MakerX is Coming!

MakerX The Columbus Maker Expo is a festival for everyone interested in digital design and creation. It will take place from 10 am to 5 pm on April 21, 2018 at the Reynoldsburg Battelle Fablab and Reynoldsburg Performing Arts Center.

Advance tickets are required. Tickets are free for ages 18 and younger and just $5 for adults. Parking is free.

Here is a current list of our exhibitors and what they’re bringing:

Midwest Connect Hyperloop from MORPC (Hyperloop technology for the Columbus Region)

The PAST Foundation (underwater robotics, FIRST/Lego robotics, drones)

Microsoft (mixed/virtual reality experiences)

Reynoldsburg Battelle FabLab from Reynoldsburg Summit High School (tours of the fablab, FIRST robotics)

Tech Studio from COSI (arduino workshop)

Lincoln Fab Lab from Lincoln High School (vinyl cutter and CNC demos, makerspace projects, mobile fablab, live car wrap)

Buckeye FPV (live drone racing)

IEEE Columbus (learning and career enhancement opportunities within the engineering sciences)

IC3D printers (3D printer filament giveaway)

Capital University (performance by the MIDI band, audio, video, and theater technology demos, makerspace projects)

The Point at Otterbein University (makerspace projects, robotics team)

Modular Synthesis from Bbob Drake (experiment with electronic music)

STEM Middle @ Baldwin from Baldwin Road Junior High School (makerspace projects, interactive music boards, robots)

UNDR[H2O] from Guessworkvr (virtual reality game experience)

Underwater Robotics from Ohio State University (autonomous underwater vehicle demo)

Lego Robot BattleBots from Robot Academy (robot building and combat)

Micro-lessons for Micro-controllers from Alexandria Kalika (micro-controller and micro-computer demos)

Cloudhaus (makerspace projects and information)

Dragonfly LLC (Laser-cut jewelry & decorations)

Westerville City Schools (augmented reality sandbox experience, makerspace demos and projects)

Columbus School for Girls (FIRST robotics)

Giant Humanoid Robots from Choitek (interactive robotics demo)

Art and technology from Fuse Factory (digital media)

VR maker technology from VR Columbus (custom VR controllers and software)

Drone racing education from Safety Third Racing (drone simulations and test runs)

The Future of Drones from Infinite Impact (pro video drone demo, VR demo)

Marburn Academy (FIRST robotics)

STEM is Elementary (hands-on building)

Library Makerspace from Xavier University (assistive technology demos)

GorillaMaker (large format 3D printers)

techARTeum (STEM crafts)

Autonomyhub (autonomous vehicles and drones)

CareerConnectED from Make:Springfied (design and modeling, maker projects)

IDEA Lab from Zane State College (manufacturing based maker space)

See3D (3D printing for assistive technology and learning)

Tinkering with TECH CORPS (program robots and experiment with VR)

Max Welds (metal art)

Pre-Engineering from Hilliard Bradley High School (3D printing)

Design it, Build it, Test it for Kids from OTEEA (hands-on building)

Pickerington High School (robotics and engineering)

EMC2 (FIRST robotics)

Moving from Human to Robot from Jack Brown (control robotic motion)

Isotower from Todd Barchok (tower building game)

R2D2 Learning to Fail from Josh Montgomery (R2D2 demonstration)

Deceiver from Evan Todd (pre-apocalyptic philosophical shooter game)

We are continuing to seek exhibitors until we run out of space. Please review the Exhibit page (and take a look at the Venue page) and submit your exhibit proposal as soon as possible.

MakerX 2018 is hosted by the Reynoldsburg Battelle  Fablab and sponsored by Capital University, Otterbein University, IEEE Columbus and IC3D Printers. The planning committee is listed on the About page. Event contact: Bill Ball,