Featured Maker: Team Toxic Robotics

This year at Maker Faire Orlando, among all the amazing things, there will be Combat Robots! That’s right! You’ll be able to see small bots all the way up to the heavyweight class that you see on television! How cool is that?

One team that we’re excited about is Team Toxic Robotics. We were able to speak with one of the team members, Nasir Illasarie about combat robotics and get excited about their team!

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Q: How would you explain Combat Robots to someone who hasn’t heard of it before?

A: I would describe combat robotics as a fun “sport” that involves an equal part of knowledge and imagination. It’s not all about winning; it’s more about the people you meet and the knowledge you gain. The added bonus – seeing other robots get destroyed.

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Featured Maker: Kilovolt Creations

Get ready to be electrified by this amazing exhibit! Lightning is a magical force of nature that has the ability to create amazing burns in whatever it strikes. How amazing would it be if you could own a piece of art made by lightning? Well, that’s exactly how Kilovolt Creations makes these awesome pieces!

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Featured Maker: Dennis Hansbury – Handcut Illustrations

Dennis Hansbury’s Handcut Illustrations are exactly what they sounds like, andt they are awesome! With the use of a scroll saw, Dennis creates works of art on wood surfaces, and paints illustrations on them, giving you art you can hold in your hand!

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At Maker Faire Orlando, this exhibit will have a wide variety of Halloween, Steampunk, and Comicbook art illustrations. There will also be demonstrations of how the surface of the wood is prepared, and how the illustration is placed on the wood before the scroll saw is used.

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Featured Maker: GodBody Glass Art

Everyone can admire the beauty in glass art – whether jewelry, bowls, vases, or figurines. Glass blowing is a hot topic, and it’s happening at Maker Faire Orlando 2016!

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GodBody Glass Art will be demonstrating some glass blowing techniques  in their exhibit, and will show how some popular, yet extremely unique things, are made!

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Featured Maker: Wizard Brooms

Don Gruel and Noel Holland of Wizard Brooms are making sweeping strides in crafting the most beautifully detailed and yes, colorful, brooms in Central Florida and even the Nation. Let’s just say these aren’t your grandma’s broomsticks, but rather works of art that require ingenuity, individuality and of course imagination. By combining proper broom making techniques and their entertainment backgrounds, Wizard Brooms provides the authentic missing piece to cosplayer’s and collector’s of all ages. Let’s get to know the wizards behind the brooms and be sure to stop by and see them at Maker Faire Orlando on Oct. 22-23 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

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