13Sep

World Maker Faire New York 2017 Will Showcase Innovation (+ Win 4 Tickets!)

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My tech-loving son loves Maker Faire! He went last year, and if you don’t know what it is, and you are looking for a great day out with the kids, read on. And enter to win four (4) tickets at the end of this post!

World Maker Faire New York brings over 750 makers together to share their DIY projects with making enthusiasts. This year it’s taking place at the New York Hall of Science in Queens on September 23 and 24. From hobbies and unique inventions to prototypes and new products coming to market, attendees have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the innovation, creativity, and ingenuity for which the Faire is known.

A wide variety of projects will be exhibited covering many categories including projects with social impact and making for good, health care, and food, alongside the latest developments from main areas of the Faire such as microelectronics, 3D printing, drones, and robotics. Also featured will be topics such as arts and crafts, kinetic art, engineering, science, health, virtual reality, fire art, music, and more. As always, there will be many opportunities for hands-on experiences to learn new skills or advance current ones. As the premier gathering of makers on the East Coast, World Maker Faire will continue to deliver what Faire goers want: to learn more about making and take their own making to the next level.

The World Maker Faire New York 217 makers can be viewed at: http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2017/meet-the-makers/. Below is a short list of just some of the amazing makers who will be at World Maker Faire:

Melandolly: Figurative artist and maker Cinnamon Willis, created Melandolly, highly expressive figurative sculptures and dolls. Melandollys were created to alter the perception of how dolls are viewed and make them more in tune with true feelings. Willis’s dolls are made from clay and, along with a display of her work, she will be showing attendees each phase of her doll making process.

Power Racing Series: Back for more rollicking fun for makers of all ages, the Power Wheel Series brings together Power Wheels (or any electric kids ride-on vehicle) that have been souped up and tricked out to race for glory and trophies. And staying with the true maker spirit, learning and sharing will abound in this open-source environment.

Project ORRCA: Created by Aditya Mehrotra, ORRCA is an unmanned surface vessel, inspired by the BP oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. Its mission is to clean up water pollution by separating sediments, dirt, plastics, and even oil from water.

Mechanical Sculptures: Maker and sculptor, Benjamin Cowden creates mechanical sculptures using mechanisms as metaphors for the human body. Working at the junction of digital fabrication (CNC machining and 3D printing) and traditional craft skills, each device offers an interactive experience to viewers.

OHorizons: OHorizons is an international coalition of innovators who have engineered an open-source and award-winning method for organizations in developing countries to follow and produce their own inexpensive household water filters using 100% local materials, tools, and labor.

Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2017 at advance pricing at http://makerfaire.com/new-york/buy-tickets/. ($20.00 – $30.00 for a Single Day Pass; $40.00 – $55.00 for a Weekend Pass). Special packages and offers also available; check site for more details. Advance pricing is in effect through Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm EDT. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets will be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2017.

Want to win FOUR tickets (Sunday Savings pass) to World Maker Faire NY 2017?

To enter, just comment below and tell me who you will take to Maker Faire.

Winner will be selected randomly. Value: $100. Entry 10am-1pm on Sunday – stay all day until closing at 6pm.  Tickets are for any age. Family must enter together.

This giveaway will end on September 20th at 3pm EST. Winner will be posted here, on the Culture Mom Facebook page and via email and will have 24 hours to accept their prize.

GOOD LUCK!

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Comments

  1. My boyfriend he loves gadgets he was never much for science but I think this will really get him excited

  2. I would take my son. He just turned 5 and I’m trying to get him into this maker stuff.

  3. I’d like to take my sister as a surprise, she is taking her prelim for her PhD is Pharameutics…so she needs the beather!

  4. Hi! I’d love to take my friends – some of us are engineers. We have been trying to go for the past 3 years!

  5. I would take my kids, aged 6 and 8 — they would love this!

  6. Dean Batchelder says:

    I went last year with my son, my sister, and my nephew. It was awesome! I would reprise that trip.

  7. Been trying to go for past few years, hopefully can make it this year and bring the whole fam. Entered, thanks!

  8. Juanita Martinez says:

    My husband is a huge nerd who loves these sort of events. Watches How It’s Made and Mythbusters incessantly. We would bring our closest friends who are mechanical engineers from Princeton, NJ

  9. I’m excited for this year’s maker faire! But I think you forgot the question “To enter, answer this in the comments: “

  10. Hi. My son just joined the maker faire club in his school. This would be a fun day trip. Thanks

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