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

Nerd Nite Orlando Returning to Host Talks at Maker Faire

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Every month, I have the distinct honor of hosting the best event series in Central Florida. Nerd Nite Orlando has become a community staple that mixes two things that I love very dearly: thinking and drinking- because as we all know, learning is more fun when you’re drinking with friends. On the weekend of September 12th and 13th, Nerd Nite will be invading the Orlando Museum of Art auditorium to once again participate in the annual Maker Faire event.

Join us for a special edition of Nerd Nite presentations on both days of the event (Saturday 12-3pm & Sunday 2-5pm).

2 days before the event on Thursday, September 10th is the next official Nerd Nite Orlando event. Attendees will have the opportunity to win FREE admission to Maker Faire! Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/941267792583000/

-Ricardo Williams
Nerd Nite Orlando

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Food Trucks at Maker Faire!

We heard your hungry cries for more food options and with support from the Daily City Food Truck Bazaar, we’re bringing new mobile culinary delights to Maker Faire Orlando! Let your tastebuds rejoice!Food Tuck Logo
Incredible food trucks will line Loch Haven Park on Saturday and Sunday to fuel our makers and feed your cravings for mac ‘n cheese, pizza, gelato, lobster and more! Just check out this delicious lineup!

Saturday’s Trucks:

  • Daydream Pizza
  • SMAC
  • Rubio’s Baja Grill
  • Up in Smoke BBQ
  • Sweet City Gelato
  • Cousin’s Maine Lobster
  • The Big Cheese

Sunday’s Trucks:

  • Pastrami Project
  • Monsta Lobsta
  • Penny’s Parlour Treats
  • CaroBama BBQ
  • El Cubanito
  • Louie’s Bistro

 

Amazing Origami from Junko’s Pop Emporium

Junko Takagi Gillespie, a native of Shizuoka Ken, Japan, Junko spent the last 20+ years teaching Japanese language and culture to elementary school students in Haines City, Florida. She has always created amazing origami creations as a hobby, but recently has discovered an untapped talent for combining her love for pop culture with her technical skills. Junko really enjoys using pop culture as inspiration for her accessories and 3D origami sculptures, and we know that the public will find them just as fun!

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Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman from Mythbusters

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Star Wars Characters

Gillespie’s mother began making these types of origami figures around 1999 and sent them to her granddaughter, Jade and her friends. She asked her mother to show her how her figures were made and in her next set of origami gifts, she included instructions that Ms. Gillespie followed. Americans have made these very popular, so Ms. Gillespie began to research different styles and decided to combine her love for pop culture with her origami skills. The results are quite impressive!

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Maker Faire Orlando Expands to Orlando Museum of Art

The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth is Bigger and Better than Ever

ORLANDO, Fla. (Aug. 7, 2015) — Maker Faire Orlando is growing thanks to a new partnership between Orlando Museum of Art, The Maker Effect Foundation and Orlando Science Center. The two-day, family-friendly celebration will feature more than 250 local Makers, hands-on workshops and more that will entertain and inspire more than 15,000 members of the Central Florida community. Maker Faire Orlando will be held on September 12 and 13 in the Orlando Science Center, Loch Haven Park and, new for 2015, the Orlando Museum of Art!

The partnership with the Orlando Museum of Art is a result of the growth of Central Florida’s Maker community. In 2014, Maker Faire Orlando received “featured” status and promotional support from the originator and licensor of Maker Faire events, Maker Media, and expanded to a two-day extravaganza. Maker Faire Orlando is fueled by the local arts community with DIY enthusiasts and families taking part in a celebration of technology, science, arts, crafts, engineering, education, sustainability and much more. This year, the can’t-miss event has grown its arts presence even larger with the addition of exhibit and workshop space at the Orlando Museum of Art.

“The creativity demonstrated by the individuals participating in –and attending — the Maker Faire naturally coincides with the work of the Orlando Museum of Art,” said Glen Gentele, Director and CEO of the Orlando Museum of Art. “We are excited to join our colleagues at the Orlando Science Center in hosting Maker Faire Orlando.”

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