MakerX The Columbus Maker Expo will happen 10 am to 4 pm in the Lausche building of the Ohio Expo Center on Saturday, February 29, 2020.

This public festival of creating with technology is suitable for all ages.

Attendance at MakerX is free and requires no tickets. However the Expo Center will charge $5 per vehicle for parking.

Below are some of the exhibitors participating in MakerX 2020. We will add new entries to the website as we approve them. See you there!

3×60. A pin-ball like video game.

Amateur Liquid Rocketry. A rocket engine test stand use to fire liquid rocket engines.

Apprenti. Event Sponsor. Through innovative selection, certification and hiring process, Apprenti is bridging the talent gap and meeting the demands of the tech industry’s growing workforce.

Art and Virtual Reality. An an opportunity for people to make their own immersive artwork.

Bawden Studio. Bawden Studio will have its current project, Leaky Dimensions, available for attendees to play, and will talk about how games are made.

Booper Get Home! A VR game based on the drawings of my son, who is on the autism spectrum.

Break Stuff VR. A break out smash hit of a game.

Buckeye Current. Introduction to and showcase of student-engineered electric vehicle technology.

Buckeye Space Launch Initiative. Ohio State students building and designing their own rockets.

CapTech. Event Sponsor. A team of master builders, creators, and problem solvers who help clients grow efficient, successful businesses.

Code 4 Community. How computer science can be used for social good.

Code Ninjas. Display of student coded games.

Columbus State Community College. Hands-on experience to showcase in-demand careers in Engineering Technology and IT.

Combat Robotics + Drones. Smash and crash battles with one-pound and three-pound robots plus drone demos.

CoverMyMeds. Event Sponsor. CoverMyMeds streamlines the medication PA process.

Crafty Electronics. Paper and cloth crafts with integrated circuits, LEDs and electronics for people to touch and play with.

CWRUbotix Robotics Team. Showing how robotics are being used in various different walks of life.

Digital Flagship. Participants will experience hands-on coding with Robomaster S1.

Educational Robotics of Central Ohio. FIRST Robotics teams (FTC, FRC, FLL) .

Fragment. Projection installation which uses the viewer’s perspective to bring together shapes in space.

FrankenFrog Productions. Interactive Robotics and VR Horror.

Game-U. Game-U is an after school program where kids and adults can learn to make games from industry professionals!

GeckoTek. 3D Printing Build Surfaces.

Grow Next Gen. Create an egg catcher that could be used to collect eggs on a farm.

IEEE Columbus. Event Sponsor. The trusted “voice” for engineering, computing, and technology information around the globe.

Isotower. A skyscraper management tycoon game in the style of Sim City or Sim Tower.

Khamsa 3D. 3D printing prosthetics and other items for those in need or custom solutions.

Knowlom Tech. Computer hardware and software used for Robotics and STEM learning.

Legacy 3D. 3D scanning items for conservation and accessibility.

Lite’m Up. How to drill holes in glass and decorate with low voltage lights.

Local Tech Heroes. Youth use design and emerging technology to solve community problems!

Midwest Naval Combat Club. These ships shoot BBs at each other and YES they do sink!

mimicEducationalRobots. Learn to use and program your own robot!

Moderately Dangerous. We will demonstrate medium sized robots, including one that looks like Wall-E.

Nick Cunningham Art. My exhibit will feature the interface of art and technology (primarily 3D printing).

OhioHealth Technical Exploration Team. We’re experimenting with the latest technologies to help push healthcare into the future.

Ohio Technology & Engineering Educators Association. Event Sponsor. Student showcase exhibits and family activities area.

Ohio University J. Warren McClure School of Emerging Communication Technologies. Student created games, VR experiences, IoT and sensors.

Paigesicle. Cosplay and propmaking utilizing new materials and technology.

Playing games in the Star Wars Universe. Space gambling in the Outer Rim.

Project VERB. Hands on experience with a smart city students built, examples of real life application of skills, and mentoring.

Protocept LLC. 3D scanning demonstrations.

Pyramid CDC. STEM and Entrepreneur Opportunities.

R2D2. A fully functional unit from Doug Bickert.

SciFi Cosplay. Star Wars costuming for charity.

See3D. Touch models, write braille, and learn how you can get involved with See3D.

Spinball. Play a physics based video game.

STEMcoding Project. A YouTube channel to teach kids how to code that is recorded at Ohio State University.

Tactical AR. Virtual reality software and hardware for law enforcement and firearms training.

TECH CORPS Ohio. Participate in some fun technology demos and learn about upcoming TECH CORPS programs in your region!

The Device. Interactive gadget that could have been in a lot of “B” scifi movies.

The Electronics Club. Bridging the gap between classroom knowledge and practical hands on electronics experience.

The Mad Anvil Amory.

The Point at Otterbein. Event Sponsor. The Point offers community memberships to its makerspace, co-working, and event space as well as serving the needs of Otterbein students.

The Underwater Robotics Team from The Ohio State University. Where engineering makes a splash.

UNDR[H20] presented by GuessworkVR. a virtual reality game experience where you must use your wit and reflexes to survive.

VR Columbus. VR Experiences created by VR Columbus members.