10 August 2015
Maker Faire all around the world: when Do-It-Yourself becomes Do-It-Together
The Fab11 in Boston closed its doors yesterday. For whom wasn’t able to attend this big event, do not despair! There is much more to come in every side of the continent.
The Maker Movement has been a catalyst for many hobbyists, technology enthusiasts, students, and makers since the first years of the 21st century. Their passion lies on technology and on the importance of sharing their expertise and knowledge in order to create new products and produce value in the community.
The internet has definitely been a fertile ground for the movement for its evolution and worldwide recognition. Information about makers, innovative projects, and new technologies are something that you can easily find anytime, anywhere.
But there’s nothing more valuable and more exciting than gathering tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, and artists in one place to show to the community new forms and technologies.
This is what Maker Faire is all about.
About Maker Faire
Maker Faire was launched in 2006 in the United States by Maker Media. Since then, it has been spreading all over the world throughout the whole year to show innovation and experimentation in the fields of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
Everybody is welcome to join these events, and special activities for children are organized in order to attract new generations to the world of new technologies.
European edition of the Maker Faire will take place in Rome next October. This year, the event is going to be held at University “La Sapienza”, which confirms the increasing participation and involvement of educational institutions in the maker movement.
While waiting for the biggest European event for makers, below you will find a selection of Maker Fairs that will take place in the upcoming months.
Eindhoven Mini Maker Faire (August, 29-30)
Eindhoven, a city in the Netherlands, is opening its doors for the second time for a Mini Maker Faire at the end of August.
Special sections will be dedicated to 3D printing, Arduino and Smart Home electronics, Robotics, Drones, Media, Augmented Reality, and much more!
Parallel to the Faire, Make The Future – Life in Creation Hackathon will focus on every aspect of DIY and aims to find new connections between the Maker culture and other sectors, such as human technology and digital life, with the aim of creating radical innovations.
Cape Town Maker Faire (August, 21-23)
For the first time, South Africa is hosting a Maker Faire to display all kinds of projects. Science and engineering, food and music, arts and crafts will make this event special to openly develop and expand the maker culture in Africa.
Cape Town seems like the right choice for celebrating the Maker Movement in South Africa as it has been awarded the World Design Capital in 2014.
If you are there during those days, the Cape Town Maker Faire is definitely worth a visit!
Sydney Mini Maker Faire (August, 15-16)
Are you in Australia? Then, you can’t miss the Sydney Mini Maker Faire this weekend! This third edition will give young and old people the opportunity to participate in informative and fun activities. There will be workshops taking place as drop-in sessions about physical computing, and a wide range of companies, service providers and makers will entertain families and individuals.
World Maker Faire New York (September, 26-27)
And if you haven’t had enough of all these events, New York is waiting for you for the World Maker Faire in September!
The program has not been published yet, but we are sure that it is saving a spectrum of wonders and special activities for everybody.
This is only a small selection of the upcoming Maker Faires all around the world. Here, you can find the complete list of new and future events.
If you are going to these events or similar ones and you want to share your experience with us and the entire community, contact us and we will publish your article!
Let’s not talk about the Do-It-Yourself. Let’s talk about the Do-It-Together!