Category Archives: Event Coverage

Maker Faire Orlando 2015 Video by Arlene Kalem

Huge thanks to Maker Faire Orlando 2015 Volunteer Arlene Kalem for creating this awesome video!

DeltaMaker 3D Printer Awarded to Orlando Family

Orlando 3D printer manufacturer DeltaMaker,  The Maker Effect Foundation, and Orlando Science Center were proud to award a DeltaMaker 3D printer package to Erika and Tim Remley.


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



Thank you!

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

We will be back in a few days with stats on the event, and to highlight some of our favorite memories.



Orlando Sentinel Arts & Entertainment Season Preview

The Orlando Sentinel just released their Arts & Entertainment Season Preview – and they featured Maker Faire Orlando! Check out the video below, the section on Maker Faire starts at 4 minutes into the video. For more media coverage of Maker Faire Orlando, check out our Media page.

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It’s Official – We are now Maker Faire Orlando!


We are now Maker Faire Orlando – one of 12 “Featured” Maker Faire events around the world. For 2014, we’ve not only expanded to two days, we will have over 150 maker exhibits (over 85 have already been approved – see the list), over 12k more square feet within Orlando Science Center, and will be adding outdoor exhibits in  Loch Haven Park. But wait, there’s more! Nerdy Derby, Power Racing, a disassembly & recycling area with Take it Apart, and a program for educators are just a few of the big additions to this year’s event.

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If you’ve been to one of our past events, you may be wondering what happened to the “Mini Maker Faire” title – here’s the story…

In 2011, a few friends from FamiLAB ventured out to Maker Faire Bay Area and returned intent on bringing the inspiring spectacle that is Maker Faire to Orlando. We licensed the event, becoming “Orlando Mini Maker Faire” – as the events not produced by the official Maker Faire team are known as “Mini” events.

We didn’t have a clue how to produce a major event – but we had passion, determination, good friends, and a lot of luck. With over 100 Maker exhibits and over 2,500 attendees, Orlando Mini Maker Faire was anything but “mini”. The community support was incredible, and we knew that we’d do it again!

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As we pondered how to make the event even better for 2013, we thought back to our visit to World Maker Faire New York, held at the NY Hall of Science, home to the 1964 World’s Fair. We loved the integration of Maker Faire into the existing exhibits – with children and adults moving from hands-on science exhibit to hands-on maker exhibit, and the combination of indoor spaces and outdoor spaces possible with the park next to the NY Hall of Science. We realized that our own Orlando Science Center and Loch Haven Park could make this possible for Orlando – and set out to make it happen.

We partnered with Orlando Science Center for Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2013, and welcomed over 100 maker exhibits and over 3,000 attendees throughout the Orlando Science Center. We had a fantastic time – but quickly realized that one day of Maker Faire wasn’t enough. We’d always planned to grow the event over time, but hadn’t expected the community to respond so quickly. After deliberation with our community partners – we made the decision to go big – and we highly appreciate the support we’ve received from our community partners, makers, volunteers, and sponsors.

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Maker Faire Orlando remains a non-profit, community-led event, and we need your help to make it happen. If you’d like to be a part of it, as a maker, volunteer, community partner, sponsor, etc – check out the pages of this website, or email us at