10th annual Piedmont School Maker Faire returns to PHS on Sunday

The 10th annual Piedmont School Maker Faire returns to the Piedmont High School campus this Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come celebrate K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math (S.T.E.A.M.) education for the Piedmont community and beyond. 

Organized by Piedmont Makers, the event will showcase more than 80 projects featuring the S.T.E.A.M. creativity, passion, and effort of over 200 Makers in our community. Many of these projects are created by Piedmont students from Wildwood Elementary, Havens Elementary, Beach Elementary, Piedmont Middle School, Millennium High School, and Piedmont High School.

In addition to the inspiring projects completed before the Faire, there are many hands-on activities to engage Makers of all ages. Some examples include the ever popular Nerdy Derby where you can design a race car and race it down the track, pressurized air rockets where you can launch rockets high into the air, or Maker River where you can design a raft to float down a lazy river, and many more.

Musical guests include the Piedmont High School Jazz Combo and DJ Andre 5000. Food will also be available at the Faire with delicious lunch options from Chef Robert Dorsey, cookies from Mo’s Bakeshop, French baked goods from Grimaud Bakeshop, Boba Tea from Tea on Piedmont, and Saturday Sourdough bread.

Free tickets are available HERE.  Secure your tickets in advance to avoid the lines at the Faire.

Meet the full list of Makers below:

Hands-on Making:

Maker River – Make a boat and float it down a lazy river

Nerdy Derby – Design a car and race it down the track!

Air & Water Rockets – Build a rocket and launch it high

Kinetic Steam – Steam printing press

Laser Cut Project Kits in the Engineering Lab

Aircraft Carrier that launches paper airplanes

Apple Juice Making

Rope Making

Smoothie Bike

LEGO Build

Community Makers:

Maker Faire Bay Area 2024

Piedmont Education Foundation

Piedmont Police Department

Piedmont Fire Department

Piedmont Scouts Council

Berkeley Chess School

Blossom Vase Bookmarks

Collegiate Rocketry

Creative Arts

It’s Your Move

Japanese Woodworking

Oakland Puzzle


PurrfectLee Crochet

ROV Tour

STEAM Toy Swap

Tiny Tech

Student Makers from:

Beach Elementary

Havens Elementary

Wildwood Elementary

Piedmont Middle School

Black Pine Circle School

Millennium High School

Piedmont High School

Crystal Springs Upland School


FIRST LEGO League Explore

FIRST LEGO League Challenge

FIRST Tech Challenge

FIRST Robotics Competition – 8033 Highlander Robotics


PHS Jazz Combo

DJ Andre 


Robert Dorsey Catering

Grimaud Bakeshop

Mo’s Bakeshop

Saturday Sourdough

Tea on Piedmont

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