We love getting hands-on at Maker Faire. Whether it’s with a soldering iron or knitting needle, scissors and glue or conductive paint, it’s great to play with technology and make something you can take home with you.

This year, we have even more opportunities to you to get making, from drop-in sessions where you can make something simple in 5 minutes, to full workshops where you can learn a new skill from the experts and make a cool project to take home.

We’re especially pleased to announce two exciting additions to the bill.

The Science Museum is bringing its roadshow down from London to take over part of the Dome Bar for the day. There’ll be two different workshops for kids aged 7-11 and 14-16. Brighton Mini Maker Faire is your only opportunity to take part in one of their workshops in Brighton. You can see them in action here. ┬áPrepare to be surprised and amazed!

And Technology Will Save Us (the ‘haberdashery for technology and education’) is also coming down from the capital. Famous for running electronics workshops the world over, from Rough Trade in Brick Lane, to Milan and Budapest, this is a once only opportunity to take one of the TWSU workshops for free (just paying for the kit that you make).

These workshops are all free, but places are limited, so please sign up here.

We’ve also got a huge range of drop-in workshops so you can just turn up on the day and try your hand at making mosaics, etching copper jewellery, making silk flowers, felting and of course soldering. Make sure you arrive early to enjoy them all!