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Audio Body!

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This year Maker Faire Austin is fortunate to have AudioBody performing. Matt Tardy and Steve Corning combine music, comedy, and technology to perform an electrifying  show which includes kaleidoscopic LED strobes, thrilling visuals, juggling, music, contortion and hilarity. The outcome is a show which entertains people of all ages, whether you are 3 years old or 103. They create and build wacky musical inventions including a 15 foot wide drum set rigged with bungee cords, a button mashing robot, and electronic jumpsuits that create sound effects as well as play music. AudioBody’s multifaceted training, and one-of-kind performance has brought them all over the US and abroad. Some highlights include the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, Disney Cruise Lines, and even The White House in Washington DC three times! You may also have seen them on America’s Got Talent, CBS Sunday Morning, Inside Edition, and David Letterman.

AudioBody will be playing 11:30 AM -12:15 PM and 3:30 PM – 4:15 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. Look for them in the Dark Room!audio body 2

TIN SPIDER at Maker Faire Austin this year!!

MEGA EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT: TIN SPIDER WILL BE AT MAKER FAIRE AUSTIN THIS YEAR!! Tin Spider is a Walking Dome with massive mechanical legs inspired by Theo Jansen’s Strandebeests. Visiting all the way from California OMG!!

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Maker Fashion Show!

This year we will be having a fashion show in our Darkened Hall and it is going to be OFF the HOOK!

E-textiles, wearable technology, Upcycled fashion, 3D printing, robots, Maker Fashion, and MORE!

Are YOU a designer that creates garments or accessories that delight, excite, inspire, and push the boundaries of what we see everyday?  APPLY NOW to be a part of our Maker Fashion Show, taking place May 7 &8 at the Palmer Events Center! fashion show 2fashion show 3fashion show 5fashion show 5

Call for Makers: ENDS APRIL 7th!

This is it!  Get those applications in, people!  Be a part of the Faire this year, it’s going to be ELECTRIFYINGLY MAGNIFICENT.  May 7 &8 at the Palmer Events Center. ArcAttack_Event

Power Tool Drag Racing: ENTER to WIN!!!

That’s right… we will have POWER TOOL DRAG RACING this year at Maker Faire Austin.   Register your racer HERE.  $10 registration fee which includes entrance to the Faire.   Additional info here.

Austin Tinkering School will be hosting an Info and Build session on Saturday the 16th from 4-8.  Bring your tool and other materials and use our tools to hack your chosen tool into an amazing racer (or just come to chat and check it out and get inspired).

Questions?  Email us at info@makerfaireaustin.com.

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Contestants get ready at the start line with their power tool racing machines in the Power Tool Drag Races in San Francisco on June 13, 2004. For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere, some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.

For the third consecutive year, mechanic enthusiasts gathered in a San Francisco junkyard with their modified power tool machines to race side-by-side down a 75-foot wooden track. Most machines, attached to electrical cords, were based on common power tools such as circular saws, grinders, drills and belt sanders fitted with wheels. While most contestants competed for fun and for the underground type atmosphere, some hoped to win the $1,000 final grand prize.