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 email@example.com.
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!
Plus here are many more videos – if you have some to add, email a link to firstname.lastname@example.org. Now on to 2013!!
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.
Download our sponsor pack or contact our sponsorship team below regarding this event and associated opportunities, or by emailing email@example.com
We had dozens of fabulous projects, products, performances, and demos proposed! We’ll be getting back to everybody by Mid-April. In the mean time, if you have another brilliant idea, or want to get involved with Dublin’s Mini Maker Faire, just email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you to everyone who submitted projects, performances, workshops and more in our open call for makers! Due to a couple last-minute requests for some extra time, we’ll consider submissions that got in on time first, but we will be accepting submissions up until midnight Thursday March 22nd. So if you only just heard about the call for makers, or missed the deadline, you have a little extra time to get your idea in! Any questions? Just email email@example.com.