Last weekend, the Maker Faire came to Berlin for the second time and it was a big success. While in 2015 the event had attracted 7.800 visitors, the organizers are proud to announce that this year’s Maker Faire Berlin had more than 17.500 visitors.
The Maker movement comes from the United States and it celebrates technology and innovative ideas. The very first Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, California, in 2006 and soon developed into a cult event. Today, there are over 150 Maker Faires worldwide which are a platform for innovators and inventors who present their projects in the fields of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
The Maker Faire Berlin started this year with a school day on Friday with over 2.000 school kids and their teachers. On Saturday and Sunday, the event was opened for all visitors. Some highlights were the Robocup tournament, where young makers let their robots compete in a football match, the R2 Builders Club as well as the Wasteland community and their Mad Max style vehicles.
The event in Berlin was also a success for Tinkerbots. Not only did we have the chance to exchange ideas with other makers, we were also able to gain a lot of new fans at our booth. Kids and adults were able to test our robotic building sets and get some advice by our team. The next Maker Faire Berlin will be held from June 9th till June 11th and Tinkerbots will probably be on board again.