Craft Lab!

Craft Lab was amazing this year, packed full of fantastic projects that kept young and old engaged for hours!   String and Rope was the theme, and included projects like potholders on mini looms (and one collaborative one on a custom-made giant loom!), embroidery, god’s eyes, and much more.  On Sunday the Boy Scouts brought rope making, knot tying, and lashing which was a big hit.  Craft Lab is ALWAYS an essential part of our Faire and a fascinating space that’s hard to leave!   There’s so much to get into for all skill and interest levels._DSC8953IMG_6745 IMG_6730 IMG_6729_DSC8956 _DSC8957  IMG_3914 IMG_3916 IMG_3891 IMG_3894

FASHION SHOW!

This year we launched our FIRST ANNUAL Maker Fashion Show at the Faire.  It was a fabulous start, and we can’t wait to see it grow bigger and better each year!

What will YOU wear to Maker Faire in 2017?  You’ve got a whole year to design your outfit!  🙂

Thank you David Gilder for amazing photos!

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016: Annabelle of Bot Party, a robotic comedy theatre troupe, models clothing during the Fashion Show at the 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: Annabelle of Bot Party, a robotic comedy theatre troupe, models clothing during the Fashion Show at the 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

Attributions for above photos are as follows:

  1. Midnightbreezedesigns@yahoo.com
  2. April Garcia, aprilanddanger@gmail.com
  3. Bot party (already there)
  4. Sparkkids.net  STEAM
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  6. Midnightbreezedesigns@yahoo.com
  7. Rhea thedominoeffecttx@gmail.com
  8. Sparkkids.net  STEAM

Dark Room!

This was our first year having a DARK ROOM as part of our Faire and it was fantastic!  The Dark Room will definitely be a fixture from now on!

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016: Children and adults interacting with 'Paint by RGB', an interactive art sculpture at the 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: Children and adults interacting with ‘Paint by RGB’, an interactive art sculpture at the 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016: Audio Body performs at the 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: Audio Body performs at the 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

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Maker Faire Austin 2016.. that’s a wrap!

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016:  Children and adults interacting with 'Paint by RGB', an interactive art sculpture at the 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: Children and adults interacting with ‘Paint by RGB’, an interactive art sculpture at the 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016:  The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: The 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 7, 2016:  Robot Resurrection throwing flames at the 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 7, 2016: Robot Resurrection throwing flames at the 2016 Maker Faire in Austin, Texas.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 6, 2016: Behind the scenes at Maker Faire Austin 2016 at the Palmer Events Center.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 6, 2016: Behind the scenes at Maker Faire Austin 2016 at the Palmer Events Center.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 6, 2016: Behind the scenes at Maker Faire Austin 2016 at the Palmer Events Center.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 6, 2016: Behind the scenes at Maker Faire Austin 2016 at the Palmer Events Center.

Arc Attack! Tin Spider! So much more!

Come experience it all!  Ticket info here.  ALL DAY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AT THE PALMER EVENT CENTER!!

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 6, 2016: Behind the scenes at Maker Faire Austin 2016 at the Palmer Events Center.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 6, 2016: Behind the scenes at Maker Faire Austin 2016 at the Palmer Events Center.

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MAY 6, 2016: Behind the scenes at Maker Faire Austin 2016 at the Palmer Events Center.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – MAY 6, 2016: Behind the scenes at Maker Faire Austin 2016 at the Palmer Events Center.