Every City Should Have a Maker Faire

Originally posted on MAKE:


London is the capital city of the United Kingdom, so why hasn’t anyone organized a Maker Faire here before? This was the thought running through my mind as I made my return train journey to South London, after a day out at Brighton Mini Maker Faire in September 2012.

With over 8 million people living in London, a thriving creative community in the east end, and a 600-strong hackspace, it seemed like the obvious place for such an event, and a little under 10 months later, I found myself busily running around, walkie-talkie in hand, lanyard around my neck, and bunting above me, shouting , “we are about to open, is everyone ready?”

Marc, one of the organisers captured by ScreamGrab, a photo booth triggered by screaming, using a Triggertrap setup.

Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire is London’s first Maker Faire. It is named after the area in which it…

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