Orlando Maker Faire Recap

Wearables Workshop recently participated in the Orlando Maker Faire!

In case you are wondering what a Maker Faire is, here is a quick explanation from the About page of the Orlando Maker Faire website:

“Maker Faire Orlando is a community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Maker Faire Orlando 2015 is produced as a partnership between The Maker Effect Foundation and the Orlando Science Center.”

The Orlando Maker Faire celebrates the scientific and artistic interests of the local community so it made for a wonderful first event for Wearables Workshop.  We had a great time meeting fellow makers and members of the community.

Here are some highlights of the event:

A great team of friends came out to spend the weekend helping me share my passion for learning about science, technology and art through wearable tech and fashion tech focused tutorials, learning materials and projects.

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We taught two “Maker your own LED bowtie” workshops, one each day. Both workshops filled up within minutes of the Maker Faire’s doors opening.

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We even taught more students at the Wearables Workshop table!

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Everyone loved showing off their finished projects!

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We also almost sold out of LED necklace learn to solder kits!

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Of course the coolest part of the Maker Faire was meeting all of the other amazing makers in the Orlando community.  I will be posting a part 2 to this recap with information about some of the makers we met at this year’s Faire!

The first Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, California but there are now Maker Faires hosted by cities all around the world.  Click here to find a Maker Faire near you.

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