Maker Faire visits Vienna

Maker Faire Vienna Austria LogoI was very exited to hear that the legendary Maker Faire will visit Vienna (see Maker Faire Vienna) and therefore Austria in 2016 for the very first time! Since its very beginning in 2006 Maker Faires all over the world stand for family centric festivals with a strong focus on delivering Do-it-Yourself skills to kids and adults. Its founding Make magazine represents a must-read literature for every tech loving and teaching dad (or mum). Every Maker Faire worldwide is a perfect place to meet fascinating people and their unique projects and to take part in tutorials to learn new skills and to open your mind for new ideas. Personally, I was always fascinated by the Make magazine and its community as it delivers the most positive and creative spirit cross all generations of people with the goal to open the minds to create and inspire new ideas. Make spirit not only covers areas such as electronics, coding, manufacturing but spans a much wider audience to design or art. So i am very curios how the start of the first Maker Faire in Austria will work out, but i am sure we will have a great time on 16. – 17. April 2016 in Vienna!

Submit your Arduino Projects to the Maker Fair in ROME

Maker Faire Rome - The European Edition
Save the date for the European Maker Faire that takes place from 3 to 6 October in ROME, Italy!

Massimo Banzi, one of the inventors of Arduino, is promoting and hosting this cool Make Event in October. It will be the perfect event for meeting the community of DIY activists and Makers all over Europe. The deadline for submitting your own Make projects and creations has been postopened until end of June. Submit your own Arduino projects here.
Maker Faire showcases the amazing work of all kinds and ages of makers—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.
Topics for the Maker Call are: 3D Printing, Robot, Education, Design, Fashion, Arduino, Crafts, Science, Digital Fabrication, Green, Transportation, Interaction and Young Makers (under 16);

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire is This Weekend! June 23rd-24th

Vancouver Makers are congregating for the second ever Vancouver Mini Maker Faire this weekend, June 23rd-24th at the PNE Forum (That’s Vancouver, British Columbia – in Canada). The Vancouver Mini Maker Faire was founded by members of our local hackerspace, Vancouver Hack Space, with the help of eatART and Vancouver Community Lab.

Hosting a mini has been an amazing way for local maker groups to converge and cross-pollinate ideas. In our inaugural year, we had around 80 makers, and close to 3,000 attendees. This year we have over 100 makers, and a much larger venue to accommodate more attendees throughout the weekend. There will be bands, a young makers section, an eco village, and more. If you’re around, come check it out! [via Make]


Dangerous Prototypes at Maker Faire Bay Area


Our pals at Dangerous Prototypes put together these wonderful videos about Maker Faire Bay Area 2012. The first gives you a maker’s POV of being at the Faire, setting up, what to bring, etc. The second video offers a rundown of 13 projects that Ian of DP found at the Faire.

Really great work, guys! It was a pleasure having you all and having Skot in the Make: Live fishbowl talking about his DigitGrid project.

Dangerous Prototypes

See all of our Maker Faire coverage here.

One Day Left to Get Early-Bird Maker Faire Tickets

Russell the Electric Giraffe at Maker Faire

The 7th annual Maker Faire Bay Area, taking place in a mere 10 days on May 19 and 20 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds, is going to be our biggest Faire yet, with over 700 makers. They have filled every nook and cranny of the massive fairgrounds with the amazing inventiveness and inspiration of the maker community. Sounds cliché, but it’s totally true: you won’t want to miss this!

Early-bird tickets are still available until midnight PST tomorrow night, May 9. You can get a full adult weekend pass for $40 (students 13–21, $20; youth 4–12, $15) , or a single-day adult ticket for $22 (student, $12; youth, $8). The Faire is open on Saturday the 19th from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday the 20th from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. That’s a lot of entertainment, education, hands-on activities, and inspiration for not a lot of cash. Prices go up on May 10, so head over to the Maker Faire site for all the information you need, pick up your tickets today!

Wondering who that is in the photo above? Russell the Electric Giraffe, of course. He’s 16 feet tall, robotic, has a booming sound system, and is one of our favorite Maker Faire attendees. You never know who you’ll meet at Maker Faire.