Win free tix to Maker Faire at Skycraft Parts and Surplus this Saturday


Concerts battle silence, the visual arts challenge the norm, but for tech-heads, tinkerers and craftsmen, the upcoming Maker Faire Orlando combats the laze that summer has laid upon us, just when fall makes garage projects bearable again. The event spans a weekend - Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14 - and will feature more than 200 exhibitors at Orlando Science Center. Here are photos from last year's event, before Orlando became an official Make event, and it was the junior-sized Mini Maker Faire:

This is how we do it: Incredible photos from Orlando Mini Maker Faire
  • This is how we do it: Incredible photos from Orlando Mini Maker Faire

This is how we do it: Incredible photos from Orlando Mini Maker Faire

Now that it's all official, Maker Faire locals are pulling out all the stops (seriously, they can never stop pulling things apart). If you're planning to attend, discounted advance tickets are available now for $15 a day for adults and $13 a day for kids, or $29 for both days for adults and $23 for both days for kids. BUT! If you're super-savvy, you can plan to stop by Skycraft Parts & Surplus on Saturday, Aug. 30 between 3 - 5 p.m., where organizers will be giving out five pairs of tickets. Just look for the 12-foot-tall inflatable robot - you can't miss them.

Educators, Maker Faire will also be holdingĀ an open house event Saturday (Aug. 30) from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., to discuss a new initiativeĀ on Sept. 13 (the first day of Maker Faire) to help teachers inspire students to become makers, offering workshops, a panel featuring .

Don't blank out on all the innovative opportunity.


Orlando Mini Maker Faire

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