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We want your photos & video!!

If you took photos  & video at Orlando Mini Maker Faire – PLEASE share them with us. The Makers, helpers, volunteers and organizers don’t get a chance to see most of the event, so we love your photos & video. Please add links in the comments here,  share photos on our Facebook page, or tag us with #OMMF2013! If you have high-quality video you want to share and don’t want to upload it, shoot us an email at makers@makerfaireorlando.com and we will make arrangements to get it from you!

Volunteers needed!

We need your help! With hundreds of Makers & thousands of attendees, Orlando Mini Maker Faire needs a LOT of arms & legs to make everything awesome for all.

Volunteers receive free admission to the event (in exchange for working a shift) and receive a special volunteer t-shirt!

If you are interested in volunteering for this year’s Orlando Mini Maker Faire please complete a Volunteer Information Sheet and return it to Danielle Kapusin via email at dkapusin@osc.org or via fax to 407.514.2277.

Florida Hackerspace / Makerspace meetup at Orlando Mini Maker Faire

FamiLAB and Orlando Mini Maker Faire will be hosting a Florida Hackerspace / Makerspace meetup at Orlando Mini Maker Faire on October 5th at Orlando Science Center.

We’d love to have your group exhibit at the event, compete in Power Racing, and hangout at FamiLAB after the event.

If your group would like to participate, either register as makers, or email us at makers@makerfaireorlando.com to chat about how you can get involved!

July Maker Saturday at Orlando Science Center – Fun & Games Edition

This summer, we are running a series of small events at leading up to Orlando Mini Maker Faire on October 5th.

July’s theme is “Maker Gaming”, and will be held at Orlando Science Center on July 13th from 11am – 4pm. (standard Orlando Science Admission or Membership required)

We will have several makers from our community:

FamiLAB will be teaching MIT’s Scratch programming language for kids and will have some 3D printers on display at the event.

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Stay tuned for announcements about the August and September Maker Saturdays, coming soon to the Orlando Science Center!

Calling All Makers!

Do you have a DIY project of your own? Whether it’s in your garage, classroom, or office, we want you to share your talent and passion with Central Florida. We welcome experienced Makers as well as those who have never shown their work to the public before. At Orlando Mini Maker Faire, featured Makers will find a welcoming and appreciative audience that’s excited to see what you can create.

Call for Makers – Submit Your Application Today!

Application deadline is July 21st, but we appreciate receiving your application as soon as possible!

Email any questions to makers@makerfaireorlando.com

Maker Saturdays at Orlando Science Center

We are excited to announce Maker Saturdays a new MONTHLY event at Orlando Science Center leading up to Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2013!

The first Maker Saturday is  June 15th  from 11am to 4pm at Orlando Science Center (standard admission required).

To celebrate the Blue Man Group exhibit at Orlando Science Center, we’ve brought back some of our favorite musical instrument makers, and will be teaching the Arduino electronic platform which can be used to create electronic music and much, much more. We’ll also have some of the latest personal 3D printers onsite making fun things from plastic.

Arduino classes are free, and all equipment is provided. Registration for classes is onsite only, and first-come, first-served. Please arrive and register early to ensure your spot. Arduino classes are recommended for ages 8 and up. Adult supervision required.

Announcing Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2013!!

We are VERY excited to announce a new partnership to bring Orlando Mini Maker Faire to Orlando Science Center starting in 2013!

This year’s event will be held on Saturday, October 5th, 2013 at Orlando Science Center and will feature many of the amazing Makers from our inaugural event, new Makers from within our community, AND Maker-focused exhibits from Orlando Science Center.

In the coming weeks, we will start accepting applications for Maker exhibits, workshops, talks, and performances.

For information on becoming an Orlando Mini Maker Faire sponsor, please email info@makerfaireorlando.com

Stay tuned!

 

Stay Tuned!

We are still hard at work to bring you an even better Orlando Mini Maker Faire in 2013.

The event will be held in the fall at an exciting new location – but we can’t announce it quite yet…thank you for your patience as we finalize all the agreements!

While you are waiting for the announcement, go back and check out some of these great videos from the 2012 event!

2013!

Yes, there will be a Maker Faire in Orlando in 2013!

Your local organizers have been very busy behind the scenes and hope to announce a new date (Fall 2013) and venue VERY SOON. Stay tuned, and follow us on Facebook for up to the minute notifications!

Event Coverage: Gabotronics

Orlando Mini Maker Faire Sponsor Gabotronics has a blog post showing off their booth, including a video of their Xprotolab demonstrations – check it out!

Here’s a quick sample…

 

Go read the full post… (I love the pic where you can’t see the Gabotronics booth because all the people are in front of it!)