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.
Calling all Makers ! We have opened our call for this year’s Dublin Mini MakerFaire. The call is seeking all sorts of people, from the high tech to total abstract inventions. All the details of the call are available here.
If you have any questions or suggestions of who we should get leave a comment.
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:
Hello our maker friends! There is no rest for the wicked is would seem. We are already busy organising a bigger and better Dublin Mini Makerfaire for 2013 (ah we love it really!)
In order to help us know what worked and what didn’t this year, we need your help! If you attended the Faire, we would be delighted if you could take the time to fill out the following survey and let’s us know where we went right and where we went wrong.
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 email@example.com. Now on to 2013!!
Dublin’s first ever Mini Maker Faire was a massive success! Thanks so much to our infinitely creative makers and hardworking volunteers. We’ve had a great response from both participants and visitors and can’t wait til next years event!
We have a few pictures from the even posted here, and please send along any that you took yourself you’d like to share at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Just to note: Dublin Mini Maker Faire t-shirts are still for sale in the Science Gallery shop for €10!
Buildbrighton is a hackerspace from Brighton, in the UK. They will be bringing along a variety of group and individually created projects to showcase what can be done at your local hackspace .
Their showcase project will be ‘Scalexercise’ – an experiment in fitness, using actual human power – via exercise bikes – to drive slot cars around a Scalextric track. There will be fun and games along the way!
Build Brighton Hackspace is a 1300sqft communal workshop and collective of like minded people who love to build stuff with electronics, crafts, engineering and technology. The main purpose of the hackspace is to provide a space and tools with which our members can gather, beaver away on their own projects and take part in exciting group projects, in an playful and friendly environment.
We also promote maker-culture whenever possible, doing workshops at various festivals like White Night and Coastal Currents, and even organising our own events, like the huge Brighton Mini Maker Faire.
Tarraing anáil invites you to rethink the most natural of all tasks: breathing. Step into the darkness and become the composer of your very own personal sound and light show. This intensely intimate bodily function is amplified by a smart corset, that unlike other corsets, allows you to breathe fully. It is embedded with electronics including sensors and fibre optics. The respiratory breath sensors measure your breathing behaviour and translate it into sound and light.
Carolyn Rutherford presents ‘Hooked,’ a crochet collection and workshop that will inspire the granny in you!
Learn how to crochet at this wooly wonder workshop. Enter the ‘How Hot is Your Pot’ tea cosy design competition for the opportunity to win a Le Crousset Pot and to work with Hooked to crochet your unique design to life! Or why not learn how to make your own square and donate it to ‘Project Squared’ a giant patchwork blanket that will be donated to charity.
If that doesn’t tickle the granny in you then why not dabble in some yarnbombing? Check out some street art crochet designs and brainstorm for ‘Get Your Knits Out’, a project that endeavors to spread crochet beyond your lap to your room, house, office, school, community- wherever your stitches take you!