Exhibitors

Below are the community of exhibitors that have joined us in the Maker Exhibit Hall this year to share their projects and provide maker activities for you! Make sure to thank them for coming to inspire you to make!

1701st Fleet We want to build a worldwide organization of kind, generous, and positive individuals who love their fandom and are more than happy to share it with the world– especially if it can help those who truly need it. This isn’t the 1990’s anymore, and it’s not an embarrassment to call yourself a Trekker or a Trekkie. You’re no longer that teenage kid who had to worry about being bullied or made fun of because you were just a little too nerdy or geeky for the others.
If you have ever owned a proverbial freak flag, then now is the time to let it fly.
If you have ever said ‘I want to build a Captain’s Chair’, or thought to yourself that you might want to try on Klingon makeup, then this is your place.
Go Boldly, or Go Home.
1HappyTribe Increase your family engagement with The Family Power Hour Team-Building System. It is an easy, fun, weekly 1 hour, 6 step program to improve family communication, trust, fun and unity.
3D Distributed 3D Printing Technologies
3Dev – Bunibox Come take part in an animated photo experience and get the photo delivered straight to your phone! Post it online and let everyone know you were at the Maker Faire. Because you know what they say…”Pics or it didn’t happen!”
713maker.com As makers, our goal is to bring affordable access to high-end resources, materials, and services to all makers. We use our custom 3D printers and CNC mills to offer makers, rapid prototyping and other services, including CAD design, CNC milling, 3D printing, and custom anodization. We also manufacture our own carbon fiber and fiberglass panels. We offer makers the micro-manufacturing resources to bring ideas to life.
Acetech We will be showcasing our drone technology
AE Machines, LLC The AE Machines team has developed a web-based software platform that non-technical users to program and reprogram microcontrollers for automated systems, without needing prior knowledge of how to code. On top of that, we guide the user through the hardware selection and purchase process. We aim to be a one stop shop for a user with an idea who needs help executing.
Arovia Come play with the world’s first collapsible screen: SPUD. A high resolution, 24-inch display that collapses to the size of a book. If you really like SPUD be one of the first to get it by buying on Kickstarter!
Artlabs 3D printing
ARTtistas Original art, art prints, upcycled treasures and more
ASSiST FLL Thunderbolts: We are a homeschool FIRST Lego League team from the Friendswood area. We will be showcasing our EV3 robots and the 2016 Animal Allies Challenge Table.
Awty Robotics Team Robotics team demonstrating robots to the community
Barnes & Noble Barnes & Noble Pop-Up Shop will feature products from leading vendors in technology and education including littleBits, CreoPop, Sphero and more, in addition to Make: Magazine and a variety of books that promote tech literacy and raise awareness of the Maker Movement.
BB&T Bank As of September 30, 2016, BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $222.6 billion in assets and market capitalization of $30.6 billion. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 2,220 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. BB&T also has been named one of the World’s Strongest Banks by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, one of the top three in the U.S. and in the top 15 globally. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at www.BBT.com.
BeeHex We design and build commercial 3D food printers and fresh-food producing robots. Born of a NASA project, BeeHex’s Chef3D printers and food bots streamline fresh food production and reduce costs. See one in action at our booth!
Bill Davenport An exhibition and sale of quirky handcrafted objects and hyper-real paintings that blend the wonder of art, science, nature, and technology.
Bright Water Bottle Bright Water Bottle is a state of the art smart water bottle designed to keep users safe. It transforms a regular everyday item into an extraordinary safety device while keeping users fully connected.
BuildYourCNC BuildYourCNC is showcasing their newest machine: a CNC machine constructed of metal that has interchangeable heads for different applications.
Children’s Museum of Houston We will have have several exciting open-ended projects for for kids to make. The projects will include wind tubes, paper rockets, scribble bot, balloon cars, and Arduino. Science Workshop will also be joining us again this year to exhibit their handcrafted projects.
