Monthly Archives: July 2016

Maker Profile: Maker’s Muse

Maker’s Muse create a multitude of design projects utilising 3D printing technologies.

Capturing all the different printing process on film, Maker Muse run their own YouTube channel to share their learnings and creations with the wider world. By providing reviews, projects and tips in 3D printing, Maker’s Muse aim to empower anyone interested in being a maker.

Angus Deveson, the master mind behind Maker’s Muse, showed a love for tinkering with tech from an early age when, as a 10 year old, he took apart his parents VCRs without them knowing.

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Maker Profile: Create NSW

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Part of CREATE NSW (a student-led organisation and maker club at the University of NSW), CREATE UAS team was formed to compete in this year’s UAV Challenge Medical Express competition in September.  

Anthony Feizi Sobbi, UAS team member, discovered his passion for tinkering at an early age.

“As a kid I was very interested in how things work, so at the age of 5 my dad would give me old broken items and we would open them up to see what was inside.”

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Maker Profile: Botbitz

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BotBitz makes, designs and imports a variety of robots and robot-related products. They are a dominant player in the Robot Combat community and specialise in rugged high power parts.  You might also find them moonlighting as ‘Robowars Australia’, running robot-related events across the country.

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Maker Profile: Aran Blocks

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Aran Blocks is an innovative building block system that can be used to create small weight-bearing structures. As Dev Anand Dorasamy, creator of Aran Blocks states, “It’s what you would get if LEGO met IKEA, fell in love and had a baby.” Continue reading

Announcing our Makers for 2016!

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

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

A place for collaboration, discussion, and discovery, the Sydney Mini Maker Faire brings together all manner of hackers and tinkerers, crafters and makers under the roof of the Powerhouse Museum.

We’re very pleased to announce the projects that will be on show at this year’s Mini Maker Faire, and can’t wait for you to meet them! Continue reading

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