When: Saturday 14 January 2012

Location: Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria

Team: Ammon Beyerle, Michelle Emma James

Presented by: Connected Community HackerSpace

On 14 January, 2012 the first official Maker Faire came to Melbourne. This event was open to people interested in making and was a space of stalls, demonstrations and workshops for sharing and learning how. Maker Faires around the world have included homemade rockets and backyard space travel; Robot building; Yarn bombing and other “Nanna Tech” activities; 3D printers; DNA copy-machines; Kids learning how to solder; Fixing, Upcycling and General Tinkering.

The international Maker revolution has been growing rapidly in recent years. It is driven in large part by increasing global interest in social change, and themes such as building better communities, reducing our environmental impact and reclaiming the skills that enable us to shape and take control of our world! Its members recognise it is in large part about re-learning and sharing skills we’ve forgotten. Makers remember the World’s Fair movements of the 1880s, that created The Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne 1880 and the Eiffel Tower in Paris 1889.

The Melbourne Mini Maker Faire was hosted by the Connected Community HackerSpace, better known as Hack Melbourne; a group that has been steadily growing in numbers, actively working in a garage recently, tinkering, fixing, building, wiring and soldering, and generally hacking to make the world better. They are about to move to a new location in Hawthorn. They are passionate about this Maker revolution and arranged the rights to run the event in Melbourne. Paul Szymkowiak, who worked closely with us on the phase two opening of Hub Melbourne, has been leading a core team to organise the event and invited here studio to contribute as a member. Ammon's key role was to coordinate the programme and space layout, and Michelle coordinated the large number of volunteers.

Links:
Official Melbourne Mini Maker Faire website
HackMelbourne event page
@MakerFaireMel twitter
Official Maker Faire website
Our blog of photos and video from the day

Updates:
(15/12/2011) Call to Makers: here
(16/12/2011) Free tickets now available: here
(14/01/2012) Successful event complete! Thank you to all the participants, especially Paul Szymkowiak.

(Last update 21/01/12)


When: Saturday 14 January 2012

Location: Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria

Team: Ammon Beyerle, Michelle Emma James

Presented by: Connected Community HackerSpace

On 14 January, 2012 the first official Maker Faire came to Melbourne. This event was open to people interested in making and was a space of stalls, demonstrations and workshops for sharing and learning how. Maker Faires around the world have included homemade rockets and backyard space travel; Robot building; Yarn bombing and other “Nanna Tech” activities; 3D printers; DNA copy-machines; Kids learning how to solder; Fixing, Upcycling and General Tinkering.

The international Maker revolution has been growing rapidly in recent years. It is driven in large part by increasing global interest in social change, and themes such as building better communities, reducing our environmental impact and reclaiming the skills that enable us to shape and take control of our world! Its members recognise it is in large part about re-learning and sharing skills we’ve forgotten. Makers remember the World’s Fair movements of the 1880s, that created The Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne 1880 and the Eiffel Tower in Paris 1889.

The Melbourne Mini Maker Faire was hosted by the Connected Community HackerSpace, better known as Hack Melbourne; a group that has been steadily growing in numbers, actively working in a garage recently, tinkering, fixing, building, wiring and soldering, and generally hacking to make the world better. They are about to move to a new location in Hawthorn. They are passionate about this Maker revolution and arranged the rights to run the event in Melbourne. Paul Szymkowiak, who worked closely with us on the phase two opening of Hub Melbourne, has been leading a core team to organise the event and invited here studio to contribute as a member. Ammon's key role was to coordinate the programme and space layout, and Michelle coordinated the large number of volunteers.

Links:
Official Melbourne Mini Maker Faire website
HackMelbourne event page
@MakerFaireMel twitter
Official Maker Faire website
Our blog of photos and video from the day

Updates:
(15/12/2011) Call to Makers: here
(16/12/2011) Free tickets now available: here
(14/01/2012) Successful event complete! Thank you to all the participants, especially Paul Szymkowiak.

(Last update 21/01/12)