Orlando Mini Maker Faire at Orlando Science Center
TBA, Fall 2014
Orlando Science Center has partnered with Orlando Mini Maker Faire and will host the annual event - a 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 at the Orlando Science Center features displays and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.
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.
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.
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!