The Melbourne Mini Maker Faire, organised by the Victorian Department of Education and Training in partnership with KIOSC (Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre) and Swinburne University, ran over two days last week and was attended by over 700 people. Thank-you all for coming to KIOSC!
Thank-you to our generous sponsors: Make Magazine, INTEL, Jaycar Electronics, DLTV, Museum Victoria, Scienceworks, 3D Hubs, 3D Printing Guy, Think Digital and Brunswick Bound Books, Music, Films and Art.
Melbourne Mini Maker Faire Education Day, held on Friday 18th March was attended by 260 students and teachers from 30 schools across the state. The prize for travelling the furthest goes to the Warrnambool network schools Brauer College, Woolsthorpe Primary School and Woodford Primary School who got on their bus close to 5 am for the long trek.
At the Education Day, teachers and school leaders were inspired by Stephen Heppell and students participated in a variety of workshops run by experts and by their peers.
On Saturday 19th March we welcomed Melbourne makers, hobbyists, artists and enthusiasts. We had a great program of speakers, lots of workshops and activities and some fabulous displays.
More great images can be found at https://flic.kr/s/aHsktia6Mo thanks to Mark Richardson
Thanks for sharing the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire with us. We had an amazing two days!
Congratulations to Isaac Ly aged 7. He wins the $25 book voucher so generously donated by Brunswick Bound
Victa lawn mower ~ Mervyn Victor Richardson 2 black box ~ Dave Warren. 3 electric drill ~ Arthur James Arnot 4 Cochlear implants ~ Professor Graeme Clark 5 Hills Hoist ~ Lance Hill 6 Plastic banknote ~ Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and The University of Melbourne 7 Wi-fi ~ John O’Sullivan 8 The Ute ~ Lew Bandt
The Program is structured as two distinct sections.
A formal Speakers and Workshops Program
These will occur in one of 4 designated rooms and will run concurrently. It is important to note that each of these presenters has a booth display area and will welcome all visitors to ask questions and get to know more about what drives their passion to continue their journey of MAKING!!
There will be no sign up necessary for the Speaker’s sessions and sign up sheets for the workshops will be near the entry of the respective rooms.
An All Day “DROP IN” Hands on Workshops & Booth Display Program
These will be scattered throughout the two levels of the beautiful KIOSC building. The Hands On Workshops may have instructors or might be self driven. We ask that parents supervise their children in all workshops. All MAKERS invite you to ask as many questions as you like as they realise that the sharing of experience is aan integral part of our Making Community
A Full List of What is on Offer
|2016 & Beyond – Department of Education & Training||2||Foyer||251|
|3 Printing Guy – Tinkercad Tinkerplay Workhops||1||Computer Lab||105|
|4SucculentSake – Garden in a TCup||2||Discovery Lab 2||207 (Balcony)|
|Augmented & Virtual Reality -ThinTim Gentle||2||Presentation Rm||205|
|Baja Board George U||1||Amphitheatre|
|Connected Community Hacker space||1||Teaching Rm2||103|
|DATTA – Makerspace Design Brief Challenge||2||Presentation||204|
|Design Thinking with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY||1||Corridor||151|
|Design Thinking with LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY Swinburne School of Design Bridgette Engler 12.30 – 2 pm Only||1 & 2||Science Rm||106|
|Enabling the Future- Workshop||1||Computer Lab||105|
|Filagree Pro||1||Computer Lab||105|
|First Lego League – Demo||2||Discovery Lab 2||207|
