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AMMF 2013 Town Hall Meeting: Success!


The Call for Makers is now OPEN!

  Excitement!  Let the applying commence!  Click here to access our online application.   Call for Makers closes on March 15th, so don’t dilly-dally.  Let’s see  what you got, ATX!

You’re invited! Town Hall meeting January 24th at ND Austin

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!

AMMF 2013!

 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.

And a great time was had by all!

The Big Day!

Come on out and have a great time!

For event info (location, parking, safety, etc)…click here.

Weavers and Spinners Society rehabs a loom… just for Austin Mini Maker Faire!

Making your own Space Paintings and Sculptures with the CozmicFunk Studio creator of “Space Adventure” mini web series.

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.

Professor Conrad’s Flying Bird Brainbot

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!


Soldering workshops at Austin Mini Maker Faire with ATX Hackerspace!

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!