Mini Maker Faire at the Derby Silk Mill

Derby Mini Maker Faire logo

Derby Museum’s Mini Maker Faire rocked up for the fourth time to the Silk Mill on Saturday 24th October. The event was held over one day this year, so there was even more fun and amazement to squash in.

The Silk Mill was transformed into a cornucopia of creativity, with demonstrations and activities as varied as the history of Derby itself. From rope making to CNC cutters, Raspberry Pi demos’ to willow weaving ,the gamut of making could be run by visitors inside six hours with a huge dash of fun and frolic to top it off.

Derby Makers were out in force, backed up by colleagues from similar groups from around Derbyshire and as far afield as Nottingham and Sheffield. They were complimented by other makers and local businesses, providing the chance to try out whatever their speciality was.

The day ended with a spectacular demonstration from Johnny White and the Human Fire and Ice Show. Johnny builds moving structures from scrap, ice components, which he then sets alight!

Emma from Derby Museums was everywhere photographing the action. DMAG have kindly shared the best of the days photography with us.  If you’re interesting in visiting or even exhibiting in 2016, please follow the Maker Faire on twitter at @MakerFaireDERBY, and visit their website

About Maker Faire:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.”