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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 launched at the World Maker Faire 2012 in New York introducing it’s premiere product the Arduino compatible arLCD. At the first European Maker Faire CEO, Randy Schafer shook hands with Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino project, on an agreement to have the arLCD become part of the ArduinoAtHeart program.

The arLCD is a smart LCD featuring ezLCD technology combined with the Arduino open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. It is the easiest way to make a Internet of Things or Maker project with a touchscreen.

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

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.

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.

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Seventeen intrepid Makers showed up and three completed smokers went home.

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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

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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!

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Happy Holidays from the OCMMF Team!

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Call for Makers ends July 1st!

You read that right, the day is quickly approaching and we are working on finalizing the details! We still have some space left for a few more Makers and vendors so, if you’ve been thinking about joining us for OC Mini Maker Faire 2013 now is the time to sign up. Just click the Call to Makers Application button and let us know you’re coming!