Houston Mini Maker Faire 2016


Past Event

Location Info:

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, TX  77010
[Organizer's description:] The Houston Mini Maker Faire, the greatest show and tell on earth. Join us for 2 days of Making amazing things. Please visit our site for more details.

Saturday, November 12th and Sunday, November 13th, the coolest inventions, innovators, exhibits, creators, tinkerers, robots, engineers, students, authors, hobbyists, crafters, artists and young Makers in the Greater Houston Area will all gather at one location - Houston’s George R. Brown Convention for the 4th annual Houston Mini Maker Faire. – a two-day festival that is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! The Houston Mini Maker Faire will run on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To purchase tickets, volunteer and find out the latest schedule of special attractions and featured Makers, please visit http://www.houstonmakerfaire.com All of these “makers” come to Houston Mini Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. There are makers of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community. Visitors to the Houston Mini Maker Faire will have the chance to glimpse the future, get hands-on in the creation process and find inspiration to become Makers themselves. Play and learn about 3D printing, robotics, medical prototyping, virtual reality, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printing, IoT (Internet of Things), wearables, sewing, new science demos, kits, crafts, e-textiles, legos and much more.

Put your “explorer hat” on and come out and see how all these bright minds have put together examples of creativity, education and inspiration! There are so many new things to learn and do! MAKER EXHIBIT HALL - (Over 125 Makers and Exhibitors)

Key exhibits in the Maker Exhibit Hall

Hyper-Local Food / Urban Gardening: innovation in food sourcing inside the City Robotics the largest and most-varied exhibition of robotics in Texas, for STEM education, development and hobby.

IDEAS Pitch Competition: do you have a great idea you want to make happen? Get into this pitch competition for help and resources that can launch you into great new opportunities!

Power Up! Houston Pavilion: a showcase of Houston-area resources to help creatives, inventors and makers complete their projects and build their dreams!

Power Up Houston Hackathon: let’s get real and design things that make the world a better place! Health Tech see how “maker” technology and innovators are helping build a future of better health

Virtual Reality: a fast-developing field with so much promise for engineering, design, education, gaming and more — see what all the buzz is about!

Drones there’s so much happening here — for hobby, sport and fantastic new beneficial uses. A must see for anyone seeking to leverage technology for practical applications Power Up Houston Kickoff Event, Mega Meetups, Speakers, Panels, Networking Roundtables and a Nation of Makers gathering. Learn from Makers of all ages, see the future, build community, make something, and experience innovation and amazement at every corner. Come play and have fun!

History of Maker Faire The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2016 celebrated its eleventh annual show with some 1300 makers and 150,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in five years to 900+ makers and 90,000 attendees. Thirty-one larger scale Maker Faires occur in cities around the world—Detroit, Atlanta, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and Shenzhen to name a few— and over 150 community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced in the United States and in 34 other countries around the world. Maker Movement philosophy - Learning new things is a human need; being creative with our imagination, gifts and skills is one of the most fulfilling things humans can do; and making (building) our creations helps both ourselves and the community. So, whether it’s art or slick engineering, traditional crafts or latest high-tech, we believe that making is all-around goodness, and we want to share it with you.

Volunteers needed! Volunteers are needed for this information and inspirational event. There are many opportunities to volunteer to help us deliver an outstanding Maker Faire for Houston. We’ll show our appreciation with a free event ticket for as little as 3-4 hours of service — how cool is that?!

To volunteer, sign up here http://www.volunteerhou.org/need/?agency_id=5603 or email Lisa.brunet@innovation-spark.org for group volunteer opportunities, lead volunteer positions or questions.

Sponsors include: Make: Makezine.com, Houston Community College, Chevron, Children’s Museum of Houston, BP,Techno Chaos, DLZP Group, Makeblock, BB & T, Connections Academy, MacroFab, Schlumberger and Greater Houston Partnership sponsors 4th Annual Houston Mini Maker Faire! The Houston Mini Maker Faire is presented by Innovation Spark, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to the advancement of STEM education throughout the Greater Houston Area. All of its staff work as unpaid volunteers, so all funds go directly to the execution of programs like Maker Faire.

Please contact us regarding inquiries and arrangements for Sponsorships:sponsors@houstonmakerfaire.com

WHAT: Houston Mini Maker Faire WHEN: Saturday, November 12th & Sunday, November 13th, 2016. 10am-5pm

WHERE: George R. Brown Convention Center, Hall A ADMISSION: 1 Day 2 Day Adult (16 and older) $20 $38 Child (2 and younger get in free) $9.95 $18 Student (Valid ID will be required at event) $9.95 $18 Senior (60 and older) $15 $24 Family 4 Pack $49 $59 Maker Faire Supporter $99 Teachers and Librarians* Free N/A *Teachers and Librarians receive one complimentary ticket with valid school email address and school ID. Tickets must be pre purchased. Applicable service charges apply for online purchases DISCOUNT CODE: PRS2016 (enter code for 50% discount on tickets)

TICKETS/INFO: http://www.houstonmakerfaire.com

SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: @HoustonMiniMaker Faire Twitter: @MakerFaireHOU The 4th Annual Houston Mini Maker Faire will run on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Nov. 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, volunteer and find out the latest schedule of special attractions and featured Makers, please visit http://www.houstonmakerfaire.com # # # Media Contacts: media@houstonmakerfaire.com


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