The Final version of the Poster!

McAllen Mini Maker Faire - Poster - 2015 - Final

McAllen Mini Maker Faire – Poster – 2015 – Final

Last Call for Maker, Tinkerers, Inventors, Hackers and Do-It-Yourselfers! McAllen Mini Maker Faire Accepting Applications

McAllen, TX.- The McAllen Mini Maker Faire is calling for entries from makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers.  Makers are invited to present and share their creations in front of attendees over a day extravaganza of making.  Any groups or individuals interested in participating can find out more at mcallenmakerfaire.com. The Call for Makers, Performers and Crafters is open now through July 10, 2015.

The event is presented by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Make Magazine, and Total Imaging Solutions; and sponsored by AppleBee’s, Watermill Express, Highend Advertising, Texas Border Business, The City, MegaDoctor,  and El Periodico U.S.A.

Maker Faire began in 2005 in San Mateo, CA by the people behind MAKE and CRAFT magazines. The McAllen Mini Maker Faire takes after its parent event, Maker Faire, which hosts 90,000 visitors in San Mateo in May. The McAllen Mini Maker Faire will be a smaller, community-focused event, but will follow the Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the McAllen Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music, workshops and installations.

Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:  Robotics;  Hacks of Any Sort; Homesteader Projects; 3D Printers & Digital Fabrication; Textile Arts and Crafts; Student Projects; Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems; Puppets; Kites; Unusual Tools or Machines.

To participate in the McAllen Mini Maker Faire, the individual needs to submit an entry that tells about the project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools. You can apply as a Maker, Commercial Maker (individual makers primarily selling), Workshop or Presentation, or Performer. Visit McAllen mcallenmakerfaire.com and apply on line or contact emillet@mcallenchamber.com for more information.
P1020048Caption: Makers from the McAllen Mini Maker Faire 2014

Makers, Crafters and Performers wanted for McAllen Mini Maker Faire

MMMF - 2014 - PR -1McAllen, TX.- The McAllen Mini Maker Faire is calling for entries from makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers.  Makers are invited to present and share their creations in front of attendees over a day extravaganza of making.  Any groups or individuals interested in participating can find out more at mcallenmakerfaire.com. The Call for Makers, Performers and Crafters will open June 1st through July 10, 2015. The event is presented by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and Make Magazine.

Maker Faire began in 2005 in San Mateo, CA by the people behind MAKE and CRAFT magazines. The McAllen Mini Maker Faire takes after its parent event, Maker Faire, which hosts 90,000 visitors in San Mateo in May. The McAllen Mini Maker Faire will be a smaller, community-focused event, but will follow the Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the McAllen Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music, workshops and installations.

Here’s some suggested ideas for topics that we’re looking for:  Robotics;  Hacks of Any Sort; Homesteader Projects; 3D Printers & Digital Fabrication; Textile Arts and Crafts; Student Projects; Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems; Puppets; Kites; Unusual Tools or Machines.

To participate in the McAllen Mini Maker Faire, the individual needs to submit an entry that tells about the project. Entries can be submitted from individuals as well as from groups such as hobbyist clubs and schools. You can apply as a Maker, Commercial Maker (individual makers primarily selling), Workshop or Presentation, or Performer. Visit McAllen mcallenmakerfaire.com and apply on line or contact emillet@mcallenchamber.com for more information.

Here is the Program!

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The New McAllen Mini Maker Poster!

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2014 McAllen Mini Maker Faire – Meet the Maker – Sashimi Tabernacle Choir!

Robots, Drones and Cardboard at the McAllen Mini Maker Faire

McAllen Mini Maker Faire- 2014- Susan-EduardoCAPTION (left to right): Eduardo Millet, McAllen Chamber of Commerce; Susan Valverde, Sylvan Learning – RGV.

Play with Makers of all ages at the premier event for grass-root innovation visiting the McAllen Mini Make Faire Saturday, 21 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the McAllen Creative Incubator. The event is presented by the McAllen Chamber of Commerce, Make Magazine, and Sylvan Learning – RGV; and sponsored by Batteries Plus Bulbs, CopyPlus!, RGV Promos, Watermill Express, Texas Border Business, The Monitor, MegaDoctor,  El Periodico U.S.A., deShopping, Multimedios and Corner Bakery Cafe.

Maker Faire began in 2005 in San Mateo, CA by the people behind MAKE and CRAFT magazines. The McAllen Mini Maker Faire takes after its parent event, Maker Faire, which hosts 90,000 visitors in San Mateo in May. The McAllen Mini Maker Faire will be a smaller, community-focused event, but will follow the Maker Faire model of celebrating do-it-yourself creativity and tinkering.

Featuring both established and emerging local “makers,” the McAllen Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly celebration featuring robots, DIY science and technology, art, unique hand-made crafts, music, performance and installations. There is no cost to attend.

For additional information visit http://mcallenmakerfaire.com/ or contact contact Eduardo Millet @ (956) 682-2871 or email emillet@mcallenchamber.com.

 

2014 McAllen Mini Maker Faire – Meet the Maker – Lamar Jones

2014 McAllen Mini Maker Faire – Meet the Maker – Knife Glider

Show and Share Your Creative using Cardboard; Join the McAllen Cardboard Challenge!

McAllen Cardboard Challege-1The McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Mini Maker Faire is looking for Cardboard aficionados to help with an exhibition project that involves creativity and imagination. The project will require teams of kids to construct items with Cardboard in a collaboration and making environment. The project will be presentment at the McAllen Mini Maker Faire on June 21 at the McAllen Creative Incubator. All the details will be covered during an informational session on Wednesday, June 11 from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Participation is limited to the first 35 kids that register by their parents sending an email to emillet@mcallenchamber.com with the name and age of the participant. There is no cost to participate.

The Cardboard movement was inspired by the global response to the story of ‘Caine’s Arcade‘ short film. The film presents the story of 9 year old Caine, who spent his summer building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto part store, and a community that came together to make his day. The Cardboard movement gives children an opportunity to collaborate, learn, and build the things they imagine through a simple process called Creative Play. The activities lets children explore their interests and passions; teaches critical thinking, resourcefulness, perseverance, teamwork and other 21st century skills; and brings communities together to foster and celebrate child creativity!

The Cardboard movement is promoted internationally by The Imagination Foundation.  The Imagination Foundation (IF) was formed 3 days after the Caine’s Arcade short film was posted online. The mission of the Imagination Foundation is to find, foster and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in children around the world to raise a new generation of innovators and problem solvers who have the tools they need to build the world they imagine.

For additional information on the project contact Eduardo Millet @ (956) 682-2871 or email emillet@mcallenchamber.com.