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Hello! Welcome to the Orlando Robotics & Makers Club!

We are working to build a strong Robotics & Maker community in Central Florida.  Glad you found us!

If you met us at Maker Faire Orlando, click here to learn more.

We love to share our knowledge of robotics, 3D Printing, radio controlled airplanes, micro-controllers, and other Maker projects.  Our members have a variety of skill sets ranging from newbies, students, graphic designers, technical editors as well as mechanical, electrical and software engineers.  We all share a common passion for making fun things and have begun to collaborate on projects such as the 2015 Maker Faire exhibit.  We welcome your new ideas and hope to get folks excited about making and continuously improving our group.

We are passionate about strengthening the community by increasing STEM / STEAM skills (i.e., Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math), for all people, and supporting education for everyone... preschoolers through retirees.

Come join us and please suggest events, projects & topics of interest.

There is no cost to join and there are no dues. 

You can learn how to do most everything from fellow members.

We meet the 2nd Saturday of every month, from noon to 2PM, in the Melrose Tech Center, on the 2nd floor of the downtown Orlando Library.

Hope to see you at the next meetup!

Kevin Hines

Orlando Robotics & Makers Club:


Where should I park my car?

I park in the city-owned parking garage, which is directly across the street from the entrance to the downtown Orlando library, on Central. It cost $2 per hour to park there, but it is so conveniently located, for me, it's worth paying that... There is also FREE parking Saturdays in the garage at 302 E Pine St. ... a 4 minute walk from the library entrance; the car entrance to the garage is on the south side of Pine, at the eastern end of the garage building.

Where is the meeting located within the library?

The meeting location is on the 2nd floor, inside the library... go up in the elevator or take the stairs, to the 2nd floor, and you will see the "Melrose Tech Center"... walk in, stop at the reception counter, tell them you are here for the Robotics & Makers Club meeting... the reception person will point you to the club meeting location, which is about 50 feet from the Melrose reception desk.

When do people arrive?

Some of us arrive about 11:30AM, and the meeting starts at 12:00, noon, so I'd arrive at least 5 or 10 minutes before noon.

What are the rules?

We are very informal, there are no dues, and the only actual "rule" is that children under 16 years old need to be with a parent at all times.  I recommend signing up on the Meetup page, so that you will receive meeting announcements. Other than that, please have fun, share your knowledge and your work with others and enjoy learning!

What's the difference between Making/Makers and Crafting/Crafters/Crafts?

I don't think there is a difference... To me, making ANYTHING is making/crafting... Please bring your crafts, and share your crafting work with the rest of us Crafters/Makers. :-) 

What should I bring?

Please bring any projects you are working on that you'd like to show folks... every meeting we have "show & tell" time during the meeting, where each person has a few minutes to share their projects if they'd like... people can also ask for help, share a news item, etc.

I look forward to your participation!


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    "I am uploading the list of brainstorm ideas in a pdf format, although it looks like they might have changed the meetup site to make that difficult. I tried to combine the ideas as much as possible...."

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    "Excellent ideas, Steve & Gary! Thanks to both of you for sharing these great ideas!"

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