Category Archives: Talks

Talk: Gavin Smith shows you “How To Make Anything”.

Gavin Smith from the Sydney makerspace Robots & Dinosaurs

Gavin Smith from the Sydney makerspace Robots & Dinosaurs.

Gavin Smith is a robotics engineer that helps run the Robots and Dinosaurs Makerspace in Sydney, and in his spare time is restoring an Electron Microscope. Because he can.

If you’re not aware, we’re living in the <future>. In the last few years new methods of making things have become available for everybody. In this talk, modestly titled “How to Make Anything”, Gavin will talk about using lasers, molten glass, glowing lights and robots that make things, and above all how to get started. Continue reading

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Help kick off the Sydney Science Festival next Thursday at MAASive Lates: Science!

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The Sydney Mini Maker Faire is part of the Sydney Science Festival a celebration of Sydney’s scientific credentials across 100 events in venues all over the city.

To kick off Sydney Science Festival on 11 August, the Powerhouse Museum doors will be flung open for a FREE, adults-only science celebration of astronomical proportions!

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Download the program and map 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 program and map for the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire is now available for you to download as a PDF.

The map contains the complete list and locations of all stallholders, aloDownload the program and map for the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faireng with a program of talks,workshops, performances and other events taking place across the weekend.

But of course, half of the fun of the Sydney Mini Maker Faire is discovering something new and unexpected. Be sure to stay up to date with us via Facebook and Twitter, as we update you throughout the weekend with the latest goings on!

Download the Program and Map from the 2015 Sydney Mini Maker Faire here.

Five sleeps to go until #MMFSYD 2015! Get your tickets now!

Sydney Origami Club at the 2013 Sydney Mini Maker Faire.

Sydney Origami Club at the 2013 Sydney Mini Maker Faire.

Next weekend the Sydney Mini Maker Faire returns to the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences as part of the opening weekend of the inaugural Sydney Science Festival.

Priority entry will be given to MAAS members and visitors who pre-purchase tickets. With a huge lineup of makers, workshops, and talks, this year’s Faire is looking to be the biggest and best yet, so beat the crowds and book your one-day and two-day passes now!

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Maker Talks: Maker 101 – Your Introduction to the Sydney Mini Maker Faire

Visitors to the 2013 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Courtesy of Powerhouse Museum.

Visitors to the 2013 Sydney Mini Maker Faire. Courtesy of Powerhouse Museum.

To newcomers, the maker movement can be a daunting concept to wrap one’s head around. To start with, what is a “maker”? Are they the same as a hacker, or a tinkerer? Do they have to use technology? Aren’t we all makers in some form or another?

To start off the second Sydney Mini Maker Faire, 2014 Faire Coordinator Daniel Green and Peter Mahony, Manager of Learning and Technologies for the Powerhouse Museum will spend half an hour talking about their experience working together on the first Sydney Mini Maker Faire in 2013, and the wealth of experince that the Maker community has brought to their work.

For those looking for an inroad into a fascinating community, this informal chat will be a great place to start.

What: Maker 101 – Your Introduction to the Sydney Mini Maker Faire
Where: Target Theatre, Level 2, Powerhouse Museum
When: Saturday August 16, 10:30am

Maker Talks: Hands on Activities for Teachers and Parents

Irresistible Learning Logo FINAL (1)In this presentation, Joy Suliman from ElectroCraft and Irresistible Learning will share her best workshop activities, tips and tricks for hands-on, engaging, cost-effective, simple and fun experiences.

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Maker Talks: “Trends in Hardware Innovation” featuring Dave Jones from EEV Blog

Dave Jones from EEV Blog

Dave Jones from EEV Blog

Join Dave Jones (host of EEV Blog – the world’s largest and most popular engineering video blog) and Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin (CEO of startup incubator BlueChilli) for a unique “fireside” chat about the latest global trends in hardware innovation, and the implcations these might have for Australian makers and entrepreneurs.

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