On 4 November 2017, we're raising our glass to celebrate ten inspiring years of maker culture at Fablab Amsterdam, the first Fablab in The Netherlands! For this special evening, we've put together a two-part programme for you: a Talkshow and a Magnificent Makerfest.
Ushering our beloved Fablab into double digits calls for a very special celebration indeed. So the makers at Waag Society are transforming the Nieuwmarkt into a futuristic playground for makers. Would you like to design a baking mould with software and watch it appear before your very eyes with our 3D printer? Maybe you'd enjoy programming your own self-driving toy car or building a drawing robot? Or perhaps you'd prefer to play professor for the evening and brew cocktails using DNA extracted from strawberries? If you're interested, we've got you covered.
Of course, our evening wouldn't be complete without casting a critical eye over what we do. From 16:00 until 17:30, we'll host a Talkshow about a variety of maker-related themes. After making its initial splash, digital manufacturing has now gone mainstream. The number of maker spaces has grown tremendously, designers have embraced digital manufacturing, and business models based on open design are becoming more common. During the Talkshow portion of our programme, we'll discuss the history of the Fablab, maker culture, and what the future holds.
After 19:00, our party will continue during Museum Night.