Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mini Maker Faire and a few other things at the Powerhouse Museum 16 August 2014

You can follow other OpenRov devices as well for example, the one in this photograph is @rov1081
 This was part of the Mini Maker Faire which is at the Powerhouse Museum this weekend.

I had been to maker fairs before, they just have had many different names.  This one was a lot of fun because of the diversity of makers.

The Embroiders Guild was present encouraging people to add to a collaborative piece of embroidery, and to have a go.

Embroiders Guild
Lace makers were in the Lace Centre showing needle and bobbin lace methods. Lace making
You could have a try at bobbin lace, which was was soothingly mathematical.

The fablab was going apace with the Hack the collection items being printed. The museum objects were in their cases, and their new partners were being printed.  You can read about it here, and access the museum files here.

Hack the collection
And of course there were drones
I enjoyed seeing the range of makers, and being able to talk with the people behind the ideas. This was fun. People were generous and enthusiastic.  I liked the broad interpretation of maker, which is appropriate.  There are many exciting ways libraries can connect with the makers in their community.

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