What is a DIY Engineer?

This category embraces the art of scientific innovation and homemade ingenuity. DIY Engineers create handmade or computer generated products or art that can include robots, LED light displays, 3D printing and more. DIY Engineers are welcome to apply to Craft Lake City’s DIY Festival to simply showcase their inventions and products in Google Fiber’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Building, and/or to sell their wares to attendees.

How much is the participation fee and what does it include?

There are three categories of DIY Engineers: Tinkerer, Institution/Nonprofit/Government, and Business. We can help you determine what category to select based on the type of organization you are.

DIY Engineer fee includes 6′X3′ table, linen, and electricity for all three days:

  • DIY Engineer / Tinkerer: $75
    “I am a local Utah tinkerer and/or start-up entrepreneur. If I have a business, it’s small and aside from my family and friend volunteers, I’m the only employee. I’m trying to showcase my technology and/or product ideas with an interactive exhibit out in front of a public audience at the 2017 Craft Lake City DIY Festival.”
  • Business: $325
    “I am an established local Utah business or company that would like to showcase our technology and/or products with an interactive exhibit in front of a public audience at the 2017 Craft Lake City DIY Festival.”
  • Non-Profit / Institution: $325
    “I am an established university or institutional affiliated organization or program, non-profit organization, or government agency, who would like to showcase an interactive exhibit in front of a public audience at the 2017 Craft Lake City DIY Festival.”

Where will DIY Engineers exhibit?

DIY Engineers exhibit inside Google Fiber’s STEM Building. This building is located on north portion of Gallivan plaza on 200 south. Bustling with creative projects, air conditioning and a balcony, Google Fiber’s STEM Building showcases the latest inventions and innovations from Utah’s maker community.

I represent a commercial company in the STEM field.  I’d like to have my company represented at the Craft Lake City DIY Festival.  How do I go about this?

Please contact us at info@craftlakecity.com.

What space options do I have for vending and exhibition?

6‘x3’ table space is suggested for emerging engineers and artisans with a limited inventory. It also works well for artisans who make very small items or for DIY engineers who don’t necessarily have items for sale but want to have their project seen. Vendors are not allowed to share tables.  Tables are placed inside Google Fiber’s STEM building as well as outside on the balcony of the upper building level. We understand that some exhibits may not fit on a 6’x 3’ table. Please let us know if you have questions or concerns regarding the size or placement of your exhibit.

Is Google Fiber’s STEM Building powered and equipped with Wi-Fi?

Yes. Please do not forget to list your power requirements on your application. The connection will be free and open to the public so credit card transactions on this network are discouraged.

Why do DIY engineers pay a lower fee compared to artisans?

DIY engineers exhibit inside Google Fiber’s STEM Building at 6’x3’ tables. Participants in this category are generally showcasing their ideas and simultaneously educating the public. They do not typically profit monetarily from their exhibitions.

Applications for DIY Engineers will be accepted until April 17th, 2016. DIY Engineers will be updated on the status of their application on Monday, May 15, 2017. The official public announcement of participating DIY Engineers will be made on the CLC website on Monday, May 15, 2017.