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www.makerfaire.com/newyork/2010

September 23, 2010 13:47 ET

Snapshot of Events and Activities for World Maker Faire

Fun and Folly for Every Member of the Family

QUEENS, NY--(Marketwire - September 23, 2010) - World Maker Faire [www.makerfaire.com] is this weekend, September 25th and 26th at the New York Hall of Science. Come see all the cool things that people make, craft, hack and build. There's something for everyone with over 500 Makers sharing their projects, food, fashion, crafts, rockets, robots, and hacked carnival rides.

From a "yarn bombed" rocket to a Rubik's Cube solving Robot and Chariot Races, there's no shortage of fun and unique things to see and do at World Maker Faire. On Saturday and Sunday attend hands-on soldering and lock picking workshops, crafting talks, Rock-It Science Cabaret, and Beyond CSI sleuthing. 

Big attractions include the Life-Size Mousetrap -- come watch a 2 ton safe drop onto a New York Taxi Cab. ArcAttack, the Original Singling Tesla Coils, provides an electrifying musical experience. The Madagascar Institute presents a midway carnival with the 360 Swing and Jet (propulsion) Ponies, and Ben Hur-style Chariot Races and more. Cyclecide is bringing their pedal powered bike rodeo for all to try and enjoy. 

For crafters, get hands-on with Martha Stewart Living editors as they bring the October issue to life. See Robyn Love's "yarn-bombed" rocket. Attend the Stitch & BUST knitting circle. Learn to knit or learn a new craft at the Craft Demo Stage with hourly how-to demonstrations or hang out in the Xyron Craft Lounge to try out new products or skills. Visit BUST Magazine Craftacular, where over 100 juried craft vendors will be selling their wares.

At the 3D Printer Village see personal manufacturing in real time! Make everything from a missing shirt button to a custom designed Hot Wheels car. The possibilities are endless and available in your own garage. 

For the Science buff, don't miss Beyond CSI, see a real CSI at work with fingerprints, firearms and blood/DNA. Or step aboard the BioBus for some hands-on biology lab experiments. 

On Saturday don't miss Diana Eng's Technology Fashion Show. http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/World-Maker-Faire-to-Host-Designer-Diana-Engs-Technology-Fashion-Show-1314904.htm . Listen to Chris Anderson, Editor In Chief of WIRED Magazine talk about the Next Industrial Revolution, or Jeff Potter, author of Cooking with Geeks, talk about important temperatures in cooking.

On Sunday don't miss Mitch Resnick's talk Scratching, Making, Remixing: Helping Kids Develop as Creative Thinkers. (Mitch's Lifelong Kindergarten research group helped develop the LEGO Mindstorm robotic kits.) Or hear Jules Pieri, founder and CEO of Daily Grommet talk about Citizen Commerce, or Scott Kellogg and Stacy Pettigrew as they demonstrate examples from their book Toolbox for Sustainable City Living

At World Maker Faire you'll find the crafter, the hacker, the scientist, the Foodie, the fashionista, the tinkerer, and the garage manufacturer mingling and sharing ideas and tips. Come share, learn and engage with your community.

Download and read the program guide here:
http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2010/

Schedule of sessions and more here:
http://makerfaire.com/newyork/2010/schedule/

Ticket prices include admission to both World Maker Faire and NYSCI. Tickets are $25 for adults (18-61), $10 for youth (2-17), $20 for seniors (62+), and $15 for students with a valid ID. Two-day passes are also available. Tickets are available at www.makerfairetickets.com.

World Maker Faire Sponsors include: Autodesk/TechShop, element 14, Epilog Laser, Ford, HP, Lion Brand Yarn, Livescribe, Microsoft, Red Bull, ShopBot, Sparkfun Electronics, Singer, and Xyron.

World Maker Faire Media Sponsors include: Burda Style, BUST Magazine, Clif Kid, CNET, Edelman, Elmer's, Martha Stewart Living, Laughing Squid, METRO, O'Reilly, Popular Mechanics, Popular Science, Ryonet, and Time Warner Cable.

Follow Maker Faire on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/makerfaire

About Maker Faire:
Maker Faire's mission is to inspire, inform, connect and entertain thousands of Makers and aspiring Makers of all ages and backgrounds through the public gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkers, hobbyists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors. The inaugural Maker Faire was held in San Mateo, California in 2006, and in May, Maker Faire celebrated its 5th annual Bay Area festival. As Maker Faire continues to grow in popularity and relevance, Maker Faire has expanded to Detroit and New York City for 2010. See the Maker Faire website for details www.makerfaire.com. Maker Faire is supported by MAKE Magazine, makezine.com, craftzine.com and O'Reilly Media, the premier information source for leading-edge computer technologies. The company's books, conferences and web sites bring to light the knowledge of technology innovators.

About O'Reilly
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making and evangelism.

About the New York Hall of Science: NYSCI is New York's center for hands-on fun and learning with more than 450 exhibits, science demonstrations, and programs for families, students and teachers. NYSCI conveys the excitement and understanding of science and technology by galvanizing curiosity and offering creative, participatory ways to learn.

Note to Editors: For more information visit www.makerfaire.com and www.nysci.org.

Contact Information

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