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New this year to Maker Faire Austin, Spectrum News presents “Project Weather” where you can learn about meteorology and weather preparedness. Meet Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons and the Weather on the 1s experts. Activities include: opportunities to pose as a meteorologist in front of Spectrum News’s green screen forecast; flash flood simulator from the City of Austin Watershed Protection Department; wildfire simulator and fire drones from the Austin Fire Department; and hands-on activities by Girlstart.

Maker faire austin pong to pokemon

Create, invent, play, and explore with local makers and found objects at the Maker Faire Austin Pop Up at the Bullock Texas State History Museum from December 28th to December 30th. The whole family will enjoy making and gaming inspired by the Bullock’s exhibit Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming. Including:

  • A cardboard Pac-Man build and Lifesize cardboard Minecraft area.
  • LED origami paper circuits Holiday ornament area.
  • Augmented Reality Pong tables.
  • Giant Marble Maze.
  • Mini Marble Maze craft area.
  • Maker booths, exhibits, and projects.

Other interactive games, projects, exhibits, and More!

If you would like to apply as a maker or volunteer at this event, click here!

Free with museum admission.


Total Unicorn

Maker Faire Austin is only 10 days away and we have some exciting new updates.

Our schedule is up on our site under Things to Do and See or you can access it directly here!

We’ll be adding more to the schedule over the next week. Currently we have confirmed performances by Austin’s own Total UnicornPonytrapDead Music Capital BandKyle Evans, and Rose Movement Studio. Additionally there will be presentations ranging from giant 3D printing to edible insects. Plus much, much more!

Maker Pro tip #1: The website and schedule look super good on your smartphone, while at the faire don’t forget to use the site as a resource to find out who is doing what and when.

This year we put an emphasis on fire and will have a Fire Garden located next to the Power Tool Drag Racing track. Be on the lookout for Maker Faire Austin’s beloved staff member Tim Deagan and his Flaming Christmas Tree and Flame Mobile (think of a golf cart with 100lb propane cylinder, two 7.5 gallon accumulators, and shoots 30’x15′ fireballs!!!) Additionally look for John Cooper’s Fireball V8, a propane boosch, which he built using Tim Deagan’s book (info here) and Jeremy Williams’s Flowers and Machinery, a propane flame sculpture.

Once again argodesign and MakerFaire Austin invite you to attend the Think By Making Party, this year benefitting Girls Who Code! From 8 – 11pm there will be music by DJ NickNack, all the darkroom exhibits, a maker fashion show and more.  Tickets are available for a $10 donation, with all proceeds are going directly to Girls Who Code to help close the gender gap in technology.  Use this link RSVP and feel free to share the link and invite friends and family: http://bit.ly/TBMParty17   There will be a cash bar, tickets come with one free drink.  18 and up.  See you there!

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016: Children and adults interacting with 'Paint by RGB', an interactive art sculpture at the 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

Maker Faire Austin is Hosting the Paint by RGB Wall at Due East.  Come enjoy this interactive installation and ALL of the amazing art at the official kick off and sponsorship party for the East Austin Studio Tour.


Also Join us at our happening at Govalle Elementary on Nov. 19th  and 20th!


APPLY NOW to be a part of Maker Faire Austin 2016… our BIGGEST, BEST, most ACTION-PACKED and AMAZING Maker Faire yet, now in our FIFTH YEAR!  May 7/8 at the Palmer Events Center.

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