2018 Maker Exhibits

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Technology based artwork exhibited with a make your own LED Apparel station: our booth offers visitors the opportunity to create their own light up apparel and trinkets and LEDs. For a fee, Visitors may create light up hats, pins, barrettes, masks, etc.
Allen has been designing and building projects at Moonlighter Makerspace for over two years - He will be exhibiting modified Nerf Guns, 3D printed prototypes, furniture, and other projects he's worked. Last year he featured his Mobile Reading Pod at Maker Faire Orlando, a full size roving library and lounge furniture piece designed and built for the Miami International Book Fair. He returns to Orlando with new creations big and small!
Up-cycled, Steampunk, Victorian Inspired Jewelry You can Wear Everyday! Making Order out of Chaos chaordic = orderly chaos that's me ;) I use parts from all kinds of places, broken clocks, pocket watches, watches, vacuums, old broken cameras, and charms - old and new :)
16-year-old digital artist
Our middle school is starting new Makerspace class for the 2018 school year. The goal is to showcase the students work.
Swing by our booth to create your own Potter Pygmy Puff and take home a Hogwarts Castle pop up card kit. Learn about all the classes and experiences available in the Orange County Library Sytstem.
Splendid Teapot Racing involves radio-controlled teapots negotiating an obstacle course within a set time. The vehicle is simply a teapot of the entrants' choice attached to a radio-controlled car, truck or tank and embellished to taste. Keeping the size of vehicles within the limits stated in the rules helps ensure a fairer and more entertaining contest. The teapot doesn't still have to function as a teapot!
Eccentric Industrial is a creative design fabrication shop producing products including metal industrial furniture and other metal fabricated products using CNC plasma cutting and machining. We produce high quality tables and chairs, many with mechanical movements to raise and lower the tables as well as chairs to match. All of our products lines are hand made with an artisan feel and look. Functional, sturdy and out of the ordinary is our mission statement. “Why be Normal? Be Eccentric!”
Professional Chocolatier, Kathryn Neel and her team will teach the art of creating molded chocolates using a variety of fun molds, while discussing the science of chocolate making.
Kumihimo - the ancient Japanese art of braiding - provides products for many modern applications. Try your hand at creating a braid using traditional equipment.
Take a look inside the guts of elaborate and large cosplay costumes!
Learn simple wire wrapping techniques using up cycled kiln fired wine bottle rings to make a pendant. Or Christmas Ornament. Come see our bottle wind chimes with fused glass clangers, fused glass candle holders and screens, framed mosaic glass pictures, dichroic pendants and other items we make. Be sure to check out our upcoming classes if you're interested in trying glass for yourself.
Make a 1" or 2.25" button at Maker Faire Orlando using our art, or bring your own!
Showcasing new technologies and techniques that we are utilizing in the themed entertainment industry. We are looking for those with engineering and innovating minds to join our industry.
We are team 4227 and 4717 from Hagerty High School. We are two FIRST Tech Challenge teams from Oviedo, Florida. Last year, our robot took us all the way to the world championships where we placed second in our division. We hope to share our robot and the FIRST motto to the next generation of young innovators.
Renaissance Robotics is a mostly homeschooled, community based FIRST Tech Challenge team that has been competing in the Central Florida area since 2012 . FIRST Tech Challenge is a STEM education program for grades 7-12, using robots playing in a sports type model. FIRST has STEM education opportunities for grades K-12th. Are you a Jouster? or a Jester? Come see us and test your skill with Renaissance Robotics' new Joust-Bots! Can you beat the Gauntlet? The field of robotics is a modern day renaissance where many arts come together to birth new technologies. Design, engineering, math, strategy and gracious professionalism form the heart of Renaissance Robotics.
Come meet freelance illustrator Kate Carleton and see her make art and comics!
Power wheels racer car based upon the Tron: Legacy aesthetic.
Collectible and wearable art by Josh Dykstra.
High school project integrating e-textile technology with the Mayan Guatemalan culture
A fantasy/medieval based LEGO display
Creator of watercolor and mixed media art that is full of magic and whimsy!
The Mystery Machine's first official race!
Come relieve the tension of your last minute build sessions with a massage!
Device that allows interpreting the sign language and audibly projecting the message that is transmitted by signs to audible language. What allows a deaf-mute person to communicate with someone who speaks and listens and who does not know sign language
Currently a work in progress by members of the MakerFX Makerspace, the bullet time camera will be up and running at MFO for guests to make their own unique photo. Inspired by the special effects from the popular movie, The Matrix, the bullet time camera will not give you the powers of Neo but at least a sweet profile gif.
