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Bengaluru Mini Maker Faire.

October 22, 2016

Bengaluru Mini Maker Faire
Presented by
Workbench Projects & Maker Media
in Collaboration with
Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation

bengaluru-mini-maker-faire-by-workbench-projects-maker-media-and-bengaluru-metro-rail-corporation-at-rangoli-metro-art-center-bengaluruBengaluru Mini Maker Faire (BMMF) is an independently produced celebration of local maker culture. BMMF creates opportunities for conversations with Makers, Tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and entrepreneurs where all come together to show their projects and to talk about what they have made and learnt in the process.

Last year, the event was well attended by the public with approximately 1500 footfall to see select 50 maker projects, attend keynote address, D-I-Y workshops, panel discussions, company sponsored workshops, and engage in maker games, performances and installations. It created the first ever open platform to celebrate the maker community.

This year, to encourage closet makers to come to the open and share their work and processes, we have channeled entries through an open call. With an overwhelming response we are presenting a diverse mix of select 50 makers to the city ranging from a retired scientist from DRDO building low cost electronic test equipment targeted to the student community, educators and DIY hobbyists, to an exhibitor presenting a tongue controlled wireless wheelchair that aids completely paralyzed patients to commute on their own to an architect who will present a Pop-Up housing/shelter and encouraging visitors to build ones own living structures and DIY (Design it Yourself) furniture using readily available open source modular construction system and many more from robotics to culinary, sustainability & green tech to all whimsical creations with an edge.

This year we bring many collaborations with city partners like VIT Museum for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) based installations to flash presentations from some renowned makers to presenting maker challenges for public to exercise their specialized skills to make/ build and win some

workshops, performances. An addition to this year’s special feature is a run up Makeathon conceived and to be executed by Workbench Projects for one of India’s Mega Blockbuster Movie for a reputed production house. It is the first time ever to encourage maker fans and folks to co-create the brand by participating in contests for builathons to win exciting prizes under 10 special tracks that range from VFX/CGI Innovation to AI for movie production to building interactive installations and more as a run up to the 2017 sequel launch of the movie. The event is open to public to share the spirit of making and celebrating and democratizing by putting the , ‘Power of innovation in every hand’!

Workbench Projects (WP) is a makerspace/ FabLab/ public laboratory in Bangalore. It is a unique cross-disciplinary platform for public to toy with ideas, tinker with tools and machines to prototype and build for the future. Having reclaimed a public space through a tendering process with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation, WP is the first of its kind to model a makerspace under a metro station in the heart of the city. WP is committed to `Responsible Innovation’ and is headed to democratize and put the power of innovation in every hand!

Sunday | 23rd October 2016 | 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Venue:
Rangoli Metro Art Center
MG Road Boulevard,
beside M G Road Metro Station,
near Anil Kumble Circle
Mahatma Gandhi Road,
Bengaluru – 560008.

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