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maker summit 2022


Projects and project submissions

 When is my project due?

All projects are due by Sunday, March 20, 2022.

 Will late entries be accepted?

We can be flexible with our timeline, but cannot accept entries after Monday March 21 at 8am at the latest, to ensure that they can be featured on the website and available for voting during maker summit week.

 Do I have to attend the awards ceremony on April 16?

We strongly encourage all participants who submitted a project to attend the awards ceremony to support your fellow makers and the community. You must also be present at the ceremony in order to be eligible to win an award. If you cannot attend the ceremony for whatever reason, please let us know as soon as possible by emailing

 Do I have to attend all five days of 2021 Maker Summit week?

No. Feel free to pick and choose which events, workshops and at-home activities you would like to participate in! Please consider joining us for the virtual awards ceremony on Friday, April 8, 2022, to see who takes home prizes for the top voted projects.

 What is a gizmo?

Generally, gizmos either perform a task or are used to complete a specific job. Gizmos can move, fly, crawl, sing, etc. We like to keep this loosely defined as it encourages some unique project submissions.

Participate without submitting a project

 Can I attend the workshops and events?

Of course! No need to register to submit a project in order to attend. Just stop by and check out what the UW maker community is creating. A full schedule of events will be published on our registration website in late March. In the meantime, please feel free to sign up for any of our weekly workshops.

 Can I bring people outside of the UW community?

All guests are welcome to attend virtual events, however in-person events and project submissions are limited to UW community members (i.e. students, staff and faculty).

Workshops, demos and events

 Are the workshops, demos and events free?

Some events require a small fee to participate. However, some events (including the virtual project showcase and virtual awards ceremony) are free to attend.

 How do I register for a workshop or demo?

You can register for any of the 2022 Maker Summit workshops or demos through our registration website. If you are a student, faculty or staff at the UW, you can click Login, and you will be directed to log in using your UW NetID. If you do not have a UW NetID or are not affiliated with the UW, you should click Sign up. From there, you will be prompted to create an account. Once you have logged in with your new account or UW NetID, navigate to the Maker Summit page where you will find a list of 2022 workshops and demos.

 How do I pick up my workshop supplies?

Instructions for workshop supplies pick up will be listed on the workshop description on the registration website.