A Makerfaire is a convention or a gathering where makers, creators, innovators come together to celebrate innovation, creativity, making and creating. At a Makerfaire you can expect makers to showcase the projects they have been working on, participate in workshops on making and creating and learn more about the maker skills involved in some of the projects on display. To learn more about maker visit – https://makerfaire.com or checkout the video below.
The Monash Makerfaire is scheduled for the 4th of December 2022 from 1000 Hrs AEST to 1600 Hrs AEST. Read more about the Monash Makerfaire 2022 at https://monash.makerfaire.com/. CoderDojo Altona North is participating at the Monash Makerfaire.
Over the last few months our volunteers have been working with each of our parent/child teams to helping them put together their projects for the Makerfaire. Some of these projects our kids and parent/child teams are working on include –
- Data Logger for the High Altitude Balloon project using the Raspberry Pi Pico and BME280
- Smart plant watering project with phone based notifications using the Raspberry Pi Pico
- Pop the balloon game for kids built using the mBot robot
- Robot soccer game for kids using the mBot robot
- Scratch & BBC micro:bit games for kids to play and interact with
- Home automation built using the BBC micro:bit and smart home sensors
Our projects are still work in progress and we are expecting to have our projects ready for display at the Makerfaire. A lot of our displays are designed to engage and interact with kids and adults, so if you are undecided about the Makerfaire please head over to the Monash Makerfaire website and check out the various makers, creators who will be showing off their work. Drop by to say hi, have a chat with the kids showing off their projects, interact with their creations.
I was told the last Makerfaire had ~7000 attendees, this one is only going to be bigger. Here’s some pictures from Monash Makerfaire 2019 which we participated in –
Drop us a note if you have any questions. Happy making & creating. See you at the Monash Makerfaire 2022.