There's just two days to go until this year's Dublin Mini Maker Faire, the greatest show (and tell) on Earth, takes place on Saturday 27th July. Running all day, from 10am to 6pm, Dublin Mini Maker Faire is a free, all-ages event that unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their back gardens, garages and sheds. Last year, 5,000 people curious about making came along to Ireland's first Maker Faire event.
This year, Dublin Mini Maker Faire is set to be even bigger and will feature some of Ireland's most talented makers. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors, and commercial exhibitors. They are of all ages and backgrounds. Dublin Mini Maker Faire will be an opportunity for makers to interact with each other, to share ideas, and to inspire future makers by showing examples of their work, projects, crafts, inventions, products and hacks in a vibrant fair-style event. Learn how to make your own guitar effects pedal, pet a giant (but friendly) robotic spider, watch a real-life iron forge in action, learn how to brew your own beer, find out about internet-connected timelapse photography, and build the ultimate paper airplane before flying it with a purpose-built pressurised launcher. Celebrate your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will!
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A family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness; Dublin Mini Maker Fair is a celebration of the maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning. Happening on the Physics Lawn of Trinity College Dublin, it's a chance for the entire family to try their hand at making everything from robots controlled by Wiimotes to tool-free flat-pack furniture.
Learn about how to build your own robot, using a managerie of materials
Admission to Dublin Mini Maker Faire is free, and it takes place on the Physics Lawn on the grounds of Trinity College Dublin (click here for map). For more info visit makerfairedublin.com or check out the video below of last year's faire.
Dublin Mini Maker Faire 2012
Both Dublin Mini Maker Faire and our current exhibition, ILLUSION, are part of The Festival of Curiosity, Dublin’s first annual festival of science & culture. Dublin’s city centre is being transformed into a fun-filled curiosity hub from the 25th-28th of July, with lots of free day-time events for families and children, accompanied by an evening programme of interactive science debates, discussions and shows. You can see a programme of events here that will intrigue and challenge the most curious of minds.