MakersLoft Tinker Fest is a festival of creativity and innovation for school children of classes 1 to 12. It is a two-day event where students from 100+ schools in Kolkata participate in competitions, exhibition, workshops and talks by eminent speakers. Visit: https://tinkeringfest.com
In 2019 Tinker Fest will be held at Don Bosco School, Park Circus on November 16 & 17 weekend. The event is open to all students, there is no fee. Parents can accompany their children to the event.
At the heart of Tinker Fest is the Innovation Competition. To participate schools and students have to innovative Science, Arts, Crafts, Robotics, Electronics, technology projects and submit a video of it. Top 50 projects will be selected and invited to exhibit in Tinker Fest.
Apart from this there are LIVE competitions that students can register for - Robotics, Game Design, Graphic Design, Model Making, Fancy dress and 3D Doodling. The theme for this year is “Superheroes” and students can take dress up as their favourite superhero character. Best dressed student will win a prize. The rules for competitions and registration is done online through this website. All students participating in competitions shall get a certificate and winners will get prizes.
In 2018, students from over 90 schools participated from West Bengal.
In 2017, over 70 schools from West Bengal participated, with 350 students showcasing their projects to over 4000 visitors.