Stop by to build an aluminum boat with the help of Southwest Middle School students. Then test your newly constructed boat by seeing how much "cargo" it can bear. If your boat is still floating after adding the maximum load you will earn a small prize. Also check out some of the projects that students designed and built in their STEM Project Lead the Way classes this year.
3D Printing related items including objects that we printed as well as the printers.
Orlando Robotics & Makers Club (OR&MC): We are working to build a strong Robotics & Maker community in Central Florida.
Showcase of Rapid Prototyping projects by Valencia College students.
Hand and digital craft combine to create unique, exotic wood longboards ornamented by the art of Daniel Rodriguez.
We will be competing in the battle robotics competition in both the 3 lb. and 15 lb weight classes.
3D animation technology for video games and virtual reality products
I have a presence robot called dorkbot that I would like to chooch around makerfair.
Orlando Artists Karl creates Fun and whimsical robot art.
I will exhibit my Makerbot 3D printer and Desktop scanner, show off my models. I have the mini-jet ski water jet, printed people, John Hancock building w/ simple circuit for flashing led lights, models that I am using for lost pla casting, a prototype injection mold 3D printed, plus others.
A fun, hands-on electronic playground featuring a Life Sized BMO that you can play arcade games on, various retropie video gaming systems using raspberry pi's, An auto-tweeting photobooth, gifcams, and 2XAlexa talking bot.
Power wheels racing series entry
Using only a few given supplies, build a free-standing structure as tall as possible.
Watch Rebecca as she paints nature-inspired watercolor paintings full of wildlife and botanicals.
We are father & sons 3d business started up last year from our home. This year we are doing 3 new designs modeled, printed & videos up every week & are already 90+ designs down. We look forward to meeting new makers everyday. So stoked to be part of this makers faire.
We will have vinyl decals and stickers. We have a bunch of ready made decals AND we are of course bringing our Klic N Kut so you can pick a design and watch how a decal is cut. We love a challenge so custom designs are very welcome!
We strongly believe in the benefits of the FIRST programs as they have been able to spark interest in engineering and science in our own community. We would love to demo our robot for those at the Maker Faire, as this would be an amazing opportunity for our students to share their excitement for science, technology, engineering, and math with the Faire's attendees! For our exhibit, we will bring our previous season's robot for demonstrations and viewing as several toys the team has adapted to benefit members of the local community who are in need of assistive technology.
The Florida 501st Garrison is the Florida chapter of The 501st Legion, a world wide Star Wars costuming organization. Our members come from all walks of life and from all across the state with one common trait, The Empire!
You will have the ability to make your own Makey Robot at Maker Faire Orlando.
Ali makes small sculptures of a few of everyone’s favorite characters from pop culture, each hand made and perfect to hang on your wall and brighten up any room. She’s been sculpting since she was a child, and now her favorite thing is sending her sculptures off to new homes where they’ll make no just her happy, but anyone who comes across them.
I make avant guard art dollz that are a bit odd. They are a combination of creepy and beautiful-- scary and pretty.
The Patternistic Light-up Electric Dance Suit (P.L.E.D.S.) is a wearable electronic device made for dancing! Arduino controlled, RGB LED strips light up in patterns with colors shifting based on movement. Move your left hand and the colors on the left change, move your right hand and the colors on the right change. Belt mounted buttons change the animation mode or execute a special animation! Devised and worn by my daughter, the PLEDS is ready to bring bright colorful dancing joy to the masses! This year we have Mark II design and possibly some other motion and light toys (something special is in the works, we'll see if I can get it done in time!)
Tampa Hackerspace
"ReCycles” are art bicycles made from recycled items we use in everyday life. They are a new way of looking at pre-used items (junk!); Imaginative, creative and best of all – Recycled!
Hand cut artwork on wood, original illustrations, fan art, stickers, and more!
OpenOcular designs 3D printable adapters for smartphone to microscope digital imaging.
We are two self proclaimed geeks who love fan art. Often the art we would see at cons would be out of our price range. We decided we would try to make art that was still high quality but more affordable. All of our paper art is custom designed and assembled. We use high quality outdoor vinyl for all of our vinyl projects and decals.
Orlando Maker Faire take 3.
Custom and one-off handmade knives for any purpose.
At Opera Orlando, "we are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams." From bohemian lovers to alien abductions, Opera Orlando reaches for the stars as Central Florida's freshest performing arts experience.
Handcrafted :: Modern :: Minimalist Home and Wedding Decor with a Geometric Flare
Team Miles is a leading competitor in the NASA CubeQuest Challenge. The challenge offers $5.5 million in prizes for teams and will provide launch services on the 2018 NASA SLS-EM1 mission for the top three teams. They are building a 6U CubeSat intended to orbit the moon and travel to deep space to the vicinity of Mars.
