About MakerFest

About MakerFest

MakerFest is a ‘show and tell’ event within the realms of technology, innovation, creativity and design. The purpose is to strengthen the maker culture in Central and West Jutland and spark interest among young people, businesses, experts and the curious citizen. Participation is free for the public, but registration for schools/upper second education is required.

MakerFest will take place on 11-12 September 2024 in the forest at AU Herning and in several labs on campus. The tents and activities are represented by individuals, companies and institutions, all passionate about creating something and inspiring others. If interested in being an exhibitor in 2024, or know someone who might be, read more here.

The event is organised by AU Herning, VIA University College and Erhvervsakademi MidtVest. The programme is still under development, but you can already read more about this year's makers here (the list is being updated continuously).

In September 2023, visitors could, among other things:

  • build a raft with cardboard and LEGO.
  • create 3D objects with an acrylic bender.
  • experience the virtual world through a VR headset.
  • get a valuable insight into the prototyping department at LEGO.
  • get inspired to design unique and sustainable products.
  • hear the upcoming band Drengestreger.
  • learn about artificial intelligence, IoT sensors, AR/VR, holograms, coding and game development.
  • learn about sustainable design of clothing and furniture.
  • learn how to make a game in a sustainable way.
  • learn how to make delicious non-alcoholic cocktails.
  • learn more about the amazing material glass fibre.
  • participate in a chocolate taste test and try making fruit balls.
  • programme small industrial robots.
  • take a ride in an electric go-kart with a fixed rear sensor.

What is a maker?
The word ’maker’ is used to describe people who create. Adam Savage has worded it in an eloquent way:

Humans do two things that make us unique from all other animals; we use tools and we tell stories. And when you make something, you’re doing both at once.