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Meet the Maker: Austin Feathers

Austin Feathers is a junior at Shawnee Mission South, where he is active in the Robotics Club and Science Olympiad.  When not having fun with high volotage, he can ussually be found working on my other projects, such as my current one which is turning a large deisel turbo charger into a propane and diesel fired jetContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Korey Haug

Korey Haug is a senior at Pembroke Hill High School. Next year, he will attend Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh for Electric and Computer Engineering. Active in his school community, Korey leads the FIRST robotics team, participates in Science Olympiad, and has taken a variety of higher level science classes. He is also an Eagle Scout.Continue Reading

Meet the Makers: TechZoneCommunications

DIY 3D Printer Kits TechZoneCommunciations was created in 2008 to provide communication services to the Forest Service. The company stumbled upon the OpenSource RepRap 3D Printer designs and has not looked back since. Today, they make and sell DIY 3D Printer Kits. At Maker Faire, TechZoneCommunications will display the largest collection of operating 3D printers: fromContinue Reading

Meet the Makers: Grahovac’s Army of Volunteers

                  Paul Grahovac is a corporate attorney and business development executive who runs a volunteer organization that assists inner-city residents in growing vegetables on vacant lots where drug houses once stood. Gardening With Urban Farmers The benefits of joining Grahovac’s Army of Volunteers include: Meeting people Helping low-income families developContinue Reading

Meet the Makers: CUC FabLab

CUC FabLab members are a diverse group of individuals who will bring artifacts, video and displays to Maker Faire KC to explain their mission and what is done at their Fab Lab. The Champaign Urbana Community Fab Lab is an open source community of people who like to design and make things. Our principal focus is to provideContinue Reading

Maker Faire Map: A Preview of the Madness

Below is the map of Maker Faire so you can get an idea of the attractions and events that will be converging upon Union Station in just a few short days.                            Continue Reading

IBOT To Fight Evil At Maker Faire

            IBOT (Iron Brothers of Topeka) is a local Iron Man costuming group. Their motto? “Better living through technology for a better tomorrow, today!” Their mission? “To save the day from the evil forces of Professor Boredom and Ms. Dormancy Snore.”                          Continue Reading

Parents and Children Cooking Together

                Chef Mark Alan Chef Mark Alan’s series of “Parents and Children Cooking Together” classes have sold out all year long. If you have a child who likes to cook, or you just want to spend more time together as a family, this is the class for you.Continue Reading

The Power Wheels Racing Series

Come see grown men in souped-up children’s cars race around a track for bragging rights. The Power Wheels Racing Series will be running races throughout the day on Saturday and early in the day on Sunday. Below are some of the cars and racers that will be participating in the Power Wheels Racing Series. LittleContinue Reading

Star Wars Lands At Maker Faire

    No, we’re not being invaded from outer space and, no, it’s not Halloween. The 70th Explorers Garrison is a subdivision of the 501st Legion, the world’s definitive Imperial costuming organization featuring the “bad guys” from the Star Wars Universe. The 70th Explorers Garrison consists of costumed members from the areas of Kansas and Missouri and theirContinue Reading