Call for Makers now closed for 2014

The call for applications for the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire has now closed. 

From hackers to performers and makerspaces, we received a wide range of applications covering all manner of interests. We’re now busily getting to work assessing the projects, and we’re looking forward to telling you all who will be at this year’s Faire! All applicants will hear from us via email by 5pm next Monday July 14.

RoboDojo at MMFSYD 2013. Photograph by Daniel Green.

RoboDojo at MMFSYD 2013. Photograph by Daniel Green.

If you have any questions regarding your application, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, or feel free to contact us at sydneyminimakerfaire [at] phm [dot] gov [dot] au.

Only 1 Week Left To Apply for The 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire!

Photo: 'Brokenness' CCBY col_adamson

Photo: ‘Brokenness’ CCBY col_adamson

Time is running out to get your entry in for this year’s Sydney Mini Maker Faire!

Applications are open to individuals, groups, schools and other organisations – whether you’re interested in demonstrating your project, giving a talk or presentation, or taking the stage as a performer, we want to hear from you! But you better be quick – applications for the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire close next Friday, July 4 at 5pm.

So don’t delay! Check out the Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions (which apply to all Sydney Maker Faire exhibitors and projects), and click here to submit your project for the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire!


The Powerhouse Museum Celebrates The World-Wide Maker Movement As Part Of Sydney Design 2014

BioHackSYD at the 2013 Sydney Mini Maker Faire.


Returning to the Powerhouse Museum for its second year as part of the big opening weekend of Sydney Design 2014, applications are now open to be part of Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2014. Over Saturday 16 to Sunday 17 August you will have the opportunity to showcase to the public the various ways you are championing the maker movement, whether through your ideas, products or new design applications and processes. 

Applications close 5pm Friday 4 July 2014. 

Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the world-wide Maker movement. A place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Maker Faires are primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing Makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

Applications are open to individuals, groups, schools and other organisations, whether you’re interested in just demonstrating your invention or perhaps selling it as well! There is no application fee for the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire, though each successful application will be required to pay a $200 project fee as part of their participation in the Faire. This fee includes Public Liability Insurance if required and is less if you possess your own Insurance.

Please check out the Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions which apply to all Sydney Maker Faire exhibitors and projects. You can also contact us at sydneyminimakerfaire [at] phm [dot] gov [dot] au

Click here to submit your project for the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire.

A Thank You

After all the preparation, set up, phone calls and countless emails, we can’t believe that the first Sydney Mini Maker Faire has come and gone. Over 3000 people came through the doors at the PowerhouseMuseum on a beautiful Sydney day, with punters filling up space on all four floors of the Museum getting a look at the fantastic stalls of our Makers.


We want to thank also those came to the Powerhouse for our first Faire, along with those who kept up the conversation on Facebook and Twitter through our #MMFSYD tag. We would also like to express our eternal gratitude to the staff on the floor of the Museum who kept us ticking over throughout the day, along with the many who toiled behind the scenes in the lead up and on the day.

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Download the schedule for the Sydney Mini Maker Faire!


The complete list and locations of stallholders, workshops and participants for the 2013 Sydney Mini Maker Faire is now available for you to download as a download as a PDF (1mb).

In addition to the workshops by the Ritual Solar Observance Society and the Sydney Origami Club, the Powerhouse Museum’s Thinkspace and Cogs’ Workshop will be running activities throughout the day (though places may be limited). Impromptu workshops will also be staged by stallholders, so keep an eye out!

Also be sure to stop by the Maker Stage, for performances and presentations by Makers throughout the day!

Meet The Maker – pcDuino


pcDuino is a mini PC platform that runs a PC-like OS such as Ubuntu and Android ICS. It outputs screen to HDMI. Moreover, it has hardware headers interface compatible with Arduino. pcDuino can be used to teach Python, C and more interesting stuff.

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Meet The Maker – Johjos


Johjos is an accessories range created from wax cotton inspired by the vibrant African continent and paying homage to the colours and eclectic patterns that are quintessentially à la mode fashion, the essence of Afro-centric beauty and elegance.

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Meet The Maker – Unellenu


unellenu create 3D fractal art in the form of models, sculptures, homewares and jewellery. These are created from materials including laser-sintered nylon, 3D printed stainless steel and sterling silver.

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Meet The Maker(space) – Questacon

10049124314_5eef99a489_bThe Questacon Technology Learning Centre is located in Canberra and offers interactive workshops and public programs which immerse visitors in ideas, tools and creativity.

These workshops and outreach programs allow people to think with their hands and use the integral aspects of learning such as conversation, interaction with others and the application of knowledge to think innovatively and construct meaning and understanding of the world around them.

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Meet The Maker – The Embroiderers’ Guild NSW Inc.

SONY DSCThe Embroiderers’ Guild NSW want to introduce you to the wonder of thread and needle. Use recycled materials to decorate flywire with bugs, spiders and butterflies! Create an artwork for your living area by upcycling a hessian bag!

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