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!

Woodcrafting with Austin Children’s Museum

Come and get your hands on real tools and woodworking materials! You’ll learn how to use a drill, needle, and thread to create your own personal stitched wood plaque.

This blend of science, technology, engineering, math, and art is just one example of the many innovative learning experiences offered at the Austin Children’s Museum.

Soap-making with Lisa from Feto Soap!

Learn to make your own bars of soap using a glycerin base that you can easily melt and pour. This project can be completed in a matter of minutes. Participants choose the color, fragrance & toy for their soap, and pour it into a soap mold where it needs to set. After they have set they are ready to use! Each person will go home with a completed soap, instruction sheet and reusable soap mold for future soapy projects. This is an easy, fun & creative project that is great for kids!

You can find out more about Lisa and her amazing soaps and other products here.   Lisa is a blue ribbon prize winner from the main Maker Faire in San Mateo!

Meet the Makers: R2-D2!

Hello, my name is Jamie McShan. I live in Dripping Springs and I have a full size fully remote R2-D2 from the movie Star Wars. I take him to different charity events such as visits to the children’s hospital as well as events such as the Star Wars in Concert were he did a photo shoot with Anthony Daniels (C3P0) and he has been on stage with Weird Al Yankovic twice. You can take a look at my website to see some of the events he has been at.

As the event approaches…

Thank you so much for all of  your Maker  submissions!  The call for Makers is officially closed and we’re beyond psyched about the Maker line-up. Keep your eyes peeled for our Maker Bios posting soon!

And if you’re getting all ants-in-your-pants-y about Austin Mini Maker Faire,  visit the Eventbrite page and buy your tickets now before the prices go up on April 14th.

Want to get involved and help MAKE the faire? Sign up as a volunteer. We have plenty of fun opportunities for you to help!

Remember to SAVE THE DATE… see you at Pine Street Station on 5/12!

Can’t wait to have fun Making with all you great folks out there.

The Call for Makers is OPEN!

Do YOU (yes, you!) want to participate in the 2012 Austin Mini Maker Faire?  Don’t hesitate!  Go right on over and apply to be a Maker here.

The Call for Makers has been extended thru March 31st…  don’t miss your chance to be a part of this exciting, energizing, engaging, amazing event!

If you’re a food vendor, never fear, there’s an application for you, too!  It can be found here.

Not sure if you’re a maker?  We’re looking for ALL TYPES to create a new kind of faire that brings together science, art, craft and engineering in one fun-filled tribute to the DIY spirit in all of us. Here’s some topics to give you an idea what we’re looking for:

  • Student Projects
  • Robotics
  • Music Performance and Participation
  • 3D Printers and CNC Mill
  • Textile Arts and Crafts
  • Home Energy Monitoring
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainability
  • Green Tech
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Food and Beverage Makers
  • Robotics
  • Puppets
  • Kites
  • Bicycles
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Please spread the word far and wide… we’d love to meet as many of the cool makers that Austin has to offer as possible!


Come mingle with the MAKE Team at the Moose!

This Tuesday is a great opportunity to meet the Makers, be a part of the Q&A, find out more about our upcoming Austin Mini Maker Faire and just have a great time away from the SXSW bustle.

Make: will be on site with their live-stream as seen here (check out our AMMF message 36-39 minutes in).

Food, drinks and some great tunes await.

Moose Lodge
2103 E M FRANKLIN AVE, Austin, TX 78723-5832

Call for Participation: Share the news!

Print out a flyer for your work, area eateries and clubs to help spread the word! Clicking on the image will give you the full-sized version.

Maker call closes March 17th