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If you’d like to exhibit at Maker Faire Orlando, it is free to exhibit, and we’d love to see what you make! Learn More…

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This is a Chevy S-10 pickup truck that has been converted to be powered by an electric motor. The battery modules from a wrecked Nissan Leaf were used for the main battery pack.

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Maker Pipe is a simple, affordable, easy-to use system of connectors that pairs with inexpensive electrical conduit you can find at any hardware store. The result is a building platform with endless possibilities!

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Come see how I turn my original drawings, items from nature, carvings, and other design ideas into metal pieces using Precious Metal Clay. The finished pieces are pure fine silver, copper, nickel silver, and bronze. If you want to try it yourself, sign up for classes (to be held in November) where you design and create your own original pieces.

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A number of entries from the inaugural kinetic derby on February 27th, 2016 will be on display with their creators available to explain the build process and why they made them.

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Sappho Chocolates will be doing demo of chocolate making using a variety of molds and discussing the science of chocolate making.

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Renaissance Robotics is a mostly homeschooled, community based FIRST Tech Challenge team that has been competing in the Central Florida area since 2012 . FIRST Tech Challenge is a STEM education program for grades 7-12, using robots playing in a sports type model. FIRST has STEM education opportunities for grades K-12th. Are you a Jouster? or a Jester? Come see us and test your skill with Renaissance Robotics’ new Joust-Bots! Can you beat the Gauntlet? The field of robotics is a modern day renaissance where many arts come together to birth new technologies. Design, engineering, math, strategy and gracious professionalism form the heart of Renaissance Robotics.

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Come meet the Witch Doctor and Shaman from BattleBots! The 250lb multi-bot will be showing off its battle scars while Andrea, Mike, and Paul will be available for questions throughout the day.

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Demo of simple DIY hardware and software you can build for hearing and recording bat echolocation calls. Detect bats flying over your house even when it’s too dark to spot them.

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The DuinoKit was designed to be a fun and interesting hands-on kit to introduce people to Arduino electronics.

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Origami, Accessories, and Handmade Collectables

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Boca Bearings will be showcasing some of their sponsored projects, including the full-body 3D scanner, the toolbox 3D printer, the heads-up rover, the wireless 3D printed hand, and other items.

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CUT/SEW – an Orlando-based independent sewing pattern company – displays modernized and simplified sewing patterns with styles inspired by street fashion and cosplay. The CUT/SEW creative team will be on-site to demo traditional patternmaking techniques for creating super spiffy garments, and to discuss the UX influences they’ve brought into a centuries-old craft.

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See the evolution of an Arduino-based software application for aviation through the product WINGBUG. Learn how pilot’s can Fly Smarter using the portable device, how it was made and what it means for the aviation community.

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Come see how yarn is spun using hand spindles and a spinning wheel, as well as weaving fabric on a rigid heddle loom.

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We will host an ongoing Lockpick Village, in cooperation with Jacksonville TOOOL member Jess Hires, where attendees are free to learn, play, and socialize while enjoying mini-lectures and shared lockpicking advice. We will also have a special challenge course for sport-pickers to push their skills to the limits for the chance at the glory of a high score.

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We love to share our knowledge of robotics, 3D Printing, radio controlled airplanes, micro-controllers, and other Maker projects. We are passionate about strengthening the community by increasing STEM / STEAM skills (i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math), for all people, and supporting education for everyone… preschoolers through retirees.

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Hand-made glass art by Phive (of GodBody). Made from borosilicate glass.

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Pick your robots search and defense strategies and watch it compete in a thrilling game of robot combat!

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Handcrafted art pieces cut onto vinyl records.

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The StrandMaus is a small 8-legged robotic walking contraption based on Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest.

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Mixed Media Art

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A homemade wooden pipe organ that plays MIDI files

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Handmade steampunk jewelry, clothing and accessories.

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Once you have your great idea, how do you convert that into a product? Inventors’ Council of Central Florida offers free guidance to help you navigate the product development world. Participate in market surveys which will define future products and WIN PRIZES. Come to one of our meetings on the first Saturday of each month.

