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Important Dates to remember

Thursday, March 6th  6:30pm- 9pm Maker Meetup with the Maker Faire Team at the Thinkery21 event  (details coming soon, so stay tuned!) 21+ up
Friday, March 7 – 9th 11a – 6pm Austin Mini Maker Faire demos at SXSW Create at the Long Center 701 W. Riverside 
Saturday, March 15th
Deadline to get your Maker Faire application in
Saturday, May 3rd Austin Mini Maker Faire at the Travis County Expo Center

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Now seeking sponsors for Austin Mini Maker Faire 2014!

Here’s a neat one-sheet with all the deets!  Click on the letter below to get a pdf to share around, if you know of any of businesses or companies that might be interested.  And remember, the earlier you sponsor, the more you get out of it, so don’t delay! AMMF_2014_Sponsor_Letter

Call for Makers is OPEN!

Apply here to be part of Austin Mini Maker Faire 2014!  The call for Makers is open until March 15.

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Town Hall meeting for AMMF 2014!

1505271_636057626431396_2013107681_nOnce more we are hosting a Town Hall meeting for this year’s Austin Mini Maker Faire at The North Door on Monday, January 27th from 7-9 pm.

Do you want to participate this year as a Maker, volunteer, or sponsor?  Do you want to chime in about what you want to have at the Faire this year?  Do you just like to eat pizza and drink beer?  We got you covered.  We’ll answer questions and share intimate details about this awesome Austin event.  We’re also kicking off our Call for Makers, which will be open until March 15!

Austin Mini Maker Faire Spot from Stephen Henderson on Vimeo.

Austin Mini Maker Faire video

Austin Mini Maker Faire Spot from Stephen Henderson on Vimeo.

The Year of 100 Maker Faires!

This was a banner year for Maker Faires!  In the not-so-slow progression of community-based Mini Maker Faires that’s been going on since the Mini-Maker-Faire movement began in 2009, this is the year in which there were exactly 100 Maker Faires taking place across the world… and more than 530,000 people were able to have the Maker Faire experience!  The Maker Movement is booming  and we are so glad that Austin is a part of it.  Read more about it here on the Makezine blog.Maker Faire Eight Year Growth Slide

 

 

 

Austin Mini Maker Faire 2013… the photos!

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The map!

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Jedi Starfighter

jedi starfighterThis Jedi Starfighter is being built as we speak.  It will be unveiled for the first time on May 4 at Dragon’s Lair for Star Wars day… and then will be transported directly to the Faire for your enjoyment on May 5!

A full Jedi flight crew will be there to assist.

Tinkering: Open Shop!

By Oren Connell, Tinkering Coordinator

Prepare to check another awesome box for the Austin Mini Maker Faire! I’m very pumped to be heading up a Tinkering:Open Shop at this year’s Mini Maker Faire. In collaboration with Austin Tinkering School (a Kami Wilt jam) and a few kind members of the the tinkering and disposal community we’re planning to open up 200 square/feet of tinkering madness for Austin Mini Maker Faire adventurers to enjoy. 

tinkerpost 1The Tinkering OpenShop will be an area where you’ll enjoy the freedom to wander through a world of “Sure! We can totally do that!” as opposed to “Gee, I don’t know that sounds impossible…” You’ll get some real tools, real materials, and a helping hand to make sure your adventure is safe and fun. I promise y’all (all ages welcome) will love ripping some old stuff to shreds and then re-using it to make something for yourself! 

tinker post 3On hand we’ll have a wide variety of raw materials. These will include bits of wood, cardboard, plastic, and a standard supply of goodies that any Tinkerer could need. We also have a large pile of “dead” electronics to tear into! We hope to pirate dials, switches, motors, circuit boards, fans, wire and a whole bunch of other excellent gems from these “raw” materials. Then you’re free to build whatever strikes your fancy. 

Come visit us under the West Canopy and we’ll be happy to help you build your dream WHATEVER! tinkerpost2