Meet the Maker: OzBerry

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OzBerry build internet connected things using Open Source hardware and Software. Using many popular platforms, including but not limited to: Arduino, RaspberryPi, Beaglebone, Open WRT, Teensy, Android and more.

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Meet the Maker: 3D Printing Systems

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3D Printing Systems aim to provide user-friendly and affordable 3D printers to the prosumer, hobbyist and the classroom. Originally founded in New Zealand and now has a vast channel of resellers across Australia. Continue reading

Meet the Maker: The Innovators Club

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The Innovators Club run free community workshops that teach people rapid innovation skills. They aim to spread the word and help more people create more robust ideas faster. Continue reading

Meet the Maker: 3D Tek

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Based on the North Shore in Sydney, 3dTek aim to provide a local supply of parts for makers at a fair price. They provide local pickup, and extended hours for that part you need “right now”!   Continue reading

Meet the Maker: Tinkering Evolution

Tinkering Evolution’s focus is to provide simple yet challenging tinkering activities to quickly engage families.

At the Sydney Mini Maker Faire, activities on display will include tower building using 10000 paper cups, wiggle bot art, making air horns using singing tubes and playing banana piano with Makey Makey. Tinkering Evolution is based at the Australian Scout Museum at Newington Armory and is a core component of the “Escape the Museum” activity program. Continue reading

Meet the Maker: BitScope Designs – Analog and Digital

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BitScope Designs are an Australian developer, manufacturer and exporter. Producing a range of programmable scopes, analyzers, generators and data acquisition systems compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux and Raspberry Pi, they are strong advocates for improving STEM education with a focus on programming and electronics. Continue reading

Workshops: Paper Circuits and Physical Computing For Families

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The MAAS-developed Thinkershield, used in our Physical Computing workshops. Courtesy of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

Each year our friends at Thinkspace put together a fantastic array of workshops for budding makers (and their grown-up friends) to get into the world of electronic tinkering!

At this year’s Sydney Mini Maker Faire,  Thinkspace are offering two introductory sessions a day introducing you not only to the world of physical computing, but also creating paper circuits using conductive inks!

These sessions are always extremely popular, so click through to find out how you can book ahead to secure your spot.

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Meet the Maker: Eora 3D

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Eora 3D have made the world’s first high-precision 3D scanner that is entirely powered by a modern smartphone. It lets you capture everyday physical objects and surfaces and turns them into high-quality 3D models, all on your phone, making it extremely affordable.

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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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Maker Profile: OpenROV

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Dominik Fretz is a software designer for Open Remote Operated Vehicles (OpenROV), which specialise in building open-source, low-cost underwater robots for exploration and education. OpenROV is also a community of professionals as well as amateur ocean explorers and technologists.

Dominik was first drawn to OpenROV via its community, where a group of enthusiasts were sharing plans to build underwater robots. Dominik was inspired by the innovative processes stating, “OpenROV’s design was radically different, using the somewhat ‘new’ maker tools and throwing new ideas out there.”

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