Mamas Expo, a set on Flickr.Thank you Mama’s Expo for a fantastic weekend. Andrew Kelly took these great photos.
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Mamas Expo, a set on Flickr.

Thank you Mama’s Expo for a fantastic weekend. Andrew Kelly took these great photos.

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 mere glimpse at day one of World Maker Faire 2012.

Photos: Andrew Kelly

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 - 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.
LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Hand-painted, utilitarian, durable, individualized. Belle Helmets have as much character as the cyclists who don them.
See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Hand-painted, utilitarian, durable, individualized. Belle Helmets have as much character as the cyclists who don them.

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

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Cupcake Cars, a mainstay of Maker Faire Bay Area, making a NYC debut at this year’s World Maker Faire. Here’s the simple recipe for some motorized mayhem:
1. Mix new and reused electric vehicle pieces and parts.
2. Fill 1:18 scale hand-bent tin cupcake liner.
3. Whip up a unique swirly fabric frosting top.
4. Add one part ingenuity, two scoops of creativity, and a whole lot-o-fun!

Check back tomorrow when we contemplate some destructive design with our next installment of LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO MAKER FAIRE.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE
Thirty days to World Maker Faire 2012. Today we launch a countdown with sneak peeks at some of the projects that will make this year’s event the most outrageous, inspiring and educational Maker Faire yet. Follow the SciSpotlight all September to see what we have planned for you at World Maker Faire on September 29-30.
We kick off with a look at World’s Fair 2.0, a game that time-travels you into the past—and the future. Using an iPhone, you’ll go on a virtual scavenger hunt in and around NYSCI to answer the question: How did the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs shape Queens’ geography and its collectively imagined future?
Maker Faire attendees will be the first to get a chance to try out the game. World’s Fair 2.0 is a co-production of People’s Production House and REV- and will be officially unveiled as part of ReGeneration, a new NYSCI exhibition opening October 27. ReGeneration challenges visitors to think about our communities and imagine how they might be more sustainable and more livable. In the case of World’s Fair 2.0, the game explores continuities between the Utopian vision of World’s Fairs past and the visions we have today for our cities of the future. 
Check back tomorrow to find out which icons of Maker Faire Bay Area will make their NYC debut this year…

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE

Thirty days to World Maker Faire 2012. Today we launch a countdown with sneak peeks at some of the projects that will make this year’s event the most outrageous, inspiring and educational Maker Faire yet. Follow the SciSpotlight all September to see what we have planned for you at World Maker Faire on September 29-30.

We kick off with a look at World’s Fair 2.0, a game that time-travels you into the past—and the future. Using an iPhone, you’ll go on a virtual scavenger hunt in and around NYSCI to answer the question: How did the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs shape Queens’ geography and its collectively imagined future?

Maker Faire attendees will be the first to get a chance to try out the game. World’s Fair 2.0 is a co-production of People’s Production House and REV- and will be officially unveiled as part of ReGeneration, a new NYSCI exhibition opening October 27. ReGeneration challenges visitors to think about our communities and imagine how they might be more sustainable and more livable. In the case of World’s Fair 2.0, the game explores continuities between the Utopian vision of World’s Fairs past and the visions we have today for our cities of the future. 

Check back tomorrow to find out which icons of Maker Faire Bay Area will make their NYC debut this year…