Workshops

Thinkershield Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, MAAS developed technology.

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

Throughout the weekend of the Sydney Mini Maker Faire we have a collection of workshops for makers and tinkerers of all skill levels! Whether you’re looking to improve your skills or share the creativity and ingenuity of the maker movement with your friends and family, there will definitely be something on offer for you.

In addition to these sessions, keep an eye out throughout the weekend for impromptu opportunities with our makers.


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The Circuit Scribe electronics kit, used on our Paper Circuits workshop.

For Families: Paper Circuits

13 & 14 August
10–11am and 11am–12 noon (Two sessions each day)
Child: $12, Child (MAAS Member): $10
Bookings through Sydney Science Festival

Bring paper to life with simple or complex electric circuits. In this one-hour workshop you will light up your own drawings, illustrations or 3D paper sculptures with LEDs and copper tape. With this simple circuit you can experiment with and explore your artistic expression.

Family workshops are designed to create conversations between parents and young learners in shared environment. It creates a platform for learning to continue at home. Each child must have an accompanying adult and each person attending must have a valid ticket.

Please be sure to read our essential information for Thinkspace workshops.

Ages 7 and over.


Thinkershield Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, MAAS developed technology.

Thinkershield Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, MAAS developed technology.

For Families: Physical Computing

13 & 14 August
1–2pm & 2–3pm (Two sessions each day)
Child: $12, Child (MAAS Member): $10
Bookings through Sydney Science Festival

In this one-hour workshop, you will gain an introduction to the world of physical computing – where code is used to control electronic components such as lights and buzzers.

Fun, fast and accessible, this workshop focuses on Arduino, an open source microcontroller language, to bring the components to life. Learn how to code in this language using the ThinkerShield and a standard Arduino board.

Family workshops are designed to create conversations between parents and young learners in shared environment. It creates a platform for learning to continue at home. Each child must have an accompanying adult and each person attending must have a valid ticket.

Please be sure to read our essential information for Thinkspace workshops.

Ages 9 and over.


Introduction to 3D Printing with Modfab.

13 & 14 August
10:20am, 12:00pm, 1:45pm & 3:30pm
Check at stall 2C for pricing details.

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Throughout the Sydney Mini Maker Faire Modfab will be running workshops introducing you to Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and how to make those ideas come to life with 3D Printing!

Running both Saturday and Sunday of the Sydney Mini Maker Faire, each session runs for approximately 1 hour at the following times:

10:20am
12:00pm
1:45pm
3:30pm

Head to their stand on Level 2 (stall 2C) and speak with the team from Modfab for more information and pricing details.

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