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IMG_10464,100 attended the first day of the Santiago Mini Maker Faire—more than triple the 2012 Saturday attendance!   A fantastic array of local Chilean and neighbor South American makers provided workshops, demos, conversation, ideas, hands-on action and exchange.

Gorgeous production design with real circus tents, blackboard signage that attendees could contribute to, and zero plastic (even the Maker Faire pennant flags were fabric and sewn!) created a magical atmosphere equal to the makers’ offering.

All the national Chilean networks reported live from the fair, so organizers are expecting even more visitors on Sunday.

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STGO Makerspace (the fair’s organizers) have already posted a Day One video that includes some of the production build:

Looking forward to Day Two!

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.


Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson

Matt Richardson is a Brooklyn-based creative technologist, Contributing Editor at MAKE, and Resident Research Fellow at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). He’s the co-author of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and the author of Getting Started with BeagleBone.


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