply online to take advantage of this incredible opportunity using the following forms: Miami Beach Teachers | MDCPS Title 1 or STEAM Designated Teachers.

Maker Faire Miami is more than just a showcase of the latest and greatest in DIY and technology; it is also an opportunity for the community to come together and share ideas, learn new skills, and be inspired to create their projects. It is a celebration of the ingenuity, resourcefulness, and creativity of the diverse talents in the region. There will be hands-on experiences for all ages including Learn to Solder your own light-up badge, Screen Printing your own Maker Faire Miami T-Shirt, Build your own Nerdy Derby car and test it on the track, learn to fly an FPV drone through an obstacle course in the Drone Zone, watch dozens of Combat Robots battle live – and so much more! 

“We are thrilled to be celebrating our 10th anniversary and can’t wait to see all the amazing things that our makers will be showcasing this year. If you’re here for #miamitechmonth you won’t want to miss this event!” said Mario Cruz, the lead organizer of Maker Faire Miami. 

“Maker Faire Miami is our flagship event, and is designed to celebrate, educate, and inspire our local maker community. We are so grateful to all of the sponsors who supported – and to all of the volunteers that help ensure a smooth and successful event for everyone to enjoy. We can’t wait to see all the fascinating projects and people again.” Said Tom Pupo, Executive Director of Moonlighter FabLab and Co-Producer of Maker Faire Miami.

Maker Faire Miami is open to the public, and tickets can be purchased in advance at TicketMaster. For more information and updates on the event, please visit the Maker Faire Miami website at

Contact: Mario Cruz


Event Details:

Maker Faire Miami

April 15-16,2023

Watsco Center  1245 Dauer Dr, Coral Gables, FL 33146


Maker Faire Miami is produced by Mario The Maker and Moonlighter FabLab, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization dedicated to empowering makers with access to the skills, tools, and opportunities to shape a better future.

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