We are a 21st century voluntary social and civic organization focused on making Alamance County, North Carolina a better and more attractive place through a shared joy of making things (technical to artistic, traditional to digitally fabricated, solid to virtual), learning and teaching, and creating opportunities for people from youth to retirees.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math): We promote STEM education and skills with the addition of the ‘A’ for Arts to make STEAM.
Jobs: We work to help people start small maker businesses and create an environment attractive to new manufacturing jobs for Alamance County.
Community: Alamance Makers Guild hosts monthly open meetings that are free and open to the public and include a speaker, demonstration, or activity. We also produce the annual Burlington Mini Maker Faire with the help of our members and volunteers.
Membership: Founded in 2011, Alamance Makers Guild has recently become a membership oriented organization (as of Jan 1, 2015) with dues paying members. We will always hold open meetings and events to serve the community. Your voluntary membership helps to generate funds that can be used to pay for our expenses, improve and expand our organization, and to reach back into the community in order to do some good around Alamance County.
Join: We hope you and your families will join us for our open meetings, our activities, and for the Burlington Mini Maker Faire. If you are willing and able we encourage you to support our organization by joining as a member.
Burlington Mini Maker Faire: Alamance Makers Guild members and volunteers host this annual family friendly event which is a celebration of making things, modifying things, and being creative. It's an educational experience and a chance to talk with makers about their projects and ideas. We will have interesting projects including Tesla Coils, Steampunk Art, Retro Video Games, Quilting, Science Kits, Recycled Crochet Art, Robots, Digital Fabrication Technology such as 3D printers, and much more!