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Hands-on Projects: – Create your own Pixel Animations using our Pixel Maker App and download it to a wearable Arduino LED matrix – Play Robocup soccer using a Robotis Darwin Mini Robot and Android and iOS App – Build your own Mario Maker video game using Wii U Mario Maker (led by 8yr old Jr Maker) Make n Takes: – Build your own LED lantern – Build and race your own Brushbot Giveaways – 3D printed Pokemon characters and Bears (w/ bells in their bellies) as part of 3D printing demo – Matrix Flare Character Stickers

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MEOWSER incorporates a rock collection with LED lighting and touch screen interface, a computer with periodic table and touch screen interface, and Arduino/Integrated Circuit middle-ware.

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Its a Giant Scooter and child driven spirograph that draws chalk design on a chalk board floor.

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The exhibit will display a prototype delta CNC router, a delta style 3D printer and examples of rapid prototyping. A wind thing that is made from 3D printed parts. A model engine to house a usb drive. We have incorporated the wind thing into a hat which is worn by John Hildebrand.

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Showcase of the many chainmaille jewelry pieces linked together by Scott Moore with live demonstrations of works in progress.

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Handcrafted mixed media robot sculptures created by combining polymer clay, coiled wire and paint. Robots up for adoption and DIY paint kits available for children.

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I will exhibit my Makerbot 3D printer and Desktop scanner, show off my models. I have the mini-jet ski water jet, printed people, John Hancock building w/ simple circuit for flashing led lights, models that I am using for lost pla casting, a prototype injection mold 3D printed, plus others.

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FamiLAB’s mission is to be a community that fosters learning and creativity through hands-on projects, collaboration, and the sharing of skills & tools to improve ourselves and enrich the world around us. A few of our members have been working on some amazing projects including building our new space. Check out our booth to see what we’ve been making!

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This LED light suit has 170 Pixel LEDs and is wirelessly controlled and synchronized to music!

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Science vs Bedtime: a timeless struggle. Solved, thanks to automation. Newly available tech including 3D-printers, laser-cutters, open-source communities, and affordable solar cells has made a new era of public sculptural concepts possible. Step into the Wifi BotSpot and access the experiences of this mechanically sculptural, retro-futuristic, public informational resource.

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Demonstrate tools and processes used in Familab’s new DIY-BioTech lab.

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Handmade steampunk jewelry, clothing and accessories.

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Learn how to make your own LED flower crowns, LED necklaces, light up bowties and other fun wearable projects!

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We are the Curiosity Hacked: Guild 019 Gainesville. We will be partnering with Wizzbangz llc. to exhibit our Laser Tag guns in a laser tag target practice booth as well as helping them to run the air rocket make and take.

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The Florida 501st Garrison is the Florida chapter of The 501st Legion, a world wide Star Wars costuming organization. Our members come from all walks of life and from all across the state with one common trait, The Empire!

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My 3rd version solar oven that tracks the sun automatically and has self-contained power

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Old, broken circuit boards find new life as geeky jewelry and accessories.

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Award winning steampunk style art, and cosplay props

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the Making of beef jerky step by step, from, whole raw meat, to seasoning and curing, to drying and packaging.

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ChipScapes are artworks made from taking pictures of microscopic computer chips. By using special lighting and angles, bright colors are created to make interesting art. ChipScapes include the chip images, history of the chips, and the actual chips themselves. Explore www.ChipScapes.com to learn more. SteamTronix are unique original pieces of art based on computer chips, no two are the same. My jewelry sometimes uses upcycled old electronic parts, sometimes my ChipScapes artwork (see below), and sometimes both. SteamTronix borrows from Steam Punk, Cyber Punk, and Art Deco styles. I enjoy the creative process and love to share technology. Art speaks all languages, even binary. Explore www.SteamTronix.com to learn more

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Bacon Builders FIRST LEGO League Team 8265 just completed a very successful season! Some of our accomplishments this year: *2016 Central Florida Regional Champion *2016 Florida State Championship Robot Design 1st Place *2016 Razorback International Invitational Tournament Robot Alliance 1st Place Winner. We love to share our passion for STEM and robotics. Team members are very knowledgeable about all facets of FIRST LEGO League—Robot Game, Project, & Core Values.