|Giving your Maker a Kickstart – John Pearce||Speaker|
|Global Participation Fit3D Fully Body Scanning||1||Computer Lab||105|
|Google Cardboard Think.Digital Tim Gentle||2||Presentation Rm||205|
|Hacked Knitting Machine — Design & Create Sarah Spencer||1||Foyer||151|
|How Maker Culture is Poised to Change the Community Landscape in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs – Paul Darley||Speaker|
|Indian Maker Stories – Shah Samarth||2||Corridor|
|Intel – Galileo and Genuino||1||Teaching Rm2||103|
|JAYCAR||1||Teaching Room 3||104|
|Lego Education & Moore Educational – Learn To Learn Structure||1||Amphitheatre|
|Light & Kinetic Art – David Turk||2||Presentation Rm||205|
|Make Do – Cardboard Construction||2||Discovery Lab 2||207|
|MEET UP 3D Hubs Meeting||1||Computer Lab||105|
|MEET UP (Gildenston) Cracking Open the Melbourne Hacker-Maker Spaces for Kids and Parent” 3pm||1||Science Rm||106|
|MESH Great Gadgets – Chris Fryer||2||Discovery Lab 1||205|
|MicroBee Technology||1 & 2||Corridor||151|
|2||Discovery Lab 2||207|
|Protoworks – 3D Printing||1||Computer Lab||105|
|Scienceworks – Invention Challenge||2||Discovery Lab 1||205|
|Scouts Construction||1||Outside = Food Van|
|She Makes – Girl Geek Academy April Staines||1||Teaching Rm 2||103|
|Simply Sewing Department of Education & Training||2||Discovery Lab 2||207|
|Small Robots and Coding, SmartCity project with VicRoads. Mater Christi College||2||Presentation Rrm||205|
|SupertoothNDK Inc Maurice White||2||Prep Lab||206|
|Swinburne Tinkerers Lachlan Mackie||2||Discovery Lab 1||205|
|Tom Harris – Redgum & Rust Junk Creations||1 & 2||Foyer L2 & Various|
WITH THE ADDITION OF FEW LAST MINUTE WORKSHOPS AND EXHIBITS OUR PROGRAM IS FINALLY COMPLETE WITH TOTAL OF 40 DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES FOR THE YOUNG AND THE OLD.
THE COUNTDOWN IS ON
In the lead up to The Melbourne Mini Maker Faire, one of our sponsors Brunswick Bound is offering a $25 book voucher for one lucky sleuth who can identify the EIGHT Australian Inventions AND THEIR INVENTORS hidden within this poster.
Follow this link to access the entry form
ENTRIES CLOSE MARCH 11.
Thanks to those who attended our Mini Maker Faire Webinar #3 last night. You can listen to the recording here.
We unveiled sections of our Mini Maker Faire Program
Education Day Event SOLD OUT
- Tickets for the Community Day are available at the following link:
The program for Melbourne Mini Maker Faire nearly in its final stages of development. There are still some spaces available for inventors young or old. If you know of someone who might be suitable please let me know ASAP
A Snippet of the Program
All Day Workshops for Everyone to Enjoy
4SucculentSake – Garden in a T-Cup This is a Make n Take Activity (MnT)
Make Do – Cardboard Construction
DATTA – Creating a Makerspace
Scienceworks & Melbourne Museum – Follow a Design Brief to Create an Invention (MnT)
Lego Education – Sturdy Structure Challenge (MnT)
Moore Education – Create a Better City
Some Gems from our Workshop and Speaker’s Programs
Augmented Reality -Tim Gentle
Swinburne Tinkerers – Lachlan Mackie
Enabling The Future – LAUNCH –
eNABLE Melbourne group
The 3D Printer Guy – Christopher Ly
Tinkercad and Tinkerplay workshops
She Makes – Girl Geek Academy
Indian Maker Stories – Shah Samarth
Some Education Innovations
Adobe Workshop – Dr. Tim Kitchen
How Maker Culture is Poised to Change the Community Landscape in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs – Paul Darley
ROBOTS, DRONES & DROIDS SmartCity project with VicRoads. Mater Christi
Creating a Makerspace – BIALIK College
Some Booth Presentations
Baja Board George U
SupertoothNDK Inc Maurice White
Tom Harris – Redgum And Rust Art from found objects