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We are waiting for you! We want Volunteers!

Do you want to be part of this AMAZING EXPERIENCE but you don’t know how? Volunteer with us!! We are looking for fun, creative, and unique volunteers. Come on! We are talking about YOU! We want YOU!

Get an awesome free T-shirt and free day entrance to the faire. Register now, you just have to fill out the following form:

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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.

 

Call for Makers: EXTENDED!

Hey y’all!  SXSW and Spring Break is always a very distracting time of year, and we still have great Maker applications trickling in (and the WHOLE ENTIRE PALMER this year to PACK TO THE GILLS with amazing MAKERS), SO:

We have decided to extend the Call for Makers deadline by 3 weeks!

The NEW application deadline is now APRIL 7TH.  Apply HERE.

Don’t dilly dally now!  Get that application in because you KNOW you don’t want to miss out on participating in the Faire this year.  It’s going to be THROUGH the ROOF.J.RaymondDSC_9230_1.5_1024