World Maker Faire 2015


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World Maker Faire is a family fun festival to MAKE, create, learn, invent, craft, recycle, build, think, play and be inspired by celebrating arts, crafts, engineering, food, music, science and technology.

Museum admission on September 26 and 27 requires purchase of a World Maker Faire ticket.

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Highlights include:

3D Printing Village – Filled with the latest on additive manufacturing, the 3D Printing Village is the place to be to get started as well as build on current skills, tools, products, and more.

Aerial Sports League Drone – Watch the world’s best drone pilots fight and race in the Aerial Sports League’s First Annual dSports Open. It’s the largest drone sports event ever held in New York City. Two full days of FPV racing, drone combat, freestyle and more.

Coke Zero & Mentos – The always popular, Bellagio-esque, fountains of soda from Eepybird will be back to wow the crowds. Kids-of all ages will love this live science experiment that they can also try at home.

Kids & Family Fun – There will be a wide variety of projects and hands-on activities throughout the Faire at which children and families can learn more and engage in making. Areas such as Make: Learn to Solder and the NYSCI Village are just two examples of the many opportunities at the event for kids and families.

Life Size Mousetrap – Fantastically handcrafted, this 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture is a giant Rube Goldberg-style contraption complete with a Vaudevillian style show!

Make: Health – This area is new to the Faire and will introduce medical advancements and home hacks for healthcare sciences and technologies using 3D printing, microelectronics, and more to give patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers expanded and personalized options.

Moat Boat Paddle Battle – Organized by the Ocean State Maker Mill from Rhode Island, the Moat Boat Paddle Battle puts 3D printing and design skills to the test. Battlers design and print their own rubber band powered paddleboat and race it against other competitors for a chance at glory.

Power Racing Series – Attendees can watch teams from around the country compete in this nationwide circuit in their self-created electric vehicles-made from kids’ ride-on vehicles as they race on unique, full-size tracks.

Power Tool Drag Racing – The “triple crown of tool racing” presented by the Cincinnati MakerSpace Hive13, this unique version of Power Tool Drag Racing arrives to the Faire with general public match races, exotic exhibition races, and the main bracket tournament competition.

Viscusi Gallery Dark Room – Another special area of the Faire where attendees can take in projects that require the dark to come to life. The Lumiphonic Creature Choir, Cubes from the Near Future, and Paint by RGB from Maker Jared Ficklin are just some of the many projects that will populate this space.

Young Makers – This entire area will be filled with innovative and inspiring projects all created by makers under the age of 18. From handmade wooden toys to 3D printed prosthetics, the Young Makers area will delight attendees with the incredible level of ingenuity and creativity that will be on display.

Learn to Solder Area – This crowd favorite offers a hands-on opportunity to get up close and personal with soldering in a safe and encouraging environment. Make your own blinky LED pin. Sponsored by Google.

Fire Organ – The Fire Organ, from Guerilla Science, is interactive, pipe-organ-meets-Rubens’-tube instrument. It provides a unique way to see, feel, and touch sounds through flames and motion – it’s beautiful to see and hear. Attendees will be able to try their hand at the Fire Organ at the Faire and see their sounds turn into flames.

Robot Resurrection – Maker Shane Evans wowed the crowds at Maker Faire Bay Area and he’ll be on hand to delight the New York audience with his work. Robot Resurrection is a towering 30-foot tall, human piloted, articulating sculpture made from 95% airplane parts. Its motions and fire effects are controlled from the torso cockpit and mobile control lets visitors manipulate the sculpture from the ground.

Mechanical Horse – Metalworks artist and designer, Adrian Landon, spent two years single-handedly designing, machining, and sculpting the Mechanical Horse. The project is a life-size, suspended, stainless steel, mechanical horse, galloping in slow motion at the push of a button. It contains over 100 bearings, custom laser-cut sprockets, 30-feet of chain, 23 articulating joints and one small electric motor.

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