NYSCI hosts the annual World Maker Faire in partnership with Maker Media. Maker Faire began in the Bay Area in 2006. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. To honor the legacy of the 1964-65 World’s Fair where NYSCI was founded, we adopted the name World Maker Faire when we hosted our first Faire in 2010.
Maker Faire is a forward-looking gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy sharing what they can do, learning new things, and meeting new people. Maker Faire takes creativity to the masses.
World Maker Faire 2016 takes place October 1 –2. Museum admission on October 1 and 2 requires purchase of a World Maker Faire ticket. For more information visit makerfaire.com. This year’s Map and Program Guide can be downloaded at makerfaire.com/new-york-2016/schedule. For information about public transportation, the World Maker Faire bike valet, and parking, visit makerfaire.com/new-york/getting-to-maker-faire.
NYSCI members get the best deal – with an additional 30–50% off the already discounted early bird pricing. Not a member? Become one today!
NYSCI Village activities at World Maker Faire this year include:
Robotigers Team 1796
The Robotigers’ will present a fun an exciting robotics activity for families.
Use your engineering skills and creativity to build a super slide that will launch a projectile to knock down your target. Get ready to rock, roll and wreck it!
No wings required! These “Dragonflies” go up with just the twist of a rubber band.
Make your way through this maze and to the finish line. All you will need is the power of air.
Beat the Heat
Make rising temperatures drop down low, no electricity needed. All it takes is a few two liter bottles to compress the air and make it cold!
Create designs out of unexpected materials to see different types of motion and movement emerge.
Data in the Midst
Individual bits of data, collected together, tell a story. Contribute your piece of the story to a large physical display and explore what the expanding patterns might tell us.
Hammers and pliers and nails, oh my! Make a temporary piece of art by arranging our tools and hardware into the perfect design. Snap a picture to add it to our collection of tool art.
NYSCI Maker Space is showcasing the Middle school program, Make Academy, by sharing their 3D design, art and fabrication projects with Maker Faire visitors.
Make awesome projects with new iPad apps from NYSCI. Create hilarious photo mashups, forced perspective scenes, animate a dance, build a 3D model, and discover the physics in your own motion.
Cleaning Handy Interactive Personality (CHIP)
CHIP shreds plastic bottles and container. The purpose of CHIP is to beautify the Corona neighborhood by shredding recyclable plastic waste making it usable for other purposes.
In New York City, there is a lack of proper sexual education within school settings, brought about by minuscule courses. Our solution is Planned Adolescence, a community project targeted towards youth that can properly teach sex education.
GEQ+ (Gender Equality Band)
The main focus of the Gender Equality Band is to provide everyone with equal opportunities of play and exercise by creating a safe space for those who want to participate in co-ed activities and help generate community relations.
The Urban Wonderland is a site specific art installation and socially engaged education platform that serves to give visitors of Corona Park an fun, interactive experience.
Man Made Objects
Useful and inventive items and tools made out of scraps and discarded materials.
The sheet metal centipede returns with an updated head and new base. Powered by batteries, simple motors and ready to par-tay.
LEGO Great Hall Sculpture