"The Maker Faire Rome, is the European edition of the biggest show and tell on earth." - creators of Maker Faire
Ravensbourne attended the successful Maker Faire event in Rome from the 3 to 5 October 2014. The event was bigger than expected attracting over 70,000 visitors over 3 days, and around 90,000 people attended the whole Innovation Week.
Jason Taylor (picture left), Technical Tutor (Prototyping), and our Italian BSc (Hons) Broadcast Technology student Fredrick Addo (picture right) travelled to Rome to represent Ravensbourne. A 3D printed parure made by BA (Hons) Fashion Accessories Design and Prototyping student Farah Kone, a 3D printed necklace made by Senior Associate Lecturer lecturer Robert Elford, and some 3D models realised in Rhinoceros made by Jason Taylor were all presented at the event.
Valentina Chinnici (above picture centre), Support engineer for Learning Innovation, ran several sessions of the successful "Create your interactive t-shirt" workshop for children, in the kids and young area (see below). She said, "The attendance to this amazing event, shows again Ravensbourne's commitment to link with the Makers Community not only locally, but internationally. After the Maker Faire Paris, and FAB10 we are proud to be a part of this movement in our innovative and creative way".