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The first ever Houston Mini Maker Faire is coming right up on Saturday, January 19th, at the Stafford Centre, and it’s shaping up to be a fun show. Over on their site, they have maker profiles of several of the makers who will be there sharing what they make, including Jared Burks, internationally recognized maker of custom Lego minifigs (pictured above). Singing the praises of making will be Richard Carter and John Schroeter’s Sashimi Tabernacle Choir, the infamous art car covered in 250 synchronized singing aquatic creatures (pictured below).


Other makers include Nerf gun modder Justin “JP” Roth of the Houston-Area Nerfers Group, glass-encapsulated miniatures maker Burton Reckles, e-textiles designer and creator Courtney Kilgard, young maker extraordinaire Ian, and R/C submarine makers SubRon5.

The call for makers is still open, so if you’d like to join the fun of showing off what you make, fill out an application today. And for folks interested in presenting or volunteering, there is an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 8th, in the main conference room at the Children’s Museum of Houston. You can RSVP on the Facebook event page.

Goli Mohammadi

I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. I’m a word nerd who particularly loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon as a whole. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for the ideal alpine lake or hunting for snow to feed my inner snowboard addict.

The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. The specific beat I cover is art, and I’m a huge proponent of STEAM (as opposed to STEM). After all, the first thing most of us ever made was art.

Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.



  1. segmation says:

    Beautiful use of colors! Thanks for sharing.