SOURCE: Maker Faire

August 11, 2015 08:00 ET

Young Woodworking Sisters to Showcase Innovation and DIY Spirit at World Maker Faire New York 2015

Full List of Makers Available Now for September 26 & 27 Festival

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 11, 2015) - World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, is excited to announce the list of over 900 Makers selected to share their incredible innovations, creations, hobbies, inventions, artistry, and labors of love at the upcoming Faire. This year's festival, taking place on Saturday-Sunday, September 26-27, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, also happens during the yearlong celebration of Maker Faire's 10th anniversary and a decade of Making. The selection of Makers fully illustrates how far the Maker Movement has come in the last decade, not just in the New York area but all over the world and across all fields.

The Faire will organize the Makers into feature areas that focus on specific fields or topics to make it easy for attendees to find Makers they are interested in seeing. These areas include health science and technology projects, drones, 3D printing, electronics, wearables, robotics, Young Makers, and more. In addition, the Faire will host several large art installations, fire art, kinetic sculptures, a number of fan-favorite attractions, and much more. All Makers can be found on the Maker Faire web site at http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2015/meet-the-makers. Highlights of the Makers at World Maker Faire New York 2015 include:

  • Two Woodworking Sisters: Young Makers, and sisters, Gabriella (10) and Talia (7) Arovas, wanted some new toys and shoes … so they made these items themselves, out of wood. They'll share with attendees their ideas, trial and error experiences, decision-making processes, and final creations.
  • 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.
  • O Watch: Eight-year-old, Omkar Govil-Nair, invented the O Watch -- an Arduino-based smartwatch kit for kids to learn programming and 3D printing while making their own smartwatch and customizing it.
  • Wildgrid: Can dirt charge your device? Makers Krystal Persaud and Hirumi Nanayakkara say yes! Wildgrid is a project about capturing untapped power around us using things like bacteria, heat, motion, and sunlight among other resources.
  • 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.
  • Liter of Light: Liter of Light is a non-profit organization committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity. These "bottle lights" have made their way around the world to those in need of a light source. Using recycled plastic bottles and locally sourced materials, users can illuminate their homes, businesses, and streets. Attendees can make a bottle light at World Maker Faire.
  • P.A.M. Band: This band of Partially Artificial Musicians is an ensemble of kinetic sculpture, robotic music-making machines. Each member of the band features a traditional musical instrument (drums, violin, guitar) that performs programmed original compositions. Attendees will be amazed at what this band can do.
  • SeeMore: Makers Sam Blanchard and Kirk Cameron have created this truly spectacular kinetic sculpture that showcases the inherent beauty of parallel algorithms through the correlating movements of an animatronic 256-node Raspberry Pi computer cluster.
  • 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.
  • Power Tool Drag Racing: Hive13 from Cincinnati's MakerSpace will bring their version of Power Tool Drag Racing to the Faire with general public match races, exotic exhibition races, and the main bracket tournament competition.
  • 3D Printing Village: One of the most popular areas at the Faire, the 3D Printing Village will give attendees the most up to date information about the world of additive manufacturing. From new products to advancements in at-home printing and DIY offerings, Faire goers will get the knowledge they need to be educated Makers.
  • Make: Health: The fast-growing field of DIY health sciences and technology, including 3D printing new devices to solve medical or healthcare issues, will be represented in the new Make: Health area. Attendees can see the latest advancements and uses in professional medical settings as well as home hacks that solve medical needs.
  • Make: Electronics: This area will highlight Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beagle Boards, and other microelectronics. Makers of all ages and skill levels can learn coding, advance their expertise, and see the latest product offerings.

Italian Trade Agency Returns to World Maker Faire New York 2015 to Host Italy's Maker Pavilion

The Italian Trade Agency (ITA), Italy's government agency for trade and promotion, which recently supported Maker Faire Bay Area, returns for the second time to World Maker Faire New York as a Goldsmith Sponsor, extending its support of the Maker Movement. ITA will be showcasing its 'Makers Italia' project at World Maker Faire New York with its "Italian Makers Pavilion."

As a natural progression of Italy's long history of arts, crafts, and embedded industrial systems of industry clusters, Italy has a strong Maker scene now developing within the country. With the ITA mandate to provide an accessible platform for people to experience firsthand the invention, creativity, and resourcefulness of Italy's Maker Movement, participating in World Maker Faire New York 2015 as an integral sponsor is the ideal way for ITA to highlight these Makers.

Faire goers are encouraged to come meet the Italian Makers who will be ready to share their passion for Making and inspire everyone to make things themselves. Real-time updates, information, and details on the Italian Makers present at the Faire can be found at the Italian Trade Agency's site, http://www.makersitalia.com.

Attending World Maker Faire New York 2015 & Maker Faire Week
Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2015 at advance pricing at http://wmfny15.eventbrite.com. Advance pricing is available between now and September 25, 2015 ($25.00 - $35.00 for a single day pass; $35.00 - $65.00 for weekend passes). Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2015 on September 26-27, 2015.

Maker Faire Week is a weeklong celebration, just before World Maker Faire, for Makers with activities, events, meetups, parties, and more, all focused around the Maker Movement. Learn more about the happenings during September 21-27 here.

About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth -- a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning.

Maker Faire celebrated 131 Faires in 2014 alone and has reached over 1.5 million attendees globally since it launched in San Mateo, California, in 2006, less than a year after the publication of the first Make: magazine in 2005. The 10th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,200 Makers and 145,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in five years to 830+ Makers and 85,000 attendees. Atlanta, Detroit, Kansas City, Milwaukee, Orlando, Paris, Rome, Oslo, Newcastle (UK), Tokyo, Trondheim, Silver Spring and Shenzhen host our "featured" Maker Faires (200+ Makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires inspire and ignite creative communities everywhere around the United States and internationally.

Located in San Francisco, California, Maker Media has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which has been a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. In addition to publishing Make: magazine and producing Maker Faire, Maker Media develops "getting started" kits and books it sells through its Maker Shed store as well as other retail channels.

Calendar Editors
A celebration of DIY culture, World Maker Faire New York 2015 runs Saturday-Sunday, September 26-27, at the New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Queens, NY 11368. Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm. Ticket prices range from $20.00 - $80.00; children 2 and under are free. http://www.makerfaire.com. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes visit: http://wmfny15.eventbrite.com.

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World Maker Faire New York 2015 Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2015 Sponsors: Goldsmith: Disney, Intel, Italian Trade Agency, Google, Microsoft; Silversmith: Atmel, Cognizant, Dremel, MakeBlock, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Sprout by HP.

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