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:
The new location has more room for more exhibitors, more displays and more fun.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
2013 Adelaide Mini Maker Faire
About the Mini Maker Faire + Maker Movement
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.’