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Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.  

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, California and in 2016 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1200+ makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 90,000 attendees.  

Thirty-two other larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 150 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world.
 
Your ticket gives you access to the event, as well as the wonders of the Cape Town Science Centre.

Please use public transportation or consider trying Uber for a fun new experience. Parking in the area is challenging, but there are 200 bays available in the Groote Schuur complex.

Cape Town Mini Maker Faire is independently organized and operated under license from Maker Media, Inc.
Saturday

Saturday

Sat 27th 10:00 - 16:00
MakerSpeak Conference

10h00Moderator: Wessie van der Westhuizen
Head of Department: Multimedia Studies
Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography

http://www.stellenboschacademy.co.za/

10h05Daniel van der Merwe: PPC Imaginarium
In the PPC Imaginarium, concrete is the inspiration, stimulus and primary medium for revolutionary design thinking and artistry across six creative disciplines. Daniel tells us more…

http://www.ppcimaginarium.co.za/

10h30Simon Ratcliffe
South Africa’s “Barefoot Astronomer”, makes sense of the SKA, a mega-science project, that which will push the limits of engineering and scientific endeavour over the coming decades.

Building the SKA will require the development of cutting edge technology and innovation, including the design of the world’s fastest supercomputers to process data at rates greater than the current global internet traffic. The SKA will use thousands of radio antennas, with different antenna technologies. This will enable astronomers to probe the universe in unprecedented detail. The SKA project is an international effort comprising organizations from ten countries. In addition, a further 100 or so organizations from 20 countries have been participating in the design and development. Simon and his team have also become very adept at hacking equipment to manufacture products that didn’t exist before…

www.ska.co.za

11h15 Johanathan Smit and Brandon Pascal: LaunchLab
The LaunchLab, an initiative of Innovus, is a mixed-use business incubator based at Stellenbosch University that supports mainly technology and innovation businesses in ICT (specifically Payments &; Big Data and Paid Media), Cleantech, Agriculture and Education.
Although the main LaunchLab facility is based on Stellenbosch University campus, the LaunchLab programmes are open to all entrepreneurs in the Western Cape and beyond and are actively running on other partner campuses. Our speakers will tell us about all the latest – from nutbutters to SpaceCubes, and everything in between.

www.launchlab.co.za

11h45 Professor Sivakumar Pasupathi, Programme Manager, HySA Systems
HySA (Hydrogen South Africa) is a Centre of Competence for Technology Validation and Systems Integration on hydrogen and fuel cell technology. Prof Siva will tell us about the world first (hydrogen fork-lift) and other innovations attracting global attention to the work of the University of the Western Cape.

http://www.hysainfrastructure.org/
https://www.uwc.ac.za

12h15 Dane Chapman, Head of Studio, Bimgames
When the Chinese can build a 30-floor apartment building in 15 days, and 12-lane bridge upgrades are done in 48 hours; when residential units are being 3D printed with industrial scale concrete fabricators at the rate of 9 a day, there is something disruptive going on in the construction industry… Dane Chapman tells us how construction is increasingly becoming a manufacturing process that demands high-end tools like Building Information Management.

www.bimgames.com

12h45 - Ralph Borland, African Robots
African Robotics creates interactive electronic “street art”. Well known in South Africa, street artists make all forms of handicraft using inexpensive materials like fencing and electrical wire, beads and waste wood, plastic and metal. With the robotic prototype, Ralph created a starling, running on a Nokia phone battery. It incorporates a sound-synthesizer whose pitch depends on light exposure, glowing LED eyes, and head and wing movement via a cheap hacked

http://africanrobots.net/

13h15 - Alan Ball, Flying Robot
The world has gone drone-crazy. If you don’t own one yet, you will soon! Are these expensive toys, or the new frontiers for reseach and commercial applications? Alan tells us about the future of drones, where to get them and how to fly them.

