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

Early Bird Ticket prices END on March 17th!

You do NOT want to miss the Faire this year.   Right now tickets are $9 for kids, $14 for adults, and on March 17th they will increase to $11 for kids and $16 for adults.   Bring the whole family, tell your friends, tell everyone at school and at work:  It’s the biggest show and tell in Texas… and beyond! Purchase Tickets Now! RobotResurrection-ShootsFlamesIMG_0673 (1)ArcAttack_EventMiniMaker_McQ-114MiniMaker_McQ-15

ROBOT RESURRECTION!!

RobotResurrection-ShootsFlamesMORE exciting news… Robot Resurrection, the 30 foot tall robot built out of airplane parts that shoots flames, is CONFIRMED for Maker Faire Austin this year! Woo HOO! Do you have your tickets yet? Early bird ticket sales end in 11 days, buy yours now!  

ARC ATTACK!

ArcAttack_EventJust announced!  IN ADDITION to the multitude of technology, robotics, art/craft, large scale interactive installations, music, food and so much more at Maker Faire Austin this year, we will also have a DARKENED HALL with MULTIPLE EXCITING LIGHT EXHIBITS AND a stage with daily performances by ARC ATTACK!!  May 7th and 8th, 10-6, at the Palmer Events Center!

Have you bought your tickets yet??  Early Bird Ticket Sales end on March 17th, buy now to get in to the event on the cheap.   Bring the family, tell everyone at work, arrange a Saturday field trip for your kid’s school… no one is going to want to miss out on this!