Tickets are now on sale!

Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2013. Photo by Daniel Green.

Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2013. Photo by Daniel Green.

The Sydney Mini Maker Faire returns to the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences for the opening weekend of the inaugural Sydney Science Festival. This year the Faire is on Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 August, 10am – 5pm.

With an exciting program of talks, stalls and performances, and more space for stallholders than ever before, this year’s Faire is looking to be the biggest and best yet!

Tickets are available online now, so beat the crowds and book your tickets now.

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Applications are now closed

Applications for the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire are now closed.

The judging panel is now hard at work assessing all Expressions of Interest, and all applications will hear from us via email tomorrow, July 24, with regards to the outcome.

Toydeath performing at the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire.

Toydeath performing at the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire.

If you have any questions regarding your application, check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, or feel free to contact us at sydneyminimakerfaire@maas.museum

5 Tips for Your Sydney Mini Maker Faire Application

Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2014. Photo courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.

Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2014. Photo courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.

There are only three days left to submit an application to be part of the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Whether you’re thinking of submitting a proposal for a stall, a workshop, a presentation or even a performance, we want to hear from you!

As the clock ticks down towards our deadline of Midnight AEST on July 21, we’ve prepared a list of tips to help you make the best possible impression for our judging panel.

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Help launch the Sydney Science Festival with a FREE night at the Powerhouse Museum!

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To kick off the Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week, the museum doors will be flung open for a FREE, full-on, night-time science celebration of astronomical proportions!

This special edition of MAASive Lates will feature performances and hands-on experiences, with plenty to see, make and do while sparking your curiosity and maybe learning something along the way. Continue reading

Your last chance to apply for the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire!

RoboDojo and Community Robotics at the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Photo courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.

RoboDojo and Community Robotics at the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Photo courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.

The countdown is on, and applications for 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire must close on Tuesday July 21 at Midnight AEST.

Do you have a project you want to exhibit? Or a classroom full of students with great ideas? Or a performer looking to connect with a broad and diverse audience of curious punters? We want to hear from you!

Applications are open to individuals, groups, schools and other organisations, and participation is free to non-profit and community-based makers and groups.

Commercial Makers are also more than welcome to showcase their products. Check out the Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions  to see where you best fit in. Any questions? You can always drop us a line at sydneyminimakerfaire@maas.museum

THE CALL FOR MAKERS FOR 2015 SYDNEY MINI MAKER FAIRE IS NOW OPEN

Sydney Origami at Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2015. Photo courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.

Sydney Origami at Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2015. Photo courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.

The Sydney Mini Maker Faire, presented by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, will return to the Powerhouse Museum for its third year, this time as part of the inaugural Sydney Science Festival. The Sydney Mini Maker Faire will showcase new processes and innovations not only in the areas of science and technology, but also in design, manufacturing, engineering, and even the creative and decorative arts.

Applications close Midnight Tuesday 21 July 2015. 

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!

For the first time at the Sydney Mini Maker Faire, participation is free to non-profit and community-based makers and groups. If you would like to sell any merchandise or creations at the Sydney Mini Maker Faire, you are welcome to do so as a “Commercial Maker”, at a fee of $200. Public Liability Insurance is also required for all stallholders.

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@maas.museum

Maker Faire Memories: Highlights from EEVblog

Continuing our look back at last year’s Sydney Mini Maker Faire, we’ve put together this collection of videos made by Dave Jones of EEV Blog across both day’s of the Faire.

Hitting the ground bright and early on Saturday morning, Dave captured a staggering amount of video across the weekend including interviews with makers, punters, and recording panels and presentations!
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Maker Faire Memories: Remembering the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire

Sydney Origami at Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2015. Photo courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.

Sydney Origami at Sydney Mini Maker Faire 2015. Photo courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.

It’s hard to believe that a whole year has passed since the second Sydney Mini Maker Faire. As we get preparations underway for this year’s Faire, we’re taking some time to look back at last year’s event, and to thank some of the excellent people who helped make it happen.

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Day One Highlights

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The first day of the 2014 Sydney Mini Maker Faire was a resounding success, with many eager punters venturing to the Powerhouse Museum to see what was on offer.

Here we’ve put together some early pictures from the many great projects on the floor at this year’s Faire, but the best news is we get to do it all again today! Our Meet the Makers talks will be taking place at the King’s Cinema on Level 2 of the museum, the Sydney Origami Club will be once again running “Giant Origami for Kids” at 2pm, and  Thinkspace will be running another round of Minecraft Discovery Sessions. Of course there’s also all of our fabulous makers, who will be on the floor throughout the day to showcase their projects.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Workshop: Learn, Play and Invent with Weaver!

Meet Weaver, the social robot

Learn, Play and Invent with Weaver!

Weaver is a social robot that designed to engage children in science, arts and technology. With an array of sensors and a user-friendly interface any child can engage with Weaver to complete a string of challenging entertaining activities that foster creativity and logical thinking.

On both Saturday and Sunday of the Sydney Mini Maker Faire, the team at Weaver will be running a series of 30 minute workshops introducing Weaver and its functionality. Vistors can even control Weaver with their own smartphones and tablets!

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