On Saturday 7/27/19, MakerFX exhibited at the very first Tampa Mini Maker Faire along with about 75 other exhibitors. The event was held at the Glazer Children’s Museum. There was an amazing turnout, both in exhibitors as well as attendees. Here are a few pictures from the day.
Part of my never ending quest to take care of MakerFX Makerspace as the Shop Czar is to do something about our lovely plastic folding tables and for the longest time I have wanted to replace them with something from Open Desk but currently their downloads section is shut off… No worries I’ll find something else andContinue Reading Lets Build a Conference Table!
MakerFX has obtained a Maslow CNC router. This, assemble yourself tool, has the capability to engrave or cut using a computer numerically controlled wood router. The work area is an impressive 4′ X 8′. Although the operation looks very simple, it is quite accurate. Come check it out (and the rest of our impressive space)Continue Reading MakerFX now has a Maslow CNC router
MakerFX exhibited at the Orlando Science Center MakeFest event the weekend of June 15-16. We brought a couple of our Power Racers, the button making gear, as well as our interactive skull useless machine. We got to hang out with other makers and tell people about our makerspace as well as MakerFaire Orlando 2019!
MakerFX attends a number of outreach events. One of the purposes of these outreach efforts is to introduce people to different things we make and do at the space. I have liked the idea of a “Useless machine” but wanted to make something more elaborate and entertaining. We came across a plastic skull that hadContinue Reading Skull Useless Machine
MakerFX Members made an awesome flip-top cart that holds two power tools on a rotating top!
On April 6 & 7th, the MakerFX Makerspace Power Racing Team loaded up 5 electric cars and headed to Maker Faire Miami for their first Power Racing Series exhibition race. We were joined by Andrea & Mike from MakeMIA Makerspace (and you might recognize them as part of the Witch Doctor team from Battlebots!) RoadContinue Reading MakerFX Power Racing Team races at Maker Faire Miami!
MakerFX members, along with other makers from ATMakers, Makers Hollow, MakeMIA, FamiLAB, and Tampa Hackerspace worked together under a crazy 3 week deadline to turn Alex’s wheelchair into an epic interactive Bumblebee costume as part of the Magic Wheelchair program Read about the build on the Make Magazine blog. Incredible makers doing incredible things! @MagicWheelchairContinue Reading Bumblebee, a Magic Wheelchair
We at MakerFX are supporting the efforts behind the project at WeTheBuilders.com, and need your help for it to succeed.On Saturday May 12th, we will be using all six 3D Printers at MakerFX and any others we can round up to print pieces for the current project called We the Rosies. This is aContinue Reading We the Rosies
For the past six years at Maker Faire Orlando, members of FamiLab have taught attendees how to solder with a cool little Makey pin with 2 self-flashing LEDs. We’ve been asked for more advanced soldering training, and we responded with the addition of a PIC-microcontroller-based board twinkling several LEDs, and with a switch that can beContinue Reading Advanced soldering training at Maker Faire Orlando 2017