Melbourne Mini Maker Faire

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The Melbourne Mini Maker Faire, organised by the Victorian Department of Education and Training in partnership with KIOSC (Knox Innovation, Opportunity and Sustainability Centre) and Swinburne University, ran over two days last week and was attended by over 700 people. Thank-you all for coming to KIOSC!

Thank-you to our generous sponsors: Make Magazine, INTEL, Jaycar Electronics, DLTV, Museum Victoria, Scienceworks, 3D Hubs, 3D Printing Guy, Think Digital and Brunswick Bound Books, Music, Films and Art.

Melbourne Mini Maker Faire Education Day, held on Friday 18th March was attended by 260 students and teachers from 30 schools across the state. The prize for traveling the furthest goes to the Warrnambool network schools Brauer College, Woolsthorpe Primary School and Woodford Primary School who got on their bus close to 5 am for the long trek.

At the Education Day, teachers and school leaders were inspired by Stephen Heppell and students participated in a variety of workshops run by experts and by their peers.886075_1520613811579486_165459843085559343_o IMG_0618 IMG_0625 IMG_0631 minimaker1 spider drones Spheros Woolsthorpe Dronesscienceworks

On Saturday 19th March we welcomed Melbourne makers, hobbyists, artists and enthusiasts. We had a great program of speakers, lots of workshops and activities and some fabulous displays.

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More great images can be found at https://flic.kr/s/aHsktia6Mo thanks to Mark Richardson

Thanks for sharing the Melbourne Mini Maker Faire with us. We had an amazing two days!

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