Claire Drennan Knitwear Claire Drennan knitwear is slow, sustainable, luxury, zero-waste, fashion. Pieces are hand-loomed on vintage knitting machines in Houston, TX. Each one takes many hours to produce and is fashioned from 100% organic merino wool, spun in Maine in the same manner for 100 years. Garments are knit to shape or “fully fashioned,” resulting in a final product that has generated zero waste. Built to last from quality materials, with proper care a Claire Drennan knit will endure for many years. Sustainability means considering each stage of a garment’s life, from raw material to fabric to garment and then ultimately to disposal.
Comicpalooza Come visit and see what Comicpalooza has to offer for Maker Space at our show and learn about Cosplay/Prop Making etc.
Comp. Sci. DIY The three exhibitors will be showing off a number of electronics items that can be built at home and are fun for the whole family. Items on display will include an arcade machine, programmed pumpkin lights, and much more!
Contemporary Handweavers of Houston Contemporary Handweavers of Houston is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting interest in handweaving, spinning and related textile arts.
Cosine Additive We’re a Houston startup that has designed and now manufactures large format, industrial 3D printers. We will be showcasing our AM1 printer.
Creativity Shell The Creativity Shell is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that is on a mission to educate and inspire the next generation of makers! Through sponsorships, fundraising, and donations, we are teaching creative trades such as sewing/textile arts to children in schools, public libraries and shelters that rescue children from homelessness and human trafficking. Our programs are custom designed to be educational and inspirational for children. Our success as an organization is measured in our ability to teach children how to make something out of nothing.
Creatorspace “Creatorspace exists for the purpose of creating a network of resources to facilitate and inspire the sharing of knowledge, experience, and ideas among its members and the general public.
Creatorspace meets in Webster, Texas and serves the Clear Lake, Pasadena and Pearland areas of Houston. “
Crescent City Couture Crescent City Couture specializes in making unique, quality, and usable items from fun and fabulous textiles!
CVHS Engineering and Technology Association We are a group of students from Carnegie Vanguard High School with an interest in STEM. Through CETA, we learn valuable skills in design, engineering, and programming.
DarkShot Studios Take on mutated bugs and clean house in the 2D puzzle platformer, ROTII! Assume the role of a tiny cleaning robot with a heart of metal, and defend your creator against the nefarious Dr. Nano!
DaVinci Maker Labs DaVinci Maker Labs is a space that houses simple and advanced tools to help makers create. In addition, classes are offered to teach and expand a maker’s skills, learn how to operate equipment and provide a place for community collaboration.
Dawn Nation Designs Maker of retro-styled fabric and paper goods including lunchbox magnets, stickers, pencil pouches, stash pouches and more! All inspired by the best old-school tv shows and movies.
DiscoBots Robotics on Display
Discobots/AOS BrainSTEM Demonstration of robot build and programming for the 2016-2017 VexIQ Crossover challenge.
Dormalou Project Dormalou Project was founded in the fall of 2014 by Houston-based artist Chasity Porter. Dormalou Project is essentially a mobile art gallery with an emphasis on growing future artists and creating community-based art projects. It began inside an old 1996 Ford Econoline bus that has recently evolved into a vintage suitcase. The new space is an ever-changing installation of small works by Chasity and other local artists.
Electronic Parts Outlet – Houston “WE ARE YOUR LOCAL SUPPLIER FOR DIY PROJECTS. We are a family owned Brick & Mortar retail store located in Houston, TX since 1985. The Ultimate inspirational DIY hobbyist surplus store! We deal extensively with project kits, microcontrollers, & robotics in addition to our: Electronics, Motors/Gears/Electro-mechanical, Solar, Capacitors, Resistors, Semi-Conductors, IC Chips, Breadboards, Magic Tricks, Magnets, Speakers, Switches, Connectors, Test Equipment, Power Supplies, Wire, Tools, Pro-Audio and computer accessories. If you like to build things, this is definitely a place for you!
eNABLE Chapter at the University of Houston We will be representing eNABLE Community Foundation as their chapter in Houston to acquaint more people with the noble cause that eNABLE is devoted to. The kinds of activities that we will be doing may include assembling a prosthetic hand and possibly engaging people in the process, along with displaying a fully assembled prosthetic hand or two.
