Organizers in Austin, Texas are raring to go with our First Annual Austin Mini Maker Faire. They have a full schedule of speakers and workshops, and over 60 makers, so there’s something for everyone. Some of the exhibits and activities include:
- Austin Creative Reuse will be offering bicycle-powered spin art
- Austin Electric Vehicles Association will be showing off some homebrew electric cars
- Jamie McShan will be there with a fully restored and fully remote R2-D2
- Lisa of Feto Soap will be helping people customize and make their own bars bars
- Austin Bike Zoo will be bringing their amazing bicycle-powered giant butterflies, bats, and rattlesnakes
- Resonance Studios will be showing a stepper motor-driven drawing machine that creates complex guilloche patterns
- First Robotics will be hosting robot battles.
- Dead Music Capital Band, Austin’s own zombie marching band, will be playing some tunes
MAKE will be there too, sharing some of our Kits Special Issue and MAKE swag—though we’re still looking for crew for our booth. Please email minimakerfaire AT oreilly.com if you’re a MAKE fan who’d love to represent!
So if you’re in or around Austin, make a trip in, and check it out! Awesome Foundation ATX will even be there accepting applications for their $1000 grants that they hand out monthly to one Awesome idea. With all the inspiration and ideas that’ll be flying around, someone might just hit the jackpot.
See you there!