The Maker Faire is a celebration of local maker culture and community. It is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. India is yet to host such a celebration on a grand scale as a Maker Faire but is headed for one in 2016. As a precursor to it, Workbench Projects in collaboration with NASSCOM is hosting the first ever “Mini Maker Faire” in India.
The Mini Maker Faire will be held at Taj Vivanta, Yeshwantpur Bangalore on 15th October 2015 and will host a HUGE bevy of makers and tinkerers who will be displaying their inventions, creations and products for everyone and anyone to feast their eyes upon! From science and technology to the arts and culinary, the BMMF is a platform to showcase the innovations which people have made, prototyped or developed as a product. It is a chance to show the world that INDIA is INNOVATING as well.We aim to make the Mini Maker Faire a community-based learning event that inspires anyone and everyone to become a maker, an event which is engaging, active and above all fun!
We have gotten a lot of interesting applications to exhibit at the Bengaluru Mini Maker Faire. Over 200 to be precise! We have selected around 20 to exhibit, 20 projects by school children and the remaining 20 (out of the 50 shortlisted ones) for you guys to decide!
We will be putting the applicants and their exhibit projects through a funnel so that people can vote on which one they would like to see at the Faire. So please lend us a hand and start voting. Remember, whether they can showcase or not depends on you! Last date to vote is on 30th September.
Smartphone Accessory for Visually Challenged
To ease the life of visually challenged, help them use the most out of the smartphone.
Smartphones have becomce an essential element of our lives and we can’t imagine a single day without them, our roti (tinyowl/dominos) kapda (myntra/mywash) makaan (housing) comes from it. The simple things like ordering a pizza, or booking a Uber is so easy for us. BUT if you think from a blind person’s perspective its not so easy rather too difficult. We are changing this with our smart accessory which can be plugged in to any android/ios device and can help operate the phone without using the touchscreen. Enough said, We’ll demonstrate if you let us in :)
Started a H/W startup in College, Quitted then started working for Wipro R&D. Opensource Hardware enthusiast, have taken numerous sessions on robotics and embedded systems including a workshop in EFY ELectronics Rocks 2013. I love speaking to people and sharing whatever I’ve learnt.