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RostockMAX v2 kit, assembled and operational.

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Members of the Central Florida Steampunk Association will be displaying various examples of prop making and costuming, which includes leather working, simple electronics, steam power, sewing, jewelry making, and much more.

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Custom Steampunk Leatherwares and more.

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FIRST® K-12 STEM education programs use robot challenges to build science and technology skills and interests, in a character driven experience that also inspires self-confidence, leadership, and life skills. At Maker Faire Orlando, guests can see student built robots and LEGO models, talk to students, drive their robots and learn how FIRST inspires our next generation of science & technology leaders.

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Running and in progress builds of robots from Star Wars

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Come see some of the technology that is available at the Melrose Center!

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Adventuring Company offers art and apparel by artist Lee Bretschneider.

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Breathing new life into antique books by using the pages as canvas for illustrations. AND Showcase eye pleasing pop culture parodies as mini posters.

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“ReCycles” are art bicycles made from recycled items we use in everyday life. They are a new way of looking at pre-used items (junk!); Imaginative, creative and best of all – Recycled!

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A beverage dispenser which combines maximum cooling efficiency with easy access to beverages within.

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Highly modified children’s electric toy car, hacked into something so fast and scary even some adults dare not ride.

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Dog Powered Robot Labs features larger than life robot characters. Interact with robotic creations, sit in the DPR time machine or get your fortune read by a robot.

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Alien Operation! Check out our kid-made, Raspberry Pi and Scratch-powered jumbo-sized operation game! While flying through the galaxy, Cthulu and his girlfriend Yshemibeth were in a galactic collision that sent them hurtling through space to earth, and straight into the roof of MacFoodie’s. Our alien heroes have suffered some fast food-related casualties, and they need your help to repair the damage before time runs out!

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Participate in a multiplayer 3D interactive gaming experience using sensors and XBox Kinect to control lights, servos, and other electronic systems. Examine the forces that objects are subjected to when moved or dropped.

We create flying drones for learning education and fun from the oddest things. Kits that include what you need to get started making your own Drone from LEGO Bricks.

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Find out what is new at NASA/Kennedy Space Center and see the future of Space!

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Mobile Classroom and Maker/Hacker space

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Our goals: * To share of the love of sewing with others * To inspire people of all ages * To demonstrate a time-honored tradition * To display various items for sale to raise funds for educational activities

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an improv puppet troupe that creates on the spot interaction with guests. We bring fun and laughs to every event.

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Display of 3D printed models and items

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Learn about Pepakura Papercraft models. Create your own papercraft on printed cardstock.

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Metal 3D Printing will soon be a reality for everyone. 3d print your parts in real metal, not plastic. Strong, hard, and durable 3d printed metal parts can be used on your motorcycle or car, you can print your own metal tools to use in your workshop, make parts for RC drones, cars, and planes, create custom parts for home or business.

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Explore solar cooking, photovoltaics, and hydrogen fuel cells. See the technologies in action, check out student projects and meet student makers.

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A show and tell of the work Roundtable and its crew have done on major theme parks and movies as well as the plethora of bizzar personal projects ranging from sculptures to giant cosplay.

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Planetary Strike is an abstract strategic board game that takes your mind beyond chess with a round checkered board for 2 to 6 players.

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We are a School MakerSpace program. We started in September 2014. Our students meet once a week after school to learn about 3D printing, robotics, electronics, and computer programming. Our students were introduced to these topics in the fall and chose a project for our first MakerFaire that they would complete during the spring semester. It has been a very busy year, but has been amazing. We enjoyed showing off what we learned at our MakerFaire and we would like to showcase our projects at the Orlando MakerFaire.

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