Mini Maker Faire Adelaide

It is with extreme excitement that I am finally able to share one of my favourite pieces of news about this year’s schedule for reallybigroadtrip.

On April 6th 2013 from 10-6pm, AC Arts and Light Square in Adelaide will be packed to the gills with geeks! Not just the usual electronics folks you often hear me go on about, but makers and tinkerers of all fabulous flavours: stitch&bitchers, bike recyclers (teehee), solar power junkies, blacksmiths, spinners&weavers, bush mechanics & engineering wizards… &… well, WHO KNOWS WHO! Suffice to say these are my very favourite sort of people, so I shall be an extremely happy bunny.

Right now we’re calling for makers, so please sign up to make sure you get to show off your smarts & help us to share the message. If you want to be part of making this inaugural event happen then please sign up as a volunteer.

For those who don’t know about Maker Faire… here’s a re-post from the Mini Maker Faire Adelaide blog (used with permission).

Disclaimer: I’m ‘online community wrangler’ for this fabulous extravaganza, so I have an extra vested interest in talking excitedly about it. Expect to hear about this via my own feeds, but for the full deets you’ll need to follow the official accounts twitter.com/MakerFaireADL & facebook.com/MakerFaireADL.

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A family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

Maker Faire USA; photo by Mark Thomson

Maker Faire USA; photo by Mark Thomson

What is a Mini Maker Faire?

A Maker Faire is where makers of all kinds get together and show what they can do. Mini Maker Faire Adelaide will have all kinds of demonstrations from 3D printing to blacksmithing and knitting to digital fabrication and everything in between.

Maker Faires feature innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

Maker Faire is part of a growing DIY local and global movement of people who look at things a little differently and who just might spark the next generation of scientists, engineers and makers.

Maker Faire USA; photo by Mark Thomson

Maker Faire USA; photo by Mark Thomson

What is a Maker?

Makers work in their sheds, backyards, on their kitchen tables, in workshops and clubs, blending old DIY craft and trade skills and hobbies with the new world of digital manufacturing and robotics.

Makers share their knowledge and skills they gain at events such as Maker Faires. They want to get other people excited about making and tinkering.

Maker Faire is free, it’s hand on and we want you to be part of it!

Maker Faire USA; photo by Mark Thomson

Maker Faire USA; photo by Mark Thomson

How can I be part of Adelaide Mini Maker Faire?

If you are a maker come and be part of a great day. Maker registrations close on Monday February 11th.

If you would like to be part of the team that makes the Mini Maker Faire happen you can be a sponsor/partner or volunteer.

If you are interesting in learning about making, getting hands-on in workshops, checking out demonstrations or just taking part in a great family-friendly event, put Saturday 6 April in your diary and make sure you keep up to date with the latest news via Facebook and Twitter.