LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Blinkybugs are simple, electronic “insects” that respond to movement, vibration, and wind by blinking their LED eyes. What started as an afternoon DIY project has become a combination book and kit, and a project not to be missed at World Maker Faire 2012.
See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Blinkybugs are simple, electronic “insects” that respond to movement, vibration, and wind by blinking their LED eyes. What started as an afternoon DIY project has become a combination book and kit, and a project not to be missed at World Maker Faire 2012.

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

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Artist Erin Lewis presents some of her data-driven fashion pieces, including the Earthquake Skirt. Made of housing debris that rumbles and shakes with real-time seismological data from around the globe, the skirt’s vibrations are correlated to the intensity of the quakes.
See more of what’s coming to World Maker Faire here.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Artist Erin Lewis presents some of her data-driven fashion pieces, including the Earthquake Skirt. Made of housing debris that rumbles and shakes with real-time seismological data from around the globe, the skirt’s vibrations are correlated to the intensity of the quakes.

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

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Color Wheelz is an art making and visual narrative experience to promote public engagement on the streets of NYC. The Color Wheelz van travels the five boroughs (and beyond) collecting artworks and stories along the way. At each destination, visitors add their personal touches to the van, using neon wire, cling paper, velcro shapes, magnets and fabric in a playful exploration of how color relates to community. Visitors of all ages are welcome and encouraged to create things they never thought they would or never thought they could.

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

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Austin Bike Zoo's Butterfly Bikes combine the simplicity of pedal-power, with the animation of puppets, transporting the rider to a fantasy land of giant animals, where anything is possible with the power of your own legs and some imagination.

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

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - RoboBrrd is a robotic bird with personality and a penchant for math games.

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 - 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 - Llaves Designs reminds us that sometimes the best part of making things is destroying them. Pinata making workshops will have you swinging at some of your very own paper mache magic.

LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO WORLD MAKER FAIRE - Llaves Designs reminds us that sometimes the best part of making things is destroying them. Pinata making workshops will have you swinging at some of your very own paper mache magic.

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…