Impressions from the biggest Maker Faire in Germany
After having attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors at its last location in Stuttgart in 2008, the current Ideenpark takes place at Essen from 11th to 23rd of August 2012. Uncountable attractions that introduce topics related to engineering, technology or research are presented to the visitor of all ages. Due to the free admission visitors can take their time and come back every day to discover something new. Of course this is no official "Maker Faire" but after haveing seen the original in the Bay Area this summer, it felt a bit familiar – but also less crazy and creative for sure.