On July 9th & 10th, 2016, for the very first time in Russia, NUST MISIS will host the Moscow Mini Maker Faire, the world`s most famous festival of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.
This summer, Russia will host the world`s largest annual makers’ festival, Moscow Mini Maker Faire —2016, in the heart of Moscow and on NUST MISIS property (Leninsky prospect, 4). The event is organized under the international license of Make Magazine, the famous founder of the maker movement. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, and from homesteaders to scientists and even garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of the Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect, and grow the maker community.
FabLab NUST MISIS, the first Russian center for digital fabrication technology certified by MIT, initiated the event. PrintZilla — the tallest 3D printer in Russia — will be presented during the festival. The device’s height is 2 meters tall and the volume of the working surface is 1.28 cubic meters. These characteristics allow the machine to print items ranging from keychains to furniture.
The festival will gather more than 50 workshops and areas of technical creativity from Russian and international makers. The organizers promise to present a wide range of activities and spectacles—from patchwork and forge shops to a giant 3D printer, modern robotics, and drones.
Moscow Mini Maker Faire — 2016 will feature and promote projects from Russian, American, European, and Asian makers, as well as house booths and displays for companies producing software or hardware products for makers.
Visitors will have a plethora of options to choose from, whether it be witnessing the creative technologies of the next generation, taking part in various competitions and master classes extending access to materials ranging from wood to Plexiglas, or taking advantage of the unique opportunity to learn new and traditional crafts from skilled makers. The festival program includes: courses in programming and robotics for children and adults, a carpenter`s workshop, presentations about the project for the creation of realistic dinosaur models, microelectronics presentations, a demonstration on making jewelry from Plexiglas, and many more exciting opportunities.
— VirtualScreen (Russia, Moscow) — the developer of a system that changes any flat surface into a full-fledged touchpad of any diagonal;
— Polycent (Russia, Moscow) — center for scientific and technical creativity for children ages 5 to 17; specialization in robotics and programming;
— IPSIA Galileo Galilei — Makerlab (Italy, Castelfranco Veneto) — developer of drones for civil purposes;
— Genetic-test (Russia, Novosibirsk) — developer of the technology that determines the innate human abilities according to the dermatoglyphics;
— Monolama (Russia, Moscow) — developer and manufacturer of jewelry from organic glass;
— Eureka stereophotography (Russia, Moscow) — project dedicated to stereophotography.
The event will be open-air and offers free entrance with pre-registration.
Moscow, Leninsky prospect, 4, Oktyabrskaya metro station
Information about festival:
The first Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA (USA) in 2006, and in 2015 it celebrated its 10th annual show with more than 1200 makers and 145.000 visitors. 23 major Maker Faires are held annually in large cities across the world, including — Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, & Shenzhen. More than 120 independently organized community festivals, known as Mini Maker Faires, have been held worldwide.