LED Grow Lights like the ones we’re making today at NYSCI

LED Grow Lights like the ones we’re making today at NYSCI

A look back at our Dead or Alive Party, featuring projections and animations by Glowing Pictures. Thanks to all who brought out a little spooky at NYSCI last week.

A three-minute lookback at just a few of this year’s World Maker Faire highlights. See more in our photo pool here.

A mere glimpse at day one of World Maker Faire 2012.

Photos: Andrew Kelly

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Courtesy of NYSCI’s Playworks blog, we encountered Deren at last week’s Mini Maker Faire in Pittsburgh. She’ll be with us in NYC this weekend

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Check out Deren Guler this weekend at World Maker Faire.  I got to speak with Deren at Pittsburgh’s Mini Maker Faire (9/22) about FLOAT, a participatory art/design project that co-builds air quality sensing kites.  Deren just returned from Beijing where she partnered with master kite builders to lead three workshops for local residents to build their own air quality sensors and kites to fly together.  She is interested to see how this project can be applied in different contexts.  We are hoping Deren will make a guest appearance in an upcoming Little Makers to help us build air quality sensing kites here at NYSCI.  

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Everything!  That’s what’s coming in just FIVE DAYS.  So click here to get your hands on maps, apps, guides, tickets and more to the greatest show and tell on earth.  And get ready for DIY, hacking, cooking, felting, lock-picking, mousetrapping, urban farming, circuitry, soldering, sewing, 3D printing, and more more more. 
See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Everything!  That’s what’s coming in just FIVE DAYS.  So click here to get your hands on maps, apps, guides, tickets and more to the greatest show and tell on earth.  And get ready for DIY, hacking, cooking, felting, lock-picking, mousetrapping, urban farming, circuitry, soldering, sewing, 3D printing, and more more more. 

See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - The Nerdy Derby is a Pinewood Derby-inspired no-rules* car building and racing competition brought to you by students from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. This will be the first ever Nerdy Derby and everyone can build a car and enter the race. Awards will be handed out for: The Underdog, The Tricked Out, The Delicious, The Not-so-pretty, and The King of the Hill. Get started by checking out the track spec.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - RePlayGround helps you turn your trash into treasure.  At Maker Faire, they’ll show you how to make an upcycled pinwheel, and you can also see an in-person demo of how to make the fancy soda tab bracelet that Alyssa and Tiffany made in this Explainer TV video.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Pancake Bot.  In this interview, Miguel Valenzuela explains the inspiration behind Pancake Bot, the importance of good batter flow control, and why you have to be careful what you tell your daughters.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Speakers Announced

 

Bre Pettis and Chris Anderson headline the World Maker Faire speaker series. Check out the highlights of who is speaking at World Maker Faire, with talks and how-to workshops from the leaders in the maker movement speaking about science, technology, art, and more. 

  • Bre Pettis from MakerBot Industries and Chris Anderson from Wired and 3D Robotics, and author of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. Pettis and Anderson will discuss the lessons learned in building big maker businesses and give a glimpse of where they think this movement is going, in the talk “Going Big: From Maker Movement to New Industrial Revolution.” On the morning of Sunday, Sept. 30, Anderson will also speak on DIY drones (remote control quadcopters) in “Why Should the Military Have all the Cool Stuff?”
  • Jack Hitt, This American Life contributor and author of Bunch of Amateurs: A Search for the American Character, will talk about Meredith Perry, founder of uBeam and the latest amateur to break out of her metaphorical garage as the inventor of the wireless battery charger, and how she’s part of the coming DIY revolution.
  • David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist, will recount his adventures in hang-gliding, landing on a nuclear carrier, handling 10-foot sharks underwater, firing an AK-47, slicing a brain in half, and pouring a $12 million gold bar for his presentation, “Should Science Be Allowed to be Interesting? One Man’s Insane Journey through a TV Career on PBS.”
  • Mason Peck, NASA’s chief technologist, will provide an update on the Mars Curiosity rover and NASA’s connections to the maker community in his presentation, “Working with NASA on Innovative Space Technology.”
  • Alton and Carrie Barron, hand surgeon and psychiatrist author duo, will speak about their research and recent book, The Creativity Cure, showing why and how making things is good for our minds, moods, earning potential, and the economy.
  • Jonathan Lippincott, author of Large Scale: Fabricating Sculpture in the 1960s and 1970s, will present the history of the sculptures made at his family’s large-scale sculpture fabrication company, Lippincott, Inc. Founded in 1966, Lippincott was the first fabricator dedicated exclusively to prototyping and building large-scale sculpture; they were the makers behind many familiar works by artists such as Claes Oldenburg, Louise Nevelson, Barnett Newman, and Ellsworth Kelly.
  • Catarina Mota and Dustyn Roberts, co-chairs of the Open Hardware Summit, will explain how, over the last few years, open source hardware went from an obscure hobby to a burgeoning movement. The pair will review the defining events of the last few years to draw a snapshot of the current state of the open source hardware movement and the impact it’s having in maker culture and beyond.
  • Stuart Schmill, dean of admissions at MIT, will offer advice to young makers (and parents of makers) on how best to prepare for the college experience and application process.
  • Allan Chochinov, founder of Core77, will moderate “Design and DIY: How Makers are Influencing Product Design,” an industrial design community debate featuring a panel of industry leaders, including Tad Toulis of TEAGUE, Gadi Amit of New Deal Design, Carla Diana of Smart Design, and Jared Ficklin of Frog Design.
  • Invigorating panel discussions include:

    • "After the Kickstarter" - Real stories from makers "going pro" and delivering on successful crowdfunding campaigns.
    • The latest in 3D printing and digital fabrication.
    • Firsthand reports on the diverse range of exciting new models of makerspaces (shared workshop environments that are taking off around the world).
    • Peter Meehan, former food writer for the New York Times and co-editor of the fun and irreverent food magazine Lucky Peach, interviews a panel of food makers (chefs!) that he admires most.