Last week I have attended and helped at the first local Maker Faire event in Ljubljana. This is an event that tries to bring together people or organizations that create things (everything from software and electronics to art and woodwork) in order to promote science, curiosity and knowledge transfer.
In the stands we could meet with the makers from Slovenia and all other neighboring country. Among other things it was apparent that there is a strong motion towards using 3d printers and Arduino platforms as most of the stands showcased a product or idea based on one of them.
The biggest advantage of an event like this for me was a practical aspect of it. There were numerous hands-on activities where you cold try the state-of-the-art equipment, play with different experiments or create your own simple electrical circuit.
Bioexo in an annual exhibition of exotic animals that are owned by people all across Slovenia. In addition to the exhibition they also prepare different workshops and lectures about exotic animals and how to care for them. As the event was organized in the premises of Biotechnological education center, the visitors were also able to observe their exotic animals and plants. Plant collection consists mainly of small carnivorous plants that are very popular as decoration in the last years.