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Pavillon A – 3D PRINTING, FABRICATION

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From houses for the poorest regions of the world to the casts of the works of Pompeii. What we can do with 3D printers is almost unlimited. But on an industrial level, this revolution is already a reality. These instruments can prototype new products and equipment that will make, in their turn, other objects realizing high quality goods in a very short time. How ? By speeding up processes and reducing costs and risk for workers, thanks to increasingly innovative and safe printers.

Pavillon B – FOOD

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A maker’s menu? True food, tasty and surprising! Printed in 3D or produced through innovative techniques, it results from the most creative laboratory of all times: the kitchen! Today we are experiencing a new food revolution to rediscover the goodness and beauty of each individual ingredient. Find out how the table of the future will be dressed!

Pavillon C –  SCHOOL

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Bringing the makers’ culture within schools means to prepare students for the challenges of tomorrow and the new trades. From coderdojo (where youlearn to program) to a true FabLab (laboratories of doing), ready to assist or replace the old IT classrooms. In these creative places, every boy and girl can free their own talent; give concrete shape to their ideas; carry out projects which try to improve the world.

Pavillon D – JEWELS, WATCHES, EYEWEAR

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You should know that every jewel made by a maker embeds the craftsman know-how of entire generations. Every piece is drawn on the computer, printed in 3D and then finished by hand, as only great artists can do. And this happens for watches and sunglasses, too. Original frames and innovative materials (often recycled) make each piece unique and inimitable.

Pavillon F – MATERIALS – MECHANICS – COMMUNICATION

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One of the reasons why people focus on the world of makers is the great variety of materials that they use. 3D printers, for example, offer a wide range of possibilities: from thermoplastics to resins; from powders to metals up to wood; from edible materials to biological ones that will be used for transplanting human organs and tissues. This develops processes, creates products and finds a solution to the problems of today’s world.

Pavillon G -ELECTRONICS

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Electronics is another field being transformed by makers thanks to their inventions. Such innovations can process signals and information in a simple and economical fashion. Cards, microcontrollers, circuits that allow to create operating, revolutionary prototypes. Remember: never judge something according to its size, you may discover that it’s the little things, such as Arduino, to change the world!

Pavillon H -RECYCLING & UPCYCLING

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A maker believes that every thing, every object, every single element can have a new life and become useful in a thousand different ways. In the name of a more sustainable future, to respect a planet already overwhelmed by the huge amount of waste that we produce every day. They call it “upcycling”; it is one of the pillars of the maker’s culture: everything is going to be creatively reused, just roll up your sleeves and do not put limits to your own imagination!

Pavillon I – SKY & EARTH

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A year ago, Samantha Cristoforetti was a guest at Maker Faire to explain her upcoming adventure with the International Space Station. Many technologies that helped her are the result of the ingenium of scientists and makers. Amongst others, a machine to enjoy a very good espresso coffee in the outer space. Just think of satellites and all other objects that orbit around the Earth! Each discovery is the result of a natural symbiosis between science and the culture of doing.

Pavillon J -SPORT, BIKES

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Makers devised a series of solutions to make us experience our favorite sports in a more funny, interactive way. From football to running, from skating to sailing and skiing. But 2015 is the year of the bicycle: impeccable styles and design; novel materials (like bamboo); hypertechnological devices and smart navigators. Here’s how digital artisans are changing the world on two wheels.

Pavillon K – ROBOTS

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One of the stars of Maker Faire is a robot: it is called Walk-Man and was born at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa. It can perform a whole series of actions that make it quite similar to us. But what does it mean to “live together with machines”? What about what we call artificial intelligence? Why shouldn’t we be afraid of it? If you want to learn more, this is the right area for you. You will find makers that spend their time to answer these questions every day.

Pavillon L -INTERACTION

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In education, the word ‘interaction’ is priceless. Inside this area you can find projects that were created to give value to communication, exchange of ideas and information. Device improving interactions between individuals; games that facilitate interaction thanks to new types of languages; projects that return or give the chance to speak to the material world: interactive floors, special gloves, animating objects. And much more.

Pavillon N- FASHION, CLOTHING TECH, WEARABLE TECH

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Today we all wear a large variety of objects that are connected, communicating and interactive. These technologies improve our experience in the environment in which we are immersed. Some are so beautiful that they become true fashionable consumer goods while others, equipped with innovative sensor, monitor the body and its functioning. These data help us getting know ourselves better and understand where to act in order to protect our health.

