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…

PRESS RELEASE: World Maker Faire Returns

QUEENS, NY—(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) - World Maker Faire returns to New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) on Saturday, September 29 from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, September 30 from 10am to 6pm to showcase the world’s most extraordinary gathering of DIY talents in science, technology, crafting, fashion, food, sustainability, and more. 

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World Maker Faire at New York Hall of Science. September 29-30, 2012. Tickets and Info at makerfaire.com

106 Days to Maker Faire New York —- Call for Makers NOW OPEN!

We’re looking for a few hundred makers. Are you one of them? Save the Date and start working on your projects (if you haven’t already…) Maker Faire New York is right around the corner and as of this morning, the Call for Makers is open

Step one for participating is to submit an entry so we can learn about you and your project. Here’s just a sampling of what makes for a great Maker Faire exhibit:

  • Student Projects
  • Robotics
  • Music Performance and Participation
  • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
  • Textile Arts and Crafts
  • Home Energy Monitoring
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Sustainability
  • Green Tech
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Electronics
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Food and Beverage Makers
  • Robotics
  • Puppets
  • Kites
  • Bicycles
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines
  • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.

Not planning a project but still can’t wait for Maker Faire New York? Standby. Tickets go on sale soon and we’ll be warming up all summer with community gatherings, Maker Weekends at NYSCI and more.

Joey says: Don’t be bored!

Remember Joey?

Before he demonstrated his Extreme Marshmallow Cannon to the President at the White House Science Fair, he showed people at World Maker Faire how not to be bored. He was featured on Make Magazine today which inspired us to dig-up the archives. Our video interview with Joey at last year’s World Maker Faire:

World Maker Faire will be back at NYSCI September 29 and 30, 2012.

A great story about how Maker Faire can inspire and change a child’s life …

theworks-nysci:

Sorry for any repostings between facebook and this.  Just getting the hang of the way this works.

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jaredverdi:

World Maker Faire New York at the New York Hall of Science on Sept 18, 2011.

realcleverscience:

It was really cool to see Adiel, an old friend of mine from the NY Hall of Science, with his new set or Arch-Angel wings he designed and built for the MakerFaire. Definitely got a whole lot of dropped jaws and “woahs!”. And quite frankly, it’s pretty awesome.

realcleverscience:

At this exhibit at the NYSCI-Village, “kids” of all ages could learn about electronics by doing something that comes naturally to kids: Taking things apart! 

Lots of fun and got some really great interest from visitors. (“Oh, so that’s what’s inside!.. but how does that work… oh…!”)