Featured Exhibit: Wizzbangz S.T.E.A.M. with a Bang!

Featured at Maker Faire Orlando 2015 for the very first time is a mobile STEAM (STEM + Art) lab operating in a converted school bus. The Wizzbangz S.T.E.A.M. with a Bang! is one of our featured educators’ picks for 2015 and you will see why!

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At Maker Faire Orlando, the bus will be open for tours featuring projects created by students. You can check out their 3D printed solar car and robot, DIY Arduino laser tag guns, mini robotics powered by scratch, and 3D printed engineering and building tools made for use with common household items.

Of course, there will also be some hands on activities including water powered bottle rockets.

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Featured Makers – Week of July 6th

We’ve already approved over 150 Makers, and are continuing to review the exhibit proposals for Maker Faire Orlando 2015. This week we are featuring 6 Makers with some old favorites and some new Makers we are excited to meet!

Call for Makers is Now Open!

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We love exhibits, small and large, that highlight the process of making things and allow event attendees to interact with both you and your project. The following exhibits ideas are just a few that we’d like to feature this year: Recycled/Upcycled Projects, Handmade Crafts, Interactive Art Projects, Arduino Projects, Raspberry Pi Projects, Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems, Textile Arts, Inventors and Student Projects.

We welcome teams of makers, representing their school or local makerspace. Compete in a nerdy derby race, or show off your specialized vehicle on our dedicated power racing track!

It is always free to exhibit at Maker Faire Orlando and makers who also sell their goods will pay a small vendor’s fee.

Call for Makers will close on Monday, June 8 so register today!

Announcing Maker Faire Orlando 2015!!

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Save the Dates! Maker Faire Orlando 2015 will be held on September 12th and 13th and we are once again partnering with the Orlando Science Center to host the event at the Orlando Science Center and the surrounding Loch Haven Park. The 4th annual event will give local makers a venue to show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Call for Makers 2015 will be announced soon so now is the time to start planning what YOU plan to share this year!  Be sure to follow us on social media and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date!

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 makers@makerfaireorlando.com

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