Pavillon O – HUMAN BODY, DISABILITY, HEALTH

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To hear, see, communicate. Every day makers play a key role in returning what life has taken or is about to take away. From last generation devices to applications to prevent a number of degenerative diseases. These technologies have three characteristics: they are more economical than those on the market; they are open to collaboration with anyone who wants to improve them; they stem from the strength of a community, whether it is large or small.

Pavillon P  – ENERGY – RECYCLING & UPCYCLING MOBILITY – CITIES – SECURITY, ARCHITECTURE – FURNITURE, HOME AUTOMATION – GARDENING

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Makers are at the center of those smart strategies that will transform the cities and houses in which we live. Light infrastructure; innovative public spaces; traffic and mobility management; fewer polluting emissions. We owe this to the participation of citizens, to inventions that begin to be adopted around the world to the revolution called “Internet of things”.

Pavillon Q – UNIVERSITIES

The first FabLab (laboratory of digital manufacturing) was born in an American college, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), thanks to an enlightened teacher, Neil Gershenfeld. Research and experimentation are two key factors in the development and spreading of the makers’ movement . In recent years, the Italian Universities welcomed this new philosophy by establishing more specific courses, setting up laboratories at the forefront and initiating their in-house projects.

Pavillon R – ROBOTS

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One of the stars of Maker Faire is a robot: it is called Walk-Man and was born at the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa. It can perform a whole series of actions that make it quite similar to us. But what does it mean to “live together with machines”? What about what we call artificial intelligence? Why shouldn’t we be afraid of it? If you want to learn more, this is the right area for you. You will find makers that spend their time to answer these questions every day.

Pavillon S – ELECTRONICS, DRONES

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They shoot wonderful pictures and videos, high up in the sky or sinking into the abysses of the sea. They can rescue people lost or in difficulty; perform reconnaissance missions in inaccessible places; help farmers protect their crops and archaeologists recover the heritage from our past. Every day new uses are discovered and new areas where to use them. It is the drones, much more than mere toys (p. s. Did you have a look at Maker Faire aviary, didn’t you?).

Pavillon U – KIDS, GAMES

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Smartphone, tablet, computer: today, technology gets into the hands of our children very soon. Their mind is already predisposed to interact with this type of innovations and is more ready to incorporate the mechanisms and the languages that govern their use. Today, many makers are spending their time to develop projects able to educate and teach to the new generations: the best way of interfacing with this really enchanted world.

Pavillon V – ART, SCIENCE, MUSIC

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The link between makers and art is closely tied to concepts such as design, recovery and contemporaneity. At the same time, the community tries to make museums and artistic centers more accessible by creating exhibitions path dedicated to those who need them. But at Maker Faire you can also experience music: twenty performers across a 300sqm area will create the music of the future, the one that melts bits with beat, using unexpected tools.

Pavillon W – CULTURAL HERITAGE

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Within the maker culture, we often talk about innovation, innovative technologies, new trades. But next to these concepts you need to add other equally significant words: tradition, cultural heritage, recovery. In fact, they are called “digital artisans”, i.e. professionals who are rediscovering the practical value of they know-how by using increasingly new tools. Makers did revamp the heritage of the past in order to hand it down to the new generations.

Pavillon X  – FABACADEMY, CRAFT

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The FabAcademy, established in 2009, is a six-month course inspired by the research work of the Center for Bits and Atoms and How to Make (Almost) Anything at MIT in Boston. During the course, each student learns to print in 3D, make three-dimensional scans, trim objects. And also build electronic cards as Arduino and their digital fabrication machines. Still today, this most exhaustive digital fabrication course in the world; starting from 2015, it is available in Italy, too.

Pavillon Y – FABACADEMY, FABLAB

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They are called FabLab (Fabrication Laboratories), where you can build (nearly) anything. The first one was born at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), near Boston, thanks to the research work carried out within the Center for Bits and Atoms coordinated by an enlightened professor, Neil Gershenfeld. In 2015, Italy has become the second country in the world in terms of new FabLabs.

Pavillon Z – WATER

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Without water, there would be no life, and man could not exist. As it is happening now with Mars: this is the proof that there can be life on a planet thanks to water. Yet, water is also a problem: here on Earth, some do not enough water, others waste it without bothering. Makers from all over the world are working to develop solutions that can solve these problems by preserving creating, making drinking our most valuable asset.

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