Maker Faire Orlando
at Orlando Science Center
Next Event: TBA 2015
Thank You to All Our Makers for an Amazing Maker Faire Orlando 2014, and to All Who Experienced It!
Maker Faire Orlando is an annual community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science and technology, art, rockets, robots, crafts, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s a place where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.
The individuals behind these exhibits are known as “Makers” and they range from tech-enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. Makers are of all ages and come from many backgrounds. They all share a love for innovation and creativity, as well as an educational spirit to inspire and encourage new Makers. Maker Faire Orlando features displays and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
For full event information, visit www.makerfaireorlando.com.
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Free Admission for Members!
Orlando Science Center members will receive free admission to Maker Faire Orlando. If you are not an Orlando Science Center member, now is a great time to join – you can visit Orlando Science Center for an entire year AND attend Maker Faire Orlando for one low price.
19 February 2015
Posted in Maker Faire Orlando
At the first Young Maker Workshop of 2015 guests created their own wearable tech in the form of e-textiles!
Also known as electronic textiles, smart textiles or smart fabrics, e-textiles are fabrics that enable digital components and electronics to be embedded in them. Many intelligent clothing, smart clothing, wearable technology and wearable computing projects involve the use of e-textiles.
Using conductive string, fabric, LED lights and batteries, guests fashioned a light-up cuff bracelet to wear themselves or to give to their valentine.