One pleasantly sunny Saturday in Southern California a group of people got together, their mission: to hack, modify and re-purpose a few items and create a portable smoker. OC Mini Maker Faire Team Members Chris Reyes and James Howarth organized this project with design advice from advanced Smoker Maker, Barry Bates. Barry’s Mini Weber Smokey Mountain Grill is “an easy modification creating a competition tested, portable, compact smoker that can be used as an introduction to the world of home-built smoking”. If you’d like to have a go at building this smoker at home here’s the parts list.
Our venue was provided by Steve Trinidad who invited us to hold our Meet-up at his new makerspace facility, Urban Workshop. More about Urban Workshop in a later post.
James and Chris brought their smokers and cooked some food to give attendees a taste of what they were in for. Two chickens, corn and biscuits made a fine smoked meal along with an assortment of chips, bread, brownies and beverages.
Seventeen intrepid Makers showed up and three completed smokers went home.
Richard Platts took his home and gave it a coat of paint.
Join our Make:OC Meet-up group where you can join group projects, go on field trips or suggest your own field trip or project.
Until next time, keep on making!
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Tagged activities, cooking, DIY, do-it-yourself, hands-on, homemade, Make, Make:OC, Making, OCMMF, smokers, smoking, stock pot, Urban Workshop, Weber grill
Dear Friends in the Maker Community,
It has been our great honor to organize and present the Orange County Mini Maker Faire over the last two years. It’s through your generosity, that we’ve been able to share the passions and talents of our wonderful and growing Maker community with more and more people. Because of the trust that you have granted us, we feel that it is our obligation to let the community have a say in deciding the future of the OCMMF.
The current OCMMF Organizing Committee consists of active volunteers who have taken on many leadership roles. The Committee feels it is time to pass the reins to new blood. We are seeking individuals who have the passion and time to carry on this amazing event. There are critical leadership roles that must be filled as well as volunteer roles in various areas that may suit your skills, talents and interests. Unless we can fill the leadership roles, a future Faire is unlikely.
A detailed outline of the organizational structure necessary for a successful Faire can be found here: OCMMF Core Team Leadership and Organizational Structure v.3
Please join us at the OCMMF organizational meeting on March 27th, 7PM to find out more check the meet up site at http://www.meetup.com/Make-OC/
Currently we have scheduled the meeting at Del Taco 25521 Commercentre Dr. Lake Forest in the downstairs training room.
Help us Make this show happen. We won’t be able to do it without you.
You read that right, the day is quickly approaching and we are working on finalizing the details! We still have some space left for a few more Makers and vendors so, if you’ve been thinking about joining us for OC Mini Maker Faire 2013 now is the time to sign up. Just click the Call to Makers Application button and let us know you’re coming!
Wonderful video montage of our first ever Orange County Mini Maker Faire which happened on July 14, 2012! Many thanks to everyone who helped make it a fantastically successful day!
Video by: Andy Verostek
Music by : The Budrows