Today marks the beginning of our final countdown (cue cheesy 80s soundtrack) to Brighton’s First ever Maker Faire, with just one month left until the big event on 3rd September. Behind the scenes we’re squirrelling away – making preparations and liaising with makers, getting the word out in Sussex and beyond, and bringing everything together to ensure it all goes off with a bang (metaphorically speaking of course, although with some of the science experiments going on, you never know…).

We’re also on the hunt for volunteers to help out on the day with stewarding and other duties and would love to hear from anyone who wants to be involved. Go on over to the volunteers page to find out how you can help.

If you’re still unsure what to expect and whether it’s for you, here are some highlights from last weekend’s Detroit Maker Faire – which we hope will give you a feel for the spirit of the event and inspire you to come along to (or be a part of) ours.

We’ll have more sneak previews from our own lineup of makers in the coming weeks, so watch this space to find out what’s in store.

You can follow us on Twitter @MakerFaireBTN or sign up to the Facebook event for the latest Maker Faire Brighton news. Meanwhile, I’ll leave you with this…