World Maker Faire New York 2013 Delivers Hands-On Learning Experiences for All
Skill Levels and Ages
QUEENS, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 09/13/13 -- World Maker Faire New
York, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth on September 21 and 22 at
the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, will offer an
abundance of opportunities for Faire-goers to get practical
experience and kickstart their own maker skills. Attendees can
participate in workshops and special areas of the event as well as in
many maker exhibits to learn from the experts themselves.
The opportunities for interactive participation are many across a
wide range of topics and will reach across the spectrum of skill
levels, from novice through advanced. Attendees are sure to find
something that delights the maker in them. Here are some examples:
-- RadioShack Corporation will host the "Learn to Solder" area. New
makers can get first-hand experience and learn a skill that is an
excellent start to making things.
-- TOOOL, The Open Organization of Lockpickers, will be teaching Faire
visitors how to pick a lock -- any lock! -- in Lockpick Village.
-- The 3D Printing Village will be teeming with updates, experts, and
demonstrations to help 3D printing enthusiasts do more with their love
for making their own fabrications.
-- Affine Creations will demonstrate the art of woodworking including how
to cut dovetails and doing hand-finishing work.
-- Swap-o-Rama-Rama, one of the largest clothing swaps around, will be
running all sorts of DIY workshops, to get attendees' creative juices
flowing as they create new articles of clothing from old. Lots of
supplies, helpers, tips, and tricks will be available.
-- Attendees can learn how to program with Arduino with Intro to Arduino
-- For All Ages, Getting Started with Arduino, FORTH for Arduino, and
-- Back by popular demand, Skraptacular will show attendees how to make
art from discarded, plastic materials.
-- Guests can get up to speed with Raspberry Pi via Learn How to Make a
RasPiRobot, Low Voltage Labs' demonstrations, and more.
-- For fans of flight, there will be plenty of chances to get an
aero-fix, including: Make an AeroQuad open source multicopter: learn
how to build an Air Rocket Glider: and make an inexpensive, easy to
build, open-source, fully-functional device with Aircrafts,
Hovercrafts & Quadcopters for the Masses!
-- The National Needlearts Association will be teaching makers of all
ages how to knit, crochet, cross-stitch and spin in the Needlearts
-- The Welding Trailer will house several virtual simulator stations to
help attendees explore welding and learn a new skill.
-- Scrapkins Ship Builder will be on hand to teach kids how to build
their own ship from recycled materials and test it on the ScrapKins
-- The NYSCI Village will have numerous exhibits where attendees can try
things out for themselves including Hands-on Science -- explore dry
ice science and make walk-along gliders; Design with Motion -- make
art through exploring motion; Make an Underwater Robot -- build an ROV
and help to create a bio-rock coral reef; and more!
-- The Nerdy Derby will be back on the scene for kids of all ages to
build miniature cars, a la Pinewood Derby, and race them on a track
constructed just for the mini cars.
-- Just one of the many fun things to do in the Maker Camp: maker Rachel
Hellenga will get kids (and adults!) excited about making Duct Tape
Bling, a cool trend to make accessories from duct tape that sparkle
with colorful LEDs.
-- Kids Teaching Kids will be showcasing the Makey Makey Invention Kit
and engaging young Faire participants in activities led by peer
-- The team from Genomikon will be teaching genetic engineering to the
masses, including building their own bacteria and how make colors and
RadioShack Corporation returns to World Maker Faire New York 2013 as a
Goldsmith Sponsor hosting the "Learn to Solder" area. "RadioShack is
thrilled to be back at the event to interact with young makers and
connect with the people we see as the future of making. It's
important to have a personal relationship with our core audience
because we learn first-hand about their interests. It's a very
exciting time for us," said Joe Magnacca, RadioShack's chief
executive officer. Jennifer Warren, chief marketing officer for
RadioShack, echoes the excitement, "We look forward to meeting new
makers, and seeing the many new innovations and inventions World
Maker Faire has to offer. We invite all attendees to stop by
RadioShack's Learn to Solder area to check out the fun."
A first for World Maker Faire New York, and the New York Hall of
Science, is a compost pile designed and built by Build It Green!NYC
and fueled by organic scraps deposited by attendees. "Build It
Green!NYC and BIG!Compost are pleased to be partnering with Maker
Faire and the New York Hall of Science to create a composting
structure for this event. Last summer we collected 2,000 pounds of
organic waste at World Maker Faire, and we are excited that this year
we will be able to process the food scraps at NYSCI," Justin Green,
Build It Green!NYC's Program Director. Build It Green!NYC is
furthering World Maker Faire's sustainability initiatives by directly
involving attendees who will help build the BIG!Compost pile by
supplying it with organic waste throughout the event. The compost
pile will thrive throughout the year as NYSCI will maintain it, use
the fresh soil on the NYSCI grounds, and offer new programs to
visitors to raise awareness about re-use and recycling. At World
Maker Faire, Build It Green!NYC will also host an education area
where attendees can learn more about their local efforts as well as
participate in an upcycled crafts area where they can make donated
bathroom tiles into mosaic coasters.
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, Microsoft, Motorola -- A Google Company, PurinaONE,
SketchUp, Time Warner Cable; Coppersmith Sponsors: ASUS, Autodesk,
Chobani, Delta Faucet, Epilog Laser, GeekDad, Kraftwurks, littleBits,
Shapeways, ShopBot Tools, Vex Robotics.
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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