Maker Faire Adelaide, 2017

Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth
5th of November at Tonsley Innovation District, Adelaide

Published on: 10/29/2017

We are pleased to announce that Trotec will be attending and sponsoring this year’s Maker Faire Adelaide, on the 5th of November at Tonsley Innovation District. The event is dedicated to bringing together people and ideas to inspire, inform, connect and entertain at a family friendly festival of innovation and creativity!

This year, Maker Faire Adelaide will be a celebration of South Australian ‘makers’, showcasing technology, engineering, science, arts, crafts, education, food and much more – Who knows? The Faire might even make a maker out of you!

"It is great to be back at Tonsley for the third time and it is wonderful seeing the Maker Community growing and being recognised. We are excited to have more chances for children and adults to get hands on with all kinds of creating, robotics, crafts and much more!"
- Alison Kershaw - SA Makers Chair -

There will be lots of fun, family-friendly activities running throughout the day…

  • Kids can have a go at the no-rules miniature car building competition as well as try their hand at the ‘Rocket Range’, where you can build, fire and experiment with paper rockets! This is all provided free by Mobile Science Education who work to introduce children to the excitement of inventing!
  • Check out the Combat Robots Test Drive Arena! Meet a group of robot-building enthusiasts who will be running a robot-fighting competition throughout the day. Over 30 robots will be competing in battle bouts for special Maker Faire Adelaide trophies. You can come and watch the robots and even have a go at driving one!
  • If fighting robots and firing rockets isn’t your thing, come join the Paper Plane Challenge! Have a go at making your very own paper plane – either your own design or using one of our tried and tested templates – and see how far you can fly it! You’ll have lots of chances to test your plane, and you could even win a Maker Faire Adelaide prize.

Ron Allum has played a key role in of some of the most daring and audacious explorations of all time, and he will be attending the Maker Faire this year as part of the Speakers Program! In 2005, he worked with director James Cameron to broadcast live from the sunken Titanic. He also designed the ‘Deepsea Challenger’ submarine that took Cameron to the ‘Marianas trench’ – the lowest point on Earth.

In 2013, he established Ron Allum Deepsea Services to develop new concepts and design innovative vehicles for deep sea exploration. Ultimately, his extraordinary skills were recognised when he was awarded the New South Wales Senior Australian of the Year for 2012 in recognition of his outstanding contributions in the fields of engineering, science and exploration.

He’s bound to have some interesting and inspiring things to say that you won’t want to miss!

Trotec is a primary supporter

Trotec is a primary supporter of the maker space movement already, and we are excited about the upcoming opportunity to showcase our laser machines and what they are capable of at the Maker Faire. Trotec will be exhibiting the laser engraver Speedy 300 as well as the Rayjet 300, just to show everyone what they can do! So, feel free to come down and visit the team! You’ll be able to see the laser machines cut, mark and engrave lots of different materials. Maybe you’ll discover how a Trotec laser machine can open some creative new possibilities for you! The sky is your only limit with laser technology.

More Details about Maker Faire

You can find more details about all the makers, exhibitors and speakers at www.makerfaireadelaide.com. Tickets will be $10 at the gate (children under 16 free with an accompanying adult) and it runs from 10am - 4pm.

Be sure to pop in, show your support for this collection of thinkers and creators and become inspired. Maker Faire Adelaide 2017 has something for everyone!

We hope to see you there!

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