Credit: Florian Voggeneder
Makers who love experimentation present their do-it-yourself projects on Sunday, September 10, 2017. But keep in mind that Mini Maker Faire Linz isn’t just a platform for show-and-tell; above all, this is about dialog. Here, people meet & greet, get into conversations, and exchange their knowledge and experiences in speeches and workshops.
As always, the Maker Faire is a hands-on proving ground to take new stuff out for a spin. Creative inventors, inventive creators, lateral thinkers and tech-heads present their DIY projects at lots of interesting settings conducive to visitor involvement. The offerings will be supplemented by speeches and workshops on many interesting topics: 3-D printing, Arduino, crafting, electronics, food, hacking, handicrafts, hardware, the internet of things, music, quadcopters, Raspberry Pi & Co., robots, science & research, steampunk and wearables.
The Mini Maker Faire Linz takes place within the u19 – CREATE YOUR WORLD festival, encompassing open labs, events and exhibits and invites lateral thinkers and tinkerers, those thirsty for knowledge and hungry for experience, to take the plunge into an invigorating environment full of alternative models for modern real life. The watchwords are: “open it up, peer inside, take it apart and put it back together again.” That encapsulates the can-do spirit of the Mini Maker Faire Linz, which on one day of the festival, will contribute together with the Make: Magazin yet another facet to this colorful jamboree of lateral thinkers.
The Festival for Inspiration, Creativity and Innovation
The Maker Faire® has its origin in the USA. Americans call it “The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth“ and mean that a Maker Faire on the one hand is a science fair and on the other hand some kind of funfair and at the same time something completely new. It is a family-friendly festival of inspiration, creativity and innovation. Maker* come together to present their projects to a broad public. Moreover, it is a place of social networking and knowledge exchange. For some exhibitors the attendance is also the start of a successful startup.
*Maker can be found in all age groups. They are DIY enthusiasts, eager to try out new things for the fun of it. There are creative minds, innovative mavericks and technophiles.
MAKE: Magazin and Maker Faire
The magazine and the online channel „Make:“ showcase DIY projects from around the world and provide a platform for the growing community, to present their instruction manuals and handicraft projects from old and new hardware, microcontrollers, electric components and many other materials to the readers. The aim of Make is to inspire readers to impart their knowledge to take action themselves, understand the technology and to give free rein to their engineering ideas. More information on www.maker-faire.de.
The first Maker Faire was held in 2006 in San Mateo, California and was organised by the editors of the American Make-Magazin. The event in the Bay Area has become a platform for 900 makers and more than 130.000 visitors. Worldwide, there are already more than 150 events. Find all Maker Faires on www.makerfaire.com
Mini Maker Faire Linz is an independently organized event under license by Maker Media, Inc.