Engineers Without Borders Central Houston Professional Chapter “Our Weledi Ethiopia Program is one of the four current programs that is supported by of Engineers without Borders Houston Professional Chapter. Our current project is to build two latrines for the Weledi community at the marketplace. Our team has completed final design and is preparing for implementation/construction this coming year. Come check us out and learn how you can help. We are displaying our latrine model. Share our love for Ethiopian coffee and learn about their roasting process. Free packet of Ethiopian Coffee Beans from with every donation.
ENVY Handmade Inc. Sterling silver, natural gemstone and genuine leather jewelry handmade in Texas!
Error 404 Robotics, ASSiST We are a high school level FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team comprised of all homeschooled students. Besides learning about FTC, you can also see last year’s robot and the robot that is still in development for this year’s challenge.
ExitusVR A taste of a one hour multiplayer game for everyone to experience.
feto soap Make Your Own Soap Learn how to make a bar of soap using a glycerin base you can easily melt and pour. You choose the color, fragrance & toy and go home with a completed soap! Make Your Own Nail Polish Create your own nail polishes on the spot! Mix your custom nail polishes under the guidance of Lisa Chouinard, owner of the handmade beauty company, feto soap!
FilaCube LLC FilaCube LLC will proudly produce 3D print filaments in Houston, TX. We will provide 3D pens for kids to test our filaments for free.
FIRST in Texas FIRST© is a not-for-profit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students have the opportunity to explore science and technology, solving real-world problems and competing in exciting, hands-on robotics challenges.
First Lego League We are a First Lego League robotics team from Katy. We will be showcasing our FIRST Robotic System, discussing how to start a new team and presenting our skit for Animal Allies – The Theme for 2016.
FIRST Robotics Bellaire Robotics is a local, High School robotics team. Founded in 2008 to compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition, the team recently grown from 5 active members to around 20 this year and counting. Although we’re not the best Robotics team or the oldest team, we are continuing to improve ourselves and hope to become better students and engineers. Our booth is partnered with the FIRST robotics group, and we have 3 robots – 2 large, FRC robots and one smaller VEX robot. Swing by and we might even let you drive!
FIRST Robotics Competition Spectrum 3847: Innovative engineering students from St. Agnes Academy & Strake Jesuit Preparatory, will demonstrate their exciting FIRST FRC robot & new football robot. Meet these young inventors & learn all about robotics!
FIRST Robotics: FIRST Team 5414 – Pearadox Pearadox is a FIRST Robotics Competition team from Pearland ISD. We will be demonstrating the robot designed, build, and programmed for the 2016 FRC game, Stronghold.
FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics, Redd School We are robotics team from the North League in Houston. Our school has participated in FIRST robotic competitions for over 9 years. This is our rookie season in the First Tech Challenge and we are excited to share what we have learned.
Fort Bend County Libraries Activities for kids. Information on what the library has to offer.
Fox & Wit Humorous greeting cards, stationery and gift products for purchase. Come by make and design your own greeting cards with purchase of any item.
FREEDOES ART The Freedoes dolls are a way to portray a perfect combination of art and fashion, as each piece becomes a tridimensional mix media representation of characters that live only in the mind of their creator, artist Angelica Vaca. With cleverness and good taste, each doll is sculpted and brought to life with the use of cold porcelain, acrylic, and recycled materials.”
FTC Robotics – Team Name Wanted Team # 11524: We are a rookie team made up of homeschool kids.
FunSeat,LLC Fun filled inflatable sofa for indoor and outdoor use
GDD Boombox LLC We re-purpose vintage suitcases into portable sound systems. Each suitcase is outfitted with electric and audio equipment, battery and charger. Just connect your music and go!
Geekazoid! We will be selling original artwork, vinyl decals, and we will be creating custom printed metal and plastic products on site if electricity is available.
GRIND GRIND creates a portable, more affordable basketball shooting machine that allows a player to shoot up to 1200 shots per hour and folds into the size of a duffle bag when done.
