Give us your in-progress, your hacked-together, your duct-taped masses, your unfinished, your one-of-a-kind, your untitled projects.
Dublin Mini Maker Faire is joining forces with The Gathering and Dublin’s new Festival of Curiosity, and as such we’ve decided to extend the open call for projects to March 15th. So if you’ve only just head about DMMF, or if you missed the deadline, fear not– there is still time! Apply here to be a part of Ireland’s biggest one-day festival of makers, crafters, and DIY scientists!
Talk about being on the map. Dublin Mini Maker Faire 2012 was visible FROM SPACE.
No joke – the epic day of making that was Dublin Mini Maker Faire was big, but even we didn’t know it would get picked up on Apple’s maps app.
Now we could take credit and say we launched a rocket with a camera attached and submitted the photos to Apple, or that we calculated on which day the satellites were flying overhead and scheduled the faire for that day. Maybe it wasn’t even a satellite but rather a high-altitude plane doing photography to fill in the high-density parts of the map. But either way, those white tents, those rightly colored seats– it’s unmistakable.
Time to get making again! That’s right, meet up and make with the Maker Faire team, other makers, and learn about what’s in store for Dublin Mini Maker Faire 2013.
We’re getting together on Wednesday January 16th at Science Gallery from 6-7pm. We’ll have a few nibbles, a bit of hands-on fun, and run through how you can get involved with the 2013 faire, which is taking place on July 27th, 2013.
Oh, and we’ll be launching the open call for makers for the faire!
See you Wednesday!
Early warning all ye makers! The Dublin Mini Maker Faire call for makers will open on January 16th, 2013 (pending license approval from O’Reilly). If you are a member of a hackerspace, men’s shed, university, club, laboratory, blacksmithery, or submersible evil lair and would like some flyers and posters to help you spread the word, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Need some inspiration? Check out the best of the 2012 faire:
Dublin Mini Maker Faire blew away all our expectations - and we hope you felt the same. In the end, we had over 5,500 attendees between 10am and 6pm. There were spaceships, robots, sugru and arduinos, crochet, submarines, and much more. For a tiny snapshot of the day, here’s a video that sums up the experience pretty well.
There are loads more great videos and photos from the day that we’ll share. But all this wouldn’t have been possible without the many helping hands of so many makers, volunteers, organisers, and sponsors. So thank you to everyone who pitched in and helped out.
And a huge thank you to all our volunteers, especially all the Michigan State MAET Programme participants! Congratulations on your graduation, guys!