Jerusalem Mini Maker Faire 2016 – Don't miss it!

Jerusalem Mini Maker Faire 24-25.10.2016

Two days of creativity, inventions, design, technology and music

For the fourth year, dozens of innovators, artists and inventors will gather at the Science Museum to take part in the Jerusalem Mini Maker Faire – a colorful happening where creativity and innovation, originality and inventiveness all come together.

Dozens of Makers will descend on the Museum to display their unusual and surprising creations. A wide range of their projects will be on display for the very first time – and for a limited time only!!!

The crowning glory of the Faire is a five meter high display: 'Something Does Something'. This exhibit is inspired by the ‘cause and effect’ machines dreamed up by cartoonist Rube Goldberg. Its only real purpose is to celebrate an eye-catching display of colorful technological creativity. With audience participation.

The Jerusalem Foundation is celebrating its 50 year jubilee. The Science Museum is marking the Foundation’s many years of achievement by bringing together objects from our workshop, with audience participation, technological playfulness, and exact science. Amazing pyrotechnics denote Jerusalem Foundation projects that have become Jerusalem landmarks (the Biblical Zoo, Liberty Bell Park, the Mifletzet, the Train Theater, and of course the Science Museum). Visitors are invited to imagine, plan, and create more parts of the machine. Your fascinating journey will take you to jumping balls, rotating engines, falling boards, flying ribbons and other exciting surprises.

The machine will be operated with the help of Dr. Molecule three times a day during the Faire (12:00, 15:00, 18:00).

Visitors are invited to contact the Museum or sign up at the Faire site to reserve a worktable. 

In addition to the dozens of Makers at the Faire, there will be 10 workshops for parents and children, an entertaining scientific demonstration, food tastings, guided tours, an astonishing musical performance, story hour for the little ones, Little Giants – a 3D movie, and many more exciting surprises. 

Workshops include:

Whirligigs – how to make moving toys, with Noga Alhasid

We’ll learn how to build wind-powered toys made of cardboard and simple recycled materials. Suitable for age 8 and up. The workshop will be held all day, and you can take your toys home with you.

Scraps, art & arduino– with Maker Zvi Halbrecht

Take apart an old computer, remove a magnet, a light fixture or a motor, and invent something entirely new: a fan, a small robot, or a swing. Or maybe dream up a sculpture. We’ll talk, observe, and understand all sorts of things…

Electric sculpture, conducted by ‘the Hummingbird

Creative workshop for children aged 5 and up. We’ll create fantasy figures out of tinfoil and connect them to an electrical circuit that turns on LED lights. 


For parents and children. Learn how to build with drinking straws. A special roller molds the plastic pieces and makes special connectors, which can be used to create three dimensional models that you dream up and take home.

Sapling thread

A special ecological plant that uses an applied physics apparatus. A gift for each participant!

Winter Seeds

A celebration of ‘green thumbs.’ Summer is behind us and in the Fields of Tomorrow we’re getting ready to plant winter crops. In this workshop you will learn the difference between summer and winter crops and how to prepare your garden for winter. We’ll weed, sow, and plant winter crops in the Museum grounds.


Learn to build an electric circuit using various accessories to turn on lights and power motors and fans (for age 7 and up).

Wearing light bulbs

A workshop for parents and children aged 9 and up. We’ll make wearable accessories using art materials, recycled materials, LED light bulbs, a soldering iron, and electric circuits. Each participant takes home a gift!

Virtual reality glasses

In this virtual reality workshop each visitor gets to build cardboard glasses. We’ll try to understand how the magic happens, and of course we’ll take our glasses home to keep experimenting. Suitable for children aged 9 and up. (Additional NIS 10 charge).


Discover the principles behind the OFFBITS, a new and exciting Israeli invention. This series of DIY kits invites you to ‘think outside the box’ and turn your toolbox at home into a never ending toy store. In this workshop you can construct a robot and let your imagination run wild. You can also purchase your creation and continue the fun at home. This wacky and educational product, suited to children aged 6 and up, is designed to develop technological and creative thinking.

Habukia – storytime

We all love stories. Children demand to be told stories. Habukia is a story-game. Eight illustrated wooden blocks join together to form one block with endless potential. The elements of the story become the building blocks for new stories. Gali Barnea will hold a story hour for little ones, by means of Habukia and the stories children love.

Scientific demonstration

Demonstration in a Pita – entertainment with audience participation that will teach us how to put the hole in a pita, how to electrify a cucumber, how to ignite a source of energy, how to create hummus-mousse, and more…

Playing with electricity

A musical demonstration that uses nothing more than a Tesla coil!

Besides the magazine and the faire, MAKE is:

– a vital online stream of news and projects, blog.makezine.com;
– a retail outlet for kits and books, the Maker Shed;
– a steady stream of fun and instruction via our YouTube channel;
– Make: Projects, a library of projects with step-by-step instructions
– a publisher of best-in-category titles via Make: Books, including introductions to electronics,
– Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, Arduino and more.

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