Create Your Maker Story

Creating your Maker Story is easy & fun!

1. Review the Requirements

We only have a few simple requirements, the rest is up to you!

    1. Your Maker Story video must be no longer than 60 seconds.
    2. Your Maker Story video must be hosted on YouTube or Vimeo, and be publicly accessible
    3. Your Maker Story video description on YouTube or Vimeo should include the text “Created for The Maker Stories Project at”

Got Questions?

If you have ANY questions, please email us at

We created an easy to follow (and optional) template for a Maker Story.

  1.  Show the Maker Stories Logo (print it, draw it, make it from LEGO!, etc.)
  2. Introduce yourself
  3. Explain what you make (hint: show it quickly, or show a picture)
  4. Explain where you get your maker inspiration
  5. Thank someone who helped you become the awesome maker that you are 🙂
  6. Provide a way for the audience to learn more about you and your work (hint: show a URL, twitter username, etc.)

Watch Adam’s Maker Story for an example of this template.

You don’t have to be a video pro to shoot your Maker Story. Use these tips to keep it easy & fun!

  1. Find a location with good lighting and low noise.
  2. If you do #1, you’ll find that a “point & shoot” camera on a table or a tripod will do a great job. If you use a laptop webcam, elevate the laptop so that the camera isn’t pointed up at you.
  3. Try to record your Maker Story in one take. If you are really good at video editing, go ahead – but it isn’t required. If you make videos or motion graphics and want to show off, go for it 🙂

4. Submit Your Maker Story

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Maker Story Title (<50 characters)

Your Maker Story Short Description (<200 characters)

Your Maker Story URL (YouTube or Vimeo)

Anything else you'd like added to your Maker Story's description - contact info, links, etc. - put it here...

By checking this box, and submitting this form, I grant The Maker Effect Foundation and its agents the right to link to, share, edit, and redistribute the video at the provided URL.