You, like us, were probably wondering when Forbes magazine were going to start the taking the whirlwind that is Dublin Mini Maker Faire seriously. Well ladies and gentlemen that time has come. Check it out we got a mention in article on “Why The Hacker Economy Will Save Your Business”.
Check out this video from the NUI Maynooth Maker’s Club hard at work making a montage. Great bunch of guys, who have been really active in promoting the Faire. If the stand they had at St Patrick’s Day Big Day out is anything to go by, you won’t want to miss them at Dublin Mini Maker Faire.
“The NUI Maynooth Maker’s Club is quite simply a time and a place where anyone of any ability, of any background, of any discipline can join in and take some delight in making, building, and inventing anything they can dream up. The Maker’s Club is not confined to electronics. It is not confined to pen and paper. It is not confined to traditional engineering, art or science. It is open to left-brainers, right-brainers and no-brainers. We hope the only limitations you will confront are those of your own imagination – which is an interesting place to be. So come meet us at the Dublin Mini Maker Faire on the 14th July 2012.“
In the lead up to Dublin Mini Maker Faire, let’s meet some of the great makers who will be at the faire:
We promised there’d be lasers, and Husband and wife team Fiona Snow and Michael Mohler balance a love for accuracy and precision with a creative “flair” to make some amazing laser-cut products.
Since 2011, SNOW have been lasering away, using a 40 watt Epilog Laser Cutter to create many of their products.
This cutting edge machine has a working area of 600 x 300 mm and can cut and score a very wide range of materials from paper, plastics, wood and much more. Here are some examples of the setup and sample projects:
Becoming a sponsor of Dublin Mini Maker Faire is a great way for your company or organization to get involved with this exciting and enriching community, all-ages event in its inaugural year.
Why is Dublin Mini Maker Faire so great?
It’s a chance for us, as makers, to give back to the community through this inspirational event that invites people to join in.
The faire will connect people and projects within their local community and beyond.
A diverse array of projects will help inspire and empower young people to learn more about and pursue careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
It’s a CSR opportunity like no other, and we hope to establish this event as a yearly one, which will bring together over 40 exhibiting makers and workshop leaders, 50 volunteers, and an estimated 3000+ attendees.
There is no other event like it! Where else would you get flame-thrower drum kits, exercise-powered Scalectrix, 14ft drums, Irish speaking robots, crochet, and period costume all in one place?
Sponsorship benefits will range from text mention and logo inclusion in written material supporting the event, to having exhibit space in featured locations at the event. Please see the attached levels for more information.