GrubOut Teenage entrepreneurs creating a seamless and easy way for restaurants and customers to interact.
Harmony Public Schools Harmony Public Schools promotes STEM education throughout the state at 45 campuses part of STEMSOS model, which incorporates maker culture into its curriculum deeply. This unique educational approach is a good example of how maker education can be integrated into regular classroom settings. STEM SOS is a rigorous, interdisciplinary, standards-focused, and engaging STEM teaching approach that is teacher-facilitated, student-centered, and directed through sets of project and inquiry based maker projects. We would like to encourage our colleagues to share their experiences starting maker spaces in schools and showcase example DIY projects hoping to inspire like-minded educators, parents and community members.”
Harmony Public Schools We are a high school team participating in the Shell Eco Marathon and our main objective is to build the most fuel efficient car in North America. This will be our second year attending the SEM competition held in Detroit, Michigan, and is expected to take place this upcoming April. At the 2016 SEM competition, which was our first, we placed 2nd in the state of Texas for fuel efficiency with 212 mpg, and 24th out of 65 overall. We plan to utilize our booth to elaborate upon the importance of innovative designing and our building process, which is done by students and includes, for example, Auto-CAD designing, grant applications for funding, the construction of clay and foam plugs (both scale and full-size models), 3D printing of parts, electrical and mechanical engineering, and windshield and carbon fibre molding. Our hands-on “”activity”” will grant visitors the chance to work with a small amount of industrial clay and feel carbon fibre samples in order to give visitors a better idea of some of the materials that we work with on a daily basis. We will also be giving some live (“”how it works””) demonstrations with our CNC machine, and will be bringing our first-year car to give a physical visual of our completed work. We hope to be able to convey the importance of our work for the future of automotive engineering as well as encourage aspiring engineers to pursue their passion. This event will benefit our team members by allowing them the opportunity to share their excitement for their project as well as gain experience presenting their work publicly.
Harris County Public Library HCPL will be demonstrating 3D-printing and CNC capabilities available at branch libraries and have several hands-on activities throughout the weekend. In addition, visitors will have the opportunity to get an HCPL library card and check out books on maker topics from our mobile library right in the booth.
HCC Tech Faire HCC Tech Faire
HCC Tech Faire HCC Tech Faire
HDesign We provide product design, development, and consultancy to the innovative and creative minds of Houston and akin mindcepts. “We make forms a functional part of life”, through “Ideation.”
Houston Community College Houston Community College
Houston Public Library We represent the Community Engagement Team with The Houston Public Library. We travel within the city of Houston delivering services ranging from outreach events, technology training, and literacy classes. We will be showcasing some of our STEM-related DIY activities including Makey Makey, Paper Circuits, and Little Bits.
Houston Tiny House Enthusiasts “You’ve seen them on TV. You’ve seen them on the web. Now see one in person. Talk with the owner/builder and other enthusiasts here in Houston.”
Houston Vintage Radio Association Houston Vintage Radio Association shows what it was like when radio was the “hottest” tech around! Come see some great examples of equipment from the pre-TV days, and talk to people who were (literally) on the front lines of the radio technology revolution. And our tube-based equipment is cool again — and we’re the experts!
IDEA LAB KIDS Contact for description.
Immersive Technology Conference The ITC VR Village showcases local Virtual Reality startups and developers as well as community groups dedicated to VR and AR technology.
Imperfect Chic Imperfect Chic
Intrepid produtions DIY costumes and armor
Jersey Voltage Robotics Jersey Village High School Robotics Team. Our 2016 Robot is called Grimlock and is painted Bright yellow so you can’t miss it. In 2016 we won 4 competitions and took 2nd place at the Texas state UIL championships. We also competed at World Championships in St Louis.
Katy Makerspace, LLC A space for makers in Katy! Tools, Supplies, Learning Workshops, Rapid Prototyping, CNC, 3D Printing, Electronics, Robotics, Arts, Crafts, Woodworking, Metalworking, and more!
