This year at Maker Faire Orlando 2016, we’re adding something a little different. We want to give everyone, makers and attendees alike, the chance to be part of a collaborative art project.
We will have a large “Welcome Arch” located at the entryway to the event. The arch will start empty – and we need you to fill it with your amazing-ness. It can be an object you have made, created, drawn, sewn, re-purposed, or designed in any way, and hang it up on the arch with the use of zip ties. If you make something at the event, you can add it! We need to return the arch on Monday, so please don’t use any adhesives. The arch will be up all weekend for people to come and add their unique touches, and at the end of the weekend, we will collect all the items that were added to the arch, and turn it into one large, community made, art piece.
This project is to encourage makers of all styles, ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles to show off what they make and do, and to bring everyone in the community together in a new and exciting way. So bring your stuff with you to the event to share with the world and add to our big, amazing, inspiring, community made, group art project.
From left to right: Bob Houston of DeltaMaker, Tim and Erika Remley winners of the DeltaMaker 3D printer, Candy Cole of The Maker Effect Foundation, Angella Van Gelder and Kevin O’Neil from Orlando Science Center.
The Remley family are Orlando Science Center members and have attended Maker Faire Orlando for the past 3 years. They were excited to learn that one of their tickets was selected as the winner for the 3D Printer giveaway and are already thinking about how to use the DeltaMaker for halloween masks for their children.
Congratulations to the Remley family – we can’t wait to see what they create with their new DeltaMaker!
For more information on DeltaMaker 3D printers with all-metal construction and full wireless control, visit their website at http://www.deltamaker.com.
Maker Faire Orlando 2014 was an amazing success. A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone involved – it took well over 1,000 of us to create the event – Makers, Maker helpers, volunteers, our community advisory board, our community partners, our sponsors, and the amazing team at the Orlando Science Center.
We’d also like to thank the attendees – what an awesome crowd of engaged, inquisitive learners. We heard story after story from our Makers about how the attendees made the event special for them.
Our next task is to get some rest and watch all the awesome photos & videos that are being shared. We are giving away some Skycraft Parts & Surplus gift certificates to some of our favorites (but not til the weekend), so as you share, make sure you tag us, use the #OrlandoMaker hashtag, or shoot us a link to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be back in a few days with stats on the event, and to highlight some of our favorite memories.