Save the date and spread the word… We’re celebrating opening our Call for Makers with an Austin Mini Maker Faire Town Hall meeting on THURSDAY, January 24th from 7-9 at ND Austin. Free to all and all are welcome. Are you interested in being a maker, performer, sponsor, or volunteer at AMMF 2013? Do you want the inside scoop on what’s up so far? Do you have ideas and thoughts you’d like to share? Let’s discuss.
ND is an awesome spot, home to Nerd Nite and Dorkbot and other maker-iffic events, and we’re so excited that they’re hosting our shindig. They have a full bar and pizza available for purchase. Let’s get tipsy and talk Maker Faire!
It’s official folks: the second annual Austin Mini Maker Faire will take place on May 5, 2013 at the Palmer Events Center!
Synchronize your watches for Cinco de Mayo… this is going to be epic.
Call for Makers opens January 24th… stay tuned for more thrilling details.
Come on out and have a great time!
For event info (location, parking, safety, etc)…click here.
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.
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!
Come and get your hands on real tools and woodworking materials! You’ll learn how to use a drill, needle, and thread to create your own personal stitched wood plaque.
This blend of science, technology, engineering, math, and art is just one example of the many innovative learning experiences offered at the Austin Children’s Museum.
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!