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Building For The Future at Maker Faire

We’re so pleased with how the Houston Mini Maker Faire (11/12-13 @ GRB) is shaping up — it’s going to be so — GOOD! Now’s a great time for good — for you, your family, the community. Learning is good; creating new things is good; sharing, of course, is very good! And Maker Faire is full of these things and more, as it celebrates so many things that are good about us as humans, our communities — and Houston. We encourage you to come and visit with us, enjoy all this goodness, stay a while — and go away inspired!

If you’ve never been to a Maker Faire before, you’re in for a real treat — so many new things to learn and do! But even if you’ve been to one — or many — there will be so much new to see and experience here that you’ll be very glad you came. And you will be part of making this event a real showcase for the community. This year we make a big step forward as we gear up for 10,000 attendees with over 200 exhibits over 2 days! And our strategic goal is to attract more than 25,000 annually to Houston Maker Faire by 2020 — come be part of this growth story!

We advocate the Maker Movement philosophy that learning new things is a human need; being creative with our imagination, gifts and skills is one of the most fulfilling things humans can do; and making (building) our creations helps both ourselves and the community. So, whether it’s art or slick engineering, traditional crafts or latest high-tech, we believe that making is all-around goodness, and we want to share it with you.

This is our exhibition for Houston. Don’t think this is just hobbies or “geekery” — the Maker Movement has an impressive tech resume, for example, including such things as desktop 3D printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, desktop CNC tools, 3D-printed prosthetics, the new generation of VR, drones/UAVs and many IoT toolsets. It’s changing education, corporate innovation and development methodologies, entertainment, startup businesses, medicine and many more fields. But it can be just for fun too — one of the best things about making is it’s what you want it to be, as long as you’re active, creative and constructive!

Perhaps the most important point is — making, and therefore Maker Faire — is for everyone. And yes, it’s GOOD for you!

Our “Power Play”: Building For Houston’s Future At Maker Faire

BuyTicksWe’re so pleased with how the Houston Mini Maker Faire (11/12-13 @ GRB) is shaping up — it’s going to be so — GOOD! This event is dedicated to the concept that (1) learning is a basic human need and is good for people of all ages; (2) being creative with our imagination, gifts and skills is one of the most fulfilling things humans can do; and (3) and “making” (building) our creations helps both ourselves and the community.

hacking-eduThis is our 4th annual event, and we’re using the theme “Power Up Houston!” to take a big step forward in awareness and impact throughout the Greater Houston Area. The Houston Mini Maker Faire will be full of interesting and important things to learn and do, covering such a wide range of topics that we simply can’t describe them all here (but check back regularly here, in the Event Info and About sections, and on Facebook for updates about our exhibits). We’re gearing up for 10,000 attendees with over 200 exhibits over 2 days! And our strategic goal is to attract more than 25,000 annually to Houston Maker Faire by 2020 — come be part of this growth story! There are things here for everyone — ranging from kids to seniors, and artists to engineers.

hcc-sharesThis is the Maker Movement’s exhibition for Houston. The Maker Movement is positive and constructive, and it’s already had significant impact (learn more about that here).  It’s changing education, corporate waterafrica1innovation and development methodologies, entertainment, startup businesses, medicine and many more fields. And at this year’s Houston Mini Maker Faire, we have large exhibits dedicated to innovation, reducing the barriers to tech and business startups to foster more entrepreneurs, getting inventions and products to market, and showing how creative mindsets can be leveraged now to solve real-world community challenges!

But it can be just for fun too — one of the best things about making is it’s what you want it to be, as long as you’re active, creative and constructive! Perhaps the most important point is — making, and therefore Maker Faire — is for everyone. And yes, it’s GOOD for you! Come join us at the GRB on 11/12-13.