What Is It?

Probably the first makerspace in the city, Workbench Projects is all set to celebrate the maker movement with a daylong festival. Bringing together 50 creative makers from across the city {shortlisted by the team from applications received} along with activities, contests and food, the Bengaluru Mini Maker Faire is back for its second edition! Whether it’s the interactive workshops or the innovative exhibits {think open source keyboards!}, there’s plenty to keep you engrossed through the day.

Who Is It For?

We love that they define ‘maker’ simply as anyone who creates. Whether you’re passionate about gadgets and technology or just love the idea of gaping at inspiring exhibits, this one’s for you. With maker culture gaining popularity worldwide, the fest also gives you an opportunity to know more about it up close.

Why Should I Go For It?

minimaker-i

Ever thought about building your own guitar? Well, you just might get to do it here, thanks to custom guitar designer, Vasudev’s workshop. Apart from city-based maker, Sampath Reddy’s session on 3D printed housing structures, there are fun workshops on everything from origami and pottery to IoT {Internet of Things} to robotics. Look out for installations like giant spirographs and engaging talks by experts from different fields. While you’re bound to find quite a few STEAM {Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics} exhibits, we suggest you keep an eye out for the ones by the selected makers. Think a go kart created by college students and an open source keyboard which lets you design and fabricate your own keyboards!  Design initiative, Welava Design are also part of the exhibition with Punahveen, their range of vibrant upcycled furniture.

When: Sunday, October 23

Where: Rangoli Metro Art Centre, MG Road

Price: INR 50

Timings: 10am-7pm

Contact: +91 9663090123

Buy tickets for the event here.

Find the event on Facebook here.