Calling All Makers, Creators, Educators, Parents, Kids – See You All At The Monash MakerFaire

Calling All Makers, Creators, Educators, Parents, Kids – See You All At The Monash MakerFaire

Lets Make, Create, Hack, Code at the Monash Maker Faire – Calling all Makers, Creators, Educators, Parents and Kids….it’s time to grab your free tickets (if you haven’t already) and get ready to head off to the Monash Maker Faire. The Monash Mini Maker Faire is scheduled for the coming Sunday i.e. 1st of Dec 2019.

Brought to you by the City of Monash in partnership with Monash Tech School, and with support from Monash University, the Monash Mini Maker Faire will bring together Melbourne based makers and the community as a celebration of creativity and technology. For families and curious minds, come and be amazed by the talents of the exhibitors, and get involved with the hands on activities. It’s also a brilliant opportunity for Makers to share their creations, learn from each other, and meet like-minded innovators.

Come and talk to us about getting yourself or your child involved with coding, making, creating, robotics and electronics. We’ll be more than happy to share our experiences and get you started with your own STEM learning journey.

Monash Mini Maker Faire – Sun 1st Dec 2019

The Monash MakerFaire is open to makers, creators or all ages with FREE entry. All exhibiting Makers have been announced, so be sure to check out the Monash Mini Maker Faire website (Meet The Makers) to see what awaits you! The folks at Monash Tech School have been able to put together a brilliant spread of Makers from a whole range of disciplines, so there is something for everyone. Don’t forget to tell your family, friends, and community to come along and join in on all the fun! So why wait…go and grab your FREE ticket right now!!!

We will be hosting two stalls at the Monash Mini Maker Faire i.e. Coder Dojo Altona North (our kids code club) and Melbourne Raspberry Pi Jam (Pi Hackers of Melboourne). So come along and see us there. We’ll be hosting interactive robotics sessions, paper circuit tutorials and displaying a host of electronics, robotics projects put together by our kids and older Raspberry Pi hackers.

Don’t miss out….grab your FREE ticket and come and see us. We are located at booths 16, 17, 18 within the Learning & Technology building at the Monash Tech School.

History of the Maker Faire – Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

Child captivated by a robot at a Maker Faire

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.

Maker Faire is brought to you by Maker Media. Maker Media publishes Make: magazine, produces Maker Faire, and offers DIY electronics, tools, kits, and books through its online and pop-up Maker Shed stores.

We Are Heading to The Monash Mini Maker Faire – At CoderDojo Altona North the kids are working hard on their projects with the aim of being able to present them at the Maker Faire early December. Both our parents and volunteers are very excited, it’s going to be our first Maker Faire here in Melbourne, Australia and also the first opportunity for the kids to take their projects and show them off to folks outside the CoderDojo. Every term at the end of the term the kids, parents do get an opportunity to show off their projects to a chief guest but this is an opportunity where they get to socialize with makers, creators from all over Melbourne, share with them what they have built, get feedback and learn from other makers, creators. So we are all very excited!!! Some of our kids projects include –

  1. Bully detection system
  2. Braille Box
  3. Water pollution monitoring system
  4. Digital Snakes & Ladders
  5. Humanoid robot

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community based programming clubs for young people. We are the Altona North (Melbourne, Australia) chapter of this amazing initiative! At CoderDojo Altona North, young people aged between 7 and 17, learn how to code (Scratch, Python, etc.), interact with the real world using sensors and the Arduino, develop programs on the Raspberry Pi, work with the BBC micro:bit, develop websites, develop mobile apps, develop simple programs, develop games, build robots and explore various aspects of technology in an informal, safe, and creative environment. In addition to learning to code, exploring the basics of electronics and robotics, attendees meet like minded people and are exposed to a world of possibilities of technology. An individuals creativity is the only limit.

CoderDojo Altona North

At CoderDojo Altona North our aim is to Ignite, Inspire and Create. We strongly believe that every child is a born maker. What she/he needs is the right environment to Ignite those interests and Inspire them to Create. At CoderDojo Altona North there is a strong focus on community, peer learning, youth mentoring and self led learning, with an emphasis on showing how coding, making and hacking is a force for change in the world.

In addition the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Hackers (Jam) group are also putting together a bunch of interactive robotics, electronics exhibits which you’ll be able to touch, feel and explore. Exhibits range from a robotic cat, to a retro Raspberry Pi laptop, robotic arm and also a digital interactive photoframe based on the Raspberry Pi.

Melbourne Raspberry Pi Hackers is a platform that will meet once a month with the objective of sharing, collaborating on interesting Raspberry Pi, Arduino, ESP8266, ESP32, 3D printing, robotics, etc. related projects and hacking together on Open Source / Open Hardware platforms. From time to time Melbourne Raspberry Pi Hackers conducts tutorials/workshops to get folks started hacking with their Raspberry Pi, Arduinos, ESP32’s, etc. You can read more about the Melbourne Raspberry Pi Hackers Group at –… ( RSVP for the meetup here –

Raspberry Pi Jam

So drop by and see us at the CoderDojo Altona North booth, Melbourne Raspberry Pi Jam at the Monash Maker Faire. Go ahead and grab your FREE tickets at the Monash Maker Faire website. Don’t miss out….grab your FREE ticket and come and see us. We are located at booths 16, 17, 18 within the Learning & Technology building at the Monash Tech School.

KidzCanCode – At we offer FREE access to various STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology, Math) development courses at . At you will find courses on Scratch, BBC Micro:Bit, Raspberry Pi, Robotics and Electronics.

Smart Car based on the BBC micro:bit

If you are looking for a BBC micro:bit, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, starter kits, electronics kits, robotics kits including other STEM learning kits we would recommend you drop by our online store here – <OzToyLib>.

Hopefully you have enjoyed the post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for future tutorials drop us a note at – learning at hack2 dot live.

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