Does science news make you less than excited about the future? Maker Faire Orlando might give you something to look forward to. The eighth-annual gizmodic gathering will showcase some of Orlando’s best tech enthusiasts, crafters, scientists and tinkerers. The celebration of do-it-yourself science hits the Central Florida Fairgrounds Nov. 9 and 10.
This isn’t your everyday science fair – unless your school had battle robots, power racing, and an interactive, hands-on Nerdy Derby. The two-day event is expected to draw 10,000 attendees, and includes more than 300 local exhibits. Orlando’s brightest and most creative "makers" will demonstrate their hobbies and experiments on a big performance stage.
Included with a ticket purchase is the Robot Ruckus, the largest and only live open-heavyweight robot tournament in the United States, which will feature some amazingly crafted machines from the hit TV show BattleBots live and up-close.
Check out the video above for a glimpse of what Maker Faire has to offer. The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. on both days. Tickets are available for purchase at makerfaireorlando.com; pre-sale tickets start at $15 for adults and $10 for students.
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