Maker Stuff in October!

It will be a very busy calendar next month with lots of maker stuff happening in October. These are:

1. The 3D Printing Showcase at Melbourne University on Friday 9th of October
2. The Stringybark Sustainability Festival on Saturday and Sunday 17th and 18th of October
3. Mini Make Day at Library at the Dock in Melbourne’s Docklands on Sunday 25th of October

The 3D Printing Showcase at Melbourne University looks really exciting with University of Melbourne’s #SharksDen Innovation Challenge and an open Makerspace led by Melbourne Library, consisting of the various community Makerspaces across Melbourne and Victoria such as CCHS, MESH and others . Makers will be on hand to allow showcase attendees to participate and actively learn about 3D printing and the growing maker community in Melbourne.

The Stringybark Sustainability Festival is celebrating its 30th birthday in 2015. At the festival there will be three stages featuring acts from local schools, groups and individuals, both professional and amateur. The food court will be full of international cuisines as well as fundraising sausage sizzles. There will also be market stalls with fair-trade and ethical crafts on offer. There will be creative and educational displays and hands on workshops for all ages.

The Mini Make Day at the Library at the Dock in Melbourne’s Docklands. This will feature a broad representation of the maker movement of Melbourne. Library at the Dock is a new library in Melbourne’s Docklands which has an open Makerspace where members of the public are able to learn about 3D printing and use the equipment. Sadly there are some people that don’t know how accessible technology is these days and are ignorant of the broader maker movement. The idea of Mini Make Day is to spread the word and show the public the extraordinary things that can be achieved by ordinary people this day and age.

See you there!

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