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We Want to Send You to Maker Faire Orlando!

Maker Faire Orlando defines a Maker as “We are parents, students, scientists and garage tinkerers. We are young and old and we share a love for innovation, creativity and inspiring others to make something – anything – as long as it makes people happy.” In short, we are ALL Makers!

Here, people can show off what they are making and share everything they’re learning,” said Candy Cole, President and co-founder of The Maker Effect Foundation. “Our continued expansion will allow even more makers to participate, and others in the community to see and learn from the incredible talents of our neighbors.

The event is even BIGGER this year as the DIY fun expands across Loch Haven Park and over into the Orlando Museum of Art! Via the 2015 press release;

The partnership with the Orlando Museum of Art is a result of the growth of Central Florida’s Maker community. In 2014, Maker Faire Orlando received “featured” status and promotional support from the originator and licensor of Maker Faire events, Maker Media, and expanded to a two-day extravaganza. Maker Faire Orlando is fueled by the local arts community with DIY enthusiasts and families taking part in a celebration of technology, science, arts, crafts, engineering, education, sustainability and much more. 

Thanks to our friends at Maker Faire Orlando, we will be sending four (4) people to experience all 300+ exhibitions of Makertasticness this weekend at Orlando Science Center!

Send an email before 11:59pm EST tonight to info@centralfloridatop5.com, telling us what kind of maker you are and why we should send you to Maker Faire! The top two entries will win a pair of tickets and be featured on our Facebook Page!

ProTip: Never been to Maker Faire Orlando? Check out the Full Event Schedule or download the super handy app (Android | iOS) to plan your day.

Already purchased tickets online? Great! We will see you there! Oh, and if you end up winning the Deltamaker 3D printer, can we come over and play?

And… Did we mention the Custom Cookie Contraption? or the 3D CHOCOLATE PRINTER?!

Here are our Maker Faire Orlando MUST dos (Click on links for scheduling and more info):

The World’s LARGEST (playable) Arcade Game! (15 feet tall)

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Maker Doug Brown, owner of Factor Labs in Orlando

Learn to Solder and Make a Makey!

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Learn screen printing and MAKE your own t-shirt!

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Bring your own t-shirt or buy one (while supplies last)!

REALLY cool, LEGO Micro Maker Faire displays by GFLUG!

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DOG POWERED ROBOT LABS!

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Nerdy Derby Recycled Racers!

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ABOUT MAKER FAIRE ORLANDO

Maker Faire Orlando began in 2012 as a family friendly showcase of DIY science, art, technology, and hands-on activities. Independent crafters to scientists can share what they are making and learning. Featured at the Orlando Science Center and the Orlando Museum of Art, the event is part of the original Maker Faire held in San Mateo, CA and now also in New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Paris, Rome, Tokyo, and other cities around the world. In all, there are 120 independently organized Mini Maker Faires worldwide.

ABOUT THE MAKER EFFECT FOUNDATION

 The Maker Effect Foundation exists to activate and amplify the efforts of makers as they learn, build and work together in their communities. Their efforts include research, publication, community organization, event production, and startup advisement. The foundation’s community organization and startup efforts are focused on Central Florida, however our research and publication efforts are not limited in scope. The Maker Effect Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity

ABOUT ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER

Located in Orlando, Fla., interactive learning and discovery await within the Science Center’s hundreds of exhibits, programs, labs, films and planetarium shows. The Science Center provides educational opportunities both within and outside its walls including field trips, family science nights at schools and community centers, and other outreach.

Orlando Science Center’s mission is to inspire science learning for life. The Science Center strives to create lasting impacts on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and develop the next generation of creative innovators. Fully accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Science Center ranks as one of the most popular museum destinations in the region. Having served more than 12 million people since its inception in 1955, the Science Center offers rich resources for lifelong learning. 


ABOUT ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART

Founded in 1924, the Orlando Museum of Art is a 501(c)(3) educational institution whose mission reflects the continued growth of Florida, ardent community support for the arts, and the Museum’s role as a leading cultural institution in the region. Since its inception, the Orlando Museum of Art’s purpose has been to enrich the cultural life of Florida by providing excellence in the visual arts. To meet this objective, the Museum has dedicated itself to collecting, preserving, and interpreting notable works of art; to presenting exhibitions of local, regional, national and international significance; to develop first-rate educational programs; and to presenting creative and inclusive programs to reach every segment of a diverse community.

A Gift For Teaching’s Back-to-School Blast to be hosted by Mario Lopez

A playdate anytime with A Gift for Teaching?!

We’re THERE.

A nighttime playdate with delicious food, libations, entertainment and special guests including Mario Lopez, Chris Kirkpatrick, former Orlando Magic players Nick Anderson and Bo Outlaw, and Matt Austin from WKMG?

We’re TOTALLY in!

A Gift for Teaching Back to School Blast

With support from Wells Fargo and the Westgate Resorts Foundation, A Gift for Teaching’s Back to School Blast will be held on Saturday, April 18, from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek, and will help 180,000 kids in need. A Gift for Teaching distributes $55,000 of free product daily, and you could imagine with so many in need, this goes really fast.

A Gift for Teaching’s Back to School Blast will have an old school (ha!) ‘playroom’ with oversized games for the kid in you, and a signature martini bar and a bunch of silent auction opportunities for your inner adult! “It’s the best party in town and an opportunity to share and celebrate everything AGFT has accomplished this year, as we look forward to goals we have for the next school year,”  said Marisa Worley, AGFT’s Director of Development.

I was never good at math but I have a healthy respect for its place in our world. (Yes, as I’ve learned, even Algebra serves a purpose!) Here’s a really easy equation that even I can remember:  (T+t) / (S + s) x (f) = AGFT.

Teachers + tools / Students + supplies x future = A Gift for Teaching!

(T)eachers need (t)ools to teach.

(S)tudents need (s)upplies to learn, especially in our fast growing, digital world.

Today’s kids will one day take the reigns and lead the way to our (f)uture…

Think of (A Gift for Teaching) as their catalyst.

…so I’m no John Nash, but you get the point.

 

Details: 

Where: Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32821

When: Saturday, April 18th from 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Attire: Your Cocktail Best!

Tickets: Click HERE to purchase. Individual tickets are $100 with open seating, Tables (reserved, seats up to 10) are $900. (Interested in becoming a sponsor? Information is HERE.)

Parking: Complimentary Self Parking. Valet available.

For more information, please visit www.agiftforteaching.org/events/blast.

 

On Facebook: facebook.com/AGiftForTeaching

On Twitter: @agift4teaching

On Instagram: @agiftforteaching/

Official Event Hashtag: #back2schoolbash

 

About A Gift For Teaching

A Gift For Teaching (AGFT) is Central Florida’s primary provider of free school supplies to teachers for their students in need, enabling them to succeed in school and life.  A nonprofit organization that serves 336 public schools in Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties, AGFT has distributed more than $87 million worth of school supplies – including essential classroom tools such as pencils, notebooks, glue, backpacks, art supplies and books –to local students in need since 1998.  http://www.agiftforteaching.org.