We had a fantastic time at this year’s Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire on Sunday 10 April and were delighted to be joined by a marvellous mix of makers and over 1,500 visitors.
Here are a few photos from the event:
Want to see more? Check out our online media gallery to view more photos from the day.
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Glasgow based visual artist and maker Fergus Dunnet has created a giant version of the Edinburgh Mini Maker robot which will be stepping out around Summerhall this Sunday for the 2015 Faire.
You can track the puppets progress on Fergus’ blog as he has posted regular updates throughout the robots creation, from creating a prototype to a first look at the big puppet and getting it fully assembled for a test run.
Here are some pictures of the robots first outing at The Meadows earlier today for the Mini Maker Faire press call:
Fergus will be attending the 2015 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire to show off the puppet and talk about his work. The event runs from 10am-5pm on Sunday 19 April and tickets are available now.
Appearing at the 2015 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire, Re-make | Re-do | Re-wear is a project that gives clothing and textiles a new life through embellishment, re-design and re-construction. It will feature a mini production line formed of designers and makers from Kalopsia Collective.
You can get involved too! Simply bring a long something old (a garment, bag, or other textile item) that’s looking a bit unloved and could do with a makeover. Then had over your item for a ‘service’, you get a receipt to take away while it’s being processed and you can then come back to claim your newly transformed item later in the day!
The project aims to breathe new life into and add new value to peoples unwanted textiles and promote ideas about circular economy and closed loop textiles design.
The 2015 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire runs from 10am-5pm on Sunday 19 April – tickets are available now.
Harmonographic machines use pendular motion to make sounds and shapes.
Tim Vinvent-Smith will present some of his most recent machines at the 2015 Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire. This will include a sub bass generatorgraph made from computer hard drives, amplifier and oscilloscope, (spin the disks) a singer-sewing-machine-table pedal-powered, mechano pantograph (pedal the singer) and a prototype app which will eventually create 3d harmonographic images from the sound input of your mobile phone (sing and marvel).
See Tim speak about his recent work in an interview with Summerhall tv below:
CycleHack is an events and training organisation which has grown into a global movement, now happening in over 40 cities around the world. The project brings people together to design solutions to barriers to cycling.
For the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire, they’re rolling out CycleHack Education, a model aimed at young people, giving them the opportunity to try out CycleHacks of their own.
They’ll be playing with Sugru, laser cutting and card to hack bikes and street furniture to make it easier for people to cycle. When the hacks are finished, they will be uploaded to the CycleHack catalogue for everyone to share across the globe.
Bring your bikes, helmets and other biking goods to hack them with CycleHack at the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire at Summerhall on Sunday 19 April.
One of the makers appearing at this year’s Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire, Formula 24 introduces young people to key aspects within engineering, mechanics, design/technology, science and greenpower through the building of a single seater battery powered racing car.
The project works with young people in both F24 (11–16 years old) and F24+ (16-25 years old) categories. Participants gain confidence and skills as they have the opportunity to develop new skills that many young people may not ordinarily have the chance to try their hand at.
The programme provides participants with an innovate and unique insight into engineering, mechanics, science and green power in a fun and interactive way and offers progression routes for those who want to develop their skills further.
Check out some pictures of the project below:
If you’d like to meet the team and learn more about the project head along to this years Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire on Sunday 19 April – click here to get tickets.
We’re really excited about all the amazing makers who are getting in touch, so we wanted to share another of the latest applications. This one, from bonkers local makers Omnishambles, looks like it’s going to fit right in!
Omnishambles create handmade art, props, curiosities and pretty things to wear: a fusion of the ultra-modern and retro, with a little steam punk madness and urban magic.
Their most recent project? Have a look at these wacky and wonderful ukuleles they’ve been working on:
We can’t wait to see them at this year’s Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire on Sunday 19 April 2015.
Remember the deadline for maker submissions is Sunday 1 February so there’s still time to get in touch if you’d like to be a part of it.
We are delighted to bring the Mini Maker Faire back to Summerhall. In fact, we had such a great time in the venue last year it’s become the Festival hub for 2014! The former Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Summerhall now offers a creative hub for the arts with studio, workshop, exhibition and performance spaces.
In addition to all the fantastic makers, workshop and demonstrations featured in the Faire programme, many of the venue’s permanent attractions will be open for you to explore too.
Barney’s Beer is brewed on the site of the original 1800s Summerhall brewer – and is available to drink in the Royal Dick, Summerhall’s onsite bar!
Edinburgh Hacklab is part of the worldwide movement of Hackerspaces – shared spaces for people who mess around with technology for fun – calls Summerhall home too. In this shared space, they provide access to better facilities than we could each have at home, as well as opportunities to collaborate, learn, and socialise.
Edinburgh’s first gin distillery in over 150 years can also be found in Summerhall, where small batches of hand crafted, beautifully balanced, marvelously mixed Pickering’s Gin are produced.
And once you’ve managed to see and do all the crafty delights on offer, sit down and enjoy a cup of tea and a homemade cake in the Summerhall cafe, which serves homemade hot and cold food all day as well as great coffee. There is also a children’s menu and play area to keep your little ones happy too.