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.

Can we promise that Dublin Mini Maker Faire on July 27th, 2013 will be immortalised on Apple’s maps again? Was it a coincidence? You’ll just have to join us to find out.  The call for makers is still open until March 1st.


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.

Meet Up and Make: Jan 16th, Science Gallery

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!

BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

The Young Scientist kicks off this week in the RDS with over 550 projects to be showcased. The RDS will become a hive for all things science. It’s a great show to get an insight into pioneering ideas and projects the students have come up with. The exhibition is open to the public from 1.30 pm on Thursday 10th of January.

Call for Makers: Dublin Mini Maker Faire 2013

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

Dublin Mini Maker Faire Open call launches Jan 16th, 2013

Need some inspiration? Check out the best of the 2012 faire: