Over 70 makers from all over the Philippines will showcase local ingenuity combining art and science at the upcoming Manila Mini Maker Faire (MMMF), happening from June 23 to 24 at The Mind Museum in Bonifacio Global City. Spearheaded by The Mind Museum, Make Magazine, and co-presenter 3M Philippines, this year's MMMF aims to establish a stronger community of makers through collaboration and networking.
"The Mind Museum continues to push for the Filipino public to be part not just of the conversations in science and engineering around the world, but also in making and doing," says Maribel Garcia, curator of The Mind Museum. This second MMMF in a row that The Mind Museum is hosting is a salute to the makers in our local community who not only affirm, but persist, despite the odds, to breed and raise the bar of creativity in the way technology can be at the service of human lives."
An event free to the public, MMMF visitors will be treated to a spectacle of projects like paper crafts, upcycled furniture, electronic beatboxes, and a lightweight car body made from abaca, along with robots, STEM education, 3D printing demonstration, and so much more. Attendees will also get a chance to learn new skills by signing up for various free and ticketed workshops on paper engineering, clay and pottery-making, 3D design, and many others. To further inspire people to continue creating things, 3M Philippines will host a special innovation tour.
"3M Philippines has been behind The Mind Museum since its beginning as a founding donor," shares Ariel Lacsamana, President and Managing Director of 3M Philippines. We are pleased to support the Manila Mini Maker Faire on its second run this 2018. Innovation is at the heart of 3M. We never stop being curious because there is a value in asking what if. In wondering. Wonder leads to improving the world around us."
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, California in 2006. It staged its 12th annual show last year, attracting 1,250 makers and 150,000 visitors. Another flagship event, the World Maker Faire New York has grown in five years to more than 900 makers and 90,000 attendees. Twenty-three other large-scale Maker Faires are held in other key cities like Atlanta, Berlin, Detroit, Paris, Rome, Shenzhen, and Tokyo. Over 120 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are also held in different parts of the globe.
The Manila Mini Maker Faire is also made possible with the support of Norde International Distributors, PCBWay, and Lush.