Monthly Archives: November 2013

Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire wins Creative Edinburgh Unite Award

We were delighted to receive the Unite award from Creative Edinburgh at their 2nd Birthday party and awards ceremony at The Bongo Club last night.

Creative Edinburgh is a not-for-profit membership organisation offering creative industry businesses and individuals in Edinburgh a channel to connect to available support, programmed events, business-to-business networks, skills development and investment opportunities.

The Unite award was presented for the 2013 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire – in recognition of the way the event brought creative people from across the maker community together. We were thrilled to win and all enjoyed showing off the award itself – a lovely set of knuckle-dusters complete with Unite emblazoned across the front in shiny gold letters, made by Bonnie Bling.

Thanks to everyone who took part in this year’s Mini Maker Faire and made it such a brilliant day.

p.s. Have you heard about our call for makers for 2014? For your chance to get involved complete the application form here.

Getting ready for Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire 2014

Image from 2013 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire    Image from 2013 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire

Planning for the 2014 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire is already well underway and a flurry of activity happened earlier this week.

The Mini Maker Faire core team met up for the first time on Wednesday evening to reflect on this year’s event and start thinking about the proceedings for 2014. The group, a mixture of some of those who were involved last year as well as a couple of new faces, are involved in the process of planning the event including helping to select the makers who will take part. It was great to meet up with everyone to start chatting about ideas and get excited about what we could do to make the 2014 event even better than this year.

Earlier today saw the launch of the call out to those across the maker community – enthusiasts, geeks, tinkerers, engineers and artists. If you build, create or innovate, this could be your chance to showcase your work and meet others who also love to make – we can’t wait to hear from you!

The call runs until 18 December and we’ll be distributing info far and wide during this time. If you’re interested in getting involved, complete the maker application form here.