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MAKER FAIRE AT CENTRAL FL FAIRGROUNDS


Like nonvoters who complain about politicians, a lot of us grumble about consumer culture while feeling helpless to do anything about it. There are some creative souls who are doing something about it, though. The do-it-yourselfers known as makers answer consumer culture with creator culture. More than 200 of them will show off their ingenuity at the Maker Faire Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22-23. This year the Maker Faire leaves its former venue, the Orlando Science Center, to populate the Central Florida Fairgrounds with inventors, artists and techies all spreading the gospel of building and repairing rather than buying and discarding. This kaleidoscopic annual expo features displays, workshops and panel discussions that leave visitors full of enthusiasm for the fusion …
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Maker Faire Orlando, Burger Bash and Wine Walk


I like to buy things pre-made, but if you are not like me…then head to Maker Faire Orlando, a community-organized, family-friendly event now in its third year featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning. Maker Faire Orlando runs Saturday-Sunday 10-5 at the Orlando Science Center.
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