In celebration of the maker movement and creative industries, the upcoming MAKI Festival 2021 is an all-ages event exploring everything technology, invention and creativity.
This year’s festival aims to build skills through innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).
The Maki Festival will include activities such as a Maki Space Tour, virtual reality, soldering, circuits and beer and battle-bots as well as Jared Silcox, a design manager at WillPlay who will be facilitating the Fusion 360 Basics Workshop.
The festival will be held in MAKI Space, an initiative of CLS Ability Enterprises, which features an advanced manufacturing and education hub for makers.
The hub has been made possible by the support of the Queensland Government, Bundaberg Regional Council, CQUniversity and countless other stakeholders.
Community Lifestyle Support Social Enterprise Manager Leonora Lumby explained that the festival was a fantastic opportunity to experience all that MAKI had to offer.
“We created MAKI as a space to build a thriving inter-disciplinary hub for social innovation and entrepreneurship and it is a space that we want everyone to have the opportunity to experience,” she said.
“It will be a chance to explore the awesome potential of technology and get inspired as well as a place to have loads of fun.”
MAKI Space aims to provide the necessary equipment, technical expertise, and staffing resources to promote education, collaboration, and development of innovative new products and services.
The upcoming MAKI Festival is open to the whole community when it begins in the region on Saturday, 1 May. Workshops begin at 10am, with the after party kicking off at 5pm.
What: MAKI Festival
Where: MAKI Space, 48 Ashfield Road
When: Saturday 1 May, 10am; After party, 5 pm – 10 pm
Register for the event today.
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