March 7-9: Makers, Hackers and DIYers Unite at SXSW Create 2014

SXSW Create 2014

Hours on Friday, March 7: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Hours on Saturday, March 8: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Hours on Sunday, March 9: 11:00am to 6:00pm
Location is City Terrace of the Long Center (701 W. Riverside)
Event is FREE and open to the public

Doing creative and revolutionary things with new technologies embodies the spirit of the SXSW Interactive Festival, and nowhere is this more evident than the diverse mix of activities at SXSW Create. From 3D printing to drones to biohacking and much more, this community event showcases the disruptive solutions that are shaping our future.

New Venue for 2014: The Long Center

This FREE and open-to-the-public event kicks off at 11:00 am on Friday, March 7 and runs through 6:00 pm on Sunday, March 9. Catch an Interactive or Film Shuttle to The Long Center for the Performing Arts to experience all the mind-expanding and hands-on fun.

Join the Community

The third installment of SXSW Create will be bigger and better than ever. Find out how you can be a part of the maker community at SXSW and help transform the world around us. Mark your calendar now and contact us for more details on how you can participate at SXSW Create.

2014 Exhibitors and Participants

Epilog LaserEpilog Laser - Laser Engraving, Cutting & Marking Systems
Whether you’re cutting pieces/parts for your latest prototype or engraving your logo on promo gifts, Epilog Laser cutting/marking systems can take your creative designs to the next level.

FlexbotFlexbot: A Customizable, Open Source Nanocopter
Come check out the Flexbot, a customizable, smartphone-controlled, open source nancopter! We will also be displaying our unique automated 3D printing system for manufacturing the copters.

Inventables is the hardware store for designers. We specialize in the tools and materials to make your ideas a reality.

Make:MAKE presents Homegrown Drones
MAKE jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement. Devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects, MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of individuals who undertake innovative projects and ideas.

Bike HuggerNokia Nokia + Bike Hugger
In the Nokia + Bike Hugger space find giveaways and the latest Lumia devices that make amazing photos & videos on and off the bike. Lumia lets you see more at SXSW.

SparkFun ElectronicsSparkFun e-Textiles Workshop and Project Showcase
Come join SparkFun Electronics for an e-textiles workshop full of LED-fun and conductive-thread dreams! We'll have a fleet of e-textile instructors who can help you make simple circuit with LilyPad LEDs, conductive thread and sharpies on your own fabric pin.

Stage TwoStage Two @ SXSW
Stage Two at SXSW is for attendees serious about being involved in the consumer electronics industry. Come by the booth to get demos from hardware startups sharing their stories about going from tinkerer to scale! Part educational, part showcase, all fun!

Texas InstrumentsTexas Instruments
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world’s brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today.

Other Community Participants

3DaGoGo, 10bitworks, ATX Hackerspace Collective, Anand Chamarthy, Austin Mini Maker Faire, Billy Bishop and Obsolete Industries, iGEM, Josef Kristofoletti, Left Field Labs, MakerKids, Peep, Puzzle Hunt, re:3d, Soil IQ, SpraTX, Supermechanical, Vandegrift H.S. ViperBots & FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics, the Waller Creek Conservancy and many more.

Special Events at SXSW Create

The Industry Attic at West Pincer Terrace
Head upstairs for a special track of programming with maker-focused Meet Ups, Show and Tells, and much more:

Explore the SXSW Create session listings in the SXSW Schedule »

Sunday, March 9
Stage Two at SXSW
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This special event from Stage Two features hardware startups sharing 5-minute stories about going from tinkerer to scale. Beer, tacos, and live music keeps things crispy! Visit or see this special event in the SXSW Schedule

Sunday Special Community Event
Bike Hugger Mobile Social with Nokia and Tern
12:30 pm on The City Terrace at the Long Center
Be at the intersection of bikes and maker culture when Bike Hugger, Nokia and Tern hit the streets for an informal and fun community bike ride around Austin. Reception to follow with special guests Rapha, Pei Ketron and Jeremy Dunn. For more, visit or see this special event in the SXSW Schedule.

All subject to change.