www.flyingrobot.co

13h45 - CLOSE

MakerSpeak: Afternoon Sessions

14h00
 - Jackie & The Makers 
Moderator: Cashandra Willemse
 
Head of Department: Graphic Design Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography

http://www.stellenboschacademy.co.za/

14h15 - Jackie Burger, Salon 58
In 2012, a visit to the Parisian salon of Coco Chanel stirred a deep desire in Jackie to create a space where women could come together, talk about style, taste and beauty. Salon 58 was born, and will host its seventh Salon this month. Jackie tells us about her travels across South Africa, talking with women who create community in their towns and villages. Jackie reflects on the maker movement, and how handiwork, craft and embellishment celebrate and elevate the ordinary into extraordinary.

www.salon58.co.za

15h00 - Feeding Creativity: Lianne Burton , design champion and trend analyst
Inspiration is everywhere if you see with new eyes… Uplifting stories of African designers and artists who have garnered global acclaim by turning other people’s rubbish into rare treasures.

15h45 - PLACEHOLDER – to be confirmed

16h00 - Making Stories: Uga Lisa Carlini, director of ‘Alison”,
Stuart Forrest - CEO Triggerfish. 

Presented by PwC, Western Cape
 

Sunday

Sunday

Sun 28th 10:00 - 13:00
MakerSpeak Conference

10h00 - Moderator: Wessie van der Westhuizen
Head of Department: Multimedia Studies Stellenbosch Academy of Design and Photography

http://www.stellenboschacademy.co.za/

10h05Daniel van der Merwe: PPC Imaginarium
In the PPC Imaginarium, concrete is the inspiration, stimulus and primary medium for revolutionary design thinking and artistry across six creative disciplines. Daniel tells us more…

http://www.ppcimaginarium.co.za/

10h30Simon Ratcliffe, South Africa’s “Barefoot Astronomer”,
makes sense of the SKA, a mega-science project, that which will push the limits of engineering and scientific endeavour over the coming decades. Building the SKA will require the development of cutting edge technology and innovation, including the design of the world’s fastest supercomputers to process data at rates greater than the current global internet traffic. The SKA will use thousands of radio antennas, with different antenna technologies. This will enable astronomers to probe the universe in unprecedented detail. The SKA project is an international effort comprising organizations from ten countries. In addition, a further 100 or so organizations from 20 countries have been participating in the design and development. Simon and his team have also become very adept at hacking equipment to manufacture products that didn’t exist before…

www.ska.co.za

11h15Samuel Ginsberg – UCT – Electrical Engineering
When Making Saves Lives: The maker revolution is massively empowering for those who build things for themselves. But what happens when a maker meets serious researchers? What possibilities does this open up? In this short talk Samuel Ginsberg will discuss what happens when his hands-on maker skills get used in the course of his research as an academic at the University of Cape Town. This short talk will take maker skills into the world of the poorest South Africans, into the fight against disease and inside the human body.

http://www.ee.uct.ac.za/

12h00 - Dane Chapman, Head of Studio
When the Chinese can build a 30-floor apartment building in 15 days, and 12-lane bridge upgrades are done in 48 hours; when residential units are being 3D printed with industrial scale concrete fabricators at the rate of 9 a day, there is something disruptive going on in the construction industry. Dane Chapman tells us how construction is increasingly becoming a manufacturing process that demands high-end tools like Building Information Management.

www.bimgames.com

12h30 - George Gabriel, Culture Design
As entrepreneurs and business leaders, it is our job to transform new ideas into reality. One of the many challenges in achieving our goals is to find the right balance between the needs of the individual, and the development of the organization. This becomes incredibly important as we strategically plan their organization’s growth and scale. The question is, are we doing it consciously? Alongside the amazing changes brought about by technology, we have also had major leaps in our research on human development and consciousness, developing new models and practices to improve personal and team performance.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/georgegabriel

13h00 - CLOSE

When and where?


Cape Town Science Centre
370B Main Road
Observatory
Cape Town
South Africa
7925

Runs from Fri 26 Aug 2016 at 2:00 PM

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