The Manila Mini Maker Faire (MMMF) is returning this year for another showcase of Filipino ingenuity in do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. It will be held at the Mind Museum, co-presented by 3M Philippines, on June 23 and 24. Entrance is free!
This year’s MMMF will have over 70 makers from all over the Philippines, featuring projects on paper crafts, upcycled furniture, electronic beatboxes, a lightweight car body made from abaca, robots, 3D printing, STEAM education, and so much more.
There are also free and ticketed workshops on paper engineering, clay and pottery-making, 3D design, and more.
This year’s MMMF also aims to establish a stronger maker community through networking and collaboration with makers around the Philippines. A special innovation tour, hosted by 3M Philippines, will be held before the faire to help inspire makers to continue innovating, followed by a Maker’s Networking Night to encourage collabs.
The Manila Mini Maker Faire is the local leg of the Maker Faire, an independently-produced celebration of local maker culture. It began in 2006 in California by the editors of Make: magazine, then it branched worldwide, with fairs in New York, Tokyo, Shenzhen, Oslo, Rome, and more. In 2016, 190 Maker Faires were organized in 38 countries around the world. Basically, a Maker Faire is the “greatest show and tell and make on earth,” with cross-overs in science, engineering, art, performance, and craft.