Hyderabad Maker Faire
Hyderabad Maker Faire
9th-11th November2018, Hyderabad
No one is born with a maker hat. It is the environment which nurtures the maker spirit. The same is true at Seth Anandram Jaipuria School which fosters curiosity and nurtures talent.
Two budding tinkerers Aryanshh Srivastava and Aakarsh tripathi substantiated it as they got selected to showcase their innovative project ‘The smart trolley’ which would be a great help for people and save them a lot of physical strain (especially for elderly, sick, pregnant women or weak people) at prestigious maker faire Hyderabad . The idea was appreciated by masses and students were able to fetch proposal of collaboration for industrial manufacturing from Rajat Ojha CEO of Gamitroincs.
The Three Day, Hyderabad Edition of Maker Faire, kicked off at Hitex exhibition centre on Friday 9 November at Hitex exhibition Centre, Hyderabad. This Maker Faire was an event created by Make magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering travels to Hyderabad after its successful stints in Rome, Berlin, Paris, Tokyo, Barcelona, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Seoul, Cairo, Kuwait, Detroit, Kansas City, Milwaukee, and San Diego.
Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, ITE & C Dept, Govt of Telangana; Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan, the Mission Director of the Atal Innovation Mission, that opened tinkering labs in over 5400 schools across the country; Mr. Sujai Karampuri, CEO T-Works; Mr. Sebastien Hug, CEO of Swiss Nex India that engages with the academic and entrepreneurial communities in Switzerland and India. And Mr. Chandramouli Vijjahala, Chief Information Officer at GE Appliances and Chief Architect of the partnership between T Works and GE First Build graced the inaugural function.
Anand Rajagopalan, Sanjay Gajjala, Directors of T Works, Pavan Kumar, Workbench Projects, the other team members involved in three parallel tracks—Play, Purpose, and Passion Tracks also graced the occasion.
The first of its kind of event for the Makers community in India was organized by T-Works, the biggest hardware prototyping centre in the country, the initiative of Government of Telangana. It is organized in partnership with Bangalore based Workbench Projects with the support from GE First Build.
The most awaited event featured 200 exhibitors, never before life-sized installations, artwork, workshops and master classes.
The debut Maker Faire Hyderabad has three different tracks: Play, Passion and Purpose. Each track represents makers from different spectrum—Children, Artists, and Startups respectively.
The Play Track with four zones— explore, seek, possibilities and realities was abuzz with kids and their engaging activities. Key highlights of the track included interesting workshops like Let’s Khelo- an electronic kit workshop, Egg Drop Challenge; Interactive Installations and Showcase of Kid Innovations by kids themselves!.
Purpose track also lined up mentors, incubators, investors and successful entrepreneurs to share their inspiring insights through panel discussions and give visitors a peek into the future.
The passion track has curated some of the most exciting workshops which include Pottery, Sculpting, Bread making, 3D Printing Farm, Carpentry, Paper Circuits, Biochem, Kalamkari, Leather art by the Tholu Bommalata artisans, Frame weaving workshop, Soldering, Lamp Making and many more!.
The highlight of this track is life-sized installations that include: Surabhi Theatre, Metal Unicorn, Metal Steam Punk Biryani, Digital Fabricated Furniture, Handloom Weaving, Kinematic Puppet, Augmented Gallery Show, Virtual Cycling, Nail and Thread Art, Graffiti and Skate Boarding
To encourage Regional Art and Artisans and to support and showcase the regional art artisans of Bidari, Lakh Churri, Cheriyal, Kalamkari, Dokra, Tholu Bommalu (Leather Puppetry), Kondapalli art forms are invited.
The track also lined up performances such as Tangy Sessions, Siddhartha Bendi, and b-boying.
This three-day Makers event was an event by the community, for the community concluded on Sunday. It was a great fun learning experience which widened our tinkering horizon and connected us to the vast passionate community of makers to sustain and promote tinkering.