We have electronic kits and supplies.
It's back from the future, Doc Brown's time machine is stopping by Maker Faire Orlando for guests to check out
Let's duel! Learn the art of tea dueling during this interactive competition of skill and unwavering nerve.
Welcome to SolarColorDust.com, your one stop shop for amazing Color-Changing pigments, Glow in the Dark powder, Color-Shifting Chameleons, and other unique materials.
Participant in the Power Racing Series.
Php Controller is the first development platform that is fully implemented in PHP: this allows you to program the control logic and the graphical interface of your automation system in one step. This platform allows you to develop smart applications for IoT in a versatile and customizable way, featured by a modular and scalable architecture. It’s designed to offer a general purposes solution, thinked to manage remote devices to which sensors and actuators are connected. This project is the result of a R&D activity that allowed to define a new software model useful to develop smart applications based on automated systems using Php language, the basis language of today's WWW. Will be shown some smart application for IoT based on Php Controller like: an health monitoring system, a drone with stereoscopic camera streaming, a smart aquarium, a WiFi-controlled car.
R2-P49 is a droid being built to honor the 49 victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando, FL and to spread love and increase awareness for LGBTQ issues.
An exhibition of the artistic works and whimsical creations by the founders and artists of Makers Hollow.
2012 Camaro 2SS/RS Convertible - Transformer Themed
BaumBuilds.com is a hobby of mine where I invent and fabricate things. I specialize in unique, fun to ride, personal vehicles that you can build yourself using my do-it-yourself build plans, but I also make other things.
FRC 386 Team Voltage's 2018 season robot demo and drive
We will have our cardboard British War Dalek on display and parts from various Daleks that are mid-build.
Gra-V Robotics is an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming family of FIRST Robotics teams consisting of student members from communities throughout Central Florida.
This exhibit will show a few drones and servo testers demonstrating how to control brush less motors and servos. We also have a robotic arm and a drone simulation program for people to play with on a laptop and usb drone remote. Come see the flying baby stroller!
Practical fandom inspired gifts for the home
wood cutting to make wine racks, condiment caddy, tablet stand, etc.
Our mission is to inspire youth using 4-H principles along with the tenets of gracious professionalism to explore science and technology through a mentor based program, which develops leadership and life skills while encouraging innovation, creative solutions to engineering and technical challenges.
ChipScapes are artworks made from taking pictures of microscopic computer chips. By using special lighting and angles, bright colors are created to make interesting art. ChipScapes include the chip images, history of the chips, and the actual chips themselves. My jewelry sometimes uses upcycled old electronic parts, sometimes my ChipScapes artwork (see below), and sometimes both. SteamTronix borrows from Steam Punk, Cyber Punk, and Art Deco styles. I enjoy the creative process and love to share technology. Art speaks all languages, even binary. Explore www.ChipScapes.com to learn more.
Last year we completed a successful KickStarter campaign. This year we are looking forward to sharing with you our progress. Want some complementary jerky samples? We've got some! We also have Uncle Bo T-shirts...COME CELEBRATE WITH US!
Queen Victoria instituted this noble sport amongst her ladies in waiting for her sheer amusement. Come participate in demos to get you registered for a double elimination duel (Brandenburg Variations on the Hanoverian Parasol Dueling Rules will be employed), street dueling and figure competition. (You are about to participate in a non-strategic game of rock-paper-scissors with a parasol done in the style of a turn of the century pistol duel). So bring your parasol/umbrella/bumpershoot, or borrow one of ours, to learn this delicate sport and compete to win a handmade prize.
I create character designs for animation and video games.
Participants can pose for a photo and then watch as it is typed onto a page as ASCII Art
PiPlay - Gaming hardware for the Raspberry Pi. Play with the PiPlay Portable, PiPlay Deskcade, and the Nintendo Switch Arcade.
Lockheed Martin flight simulators
We provide Sonoflage: Sound Camouflage within our exhibit booth. Visitors experience Sound Masking like never before by moving from one side of our exhibit to the other. We display other audio engineering prototypes that we have created with grants from the NSF. An interactive screen introduces our company and mission of solving noise pollution. Parseval will award One Free Soundscape and Noise Control Design to a guest who follows us on social media. #parsound
Fresh from Jurassic Park, JP29 is screen accurate replica built by a local Jurassic Park fan and movie car aficionado.
Once you have your great idea, how do you convert that into a product? Inventors' Council of Central Florida offers free guidance to help you navigate the product development world. Participate in market surveys which will define future products and WIN PRIZES. Come to one of our meetings on the first Saturday of each month.
