Meet the makers at Makertorium

Makers, creators, tinkerers and inventors from all over the country are heading to Te Papa this Saturday for Makertorium, a showcase of Kiwi ingenuity and maker culture.

Makers, creators, tinkerers and inventors from all over the country are heading to Te Papa this Saturday for Makertorium, a showcase of Kiwi ingenuity and maker culture.

It's the first exhibition of this kind to be held in New Zealand, with more than 50 installations, exhibitions and workshops spread over eight zones.

Visit the 3D Petting Zoos, watch battle robots in action, test rockets in the outdoor arena ... it's all on.

WikihouseNZ will be showcasing its first full scale prototype of its open source building system, while Makercrate, a makerspace in a shipping crate, will also be at the event outside through the Red Gates. (It will be shipped down to Christchurch afterwards to help enable the local maker and design community.)

Makertorium is a joint venture between The Wellington Makerspace, Makers Org NZ, Mohawk Media, Diatom Studio, pixelbrid and Marmalade Monkey, supported by Wellington City Council and hosted by Te Papa.

When: April 27, 10am-6pm

Where: Te Papa