Maker Faire is Here!

We are setup and ready for a great Maker Faire Orlando weekend!

Tips:  Plan ahead for parking, get tickets in advance to avoid the lines, check the schedule, get the apps, and start your day at our newest location, the Orlando Museum of Art (you can start at OMA, even if you don’t have your tickets yet)!

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Maker Faire Giveaways!

Thanks to Maker Faire Orlando sponsor Skycraft Parts & Surplus, we are giving away five $100 Gift Cards this week!

Details and Entry here: Maker Faire Orlando Giveaways

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Kickin’ Up Dust at Maker Faire: Art & History Museums – Maitland

A favorite from last year, Canlin Frost is back and ready to let the chips fall where they may – woodchips that is. Carpenter-in-Residence for the Art & History Museums – Maitland, Canlin is a local furniture designer and craftsman specializing in traditionally handcrafted heirloom furniture and antique furniture repair.

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A firm believer in preserving our planet’s resources, Canlin only uses woods from sustainable forests or reclaimed sources. His original pieces are solid wood and are held together using traditional joinery methods such as mortise and tenons, pegs, and hand-cut dovetails. Continue reading

Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs Becomes a ‘Maker’

Local Mayor Learns to Solder

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ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 4, 2015) — In preparation for the upcoming Maker Faire Orlando on September 12 and 13, 2015, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs became a Maker by learning the basics of soldering as she created her own LED Makey pin.

“The Maker Faire is a great opportunity to promote the culture of creativity and innovation that are the hallmarks of Orange County,” said Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs. “I’m very excited that the Maker Faire will again be held at our Orlando Science Center – the third year in a row that they will be hosting this incredibly enriching and fun event!”

Local Maker and event producer Jessica Eson King came to the Mayor’s office and taught Mayor Jacobs how to solder using the “Learn to Solder Skill Badge Kit” that has been used to teach thousands of people of all ages how to solder at Maker Faires across the country.

Maker Faire Orlando guests will be able to create their own Makey pins in the “Learn to Solder” workshop at the event. Once complete, they will have a great blinky robot that they can wear proudly!

Maker Faire Orlando is the greatest show (and tell) on Earth and will be bigger than ever this year! For the third consecutive year, Maker Faire Orlando will be hosted at Orlando Science Center in partnership with the Maker Effect Foundation and, for the first time ever, will include exhibit space at the Orlando Museum of Art and host The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar! The family-friendly event will feature more than 250 local Makers who specialize in DIY science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, hands-on activities and more.

Check out the Maker Faire Orlando Program

We are changing the event program this year to include highlights across the Orlando Science Center, Loch Haven Park, and the Orlando Museum of Art. We’ve greatly reduced the amount of paper consumed by moving the event schedule to our website, our mobile apps, and new digital signage at the Orlando Science Center.

We are finalizing all the schedule details now, and will have the full schedule up in just a few days.

Be sure to browse through the maker categories to pick your “must-see” exhibits before you arrive!

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Download the PDF here