Orange County Mini Maker Faire Trip Report

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This last Saturday (08/17/2013) was the Orange County Mini Maker Faire.  I have been a fan of MAKE Magazine since it’s inception.  Maker Faire’s are a logical offshoot from a magazine that is all about creating cool stuff and showing it off. 

I’ve been looking for ways to get Microsoft involved in the Maker Faire events down here in Southern California, so I was going to this event “for work”, but I decided to bring my kids along with me. That turned out to be a wise choice.  They LOVED It!

OCMiniMakerFaireCollageThis cool collage was made with MemoryLage on Windows 8

They made Marshmallow Guns with Vocademy, built clay circuits with Hacker Scouts, chatted with R2D2, crafted clay bowls with Mosaica Online, Launched Paper Rockets, built Lego Sumo Robots with Mathbotix, saw TONS of cool 3D printers and what they can make, listend to music made Rhythm Core Alpha using a Nintendo DSI, saw an awesome quadcopter demo by AreoQuad, and lost of other really cool stuff!  Needless to say we were all exhausted at the end of the day!

Thanks to the Orange County Mini Maker Faire organizers and volunteers for a great event.

And if this sounds like a great event for you to attend, sponsor, or volunteer for, check out the upcoming San Diego Mini Maker Faire! Hope to see you there!