Kimberly’s Stitchery and Merchantile Sew Houston and Kimberly’s Stitchery and Merchantile will present sewing machines though time and offer hands on experiences.
Ace Tech by KIPP Sunnyside High School We built a hovercraft and improved it from our last one. We made it larger with more space for wires. We made a new one because, in the future, I hope to improve it so it can automatically water the garden, as well as a mini drone. We want the mini drone in the future to be able to water the hanging garden and the raised garden bed.
Paper Machine by KIPP Sunnyside High School Students at Kipp sunnyside have put together a homemade paper machine in order to reduce the amount of paper that is thrown away. we will reuse it to make our community better, so that way we can help the ozone layer with waste emissions and reduce the size of landfills due to the amount of paper wasted.
koalaandrawr.etsy.com Koala and Rawr Soaps is a locally owned company that believes bath time should be fun for everyone! All Koala and Rawr soaps are handmade and include fun surprises like handcrafted bracelets, earrings, and necklaces that can be enjoyed long after the soap is gone. Koala and Rawr Soaps… Best Suds Forever!”
Lange Industries Eco-friendly outdoor products.
Lanier Middle School – HISD Students will demonstrate operation of EV-3 & VEX IQ robots
Last Organic Outpost non-profit urban farm in the Fifth ward
Linkster love embroidered good, hats, towels
Lovely Madness A madness to create lovely and unique items for all types of events.
MacroFab “MacroFab is an online platform that enables hardware teams around the world to bring electronic products to market faster and easier than ever before. Come see and play with some of the fun new inventions we have helped our customers create! Poke around with our ghost hunting device, music FX board, and more!
MakeCrate Come build a circuit with MakeCrate. Learn how to power LEDs and buzzers using Arduino and our step-by-step, teacher designed instructions.
Maker Maven Maker Maven will have a makerspace inside of the booth featuring hands-on activities and information on makerspace kits, activities, and more!
MakerHealth (MakerNurse) MakerHealth is dedicated to providing tools and democratized access to medical fabrication across the globe At the MakerHealth exhibit, you’ll build custom telehealth systems powered by Raspberry Pi boards and create a smart inhaler using MakerHealth Kits! Learn about diagnostics, prosthetics, hospital maker spaces, MakerNurses and Arduinos in the clinic!
MakrU Get on the Bus with MaKr U and unleash your inner child with fun as you dream, design, build and create with robotics, circuitry, and cardboard engineering.
Mellichamps Lego Compatible Military Minatures Approximately 300 hand made military minatures and parts and material for building your own figures or dioramas.
Mini Drone Race and Drone Flight Demonstrations Drone Parks Worldwide (DPW) will host a mini drone race in addition to flying drone demonstrations. Nick and Marjorie of DPW will also host a brief Q&A session on the making of drones. During drone demonstrations spectators will be allowed to try on First Person View (FPV) goggles, making them feel as if they are flying inside of the drone! Lastly, anyone can learn how to fly a drone at DPW’s space.
Monster Dance Designs Eccentric Etched Glassware. Designer glassware, sandblasted in Austin, TX”
Moo-Chila Bags and Shoes Moo-Chila Bags and Shoes
Moonlit Soapworks Handmade Artisan Soaps & more…We offer artisan soaps made in small batches with natural ingredients. Stop by to fill a FREE sample tube of colorful bath salt soak.”
Neighborhood Centers Inc The East Aldine Makerspace will be a place where people can make — things, connections, and new identities — for themselves, enabling people with a common passion for creativity to meet, socialize and collaborate. Our Makerspace will offer space, resources and collective knowledge for community members of all ages to build, explore and learn how to make things. Through informal, hands-on learning, workshops, and project-based challenges, our makers will be empowered to define and direct their own learning in an innovative and social environment. We will also develop a community of mentors, teachers, adults and young makers interested in collaboration.
NeoSensory Neosensory is a wearable technology startup that is working on a product that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to perceive sound using their sense of touch.
Nimitz High School Display of Robotics – Underwater, VEX.
