The Core Details:
When: Saturday, January 14th, 2012, 10 am to 4pm
Where: The Atrium, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn campus, 467 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122
Entrances located at:
- John Street, just north of Mcleod Lane (you can enter John Street either from the south at the Burwood road end, or from the north at the Glenferrie Station end).
- William Street, just north of McLeod lane.
(Please see the Attend page for more info.)
To Contact us:
Please email: info (at) makerfairemelbourne (dot) com
What and Why:
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.
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. See the sections at the end of this page for additional information.
Follow the development of the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire by following this blog, or follow along on your choice of:
- Google Plus +makerfaire melbourne
- Twitter @makerfairemel and the hast tag: #mfm or #mfm2012
- Our Facebook fan page.
- Or subscribe to the Google Group Mail List.
You can also check out the organisers website at: Hack Melbourne, the online home of the Connected Community Hackerspace.
About Maker Faire:
The mission of Maker Faire events is to inspire, inform, connect and entertain thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers of all ages and backgrounds through the public gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, CA and just celebrated its sixth annual Bay Area event with some 100,000 people in attendance. As Maker Faire continues to grow in popularity and relevance, it expanded to Detroit and New York City in -2010, Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world, including Mini Maker Faire Melbourne. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine and O’Reilly Media, the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies.
About MAKE Magazine:
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. MAKE is published quarterly by Maker Media, the division of O’Reilly Media, Inc., that also produces the wildly popular Make: Online (www.makezine.com), CRAFT (www.craftzine_com), the Maker Shed online store for DIY kits, books, and more (www.makershed.com), and the world’s biggest DIY festival. Maker Faire (wwwmakerfaireßom),
About O’Reílly Media:
O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines and conferences. Since 1978, Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cuttingedge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making and evangelism.