Maker Faire Rome Day 1

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Maker Faire Rome Day 1


Maker Faire Rome is Europe’s largest Maker Faire and an amazing showcase that proves that Makers are universal. Day one was education day with hundreds of Roman school children bused to the Faire to learn and experience the potential of making.
wp-1476452859198.jpgRoman school children gather around a bionic arm exhibit, marveling at the 3D printed device.


CNC furniture and wall encourage visitors that making can be more than a hobby, it can be a way to make your own job!


Nothing is more quintessentially Italian than pasta and the worlds leader in pasta, Barilla is here showing off their 3D printed pasta machine.


No-Made boards show that not only can you make more environmentally friendly surf boards but they can also be beautiful.


A giant paper dragon glows and hisses in a back room of Maker Faire Rome. If you come to the Faire, this is not one to miss.

Putting the Rock and the Robot in Rock’em Sock’em Robots, artist Kolja Kugler brought his robotic band from Berlin to entertain the crowds in Rome.


I loved (as did these two younger attendees) these cardboard statues from Sergio Gotti that feature hidden details in every turn.



The Pixel Mosaics Kit allows you to turn yourself into a work of art. A low resolution black and white photo of you is first made and giving you a template to fill in with the tile cubes provided in this kit.

This just scratches the surface of the amazing project here at Maker Faire Rome, stay tuned all weekend as we continue to bring you more from our brothers and sisters in making here in Italy.


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Matt is a community organizer and founder of 3DPPVD, Ocean State Maker Mill, and HackPittsburgh. He is Make's digital fabrication and reviews editor.

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