For those of us isolated from the rest of the world by shark-infested oceans and 10-hour plane trips, seeing all the Open Hardware action in the US and Europe has left us feeling just a little bit jealous. Over the last few years I've looked enviously at pictures of the huge O'Reilly Maker Faire, wishing there was such a thing in Australia.
Now, thanks to the hard work of Paul Szymkowiak (@paulzee to his friends!) and his army of helpers, my dream is coming true!
Within a few hours the venue will be announced (it's all settled, pending some official paperwork) and the call for Makers to exhibit has already gone out.
The Mini Maker Faire Melbourne will take place on Saturday January 14th, 2012 to coincide with the start of linux.conf.au in Ballarat, so if you're coming into town for LCA you can drop in at Mini Maker Faire Melbourne first and then head on to the conference.
More details can be found at www.makerfairemelbourne.com.