aerial-shotThe Inaugural

Adelaide Mini Maker Faire

The inaugural Adelaide Mini Maker Faire took place in April 2013. The largest of its kind in Australia, the event entertained over 4000 attendees.

“On a bright April day in Adelaide a large crowd gathers together
to experience high- and low-tech gadgetry. Visitors gape at 3D printers and cosmic ray detectors. Robotics workshops jostle
with people. A flying carpet can be seen in the distance. Hobbyists, DIYers and inventors have come out from their sheds, garages, basements and workshops to collaborate and access the expertise of others. Invention, creativity and resourcefulness abound in every corner. Wherever you look, it seems, people of all ages are taking things apart and testing new ways of putting them back together.”

Product Innovation in a hyper connected world
– The Australian Maker Movement
Deloitte. 2014

The event featured over 60 exhibitors including:

  • Blacksmithing
  • 3D Printing
  • Home made Dalek
  • Holographic Displays
  • Spinning & Weaving
  • Tinsmithing
  • Laser Cutting
  • Electronics

Check out the full list on the 2013 “Meet the Makers” page.

Our diverse speaker programme featured:

  • Stephen Yarwood – Adelaide Lord Mayor
  • Dr Genevieve Bell – Intel (former Thinker in Residence)
  • Alan Noble – Director of Engineering Google Australia/NZ
  • Dr. Rob Morrison & Dr. Deane Hutton – The Curiosity Show
  • Reuben Acciano – Communications Manager, Pozible
  • Zoz Brooks – MIT and Discovery Channel

Plus a popular series of hands-on workshops:

  • Electronics & soldering
  • Robotics
  • Moulding & casting
  • Brooch making
  • Sock-puppets