Zadar Maker Faire initiated by Fablab Zagreb during 2019, after organization of the STEAM Week Zadar and participation on KvartArt festival in Zadar, and also after successful organization of the first featured Maker Faire Zagreb. People from the City of Zadar & Zadar Public Library, who participate on Maker Faire Zagreb, and Robotic NGO together with FabLab working on first community Zadar Maker Faire.
City of Zadar with help of FabLab Zagreb want to bring this festival of creativity, technology and innovation to Zadar, to spark new ideas and grassroots innovation, motivate and inspire people to bring to life new and crazy ideas.
Intention is to spread spirit of the makers movement is thanks to original idea started in USA.
The Americans call it „The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth“, which means that Maker Faire is an inventor’s exhibition, a fun fair and at the same time something completely new. It’s a family-friendly festival for innovation, creativity and technology.
Here makers gather to present their projects to a broad public. Makers are resourceful DIY-enthusiasts, creative minds, unconventional thinkers or technology experts who enjoy tinkering and can be found in all age groups. They are eager to learn, but also knowledge mediators who like to share their innovations. For some exhibitors participating at Maker Faire has even been the beginning of a successful start-up.
Trying out new things is a main factor. At each Maker Faire there are a lot of interesting hands-on stations complemented by exciting talks and workshops. Special topic is Education. Kids and students are given an understanding of science, technology, new materials and tools in a creative and playful way. The focus is on having fun.
Maker Faire originated in 2006 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a project of the editors of Make: magazine. It has since grown into a significant worldwide network of both flagship and independently-produced events. Read more on Maker Faire history, the Maker Movement, as well as how to start a Maker Faire or a School Maker Faire where you live.