This event is part of the European Maker Week, an initiative promoted by European Commission and implemented by Maker Faire Rome in collaboration with Startup Europe. It's a celebration of makers and innovators all over Europe.

Derby Mini Maker Faire 2017
Derby Mini Maker Faire 2017
Derby Mini Maker Faire is the 3rd Maker Faire established in the UK and 2017 will see the 6th Derby Mini Maker Faire. With over 2500 people attending the event in 2016, 2017 is set to be bigger and better yet! Derby Maker Faire is held in the amazingly appropriate building Derby Silk Mill – the site of the World’s First Factory!

A family-friendly highlight of Derby Museums’ annual programme, this will be the sixth Derby Mini Maker Faire held at this historic site of the world’s first factory. This year the event will bring together over 70 Makers, including 3D printing, robots, wearable technology and even a bubbleologist! Featured makers include Aardman Animations, The Astronaut’s Caravan and Jonny White and his marvellous machines. This means for the third year running the Maker Showcase Marquee will be outside on Cathedral Green, to house all of the wonderful makers, workshops and stalls.

A variety of Makers will be taking part from all across Derbyshire and countrywide, including the World’s Smallest Photo Booth, the Bubble Fairy, a Bubbleologist who will be creating huge bubble displays for the whole family to play along with and a Harry Potter inspired Micro:bit programmed computer.

There will also be an Aardman model making workshop on offer for those who are lucky enough to have booked a place in advance! Participants will receive step-by-step instructions from an Aardman animator to make a Gromit, of Wallace and Gromit.

The event will mark the last day the museum is open to the public, before the building begins its transformation into the Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill. The project, once complete, will reveal the whole building for the first time, re-introducing manufacturing to the site of the world’s first factory by involving people in the making and creating of the new museum. Derby Museums will continue to host Derby Maker Faire, but for 2018 and 2019, plan to take it out ‘on the road’, inviting visitors to take part in the Maker Movement as a part of a pop-up style Faire.
Derby Museums
Derby Silk Mill Museum, Silk Mill Lane off Full Street, Derby, DE1 3AF
28/10/2017 16:00

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