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Tinker the Robot

Tinker the Robot was created to be taken apart, put back together, colored on, programmed and just tinkered with. Invented by Kay Yang, who spent most of her childhood taking things apart and sometimes putting them back together, she wanted to create a toy that was designed to be tinkered with.


Tinker the Robot is a robot friend that teaches girls and boys about electronics and programming! Have fun and create crafts with Tinker the Robot at this year’s OC Mini Maker Faire 2015!

Gabriel’s Wooden Electric Kart

14 year old Gabriel has been passionate about building, making and putting things together. He has been attending the Bay Area Maker Faire since he was 10 years old and has always dreamed of entering one of his creations in a Maker Faire. For his current project, a Wooden Electric Kart, Gabriel was inspired by an article on Karts and Wheels in his Make Magazine (Issue 26). As soon he got home from summer vacation, he started working on his cart.


Read more about Gabriel’s project and see for yourself this incredible Electric Kart that he built at the OC Mini Maker Faire – Saturday May 9th at Irvine Valley College.

Makersville and Club Ten with Legos

Compete for LEGO prizes, try your hand at designing your very own board game with Makersville & Club Ten at this year’s OC Mini Maker Faire May 9th!


Makersville provides events, activities, facilities for makers of all ages. In their Makerspace is a computer lab, a Thermofax silk screen maker, a Bukobot 3D printer, an Oculus DK2, a MindWave headset, SparkFun inventor kits, EV3 robots and a generous supply of LEGO bricks, purchased with special builds in mind. At the OCMMF 2015 learn to design your game with Unity and Construct 2, create game art, LEGO building, also sewing and spinning of wool.


Try out the world’s coolest personal electric vehicle SkatE-Pods at the OC Mini Maker Faire May 9th.


SkatE-Pods can be ridden as an Electric-Skateboard, Carveboard or with the installation of the re-attachable handlebar, be ridden as an Electric-Scooter. It is your neighborhood personal transporter that can take you to your friend’s house, go to the grocery store, or just hang out in the park. With SkatE-Pods, you’ll be able to interact more with the people in your community, save on gas, and have fun at the same time. Just a week away to cruise on SkatE-Pods at this year’s OCMMF 2015.

Snappie Sticker

Snappie Sticker will be sponsoring the picture taking at this year’s OCMMF! Keep an eye out for the stickers which will be all over the Maker Faire. Snappie Stickers use NFC empowered stickers to give each picture you take a unique watermark. Try to capture as many cool photos as you can! Be sure to download the app before Saturday!


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.

Buy tickets here.



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