Maker Faire Orlando 2014 Recap

Posted on September 16th, 2014 in Events. No Comments.

I had a great time this past weekend at Maker Faire Orlando 2014. I’ve been a part of this event since 2012, when it started as the Orlando Mini Maker Faire and was held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. Last year the organizers partnered with the Orlando Science Center, and this year the event became a “full” Maker Faire – no more mini – and expanded to two days. As usual, the organizers, volunteers, sponsors and makers put on a great show, and we had thousands of visitors from all over come and enjoy the event. If you’ve never been to a Maker Faire, I highly recommend it… click here to find a Maker Faire near you.

This weekend I showcased Beautiful Chaos, my experimental art app created for the Leap Motion Controller, as well as my Local Notebooks project, along with the leather notebook covers created by my friend Shawn of form·function·form and laser etched with the maps I’ve been designing. I also gave a short talk about interacting with computers through interesting user interface devices like the Leap and the Myo. I’d like to give a big thanks to my friends Bill, Erica, Sergio and Shawn for helping out at my table. Here are a couple shots from my Instagram feed:

Getting ready for Maker Faire Orlando! Tomorrow (Saturday) and Sunday. I'll be at this table in the foreground. 4th floor, Dino Digs, Orlando Science Center.

Bring it #Orlando! #OrlandoMaker #orlandoiswonderful #orlandoiswonderful

Interactive art @OrlMakerFaire using @leapmotion #beautifulchaos #OrlandoMaker #orlandodoesntsuck #orlandoiswonderful #interactive #art #cinder #libcinder #math #thefutureisnow #Orlando

Collab w @formfunctionform @OrlMakerFaire brand new XL notebook covers. Beautiful leather. Laser etched. #OrlandoMaker #orlandodoesntsuck #orlandoiswonderful #Orlando #leather #notebook #localnotebook #handmade #maker #maps #collaboration

I'm hanging out @orlmakerfaire today w @greenglyph and @formfunctionform. Visit us on level 4, Dino Digs! #beautifulchaos #localnotebooks #leathergoods #handmade #local #Orlando #OrlandoMaker #MakerFaire

And that's a wrap. Thanks @OrlMakerFaire and everyone who came out to @orlandoscience this weekend!! #OrlandoMaker #MakerFaire

A few of the organizers from the upcoming Art & Algorithms festival in Titusville came to support me, and to promote their festival, and they shot a few videos:

http://youtu.be/R0_ibJ4CcIc

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