From Paris to Pittsburgh, from San Diego to Seoul, the spirit of making transcends national borders, vast oceans and even language barriers. By the end of 2015, over 150 Maker Faires will have taken place. Since seeing them all would take some killer frequent flyer miles, we’ve brought the highlights from Maker Faires across the globe right to you!
Maker Faire Bay Area (May 15-17, 2015)
To say that the Bay Area rang in their 10th annual Maker Faire with a bang would be an understatement. It would more accurate to say that they rang it in with billowing flames, darting paint balls and miles of shimmering lights.
photos courtesy of makerfaire.com.
Maker Faire Detroit (July 25-26, 2015)
From vital organ transplants to rocket engine injectors, 3D printing is one of the greatest technological breakthroughs of this century. Now, thanks to the PancakeBot–a hit at this month’s Detroit Maker Faire–3D printing can even enhance the most important meal of the day. Meet the inventor, Miguel Valenzuela in this segment of The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation featured below.
Maker Faire Rome (upcoming: October 16-18, 2015)
If you’re just becoming acquainted with this whole “Maker” thing, it can be easy to think that the entire movement can be summed up in just a bunch of cool gadgets. However, innovators like Tomas Diez demonstrate that making is actually all about channeling your own special brand of creativity to make the world a brighter place for the next generation of makers.
In an interview for Maker Faire Rome, he discusses his work as director of the Fab Lab project at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), wherein he has participated in socially-driven projects such as rehabilitation plans for marginal areas of Caracas, digital fabrication of the first solar house in Barcelona, and the launch of Fab Labs in cities like Lima (Peru), Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) and Ahmedabad (India),
Thank goodness Cincinnati’s turn is less than a month away! Join us at Museum Center Aug. 29 and 30 to see what the worldwide fuss is really about. Click here for more information or purchase tickets (remember, admission is free for Museum Center Members!).