Northworks Automation Northworks sells industrial 3D printers and printing services aimed at production environments. Designed and built in Houston, Texas from CNC-machined parts, our printers are simple to use, fast, reliable and robust – perfect for maker environments.
OcuRhythm Here at OcuRhythm, we have developed a pair of glasses that us light therapy to correct your circadian rhythm. We are currently wrapping up the specifications for our third prototype. We will then beta test our device and perfect our technology.
Oklahoma State University Discover the opportunities at Oklahoma State University in the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology.
Ooby Dooby Baby Baby clothing and accessories
PCs for Me PCs for Me is a company run by 13-year-old entrepreneur and maker, Ethan Saadia. PCs for Me designs and sells kits and accessories for the Raspberry Pi, a powerful computer the size of a credit card. We encourage both kids and adults to become makers and learn computer science as well as provide those already maker-savvy with additional tools to build exciting projects.
PicoWear Welcome to PicoWear – we make wearable tech for the family to help you maintain a healthy skin tone, reduce long-term effects of sun damage and enjoy the outdoors with peace of mind. Our clinically-proven technology also helps reduce the risk of children getting sunburn. Our product provides rich set features to fit into your life seamlessly. Join us in the journey as we stride in this new path – thank you for your support!
Pigsey Art Pigsey Art combines art and technology to create lasercut wood journals and home goods.
Polymorphic Labs Polymorphic Labs is a Houston startup that makes life digital. Using our hardware platforms, developers can easily incorporate real world data into their apps. Come by our booth to play a game with our bluetooth sensors, check out the hardware, and learn about our SDK.
PolyPrinter We manufacture 3D printers in North Texas. Our printers are well suited for school, library, and makerspace environments. We will showcase our portable 3D printer model and items it has printed.
Pop Shop Pop Shop
Pop Shop At Reserved Only, we’re about the good stuff when it comes to nursery essentials. Our goal is to create handmade baby goods using quality material without sacrificing style. With a little bit of handmade magic and high-quality fabrics, we provide modern moms the authentic and functional baby items they have been looking for.
Proto Makerspace At Proto Makerspace our primary mission is to provide access, training, and education on robotics, numerically controlled machines (3D printers, laser cutters/engravers & CNC), and cutting edge technologies to individuals of all ages. We encourage an open exchange and flow of information between individuals and promote STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) activities with a particular focus on empowering women.
Puzzometry Laser-cut acrylic puzzles. Originally funded on Kickstarter. Locally made. Get off your feet! We have plenty of seats at our booth. Stop by and relax while trying to solve Puzzometry – The Hardest Puzzle You’ll Never Solve! Also, if you’re a product manufacturer or distributer, stop in at our booth and ask us how you can add Puzzometry to your product portfolio!”
Quail Valley Middle School The FLL team from Quail Valley Middle School GT Academy will share their research project and show their EV3 robot.
Quilting Your Quilts I am a passionate quilter who has started a small business to help the community revive the hobby of quilt making. My motto is “Professional quality for a timeless treasure”. I quilt a variety of quilts with a computerized longarm machine as well as make completed T-shirt and Memory quilts to preserve the moments for generations to come. I also provide quilting classes for those who would like to create their own family heirlooms.
R2-D2 Builders Club The R2-D2 Builders Club is an internet fan based club with over 5000 members world-wide. Using the web as a common means to gather information and share thoughts and ideas with one common goal… to build their very own life size R-Series astromech. In recent years the club has expanded to include other droids such as C1-10P (Chopper) and BB-8.
re:3D, Inc. re:3D is a Texas-based hardware company that manufactures industrial scale 3D printers at affordable price points. At HMMF, we are displaying our newest model, the Gigabot 3+, and want to connect with local makers, partners, and customers.
REC Foundation Both static and interactive VEX and VEX IQ robots
Robot Mastery LLC Elementary School, Middle School, High School. It’s never too early to take an interest in robotics! Come see how one high school student has gathered many like minded peers and parents to create wonderful opportunities for robotics education
RPM Defense Solutions Personal protection
RunMyRobot Every wanted to teleport to some far away location? This is pretty close. Control telepresence robots from anywhere via the internet.
