Tickets for the 2016 Sydney Mini Maker Faire are now on sale!

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Visitors at the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Photograph courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.

The Sydney Mini Maker Faire returns to the Sydney Science Festival for its opening weekend on Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 August, 10am – 5pm at the Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo.

With an awesome array of talks, demonstrations, and of course Makers, everyone will find something new to quench their curiosity.

The Sydney Mini Maker Faire is always a busy weekend for us here at the Powerhouse Museum, so it is advisable to book ahead to avoid queues on the day. Continue reading

Deadline Extended – Applications Now Due Midnight June 8

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

Have a project, presentation or workshop you’re looking to submit for this year’s Sydney Mini Maker Faire? The deadline for applications has been extended  by one week to Midnight 8 June.

Stalls are available for both commercial and non-commercial exhibitors. If this is your first time applying, be sure to check out our guide for applications to help submission stand out to our judging panel.

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Applications Now Open for the 2016 Sydney Mini Maker Faire

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Interactive Brain Light at the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Photograph courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.

Applications are now open to be a stallholder at the 2016 Sydney Mini Maker Faire!

Taking place across the weekend of 13-14 August, the Sydney Mini Maker Faire brings together makers of all creeds to showcase their work, share their skills and inspire new creations.

Stalls are available for both commercial and non-commercial exhibitors. This year’s event will take place as part of the Sydney Science Festival (11-21 August).

You’re invited to be part of this year’s program, but hurry, applications close Midnight Wednesday 1 June.

It’s free to submit an application and the Mini Maker Faire team have prepared a guide to help you know what they are looking for in a great Maker Faire stall.

Applicants will receive notification of their acceptance into the program by 10 June and the full Faire program will be released in late June.

Please check out the Terms and Conditions which apply to all Sydney Maker Faire exhibitors and projects. You can also contact us at sydneyminimakerfaire@maas.museum

Click here to submit an application for the 2016 Sydney Mini Maker Faire.

Update on the 2016 Sydney Mini Maker Faire

Ozberry and the Classroom Makers Collective at the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire.

Ozberry and the Classroom Makers Collective at the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Photo courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences.

Hello there! We know it’s been a little while since you’ve last heard from us, but rest assured that team SYDMMF is hard at on this year’s Mini Maker Faire. Continue reading

Expressions of Interest for Sydney Science Festival 2016 are now open!

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Sydney Science Festival is back for 2016, returning from 11−21 August with 11 huge days of talks by some of the world’s best researchers, hands-on workshops, exhibitions, events for family and panel discussions.

If you have an idea for an event, talk, workshop, tour or exhibition, the Sydney Science Festival wants to hear from you! Even if you are already be planning an event as part of National Science Week, you can submit your idea to be part of Sydney Science Festival as well.

Expressions of Interest close on March 7. Click here to begin your submission for the 2016 Sydney Science Festival.

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Highlights from Day One!

Create UNSW at the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Photograph by Janson Hews.

Create UNSW at the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Photograph by Janson Hews.

What an epic day! Over 2500 people packed out the Touring Hall of the Powerhouse Museum, seeing the wonderful projects on display. From robots and coders, to 3D printers and knitted neurons, there was a great buzz extending throughout the museum.

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Watch the Sydney Mini Maker Faire, live!

The stalls are in place, the makers are ready, now all we need is you! We’ll be broadcasting live throughout both days of the Sydney Mini Maker Faire, bringing you talks live talks and presentations from within the Powerhouse Museum, along with interviews from the floor of the Faire with the makers themselves!

Just click the above window to view the feed, or tune in here through the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences’ Youtube channel.

Like what you see and want to check it out in person? Tickets are still available for both Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy the livestream, and we hope to see you at the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire!

Meet the Maker: BotBitz

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BotBitz is an Australian developer and supplier and of robot kits and parts. We develop custom electronic speed controller software for hobbyists in particular for the sport of combat robotics.

BotBitz sponsors events across Australia and internationally and is a supplier of parts for robot destruction all across the world.

BotBitz will be bringing along their Green Ant kit for kids and especially big kids to play with. The Green Ants are a 3D printed antweight combat robot kit. Equipped with a flipping mechanism and ready for battle.

Meet the Maker: Robots and Dinosaurs

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Robots and Dinosaurs are a makerspace in Sydney: a communal space where geeks and artists brainstorm ideas, play games, work on collaborative projects, and share the cost of some great tools.

Meet the Maker: Amp Camp

WebUse-09Amp Camp is a supervised DIY workshop where you get to build your own outstanding vacuum tube hi-fi amplifier system using the finest in vacuum tube technology. Amp Camp is suitable for first timers as well as those who feel their skills may be a bit rusty. All tools and materials are supplied and there is a range of amp projects to choose from, including tube preamps, tube phono stages and tube power amps.

If you’ve never soldered a joint but have always wanted to try, Amp Camp is for you. Better still, Amp Camp projects are guaranteed to work.

The Amp Camp stand at Mini Maker Faire will have several tube amp kits on display and for sale including our latest snap-together TubeCube! amp for those keen to have a go at home. Drop by the stand and discover why tube audio is the finest sound you can make at home.