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Mini Maker Faire, 29 July

29th July 2017, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth — a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. The Institute of Imagination has run Mini Maker Faires in London for the last two years, hosting activities that allow children to make with their hands or through tools and technologies which they may not usually have access to.

We are delighted to announce that our third annual Mini Maker Faire is taking place on Saturday 29 July at the Imagination Lab on London’s Albert Embankment.

We will be partnering with crafters, printers, weavers, sound artists, technologists, computers scientists and more to showcase the diverse and amazing work of the UK’s making community.

Here’s a snapshot of the activities you can expect from our makers:

  • Build computer programmes using physical objects and toys with Everyone Can Program
  • Make with cardboard owls and fabric birds and engage in basic science experiments including a lollipop stick explosion with DK Books
  • Play with Raspberry Pi and Arduino powered football robots with Red Robotics
  • Experience classic computer games on historic machines with The National Museum of Computing
  • Build a floating raft from recyclable materials with OJO
  • Construct elastic band cars and flying straw crafts with Roberts Workshop
  • Design and build a DIY USB digital microscope with StoneTurners
  • Interact with a giant laser cutter alongside Digihouse and Trotec

Here’s a map of the event so you can plan your visit.

Check out the video of our first Mini Maker Faire to see for yourself!

Mini Maker Faire

Ideal for children aged 5 – 14. Please note that tickets will need to be booked for each participant (both adults and children) and that all children will need to be accompanied by an adult.

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29th July 2017
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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