Thanks to Ruth Abatzoglou for this footage of the faire!
More videos and pictures to come!
On behalf of the volunteers that make up the production team, I wanted to extend my thanks to you for bringing the magic to the third Orange County Mini Maker Faire. Our goal with the Faire was to bring together Makers in the community with an audience that was excited to experience something new and explore new ideas and possibilities. It is that sharing and collaboration that makes the Faire such a special place.
This year we had a very diverse set of Makers. We had students that shared what they were learning and exploring in school about entrepreneurship, ecology, and autonomous vehicles. There were professionals who are making 3D printing accessible to all of us. There were organizations that wanted to get together so we could learn new skills in making, programing, electronics, and life. There were meet-up groups and clubs that wanted to share all our wonderful passions, hobbies, and skills. There were folks trying to turn their hobbies and interests into businesses. There were also so many wonderful shows of artistry, crafting, creativity, and play. And the list goes on and on. I hope that you keep in touch with those folks who showed that it was possible to do that thing you “always wanted to do” or trigged that spark in you to try something new. Please use the list of makers as a resource to help take that next step in your exploration.
We also want to send a special thanks to our sponsors who helped make this Faire a reality:
Make Media, Urban Workshop, The Beall Center for Art + Technology, Irvine Valley College, Imagine Science, Matter Hackers, Factory eNova, ACRS Medical, University Realty, Earth LCD, Mosaica Online Academy, iLead Charter Schools, Mathobotix, Chiptune, Bergwind Group, Qgits Blackstone Launchpad at UC Irvine, Oval Integration, Steam Powered Education, and Snappie.
Finally a tremendous thank you to all of the incredibly hard working volunteers who were a vital part of making the day run smoothly. Many of you worked tirelessly throughout the day and we cannot thank you enough for your dedication and kindness shown to the nearly 2,000 people who came to experience the event.
We’re feeling pretty proud of our Mini Maker Faire and very thankful to all of you for making it happen!
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Sponsored by: Urban Workshop ~ Madly Making Orange, LLC ~ Imagine Science ~ Beall Center for Art + Technology at UCI ~ Matter Hackers ~ University Reality ~ Factory eNova ~ Mosaica Online Academy of SoCal ~ Irvine Valley College ~ Earth LCD ~ iLEAD Charter Schools ~ ACRS
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LameStation is a game console designed from the ground up with learning in mind. Start with a bag of parts and turn it into a real working game console. Build and program a functional LameStation game console this weekend at the OC Mini Maker Faire 2015!
TeleToyland is a site devoted to web connected robots (web telerobotics), telepresence, web animatronics, animated and interactive web art, and interesting web cams. Through these projects, you can reach out of the Internet virtual world and affect the real world – the fun side of the Internet of Things! Learn to control real robots from the internet at OCMMF 2015!
It started with the idea: wouldn’t it be great to have super-high quality mobile printer that accompanies your smartphone? After some tinkering, SnapJet discovered that it was possible to print pictures from any smartphone without custom apps, or connectivity. Turn your smartphone into a Polaroid film printer with Snapjet at this year’s OC Mini Maker Faire!
Arduino Lab Workshops with STEAM Powered Education. Using science, technology and art education as a way to discover your creativity and build problem solving skills. Make your very own do-it-yourself Arduino project at the OC Mini Maker Faire 2015!
Robolink provides robotic kits and instruction to students in grades 4-12. They have opened two learning centers in California and their instructors have begun teaching robotics and smart phone app development in after school programs at elementary and middle schools around San Diego County. Check out Robolink’s new robotic educational platform at the OC Mini MakerFaire this weekend May 9th from 10am to 5pm.
Southern California-based Airwolf 3D is premised on the philosophy of providing the public with something it has never seen before-an affordable, durable, easy to use 3D printer whereby users of all ages and backgrounds can create objects thought impossible until now. Come meet Airwolf 3D printers at this year’s OC Mini Maker Faire 2015!
Factory eNova a creative studio providing services and DIY solutions in the UV printing and laser engraving and cutting markets located in Fountain Valley, Ca. They provide the local community with workshops, studio space, equipment and software for any project. Create and make with Factory eNova at this year’s OC Mini Maker Faire – May 9th at Irvine Valley College.
Also check out the awesome laser cut badges Factory Enova made for Makers and volunteers at the OC Mini Maker 2015!