SOURCE: Maker Faire

Maker Faire

August 10, 2016 09:00 ET

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Over 950 Makers to Exhibit Innovative Projects During October 1 & 2 Faire

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - August 10, 2016) - World Maker Faire, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will bring over 950 innovative Makers together to interact with Making enthusiasts of all ages and interests at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, NY, on Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2. These Makers represent the best and brightest of the Maker Movement, showcasing work that is original, cutting-edge, creative, inspiring-and most importantly, imagined and brought to life by the Maker themselves. Attendees can experience this DIY mindset first-hand as they meet and engage with the Makers through conversation and hands-on activities, gaining new skills and motivation for themselves.

"Organizing World Maker Faire in ways that attendees can absorb all that it has to offer is important to us," said Sherry Huss, co-founder of Maker Faire and vice president of Maker Media. "These areas will include sustainability, 3D printing, health science and technology projects, wearables, drones, electronics, robotics, Young Makers, arts and crafts, music, and others. Attendees will be able to locate the specific Makers they're looking for as well as find new Makers and projects that will energize them, growing their own DIY mindset. There will also be several large fan-favorite attractions and art installations on hand for everyone to enjoy as they make their way around the Faire."

All Makers can be found on the Maker Faire web site at http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2016/meet-the-makers. Highlights of World Maker Faire New York 2016 include:

Maker Health Tent - Showcasing hospital makerspaces, hacker nurses, Arduinos in clinics, innovative prosthetics, and more, this area will demonstrate how the Maker mindset is making big changes in the healthcare space. Lego Medical Models, 3D Print for Health, and Atlas Arm are just a few of the exciting Makers in this area who will be spotlighting advancements in the healthcare industry.

Sustainability Area - Attendees can take in the latest on green technologies and innovations around making our world more sustainable. Makers such as Green Bronx Machine, Home Scale Biodiesel Production, CitizenSpring, and Food for All will be on hand, with others, to share their projects and visions.

NYSCI Village - Organized by our partner, the New York Hall of Science, and highlighting their own NYSCI Makers, this area will engage families by creating mandalas, building a floating machine, making their way through a life-size maze with a leaf blower as their tool, learning more about NYSCI's year-round STEM programs, and understanding more about how teens in their Innovation Institute are innovating sex education.

Maker Pro - Learn from companies that have taken their projects from idea to market. Makers include Kickstarter's "New Age of Digital Fabrication" Pop-Up with start-ups like Wazer, Kniterate, and others.

Young Makers - This area will highlight innovative and inspiring projects all created by Makers under the age of 18. RoboFun, LockBox, and AIR are just a few of the Young Makers who will be delighting attendees with the incredible level of ingenuity and creativity that will be on display in this special area.

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. We The Builders, The Maker Economy, and Proto-Sauce are just a few of the many Makers that will be available to engage with attendees about 3D printing.

Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains - Created and orchestrated by Eepybird, this live science experiment creates Bellagio-esque fountains of soda with Coke Zero and Mentos mint candies. It's awe-inspiring.

Power Racing Series - Watch adorned and decorated kid-sized electric vehicles race their way around the track to compete for the win and celebrate engineering, technology, diversity, and above all, imagination. Get in on the game by signing up to participate with your own "vehicle!"

Cirque Amongus - Party bikes for lots of people, dicycles, bikes with recumbent swings, and more! Attendees can ride around the Faire in these magnificent creations or work with Cirque Amongus instructors to learn a few circus skills.

Aerial Sports League Drone Sports World - "The Nascar of Flying Robots," this arena makes drones the spotlight attraction. It's dedicated to drone racing and education for the drone enthusiast and tinkerer.

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2016 at advance pricing at http://wmfny16.eventbrite.com. Advance pricing is available between now and September 30, 2016 ($25.00 - $35.00 for a Single Day Pass; $40.00 - $65.00 for a Weekend Pass). Children 2 and under are free. Tickets will also be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2016 on October 1-2, 2016.

About Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth-a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and 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 will celebrate 190 Faires in 2016 in 35 countries around the world. The 11th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,300 Makers and 150,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in six years to 930+ Makers and 95,000 attendees.

Maker Media seeks to create positive change in the world by inspiring and empowering everyone to become a Maker. Through our signature brand, Maker Faire, we have the largest event network that engages Makers around the world and under our Make: publishing brand, we produce Make: magazine, the how-to "bible" of the Maker movement, along with websites, books, and kits. Founded in 2005, and headquartered in San Francisco, Maker Media caters to a universe of more than 25 million Makers across its properties.

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World Maker Faire New York 2016 will take place Saturday-Sunday, October 1-2, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. Ticket prices range from $20.00 - $80.00; children 2 and under are free. To purchase tickets, including weekend passes, visit: http://wmfny16.eventbrite.com/. Save the dates for Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on Friday-Sunday, May 19-21, 2017. Find a Maker Faire in over 150 locations around the world in 2016 at http://makerfaire.com/map. More information about Maker Faire can be found at http://www.makerfaire.com.

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World Maker Faire New York 2016 Sponsors
World Maker Faire New York 2016 Sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Barnes & Noble; Goldsmith: Google, Intel; Silversmith: Bernzomatic, Cognizant Technologies, Cypress Semiconductor, Makeblock, Microchip Technology Inc., National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

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