Newsletter on the maker movement in Norway

Oslo Skaperfestival 2016 was a great success! Without you passionate people this never would happen!

  • We had 35 amazing projects exhibited, 23 talks, 7 workshops and one mind-blowing concert by Captain Credible. 
  • On Friday event we also had 400 teenagers from schools in Oslo attending and meeting the passion of the maker movement. 
  • 1500 pancakes were produced on the incredible PancakeBot
  • BBC and micro:bit Educational Foundation gave inspiring talks. You can watch them here: BBC micro:bit and micro:bit Foundation
  • 50 teachers got hands on BBC micro:bit at the teachers course.
  • Lær Kidsa Koding (LKK) became the first international partner of the micro:bit Foundation and launched micro:bit in Norwegian as the first non-English language in the world! 
  • Nordic Semiconductor kickstarted the micro:bit revolution in Norway by giving 1000 micro:bits to LKK! 
  • And LKK and Norway Makers had great talks on how to get micro:bit to Norwegian kids with Nrk, Skolebyråden, IKT-Senteret and UDIR.
  • You can find more pictures on this Facebook post!
  • Our hope is that the festival will spread throughout Norway. If you want to make your own Skaperfestival at you library, makerspace, science center, museum or "kulturhus", get in touch with us!
Deichmanske bibliotek, Lær Kidsa Koding, Teknisk Museum and Norway Makers want to thank our collaborators and sponsors Nordic Semiconductor ASA, Alvøen/Epilog, NITOKulturetaten og Bitraf

BUT, there is more to come. Below you find more information on two more festivals we are coproducing the next few weeks. Stay tuned and join the movement!

Oslo 3d-printer festival November 5th-6th

November 5th and 6th Oslo 3d-printer festival will take place at Teknisk museum. The event will have talks, workshops and exhibits. Learn how 3d-printers are used in education, meet 20 teenagers building 3d-printers to their schools and experience amazing home made printers! Join courses and get to learn how to make digital dreams into physical things. Come join the movement!

While you are wainting for the event watch this great documentary on 3d-printing on NrK.

"Fiksefest for elektronikk" November 13th

A "Fiksefest" is a festival where you can bring broken electronics and get it repaired for free. Four years after the first restarter festival, more than 100 events have taken place in 8 countries. The first "Fiksefest for elektronikk" will take place at Sentralen in Oslo November 13th. More info on this Facebook event page.

Fiksefest is organized by Restarters Oslo, Naturvernforbundet, Oslo Public Library, SoCentral and Norway Makers. 

Makerspaces meeting

The first meeting for makerspaces in Norway took place during Oslo Skaperfestival October 22nd. A short summary is available here.

Representatives from some of the 40 makerspaces in Norway discussed common challenges and possibilities for collaboration. Hackeriet, VItenfabrikken, Fix makerspace, Norwegian Creations, Skaperfest Hamar, Westerdals, Bitraf, Åpen sone ved UiO, Fellesverkstedet, Teknoteket Makerspace were represented at the meeting.

Norway Makers aims to strengheten the maker movement in Norway. If there is anything you want us to write about, drop us an e-mail:

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