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September 09, 2015 15:54 ET

Largest Drone Sports Event in NYC, Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains, 3D Printing Zones & More on Deck at World Maker Faire New York 2015

Program Guide & Official Maker Faire Mobile App Now Available to Help Plan Faire Experience

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - September 09, 2015) - World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will host a large gathering of attractions, from the 3D Printing Village to Power Racing Series to the Life Size Mousetrap and more, for Faire goers to engage with, learn from, and be inspired by. There will hands-on activities, such as the Make: Learn to Solder Area; specially curated areas at which attendees can get in-depth with a particular topic, such as the Make: Health area; and all sorts of fun, ingenious displays of creativity, DIY power, and inventiveness. World Maker Faire takes place at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York, on Saturday-Sunday, September 26-27, 2015.

Highlights of these attractions, hands-on activities, specially curated areas, and more 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.

To help attendees start planning their Faire experience, the Program Guide and Official Maker Faire Mobile App are now available for download. The Program Guide is an overview of the entire event, allowing attendees to get oriented with all of the offerings on tap at this year's Faire. The official Maker Faire mobile app brings Faire information to attendees' fingertips, allowing them to search Makers and favorite them to create their personal list of who to see at the Faire; share their favorite Makers and presentations via social media; create their personal schedule for their time at the Faire; view a venue map; and more.

The World Maker Faire New York 2015 Program Guide and official Maker Faire mobile app can be accessed at http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2015/schedule/.

Google Joins World Maker Faire New York as Goldsmith & 'Learn to Solder' Sponsor

After a successful Maker Faire Bay Area 2015, Google is continuing its support of the Maker Movement by joining World Maker Faire New York as a Goldsmith Sponsor. Making is at the core of Google's corporate values and participating in Maker Faire is a natural fit for the company. Google will share with Faire goers various projects being made by Google employees, whether projects for the company or personal projects of which employees are proud. There will be prototypes of Google products on hand that will illustrate the iterative process of innovation. Personal projects by Googlers on display will include a CNC microscope and the HugBot, a squishable robot that hugs your hand. Attendees will also be able to get hands-on with Cardboard, Google's open source VR viewer, which lets anyone experience virtual reality with their own smartphone.

Google will also return as the sponsor of the 'Learn to Solder' area, a crowd favorite and hands-on opportunity to get up close and personal with soldering in a safe and encouraging environment. Google will provide 65,000 safety glasses for use in the Learn to Solder area as Makers of all ages learn soldering skills by making their very own blinky LED pin.

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 here about the happenings during September 21-27.

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 has celebrated 150 Faires in 2015 alone and has engaged more than 1.1 million attendees globally in over 30 countries around the world 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.

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, PepsiCo; Silversmith: Atmel, Cognizant, Dremel, MakeBlock, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, SketchUp, Sprout by HP.

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