Robotics Society of Southern California

Come join Robotics Society of Southern California (RSSC) for a day of fun at the OC Mini Maker Faire.


RSSC is an experimental robotics society formed in the late 1970’s around the time when many computer clubs where being formed. RSSC meets once a month on the 2nd Saturday of the month at California State University Long Beach. Anyone interested in robotics and other latest technologies such as 3D printing, maker movement, Artificial Intelligence of any age group and skill level is welcome to come to their meetings. See you at OC Mini Maker Faire May 9th!


MatterHackers 3D Printer Giveaway

Stop by and visit MatterHackers Orange County based 3D printing company at this year’s Orange County Mini Maker Faire May 9th. They will be giving away a 3D printer to a lucky attendee at this year’s event.


MatterHackers offers 3d printers, software, to supplies and they are working hard to enable people to turn the ideas into the things they can use. They are also the developer behind MatterControl software a platform to enable and enhance 3D Printers. MatterControl  lets you edit, organize and manage your 3D designs and your 3D printer.  Lucky winner of 3d printer will also receive MatterControl.

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Imagine Science

Imagine Science OC brings “Happy City,” a circuitry & design based community art project created by the New York Hall of Science to the OC Mini Maker Faire May 9th at Irvine Valley College.

Collectively Imagine Science is backed by a coalition of the boys & girls clubs of america, girls inc., the national 4-h council and the ymca of the usa and they serve 18 million youth each year in every state in the nation and u.s. territories.


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TechsCool  offers after-school S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programs that will introduce youngsters, to creative computing with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Scratch programming tool, using a design-based learning approach.


Have fun and play Pacman by controlling  it with Makey-Makey Kits also learn how to code in scratch at the OC Mini Maker Faire with Techscool.

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Bring Clothes for Wearable Hacks


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.  



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!


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.



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.


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).


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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