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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!



Vocademy: The Makerspace

Vocademy is a place to learn, a place to make things and a community of like-minded people. Create and learn with Vocademy at this year’s OC Mini Maker Faire – May 9th 2015!

Gene Sherman, Founder/CEO of Vocademy, “Vocademy is an idea that I have had for many years. A place that teaches everyone hands-on, vocational, and DIY (Do It Yourself) skills and use those skills to build, create, and learn anything they desire.”

This past year, Vocademy was invited to participate in the first-ever White House Maker Faire on June 18th as an honored maker and to promote the importance of “making” for our country, our citizens, and especially our kids.




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.

Tickets on Sale Now



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.


Tickets are on sale!

Rocket Launching Beall Family Day Nov 2011
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.

Make:OC Smoker Build

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.
Parts ready to be made into a smoker.

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.

Delicious moist, tender chicken stuffed with apples, onions, lemon and rosemary.


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!



Help the OCMMF


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.

The Year of a 100 Maker Faires!

Congratulations to the whole Maker Faire Team and all the Mini’s around the world!