Maker Faire Austin

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Celebrate the Maker movement at the 5th Annual Maker Faire Austin, a family-friendly event that is part science fair, part arts & crafts fair. Happening at the Palmer Events Center on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, and appealing to all ages, the event serves as a gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.

 What You’ll See at the 2016 Austin Maker Faire:

  • An interactive Paint by RBG wall, which is thirty feet long and allows you to digitally paint a wall of 2,500 LEDs with actual brushes to create an illuminating work of art.
  • Zen Gardener, an interactive installation where kids can drive a robot built to rake a 16×24 Zen sand garden
  • Power tool drag racing
  • Fashion show featuring LED wearables and Diode fashion
  • a huge hands-on art/craft zone
  • Arduino workshops
  • Sangre Del Sol fire performers
  • Ponytrap, a band featuring five robot drummers along with classical instruments and a ten foot tall drumbot.
  • Robot Resurrection, the 28-foot fire-shooting human-piloted robot
  • ArcAttack, a performance art group making electrifying music involving Tesla coils.

From glowing and illuminating light exhibits to elaborate art cars to a drone fly zone with drone obstacle course, the 2016 Faire will be a feast for the senses and a wonder to behold.


What: Maker Faire Austin

When: Saturday & Sunday, May 7 & 8, 2016

Time: 10 am – 6 pm daily

Where: Palmer Event Center, 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin

Cost: Advance ticket sales are $11 for children, $16 for adults. Tickets are available for purchase at a higher cost at the door. Weekend and single-day tickets can be purchased online.

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