A display of three-dimensional stroboscopic zoetropes that I call Makertropes.
The SV Microwave Power Racing Team presents their 1st venture into the world of Power Racing, The Temple of Zoom.
We are displaying the robots we have built or modified. I will be there to talk to anyone who is interested in our robots.
GenkiGoth Studios is comprised of Miriam and Dee Jay, two Florida based artists whose combined backgrounds in classical, urban, and multi-media art embrace their love of nerd culture through their loosely narrative, but mostly spontaneous paintings.
Arty is a drawing robot built from the ground up. We are working hard to make it better every day!
DaVinci Robotics Academy's STEM Club Students will be showcasing a wide variety of student projects including their JOUST-BOTS where Makers Faire attendees can test their robot driving skills on our ring jousting course. Are you a Jouster? or a Jester? Come see us and test your skill with our Joust-Bots! Additional static displays include Tetrix, EV3, Arduino, LEDs, Special Effects and more.
We are sharing some of the items that we have built to teach the state standards to our middle school students. We have a lifesize Guess Who game, a gigantic smoke ringer, and samples of other builds that we have created to make learning more fun.
See and learn about lighting up handwoven fabric with EL wire and/or LEDs, yarn being spun, and fabric being woven with EL wire and/or LEDs. Simple hands-on activity to add sparkly yarn and a sequin to a small piece of fabric.
Human Powered Snow cones via an 8' tall hamster wheel
Handcrafted earrings, bracelets and neckaces using items from nature: bamboo, flowers, coffee beans, cantaloupe seeds and orange peels.
Ring the Bell is a one-of-a-kind arcade machine that challenges players to solve an electromechanical logic puzzle within a time limit. It relies on an Arduino and other electronics to keep time and display high scores.
ShapeOko3 CNC Milling Machine
DIY conversion of a transit bus into an RV
Learn about Pepakura Papercraft models. Create your own papercraft on printed cardstock.
Quadropuss - Yard Art
At my booth, I will show my art, share my experiences, and have a fun activity for the kids to do. Last year, I was dressed up as my character Nix. This year, I will be dressed up as my crazy character Nimmy. I want to inspire creativity and show people that with practice, anything is possible.
Discombobble Art creates colorful, vibrant artwork inspired by pop culture, fashion photography, and the fantasy genre. While primarily working with digital media and watercolor, Disombobble also experiments with various other materials that include gouache, resin casting, wire wrapping, and linoleum printing to create prints, jewelry, and apparel.
Members of the Central Florida Steampunk Association will be displaying various examples of prop making and costuming, which includes leather working, simple electronics, steam power, sewing, jewelry making, and much more.
This exhibit features lamps and lighting repurposed from antiques or trash.
Laser cut sculptures using plywood, perspex, and LED lighting; Inspired by locomotion and vernacular architecture.
We'll be featuring some of our home built Arduino-Based interactive games for attendees to play.
Geeky themed handcrafted home fragrance, all natural bath, beauty and spa products.
We will be demonstrating Ham Radio in multiple modes, including HF digital and voice communications. Patrons will have the opportunity to observe licensed amateurs operate or if they would like to experience it first hand, they can operate under supervision of one of our hams. More items may be added as we get closer.
Projects by Jeremy S. Cook, including the ClearWalker and Rocket-Beest Jansen mechanism
We will have our normal array of fighting robots, but we'd also like to setup a table where people can come get pictures with Kraken and ask questions about the 2018 BattleBots tournament.
I will be once again entering a Star Trek Enterprise NCC-1701 themed power racer.
Get Pixelated with Silly Rabbit Crafts and explore some awesome Perler items, and even make your OWN!
Hand Screen Printed Clothing for Sale. Original Art work and Screen Printing all done by HouseBroken Clothing.
The RKDR Solo II, is a hand-crafted retro gaming handheld device that you customize and put together yourself. Ready to showcase your favorite retro arcade games for an affordable price. Customize it to be one of a kind, just like you!
Steampunk Inspired Leatherware and more.
hybrid boatcar
Let's bring the multimeter up to par with today's electronics... focusing more on accurate low currents and voltage measurements, and with a much more accessible form factor on the wrist and finger.
Handmade steampunk inspired jewelry.
Crystal Knockout is home to our reduced-chemical & vegan nail polish line! It also includes bath & body items, jewelry, and even art, all with the same themes: self-empowerment and a deep appreciation for the beauty of mother nature. While you will be able to check out a small selection of all our items, our centerpiece will be, as always, our handmade nail polish (including the ever-popular color-changing thermals!).
