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Meet the Makers series at the Austin Children’s Museum

Austin Mini Maker Faire will be bringing Makers out to the Austin Children’s Museum every Sunday in April from 1-3 pm.  First up… Make your own soap with Feto Soap!

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Call for Makers extended!

Picture 003THANKS to all the Makers who submitted their applications by our deadline on March 15th.  Our team is reviewing the submissions now, and will be contacting the applicants we’re accepting today.

With SXSW and spring break we’re aware that some Makers might need a little extra time, so we’ve decided to extend the deadline by 3 weeks.  New deadline is April 5.  We look forward to hearing from even MORE of you, Austin Makers!

Dale Dougherty in Austin!

Dale Dougherty, founder of Make magazine and co-founder of Maker Faire, was in town this week for SXSWedu and we had the honor of co-hosting an evening with him at the Capital Factory downtown, along with the Austin Hardware Start Up MeetUp group.  He spoke to a packed house about Maker Faires and the exponential growth of the Maker movement they have brought about, bringing makerspaces into our schools and libraries, bringing back mentorship and apprenticeship as ways to encourage young makers, and so much more.   He was down-to-earth, friendly, and approachable and led a lively Q and A after a short talk.   So awesome to spend time with this great innovator and world-changer!

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Early Bird Tickets on sale now!

You know you’re going to go so buy now and get that special Early Bird rate.

5 dollars for kids, 8 dollars for adults!

Purchase your tickets here.


An evening with Dale Dougherty in the ATX!

Dale Dougherty, founder of Make magazine and co-founder of Maker Faire, will be in Austin for SXSWedu, and we were able to book him for an evening while he’s in town!

An evening with Dale Dougherty

Location: Capital Factory, 701 Brazos

Time:  Tuesday, March 5, from 7-9 pm

Free to all!  Please RSVP here.

You can check out his TED talk here.



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!