QUEENS, NY, Aug 27, 2013 (Marketwired via COMTEX) --
World Maker Faire New York, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth,
announces that over 650 makers, presenters, and performers will be
exhibiting their DIY ingenuity, creativity, and inventions at the
event on September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Sciences in
Queens. The exhibits will be prime examples of how the maker movement
is rocketing to the forefront of mainstream America. From 3D
printing, DIY drones, and electric vehicle projects to
sustainability, fixing, and up-cycling to fine arts, crafting, and
food making, and anything in between, Faire goers will marvel at what
makers are achieving in each field. All makers and performers can be
Some maker highlights for World Maker Faire New York 2013 event are:
-- BioBus: Leading the charge on science education for social change, the
BioBus is a high-tech science lab on wheels. Boasting an array of
advanced scientific equipment and a professional scientist aboard, the
BioBus reaches over 20,000 students a year, visiting public schools
across NYC and the country.
-- Anyone Can Make a Robot!: Make your own robot -- it's easy! Using a
remote controlled car base, a kitchen size trash bin, a lettuce
container, dryer tube, and a couple of LED lights for eyes you, too,
can have a robot companion.
-- Moving Made Easy - A Wheelchair Transfer Mechanism: Tinkerer and young
maker (he's 12 years old!), Daniel Anand, created a screw-based,
motorized wheelchair transfer device using a reclaimed ATV motor and a
battery pack that allows users to get in and out of wheelchairs by
-- KARTS for Vets (Kinect and Arduino Rehab System): Budding engineer,
young maker, and 14 year old brother of Daniel Anand, Joseph Anand has
developed KARTS for Vets, a Microsoft Kinect and Arduino-based
rehabilitation system to help injured veterans with their physical
therapy (PT) requirements.
-- MapperBot: Dreamers, hackers, and engineers from Gotham Laboratories
in NYC designed a quad coptor-based robot that will autonomously map
the surface of a mock asteroid. This self-proclaimed "group of nerds"
is passionate about how citizen science can revolutionize the
aerospace industry. In April of 2013, they won the 2013 NASA Space
Apps Challenge best hardware prize for this project.
-- Capturing Dinosaurs: The American Museum of Natural History staff is
bringing 3D-printed dinosaur bones to World Maker Faire to help young
attendees construct dinosaur models, create their own Dino-dioramas,
and learn more about dinosaur bones.
-- Make Anything - Furry Electric Zoo: The Furry Electric Zoo is a
project that helps foster a new culture of STEM (Science Technology
Engineering Mathematics) through teaching people of all age and
backgrounds how to make accessible, non-intimidating, and expressive
technology projects. The Furry Electric Zoo kits use soft circuit
projects to teach users basic electronic concepts such as circuit and
switch as well as basic sewing skills while encouraging users to
create fantastical creatures.
-- Kinetic Ontology - Sound Assemblages by Eric Farber: A forgotten
flywheel is a giant music box; a Victorian sewing machine treadle
plays a melody on Art Deco film reels, Eric Farber juxtaposes relics
of old industry to build sonic and performative sculpture.
-- GrannyCam: Developed by Charles Hamilton, owner of HudsonWerks and
NY-based maker, GrannyCam is a safe, durable, videophone for kids and
their grandparents. Wireless, portable, one-touch, the device is
designed to be friendly and simple for both seniors and their toddler
grandchildren to video chat anytime.
-- The NeedleArts Zone: The National NeedleArts Association will be at
World Maker Faire in force teaching Faire attendees to knit, crochet,
cross-stitch, needlepoint and/or spin. All of the supplies in the
NeedleArts Zone are donated and all instructors are volunteers. Come
to learn one technique or stay all day -- it's free and all ages are
-- Build It Green!NYC: Build It Green!NYC will be back this year crafting
with usable, second hand building materials, reclaimed from NYC
construction projects. And for all those excess building materials not
needed once the Faire is over, they'll take those, too, for future
-- RockPaperRobot: RockPaperRobot is an engineering boutique specializing
in the innovation and fabrication of kinetic furniture, lighting, and
-- Tangeez: Tangeez are glowing, modular lights that change color as you
stack them. As portable lights, an interactive building module, an
educational toy or a physical pixel, Tangeez are a tangible way to
play with light.
