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Video Compilation from Star Base Projects

Star Base Projects / Maker Faire 2011 from texjer on Vimeo.   All of the portraits from the Maker Faire 2011 in Kansas City, played back in sequence. Project by artists Tex Jernigan and Jared Wilson. Each of these portraits was produced in the .gif image format, short looping animated portraits which are created by asking the participants toContinue Reading

Dale Dougherty Speaks About the Maker Faire Movement

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The Future in One Slide: Tim O’Reilly’s Speech to Makers

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Sparks Of Magic: Vignettes From Maker Faire KC

It’s mid-afternoon Saturday: The great hall at Union Station is packed, shoulder to shoulder. There’s a crowd at the far end, straining to see the ArcAttack! Show of singing Tesla coils and a willing volunteer plucked from the audience to dance along to the electric music. There’s a lineup of kids near the bike thatContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Ray Scheufler

Ray Scheufler is a freshly graduated computer engineer.  He enjoys designing circuits in his free time.  If it has not been done before, he might take a crack at it. Clocks, Clocks, Clocks At Maker Faire, Scheufler is bringing three different types of clocks that he built himself.  The internet clock uses the internet to set itself.  The logic clockContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Super Awesome Sylvia

Super Awesome Sylvia and her equally awesome parents, TechNinja and CraftNinja. are coming to Maker Faire KC. If you haven’t heard of her, she is a young girl on the West Coast who started an instructional video series called “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Mini-Maker Show” that shows audiences how to make cool projects from rockets to clay putty, side-walk chalk to moldingContinue Reading

Faire Gets Rolling

Makers and guests experienced the electrifying sounds of Arc Attack tuning up and the sleek forms of artful choppers during opening events the night before the first Maker Faire Kansas City opens to the public on Saturday. Maker Faire founders Tim O’Reilly and Dale Dougherty set the tone for the Faire, calling makers an importantContinue Reading

Founder Of FabLab Concept To Speak At Maker Faire

Neil Gershenfeld MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld, creator of the FabLab concept, will be speaking live at the tent of the United States Fab Lab Network. The USFLN is a network of fabrication laboratories promoting digital fabrication through “The ABC’s of Fab”:  Academics, Business, and Community Outreach—plus Research. It is a cooperative effort of domestic fabricators who subscribe to the(MIT) Fab Lab Charter. AtContinue Reading

Art Cars That Are Out Of This World

                Pat Slimmer is one of the organizers for the Lawrence KS Art Car event and paradeArt Tougeau. He has been interested in all things mechanical and art from a very early age and built his first motorized bicycle when he was 12 years old. Slimmer has been a professional automotive mechanic sinceContinue Reading

Maker Faire on KCTV5

Maker Michael Curry, 3D-printing extraordinaire, and Union Station representative Tony Cook spoke with KCTV5 about Maker Faire. See video below.Continue Reading