Orlando Mini Maker Faire
at Orlando Science Center

 

Saturday & Sunday, September 13 & 14, 2014
Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2014 will be a two day event!

Orlando Mini Maker Faire 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. Orlando Mini Maker Faire features displays and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

This year's event will feature many of the amazing Makers from our 2012 and 2013 events, new Makers from within our community AND an additional 7,500 square feet of exhibit space!

For full event information, visit www.makerfaireorlando.com.

 


 

Connect & Help Spread the Word

Tell your friends and family that you’ll be at Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2014 by posting it to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or blog! Connect with Orlando Mini Maker Faire on Facebook or Google+ to get the latest news, such as our themed Maker weekends, being held monthly at Orlando Science Center as Makers build towards the September event. 

 

Free Admission for Members!

Orlando Science Center members will receive free admission to Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2014. 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 Orlando Mini Maker Faire for one low price.

 

Support Your Community

We need your help to expand and extend Orlando Mini Maker Faire for 2014! Several sponsorship packages are available to appeal to both small and large organizations that want to support this incredible community event. Sponsorship of Orlando Mini Maker Faire is made payable to Orlando Science Center, a 501(c)(3) entity.

If you are interested in sponsoring Orlando Mini Maker Faire 2014, please contact Kathy Lopus at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Sponsorship opportunities are available from $750 to $2500.  

Sponsorship Packet

 

On March 15 and 16, Orlando Science Center hosted the first Young Maker Workshop of the year. Centered around the Raspberry Pi, kids learned about the credit card-sized single-board computer and basics of computer science.

Once a month as Orlando Mini Maker Faire approaches, the Science Center is hosting Young Maker Workshops. The idea is to engage your little one in Maker-inspired activities with local professionals, while children and families work together to build and collaborate.

The Young Maker Workshop series will be offered at the Science Center on select weekends in Dr. Dare’s Lab. No registration is required. These workshops are included with paid admission or membership to the Science Center.

Photo Credit: Michael King


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"If you make it, they will come."

That was certainly the case this past Saturday when thousands attended Orlando Mini Maker Faire at Orlando Science Center.

Local Makers showcased their one-of-a-kind creations and shared how they made them with the public.

Works included the Human-Powered Snow Cone machine, FIRST Robotics' frisbee-flinging robot and a homemade pinball machine!


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Yes, you read the title correctly. Just let that sink in for a moment.

This is not simply a machine controlled by a dog creating cute chaos. Dog Powered Robot is a theatrical performance where the star happens to be a dog sitting in the chest of a blue robot, acting as its power source. The show combines cardboard-constructed suits and larger-than-life characters and props, all from what would be the perspective of a child’s imagination. The show has successfully been presented at the Orlando International Fringe Theater Festival in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

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There is one universal truth about 3D printing and that is: IT-IS-COOL.

The team of Makers behind the newest 3D printing technology, DeltaMaker, have taken this truth to all a whole new level and you can see it at Orlando Mini Maker Faire.

This Kickstarter-funded project is the brainchild of four individuals, each with their own unique engineering background. It is with the thoughtful skill of a mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, software engineer and aerospace engineer that this elegant personal printer came to be. All together, this team has experience in engineering, product design and development, consulting, business management, and entrepreneurship. They also have extensive experience professionally in their fields working for such companies as Lockheed Martin, IBM, Raytheon and FLIR Systems.

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The wait is finally over. Guilt-free treats, here we come!

Human-Powered Snow Cones are the brainchild of dreamer and inventor Joe Donoughe. This Maker has put his attraction in the hands (and feet) of those who use it. Using his homemade Ice Age snow cone wheel, Joe has enabled any individual the ability to be the “Maker” of their own masterpiece!

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