Sabine Pass ISD In our booth, we will show off our 3D printing, drones, Raspberry Pi, Arduinos, Makey Makeys, and other things we have used in our class. We will have things that people can look at as well as some hands-on demonstrations.
San Jacinto Chapter 139 of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors San Jacinto Chapter 139 of the National Association of Watch & Clock Collectors promotes the science of timekeeping along the Texas Gulf Coast through education related primarily to clocks and watches. We teach repair and restoration methods along with some interesting aspects of the history of timepieces. Horology is a fascinating combination of art, history, global business, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, and woodworking.
San Jacinto College “At San Jacinto College, you aren’t just turning on a 3D printer — you’re revving up an idea engine and your future. See and hold your idea, even at its earliest stages. Test it, talk it and perfect it like never before. What are you waiting for? Get behind the wheel of 3D printing and take your idea for a spin. We liberate our students’ creativity and accelerate/improve their Engineering Design skills.
From design idea to proof of concept, San Jacinto college offers STEM training and 3D Printers to produce concept models with feature detail, versatility and speed. By optimizing designs early in the process, they can help cut weeks from the design cycle, reducing product development costs and production timelines. This helps make our students an asset on the job from day one.
Schlumberger SEED (Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development) is Schlumberger’s education outreach program. Join us for hands-on activities building brush bots and paper circuits! Come early, supplies are limited!
Science ACEs Did you know that the cells that we are made of are actually complex systems full of tiny proteins? Each protein is made from a string of molecules called amino acids. The type and order of the amino acids are determined by the DNA. DNA is the “blueprint” of the cell which is transcribed into the “directions” for how to make the proteins out of amino acid “building blocks”. Once the string of amino acids is complete, the protein can fold into the structure it needs to perform important functions like holding the cell together, processing energy, or communicating with other cells. Come visit our activity booth at the Houston Maker Faire to decode and build your own protein peptide.
Sew Houston Sew Houston and Kimberly’s Stitchery and Merchantile will present sewing machines though time and offer hands on experiences.
Sketch Recognition Lab, Texas A&M University HaptiGo is a navigational vest that guides pedestrians through the use of vibro-tactile sensors and a smartphone application.
So You Think You Can Farm? By KIPP Sunnyside A close up look at a device that helps maintain and cultivate any crop, any size. By KIPP Sunnyside
St. Pius X High School St. Pius X students showcasing their engineering & programming talents.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church and School The Da Vinci Lab for Creative Arts and Sciences is an after school makerspace for students currently enrolled in grades 5 through 9, providing the opportunity for students to learn how to operate design software and equipment, including a 3-D printer and laser cutter. Every day students take what they’ve learned in the classroom and use it to imagine, design and create amazing products and works of art.
Geared for the wildly creative! St. Stephens Church and School have partnered to bring you a unique and progressive after school program. Through this joint venture program, students will learn problem solving, abstract thinking and creative expression. Students will be engaged with computer and programming, 3D printing, woodworking, sewing and laser cutting techniques. This program is specifically designed for those students interested in pursuing their own interest and ideas in STEAM as well as collaborating with others. Students will have the opportunity to experience intelligent failure as they work through their own creative process gently guided by a staff member. Each semester the students will have the opportunity to get to know a scholar (local artisan) and how they contribute to our community through STEAM. Lastly, as a mission between the joint venture of church and school, students will be able to explore the inherent spiritual element of creativity and collaboration. Thus…STEAMS!
Station Houston Station Houston Information
STEM Humble ISD 5261 Cyber Shock Robotics Team from Humble ISD; Atascosita, Kingwood Park,Humble and Summer Creek High school.
Synergistic STEM Outreach Center Two all-girls robotics team and an all-male robotics for students who do not have robotics in their learning community.
Team Sashimi Award winning computer-controlled animatronic art car with over 5 miles of wire in the control system.
