More Than 10,000 People Attend Moscow Maker Faire at NUST MISIS

For the first time in Russia, NUST MISIS hosted the international Maker Faire Moscow festival, the world`s famous festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, which gathered more than 200 amateur designers and young engineers from Russia, the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

Dale Dougherty, the leading advocate of the Maker Movement, was the event’s honorary guest. More than 100 interactive booths, including kinetic designs, fast assembled copters, robots, and dozens of different activities were presented at the festival.

For the second year in a row, the NUST MISIS FabLab organized a bright event, gathering engineers, scientists, artists, and talented and curious people to share their projects and ideas. The success and popularization of technologies and maker ideas allowed the university to build on the success of last year’s Mini Maker Faire-2016. This year attracted more than 200 amateur designers and young engineers from Russia, the U.S., Europe, and Asia.

The festival was quite eventful, featuring: more than 100 interactive booths, kinetic designs, fast assembled copters, a street shooting salon, and dozens of different competitions. Numerous speeches delivered by leading makers, materials scientists, and engineers from different countries were also given for the visitors of the Maker Faire Moscow held at NUST MISIS.

Dougherty started the Maker Faire in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2006. In just 11 years the Maker Faire has become a global network of flagship and local (independently produced) festivals in 40 countries, and is now world`s largest exhibition of technical innovations created by ordinary people, as well as a world-famous festival of technologies and popular science. Around 200 events with 1.5 million attendees are held annually.