Maker Faire comes to London

You can learn how to solder, create your own mini-synth and even play with some ‘electro dough’ at London’s first Maker Faire this weekend.

3D printing
3D printing

The original Maker Faire was held in California and previous events have been held in New York, Tokyo and Newcastle, but this is the fair’s first visit to the capital.

The free-to-enter Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire will be held at London College of Communications and feature a host of workshops.

Make your own synth
Make your own synth

There will be hands-on sessions such as the soldering workshop and the ‘electro-dough’ workshop (actually electrically conductive play dough). There will also be explorations into 3D printing and sessions on using Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

Following on from the faire will be the Mini Maker Faire Meetup, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, which will feature keynotes and panel discussions with the likes of Dominic Wilcox and Cory Doctorow.

Maker Faire

The Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire will be at London College of Communication on 6 July, while the Mini Maker Faire Meetup is at the V&A on 7 July. For more information visit http://makerfaireelephantandcastle.com/.

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