Manchester (England’s)Mini Maker Faire is set for this weekend, Aug. 10-11. More than 50 makers are expected to show their stuff. Here’s a look at some of the creativity from last year’s fair:
Other makers and projects on tap for this year include:
- Bo the Clown who made all his props including a solar-powered “comedy car”, a solar-powered Punch, and Judy show and a Kamishibai Japanese storybook theater from the back of a bike.
- Urban woodland village: A large-scale outdoor installation centered around trees, wood and the resources trees can provide. It will feature a mix of arts and craft demos, green workshop demonstrations, handmade furniture, traditional timber structures, and examples of Manchester-sourced timber from the local project Treestation.
- A potato cannon workshop: visitors can build and fire a potato cannon under supervision.
- A pop-up 3D printing factory.
If you find yourself near Manchester this weekend, be sure to stop by.