Today’s the Day!

Doors open at 9:00 a.m.!

12:00 p.m. – Eepy Bird Mentos & Coke Zero Show

3:30 p.m. – Eepy Bird Mentos & Coke Zero Show

5:00 p.m. – Faire closes – we’ll see you next spring!

Come to Tyler Mini Maker Faire and WIN!

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Find out more by scanning the QR code above!

 

Makers are on their way!

Makers are coming from across Texas to join Eepy Bird at Tyler Mini Maker Faire THIS Saturday, March 29th!  Just a few of the Makers you can look forward to seeing this weekend are:

Austin Tie Dye Company

PolyPrinter

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Red Raider Robotics, VEX Robotics Competition, Dallas Personal Robotics Group, Printer Robot Simple: Extreme Edition, VEX Robotics Competition, UT Tyler Ingenuity Center, North Texas Drone Users Group, TJC Physics, Auto-Fetch, About the Tree Series, RC Legos, 3D printed R/C Tachikoma, Moore Robotics Club, Marty, UT Tyler American Chemical Society, LeTourneau University Engineering, East Texas Gem & Mineral Society, smART Projects, Pagermotors.com, Whitehouse ISD,  CNC/3D printer, Squishy Circuits, Percy Wang, Jonathan Kavanaugh, Robert Baker,

 

Beat the Ticket Rush! Buy Online!

Don’t get caught in the rush on Saturday, buy your ticket online through Friday night!

Tyler Maker Faire Tickets on Sale

Visit our Eventbrite site to buy your tickets today using any major credit card! Pre-purchased adult tickets are $12 and child tickets are $8 for non DSP members

Bring your paper rocket to the Maker Faire on March 29, 2014 to see how far it will go!

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Blow your friends away as you send this 25-cent rocket hundreds of feet in the air. You can build this easy launcher and rocket with common hardware store items in an afternoon.

All the parts for this simple but impressive air rocket and launcher are cheap and easy to find. Building it is a breeze and the modifications are endless. It’s legal in a big city, reusable, clean, and can be launched even in high winds on a small field.

Believe me, folks are quite taken by the 200- to 300-foot flights fueled by 18 or so bicycle pumps of compressed air. Whether you’re launching on your own or with a whole group of rocketeers, watch the crowds gather … 3, 2, 1, and away!

Bring your rocket to Maker Faire and see how far it will go!  Save money on tickets by purchasing them today!

CLICK HERE for Rocket Instructions

CLICK HERE to Purchase Tickets

2014 Tyler Mini Maker Faire is almost here!

Buy your tickets today then spread the wor by e-mailing your friends our  flyer, or by liking us on Facebook, or following us on Twitter!  We’ll see you on the 29th!

Tyler Maker Faire Tickets on Sale

 

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East Texas area to host Maker Faire

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East Texas area to host Maker Faire

Discovery Science Place has again partnered with Make Magazine to host the Tyler Maker Faire on March 29, 2014.The Maker Faire, to be held at Discovery Science Place at 308 N. Broadway, will open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guests can enjoy hands on demonstrations from approximately 30 exhibitors. Last year, more than 1,000 people braved the cold and rain to attend Maker Faire, an event they previously would have had to travel to a larger city to experience.

Eepy Birds, YouTube stars who do elaborate shows with Coke Zero and Mentos, is headlining the event with shows at 11 am and 3 pm.

Between shows, guests can mingle with Makers, as the people who exhibit at the Faire are called. Makers are anyone who makes stuff; inventors, scientists, engineers, artists and anyone who enjoys using ingenuity and creativity to bring their ideas to life.

“Tyler has a vibrant Maker community,” says Discover Science Place CEO Phil Lindsey.  “The Tyler Maker Faire is a fun way to showcase the innovation and creativity found here.”

Exhibitors from east Texas and around the country will showcase eclectic inventions like drones and robots. There will be demonstrations as well as opportunities for people to participate. The Maker spectacle of science, technology, engineering and arts perfect for Discovery Science Place says CEO Phil Lindsey.

“Science centers like Discovery Science Place are a natural fit for a Maker Faire,” says Lindsey. “Science is about exploring, experimenting, re-conceiving and examining ideas and using good old fashion ingenuity to bring what was created to fruition. Maker Faire does that in many different ways that are unique, interesting to watch, exciting to do and easy to re-imagine in contexts that engage the participants.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children in advance and $15 for adults and $10 for kids at the door.  This includes admission to the museum.

About Maker Faire:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell)—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. Community-driven, independently produced Mini Maker Faire events inspired by Maker Faire are now being produced around the United States and the world. Tyler Maker Faire NC is in its inaugural year and is independently organized and operated under license from O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Major sponsors for this year’s maker faire are Suddenlink, Motivation Science, Dr. Michael Doyle of the Buonacorsi Foundation, and Blue Spike.

For more information go to TylerMakerFaire.com or contact LaDawn Fletcher at (903) 533-8011 x210 or lfletcher@uttyler.edu.