Techno Chaos We have started the next chapter in our journey to inspire by providing consulting and starter programs to help schools, libraries and other community groups with their makerspace implementations. At the Faire we will have a 6-person Classroom Google Expedition setup for attendees to test run and assess for their own library or educational needs.  We will also have some of our own latest projects available to share.
Texas Medical Center The TMC Innovation Institute offers companies access to the resources and expertise of the largest medical center in the world to drive health and life science advancements. By uniting promising innovators with the best minds in academia, science, and medicine, TMC helps companies streamline the development of therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device and digital health breakthroughs.
TexLUG-Houston “TexLUG-Houston is a varied group of people who enjoy building, displaying, and collecting all things LEGO. Texas Brick Railroad is a similar group with a focus on highly detailed train and town layouts. Both groups are available to provide displays, and we are always welcoming new members. Together we bring you this collection of LEGO builds and activities for your enjoyment!
www.texlughouston.com
www.texasbrickrr.com”
That’s Me 3D Custom life-like 3D Keepsakes of you, your kids and your pets. We also make 3D obj files for game programmers!
The Adventures of Queen Becky We will be offering face and body art.
The Family Channel and American Business TV American Business TV Did you know management is one of the top three reasons why investors buy a stock? Meet the CEO before you invest. Welcome to the Family. The Family Channel presents television programming for the entire family. Classic TV shows and children programs.
The MakerBarn The MakerBarn is a full-service, yet kid friendly makerspace located near The Woodlands, TX. The MakerBarn is part of Extradinary Education, a 501c3 nob-profit and is totally operated and funded by the volunteer membership.
Turquoise T-Rex Handmade jewelry from upcycled materials, various metals, and locally sourced crystals.
TXRX Labs TXRX Labs is a non-profit makerspace in Houston’s East End District with over 40,000 square feet of space that houses a metal fabrication shop, machine shop, sheet metal fabrication shop, woodshop, electronics lab, general arts studio, ceramics studio, jewelry studio, photography studio, 3D printers, laser cutters and a computer classroom. For more information on available classes, events and memberships visit www.txrxlabs.org.
Tyrannosaurus Crafts Tyrannosaurus Crafts is committed to leaving No Scrap Behind! Each unique fabric card, cocktail napkin, or custom-designed pint glass koozie uses the small pieces of fabric that normally wouldn’t have made the cut for larger projects. Hand-cut and sewn with love in Houston, TX since 2011.
UH IEEE We will have robots we’ve built and show them off. Among the list is a couple of VEX U robots, a 3pi robot, and potentially an Aldebaran NAO.
University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
University of Texas Mecical Branch In September 2015, UTMB Health was the first medical center in the country to establish a Makerspace in a hospital. The space is designed to take faculty, staff, and student ideas and turn them into prototypes they can hold in their hands.
Usborne Books and More Selling children’s books and activity kits. Also 5 plush toys that go with our books. Educational and imaginative books.
Usborne Books and More Children’s Books by Usborne Books and Kane/Miller. Many styles of books (board books, picture books, educational, etc.) for all age ranges – from newborn thru teen years
Vertical Garden by KIPP Sunnyside AceTech We want to build this vertical garden in order to be able to grow our own food products in Sunnyside
Virtual Integrated Analytics Solutions – VIAS VIAS 3D Solutions: Additive manufacturing consulting services and hardware solutions for makers. Reseller of Markforged products and 3D printing services bureau.
Vortx Robotics Showing off the 2016 Vortx FRC robot.
Water Crisis Relief Provide access to safe & sustainable water in West African Communities: Activities: Water Crisis Relief Advocacy, Mini Walk 4 Water, and sale of T-Shirts, and anti-Mosquito Bite Patches for mini-fundraising
Wee Warhols Amber Scardino, owner of Wee Warhols- Children’s Art Studio in Austin, TX, will be demonstrating STEAM projects from the new book STEAM KIDS. Books will be available for sale. Do you have a STEAM KID?
WildBloom Boutique Handmade jewelry, soaps and candles with DIY jewelry station!
Woodcraft of Houston Southwest Woodworking specialty chain selling tools and supplies, including books & project plans.
Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy ROBOTS @ Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy