Screen Shot 2013-08-08 at 2.20.13 PM
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:


A life-size Connect Four game.


Mark Gilbert with his 3D printed clock “Fable.”


Loading a giant Ker Plunk game for play.


Painting the coins for the Connect Four game.

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.