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2015 Adelaide Mini Maker Faire

Calling all makers, hackers, tinkerers, fixers and DIYers! The Adelaide Mini Maker Faire, an exciting event that embodies the collaborative production spirit of the sharing & collaborative movement, returns to Adelaide on Sunday 1 November 2015!

The Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the ‘maker’ movement. Sponsors for the first Adelaide event in 2013 included Intel, DFEEST, Australian Network for Art and Technology, Google and FabLab Adelaide.

Check out what the 2013 Adelaide Mini Maker Faire looked like in this short clip:

This year the Mini Maker Faire will move to a bigger venue at Tonsley Park, the old Mitsubishi site at 1284 South Road, Clovelly Park.

The Tonsley site is a centre for innovation, collaboration and productivity, with Siemens and Tier 5 already having moved in, along with TAFE SA and Flinders University, and many more businesses about to establish there.

The new location has more room for more exhibitors, more displays and more fun.

The Adelaide Mini Maker Faire is being produced by South Australian Makers Incorporated, who will be working to promote makers and making in South Australia beyond the event.

Be Part of the Mini Maker Faire

You can get involved with the Adelaide Mini Maker Faire as a volunteer, an exhibitor, maybe run a workshop or even be part of the speakers program.

Smoke Cannon, 2013 Adelaide Mini Maker Faire

Be An Exhibitor

The Call for Makers will be in late April, so start thinking now about what you can make, and how you, your club or school can get involved. Ask your friends to sign up to the mailing list so they don’t miss updates and announcements.

Hackerspace Hexapod, 2013 Adelaide Mini Maker Faire

Be A Volunteer

Help make the Adelaide Mini Maker Faire a great event! If you have a talent for organising, logistics, social media, PR or any other useful skill, please sign yourself up to the mailing list and we will be in touch.

Be A Sponsor

To make this event possible we need sponsors. The 2013 Adelaide Mini Maker Faire attracted 4,000 people, and 2015 will be even bigger. If you would like to know more about being a sponsor, or know a business that would like to be a sponsor please email

2013 Adelaide Mini Maker Faire

Please forward this email to anyone you think should know about the Adelaide Mini Maker Faire, and invite them to sign up to the mailing list and follow updates on Facebook and Twitter.

About the Mini Maker Faire + Maker Movement

The economic value of the maker movement has been well documented, with Deloitte’s recent report, The Impact of the Maker Movement, stating that:

The Maker Movement will emerge as the dominant source of livelihood as individuals find ways to build small businesses around their creative activity and large companies increasingly automate their operations.

Makerspaces and associated events like the Maker Faire help entrepreneurs to prototype new products, open up opportunities to tackle obsolescence and waste, and create communities to support both.

Having access to tools and technologies is important, however access to other people and their knowledge and networks that is also a major asset. Fostering spaces both online and offline that enable people to share skills, resources and expertise enables ‘crowdsourcing’ of knowledge and refining and support of ideas.

President Obama hosted the first-ever Maker Faire at the White House on June 18, 2014, calling upon all Americans to observe the day by participating in activities and programs that ‘encourage a new generation of makers and manufacturers to share their talents and hone their skills.’

The economic potential of nurturing an ecosystem of these spaces is significant, and recognised as an engine for creation of employment opportunities and livelihoods.

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