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Meet the Maker: LittleBird Electronics


The Little Bird Company is run by Madeleine (who goes by Maddy) with help from Marcus Schappi.

The company got started when Marcus was studying Design Science at Sydney University in 2006. At the time it was hard for lecturers and students to purchase quality electronics at reasonable prices and Little Bird Electronics was born out of this frustration! Continue reading


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

Meet the Maker: Australian Electric Vehicle Association


The Australian Electric Vehicle Association Inc. (AEVA) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1973, comprising of individuals and organisations with an interest in Electric Vehicles (EVs) and electric vehicle technology. Continue reading

Meet the Maker: 3D Tek


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

Maker Profile: Core Electronics

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Core Electronics help make DIY electronics as accessible as possible to everyone in Australia. They source electronic pieces from all over the world and provide local support to get people familiar with new technologies. As Graham Mitchell, founder of Core Electronics, states “we’ve turned maker electronics into a lifestyle and absolutely enjoy helping others with their projects.”

Graham was first introduced to the maker movement as a young avionics technician midway through his TAFE qualifications. He became aware of microcontrollers, commenting “… from that moment on I was compelled to design, learn, tinker and create.”

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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


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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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

Applications Now Open for the 2016 Sydney Mini Maker Faire


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.

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!