Showcase some of the fun and exciting projects that members of the Gainesville Hackerspace have created.
Game designed with arduino by high school youth that allows to know aspects of the Mayan culture in a fun, dynamic and interactive way.
Handmade Wire Wrapped Recycled Tree of Life jewelry.
Running and in progress builds of robots from Star Wars
Melrose Center staff will demonstrate interactive Virtual Reality and Fab Lab experiences for visitors to our 2018 exhibit. Learn about the classes and resources available at the Melrose Center, including Audio, Photo and Video studios, sound booths and editing bays, driving and flight simulators and more.
I make all kinds of different geeky pillows, plushies and jewerly. I love making different kinds of item's. This year we will be having different kinds of Halloween themed Diy kit and new for the first time Diy Slimes. If you like more information please check out my links or come by our table this year.
We are a team of designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, and artists. We believe that additive manufacturing can revolutionize ideas into conceivable products in the medical, aerospace, art & consumer goods market which is where we seek to educate
Planetary Strike is a board game of strategy that delivers your mind beyond chess and into the galaxy to challenge your opponents on two battlefronts. Outwit and capture the other's planet while defending yours. Not as simple as it sounds.
Hand-crafted wood, metal and crochetted items. We recycle what others throw in the landfills.
Blacksmith Ironwork, Olde-Time Gifts, and Folk Art for the modern pioneer! Oaken Moose brought Maker Faire Orlando 2017 a taste of tradition with their portable forge and store. This year they'll be kicking it up a notch with a larger inventory of their unique handcrafts along with hourly demonstrations including the forging of a Viking ax, mountain man spoon carving, and Damascus blade folding.
DeltaMaker reimagined the 3D Printer. The DeltaMaker printers feature a 360 degree viewing area, durable metal frame and integrated onboard slicing. The perfect printer for home, business and school, the DeltaMaker 3D Printer allows individuals to transform ideas into physical objects faster and reliably.
Lunar Knights is a robotics mining organization at the University of Central Florida. Our goal is to compete at NASA's Robotics Mining Competition and to educate people about the importance of mining in space. Our team consists of students of all engineering disciplines who have a passion for space exploration!
Drive a hacked Teddy Ruxpin with a game controller.
chainmaile creations and accessories. Her husband The Blue Fool will also be joining her with his card game The Abandons which just funded on kickerstarter!
Ra Kura is the Florida Base of the Rebel Legion – a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. Formed in 2000, the Rebel Legion is a global volunteer organization of enthusiasts who enjoy, express, and share their interest of quality Star Wars costuming with the fan community.
We hand make all natural skincare products scented w amazing essential oils and include Salt, Coffee, Sugar Scrubs, Bath Salt and Bombs, Chap Stick, and Body Butter and more!
We are registering as a part of the FIRST exhibit. FIRST will designate a point of contact for this exhibit.
We've evolved from burning down on the track to burning out on the track! Along the way we've built art cars, fun cars, fast cars, and the legendary TrainRex. Stay tuned for our next wacky adventure!
Explore the world of Star Wars costuming and learn how to make your own Mandalorian armor!
Past and future entries from the Southeast's only kinetic sculpture derby will be on display with their creators available to explain the build process and why they made them.
Pop by the Steampunk Garage booth to catch a glimpse of chainmaille being constructed - one painstaking ring at a time! Feel free to grill the maker on any chainmaille-related trivia while you're there.
Moonlighter Makerspace has gathered some incredible local Miami Makers to represent the magic city's creativity in Orlando!
Building, designing and fighting robots.
Self taught digital artist displaying both original and fandom work.
Just Okay and Leviathan Artworks are artists and traditional printmakers that offer originally designed, hand printed shirts and other handmade or printed accessories. We also have handmade art prints made with traditional methods such as woodcut and copper etching.
The exhibit is a demonstration of a computer operated model railroad.
MakerFX Makerspace is a program of The Maker Effect Foundation located in south Orlando.
I love the YouTube channel SimplyNailogical and decided to make my power wheels holographic in honor of her. I built the car last year and put together a partial photo log of the process. Be sure to check it out!
The Photo and Stamp exhibit focuses on the artist's ability to capture the beauty in everyday life through mixed media compositions. Each unique piece ranges from matted 3-Dimensional photo cards to jewelry to functional artwork, such as coasters, wine charm rings, and even birdhouses.
Exploring the 3D printing Process with 3d printers and hands on examples of items 3D printed. Explanation of how a 3D printer works and its individual components.
Powerwheels Racer from years past - Revived for another year.
Please note that due to the number of individuals, groups, and organizations participating, content is subject to change at any time.