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10 thousand visitors at the first Portuguese Mini Maker Faire

The first Portuguese Mini Maker Faire, hosted by Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva last weekend was a huge success, with 280 makers and around 10 thousand visitors.

In the Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva, robots and drones, mechanical sculptures, electronic games, arcades and puzzles, physiological signs monitoring devices, vehicle conversion, eco-design projects, prototyping and digital manufacturing, 3D printers and hardware hacking were just a few of the examples the audience public could try during the three day event.

Scientists, craftsmen, mechanics, artists, handymen, technology and electronics enthusiasts shared their projects created in a DIY (Do it yourself) approach in their garages, labs, homes or small companies. The programme also included workshops and talks.

Maker Faires were born in 2006 in the USA and are regarded today as the largest show and tell of inventions, creativity and ingenuity worldwide. These events spawned the maker movement and an international community of makers of all ages and origins that meet in these happenings to show and tell what they do.

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Pavilion of Knowledge - Ciência Viva Science Centre

Located in Lisboa, by the Tagus river, Pavilion of Knowledge – Ciência Viva Science Centre is an interactive science and technology museum. It is an integral part of the Ciência Viva Centres Network and serves as both the driving force and resource centre for this network.

Since we first opened doors in 1999, we aim to inspire and mobilize those who visit us in exploring the world through science and technology.

Throughout more than 3000 m2 and hundreds of interactive and unforgettable exhibits, our visitors can enjoy and depict the meaning and power of science. In addition to exciting, high quality exhibitions in a wide range of topics, we develop professional programs for educators and educational activities that spark curiosity, creativity and critical thinking among our visitors, develop their foundational skills and contribute towards an empowerment of citizenship based on scientific knowledge.

Curious? Come and visit us.