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Showcasing Invention, Creativity and Resourcefulness

Trieste Mini Maker Faire at ICTP in 2014

04/12/2013 - Trieste

In 2014, ICTP will celebrate its 50th anniversary. To mark this milestone, the Centre's Science Dissemination Unit is organizing the first Trieste Mini Maker Faire, in collaboration with Maker Media Inc., to be held on Saturday 17 May 2014 at ICTP's Miramare Campus.

Maker Faire is a show-and-tell event where innovators ("makers") can show their creations, present their ideas and share what they are learning with the general public. It is primarily designed to showcase makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies, such as Arduino microcontrollers and personal 3D printing. But it also features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

The goal is to provide a platform for invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and celebrate the "Maker movement". Makers may be tech enthusiasts, crafters, homesteaders, scientists or garage tinkerers.

The Trieste Mini Maker Faire will bring together and uncover makers, inventors, scientists, crafters, artists and all other passionate creative enthusiasts from the Triveneto region of Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria and beyond. While exhibiting their projects, participants will also share their passion for making and inspire visitors to make things themselves. Entrance to the event is free and it is open to everybody.

Individuals, groups, schools and organizations that would like to demonstrate what they make and/or how it works in an exhibit space are encouraged to register. Special attention will be given to ideas and projects of educational interest and aimed at developing countries. There will be no fee for maker exhibits. Updated information and details of the event will be posted on the website:

Trieste Mini Maker Faire is independently organized under license from Maker Media, Inc.