-- Sustainable Art: Austin-based artist, George Sabra, has been using
reclaimed and discarded materials for 27 years to address
environmental issues through temporary art installations. Coming to
the Faire will be George's 14' high plastic storm funnel sculpture
made from reclaimed plastic bottles, cups, jars, and caps which
represent the massive "storm" of plastic waste humans generate as well
as a 21' long plastic caps sculpture made from 25,000 of discarded and
reclaimed plastic caps and lids.
Participating as a Maker Faire Goldsmith sponsor for the second time,
Zazzle will be at World Maker Faire New York 2013 hosting "Make It
Yours," an event where everyone can get creative -- adults, children,
and all ages in between. There will be postcards with robot designs
that attendees can color in and decorate. Also available will be
photo buttons that anyone can create by taking a picture of
themselves. With just a bit of imagination and all sorts of creative
supplies, attendees can make these products uniquely their own.
Zazzle will have merchandise on display to show all of their amazing
products from skateboards to iPad cases, including products made by
Brooklyn, New York, maker Case-Able.
Zazzle, based in San Jose, CA, with a manufacturing facility, is a
marketplace where people can make and buy anything customized from
iPhone cases to shirts. Zazzle is front and center in the maker
movement by helping to change and evolve manufacturing in the U.S.,
making their involvement in Maker Faire a natural fit. Each product
Zazzle sells is made to order, when ordered, typically within 24
hours. Zazzle is creating a radical new approach to manufacturing
that allows for customizable, 'made-to-order' merchandise.
Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2013 at
http://makerfairenyc.eventbrite.com. Tickets range in price from
$10-$35 for a full day pass. Faire visitors can purchase tickets
online between now and September 20, 2013, at online advance prices.
Tickets can also be purchased at World Maker Faire New York 2013 on
September 21 and September 22, 2013.
Created by the editors of MAKE magazine, Maker Faire is
a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and
resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement. The
original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in May 2013
celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000
people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship
event, has grown in just four years and expects over 600 makers and
70,000 attendees this September. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle
(UK), Rome, and Tokyo are the home of "featured" 2013 Maker Faires
(200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini
Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the
world. For more information about Maker Faire, visit makerfaire.com.
A celebration of DIY culture, World Maker Faire New
York 2013 runs Saturday-Sunday, September 21-22, at the New York Hall
of Science, 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY, 11368. Saturday, 10 am to 7
pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. $10-$35; ages 2 and under are free. Visit
http://www.makerfaire.com for all the details. To purchase tickets,
including weekend passes: http://makerfairenyc.eventbrite.com
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World Maker Faire Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2013 sponsors
include: Title Sponsor: Disney; Goldsmith Sponsors: RadioShack,
Zazzle; Silversmith Sponsors: Atmel, Cognizant, Esurance, Ford,
MakerBot, Motorola -- A Google Company, PurinaONE, SketchUp;
Coppersmith Sponsors: ASUS, Autodesk, Chobani, Delta Faucet, Epilog
Laser, GeekDad, Kraftwurks, littleBits, Shapeways, ShopBot Tools, Vex
New York Hall of Science
The New York Hall of Science presents 450
exhibits, demonstrations and design spaces that explain science,
technology, engineering and math. A visit to NYSCI is a hands-on,
energetic educational experience where you can indulge your curiosity
and nurture your creativity. NYSCI offers professional development
for teachers, produces curricula and resources for classrooms, and
studies how technology, gaming and play affect how we learn. NYSCI
was founded at the 1964-65 World's Fair and has evolved into New
York's center for interactive science serving a half million
students, teachers, and families each year.
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers
with each other, with products and services, and with our partners.
Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing
community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as
hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and
curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact
with the world around them. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005,
followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker
Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education.
Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE
Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting
started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well
as in retail channels.
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