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Maker Faire Melbourne: Inspire, inform, connect, entertain.

Posted in Movements by Kate Archdeacon on January 9th, 2012

A Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not the finished and perfect end product. It’s a place to share what we’re learning with others, and celebrate the fun and freedom of being an amateur. Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration coming to Australasia for the first time on Saturday, January 14th, 2012. It will feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, and educational workshops and installations.  Access to the Faire is limited so get in touch before you show up to make sure you can get in!

Want to get involved?  Apply to be a Maker on Saturday through the website.

Mini Maker Faires such as this have started to sprout up around the United States, Canada, Europe and now Australia. Maker Faire started back in 2005 as a spin-off of Make Magazine. The Melbourne Mini Maker Faire will follow the big Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering, but will be smaller in scale and – although predominantly showcasing the wonders of the local Melbourne Maker community – will include exhibitors from around Australia and beyond.

Saturday, January 14th, 2012, 10 am to 4pm, Hawthorn

See the Maker Faire Melbourne website for additional information and to register your interest in attending.

Photo from Robots and Dinosaurs (Makers).