Space Adventure Series Creator and inventor John P. Funk, leads a crafting workshop on making space themed artwork with simple art supplies and re-purposed materials. The workshop will take place next to the Space Adventure Maker Faire Exhibit display that will have actual props, models and artwork that was all created by hand for the short series.
John will cover all the basics of making unique artwork simply with Imagination and creativity from a assortment of materials. Every participant will create be able to create their own Glow in the Dark Space Painting and or Landscape Sculpture. All ages are welcome to participate.
Learn more about John P. Funk and Space Adventure here.
The FBBb is a funky gigantic brain mounted on a bird’s body. It’s wings flap, beak articulates, makes sounds, lights flash, and moves around on a radio controlled platform. It is powered by a solar charged 12v battery. It is the newest in THEGIANTBRAIN series. Someone called it a Chucky Cheese animatronic gone weird or weirder. The 5’ tall piece is made of hacked toys, micro-processors, electric motors, new and recycled materials and much more.
You can find out more about Professor Conrad and his marvelous inventions here, or come meet him and his Brainbot in person at the Austin Mini Maker Faire THIS Saturday, 5/12, 10-6! Buy your tickets now!
This is going to be so cool… The awesome folks at ATX Hackerspace are going to have 6 stations going on all day where you can just step up, learn to solder, and complete this simple project… a badge with flashing LEDs that will crow to the world about your newfound skill!
ATX Hackerspace is also bringing some other really fun-sounding things some of their members have built… including a meme arcade cabinet… I’m not sure what that is, but, it sounds kind of amazing. Bring it on, Hackers!
Learn to make your own bars of soap using a glycerin base that you can easily melt and pour. This project can be completed in a matter of minutes. Participants choose the color, fragrance & toy for their soap, and pour it into a soap mold where it needs to set. After they have set they are ready to use! Each person will go home with a completed soap, instruction sheet and reusable soap mold for future soapy projects. This is an easy, fun & creative project that is great for kids!
You can find out more about Lisa and her amazing soaps and other products here. Lisa is a blue ribbon prize winner from the main Maker Faire in San Mateo!
Hello, my name is Jamie McShan. I live in Dripping Springs and I have a full size fully remote R2-D2 from the movie Star Wars. I take him to different charity events such as visits to the children’s hospital as well as events such as the Star Wars in Concert were he did a photo shoot with Anthony Daniels (C3P0) and he has been on stage with Weird Al Yankovic twice. You can take a look at my website www.jamiemcshan.com to see some of the events he has been at.
DONATE NOW to our Fundrazr campaign! We are working night and day to bring Maker Faire back to Austin and we need your help very very much. If everyone just pitches in what they can this will happen, and if they don’t we’ll all just have to go back to pining away. We are needing funds IMMEDIATELY to pay for all the costs cropping up for putting on a big event like this. We know you want to support it… let’s Make this a happening we can all feel proud to have played a part in creating!
Meet with us on Thursday, January 26th, 7 pm at the Whip In ( 1950 IH35 South Austin Texas 78704 ) to celebrate opening our Call for Makers!Let’s mingle, share enthusiasm, talk makers, strategize about spreading the call far and wide, and talk about volunteer oppurtunities for our fabulous mini Maker Faire in April. The Whip In has a truly dizzying beer and wine selection, great coffee and tea, delicious food, and a nice big space for us to congregate.