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screen shot 2012 11 29 at 3 22 07 pm Maker Faire Tokyo 2012: Presentation and Workshop LineupMaker Faire Tokyo has posted their schedule of workshops and talk sessions for this weekend’s event  at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation.

There are sessions on RepRap 3D printers, various maker spaces and user groups, ornithopters, physical computing, soldering, a complete craft workshop lineup, a full DIY music program, and more.

This image above is to promote a featured panel presentation, “Maker Movement of Japan, Past and Future” with Akihiro Kubota (professor at Tama Art University, ARTSAT, FabLab Shibuya), Shigeru Kobayashi (University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor [IAMAS], f.Labo Producer, Arduino Fio developer), and Hiroya Tanaka (Associate Professor, Faculty of Environmental Information, Keio University and FabLab Japan founder).

The trio of panelists intends to map the Maker Movement in Japan via keywords and events of the past 30 years.

Additionally, Ian Lesnet from Dangerous Prototypes will present “Profit by Sharing: Anatomy of an Open Source Hardware Business.”  Ian will be sharing lessons learned from building his company, and explain exactly how an open source hardware business can flourish despite giving everything away to users and competitors.  

5936401119 70a70d29a5 b Maker Faire Tokyo 2012: Presentation and Workshop LineupPersonally, the one I most want to check out is the “Let’s Make the Polar Bear Hair Rubber Wool Felt” workshop (ahem—thanks Google Translate) by the reputably awesome crafter Nosoko.  Can you resist the desire to try your hand at making one of these?

Check back over the weekend for images and impressions Maker Faire Tokyo courtesy of Ian Lesnet.  If you’re going to the fair, please tweet your pix and use #makerfaire or #mft2012 so we can include them in the slideshow coverage.

Sabrina Merlo

Sabrina is the Maker Faire Program Director. She works on stage content for the flagship fairs (Bay Area & New York), and also runs Maker Faire’s licensing program for locally and independently produced “Mini” Maker Faires. She also co-creates the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in her town, Oakland, CA.


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