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Germany’s Maker Faire Hannover Features Sir Elton Junk, Monkey Business, and More

Germany’s Maker Faire Hannover Features Sir Elton Junk, Monkey Business, and More

maker faire hannover crew

The fine makers of Hannover, Germany, are hosting their very first Maker Faire Hannover this Saturday, August 3, from 10a.m. to 8p.m. Produced by Heise Zeitschriften Verlag GmbH & Co. media group, the event has an interesting array of makers who will be presenting their projects, everything from 3D printing to fabric art, sculptures, robotics, and food. Here is a sampling of the projects that will be there. We wish them the best of luck with their first-time event and can’t wait to hear how it goes!

Sir Elton Junk by Berlin artist Kolja Kugler, followed by a shot of Kugler with his Afreakin Bassplayer piece and a detail of the Bassplayer’s hand:
Elton im Park


skeletal hand
Monkey Business, an interactive installation by Ralph Kistler and Jan M. Sieber, where the monkey emulates your moves:

monkey business

monkey business 2

The “(Small) New (Lego) City Hall Hanover” by, made from approximately 26,800 Lego. About 120 Hanoverian ages 5–83 years have helped build the Lego City Hall:
Lego Hannover Town Hall

Admiral Aaron Ravensdale (pictured) and Horatius Steam of Steampunk Design will bring their fantastic machines and Victorian creations made ​​of brass, wood, and glass.
hannover steampunk

And if you happen to be on the U.S. side of the pond this weekend, check out the first ever Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire, taking place at the Ford City Mall on Saturday, August 3, from 10a.m. to 6p.m.!


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