Here in America, when the weather gets colder Maker Faire season draws to a close. But not so in Norway. Cold? What cold? Oslo’s Maker Faire is set for Jan. 18-19.

The fair is Scandinavia’s first and is organized by the University of Oslo and The Norwegian Museum of Science and Technology and will be held at the museum. More than 150 makers are expected to show their stuff. Here are some of the standouts:

Terje Brynhildsen’s carnival model

The model features sound, light, and movement including a functioning Ferris wheel, log flume, ghost trains, and carousels. The model is made with more than 10,000 microcontroller-controlled LEDs.

piraten Winter Wonders: Maker Faire Oslo

A Flock of Birds
Kaja Vembe Swensen brings birds to life via traditional origami meets simple and human-computer interaction. Have a look:

Please Touch the Artwork by Einar Støp-Bowitz Einar will show off eight pieces of rotating art made from recycled bicycle parts. “‘Please touch the artwork'” is made because I’ve always wanted to create something that goes around and around to no avail at all, in protest against any prohibition signs,” says Einar. “It is interesting to observe the audience who read the title wrong, and how careful they are with really touching.”

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One of Einar Støp-Bowitz’ artworks.

Also look for Eeepy Bird, OpenROV, and MAKE founder Dale Dougherty. Dale will be talking about the growth of maker faires around the world and “maker cities,” how Maker Faire and making in general can serve as a catalyst in cities to create a network of schools, museums, makerspaces, businesses, and local governments united by making.

Make from Maker Faire Oslo

The venue, in the artsy Grünløkka district of Oslo.

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Video Highlights from Maker Faire Oslo Highlights

Video Highlights from Maker Faire Oslo Highlights

Here are some highlights from Maker Faire Oslo, which took place Jan. 18-19 2014 at the Norsk Teknisk Museum in Oslo Norway.

Maker Faire Oslo: Snowy Start for Makers in 2014

Maker Faire Oslo: Snowy Start for Makers in 2014

The first snowfall of the year in Oslo made for a great Maker Faire Oslo this past weekend. Here are the highlights of the event.

Maker Faire Oslo: Maker Tech

Maker Faire Oslo: Maker Tech

Here are some of the tech-related highlights that I came across at Maker Faire Oslo.

2014: Year of the Maker & Maker of the Year

2014: Year of the Maker & Maker of the Year

Announcing Maker Faire Oslo's Maker of the Year: Erik Thorstensson of Gothenberg, Sweden.

Stett Holbrook

Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

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