Category Archives: Maker Faire

Bring Clothes for Wearable Hacks

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Let your clothes out of the closet!  Bring your old clothes and fabric to use and share at the Wearable Hacks booth. Recycle, upcycle, embellish, modify and remake into whatever your imagination can come up with!  There will be sewing machines, iron, ironing board, needles, thread, scissors and more at your disposal.  Come prepared to discover the Maker  in yourself.  

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Rapidtech

RapidTech at UC Irvine offers cutting-edge 3-D manufacturing technology to students. They are located in the UC Irvine Engineering building teaching students advanced manufacturing techniques but also providing low-cost solutions for local businesses.

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They are finding applications in a wide range of non-traditional fields beyond technology and engineering, including medical, architecture, animation, rapid digital manufacturing, and consumer level mass customization.

Check out the different 3d printing technologies by Rapidtech at the OC Mini Maker Faire, buy tickets here to attend

Squishy Circuits at Imaginology Saturday and Sunday!

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We will be at the OC Fair grounds doing doing a Squishy Circuits activity.  Come down and see us!

Squishy Circuits are a project from the University of St. Thomas to allow kids and adults to explore electronics and create circuits using play dough.

By whipping up some simple ingredients you have in your kitchen, you can build circuits that light up, move, and that can be use to explore concepts like resistance, conductivity, and things like parallel and series circuits.

To make up a batch of squishy circuits, follow this easy recipe from Make Magazine. All you will need are ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen, some batteries, and some LED’s.  Use this lesson plan to get started with your experiments.

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Deezmaker

Come down to the OC Mini Maker Faire May 9th and check out some 3d printing by Deezmaker, meet the team, make something or get yourself 3d scanned.

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Deezmaker 3D Printing retail shop & Hackerspace in Pasadena, Ca manufactures 3-D printer kits Bukobot & Bukito created by Founder Diego Porqueras. In 2012, Deezmaker was the 1st 3-D printer store on the west coast to open up and the second one in the country. Their in-store hackerspace gives 3-D printing enthusiasts a place to get together and find ways to innovate and create do-it-yourself projects (diy). Coming soon, Deezmaker will also open up their new showroom and workshop Makerspace added to their Pasadena location – May 3rd 2015.

Viking Robotics #4276 First Robotics Team

Viking Robotics is a FIRST Robotics team located in Huntington Beach, California. Each year at Marina High School, over fifty student members work with adult mentors to design and construct a robot to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC).

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The team built their own robots by using CAD design software, drill and assemble parts. They also used a 3-D printer to make their own gears.

Meet the Viking Robotics Team #4276 and see the awesome robots they built for competition at the OC Mini Maker Faire – May 9th.

Attend and purchase tickets here.

Urban Workshop

Urban Workshop is a community centered, membership based DIY workshop and makerspace located in Irvine, Ca. Their workshop provides tools, equipment and classes in a wide range range of fields including: metal shop, wood shop, welding, CNC machining, auto shop, engineering, computer lab, fabric and textile area, 3D printing, laser cutting and etching and more.

Last year, Urban Workshop owner Steve Trinidade invited members of the OC Mini Maker Faire to hold their Make:OC Let’s Build a Smoker! event for the opening of their new facility. Read more and view pictures of the workshop.

Build, learn, and create with the ultimate makerspace Urban Workshop at the OC Mini Maker Faire – May 9th 2015.

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EarthLCD

EarthLCD.com is a 20 year OEM Supplier of touchscreen LCD products. Our contribution to the Maker market is the arLCD, which is an Arduino at heart product sold by Arduino that includes an Arduino and a smart touchscreen LCD in one product for $99.00. We also recently introduced the open-source Pi-RAQ, which is a Raspberry Pi 2 based internet rack appliance, using our unique 10” by 1” TFT LCD.

Come by the OC Mini Maker Faire May 9th and create your own EarthLCD Arduino project. Tickets on sale here.

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Tickets are on sale!

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Tickets are on SALE!
 For the 2015 OCMMF happening at Irvine Valley College from 10am to 5pm on Saturday May 9th, 2015.

You will find us outside the Performing Arts Center on the west side of campus off of Jeffery Rd, park in Lot 5.

The Eventbrite for tickets link is HERE!

We will be offering Early Bird prices through March, so don’t wait to get the best price!

What are you Making?  Show it Off, apply to be a Maker.

Call for Makers 2015 is Open!!

Look what I made!

Surf’s up Orange County it’s time to get your make on! The OC Mini Maker Faire is back in town and we want to see what you’ve been up to lately. Our Call for Makers is open so whether you are young, old or somewhere in between we want to see what you’ve been making. Just click that Makers Apply Here button on the right and show us what you’ve got!

Maker–A documentary on the Maker Movement is showing at OCMA tonight

From the OCMA website:

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In the DIY spirit of Riot Grrrl, OCMA offers a special screening of “Maker,” a feature-length documentary on the Maker Movement and its impact on society, culture and economy in the U.S. From the producers of the internationally acclaimed “Design & Thinking,” “Maker” looks into a new wave of Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together culture fueled by passion and powered by the advent of new technologies. The film explores the ideas, tools, and personalities that are driving the Maker Movement – and returns with a timely snapshot of one of the transforming influences of the current age.

Director: Mu-Ming Tsai 
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Running time: 65 minutes

Hope to you see you there!