Author Archives: Margaret Hoang

Maker of Merit

Some of our Maker Faire Crew was given a chance to award our Makers with the Blue Ribbon ‘Maker of Merit.’ These Makers have demonstrated great creativity, ingenuity and innovation for their Maker Faire project, and we would like to show you some of our winners. A few of our Makers actually received TWO ‘Maker ofContinue Reading

Maker Faire News Coverage: Kansas City Star

All work below was done by Kansas City Star Staff; Original Article can be found here. ________________ Maker Faire transforms Union Station into creative hotbed BY SARAH GISH THE KANSAS CITY STAR On Sunday afternoon, Union Station looked more like a film set than a train station. In the station’s monumental Grand Hall, two menContinue Reading

Maker Faire Kansas City Parking

With four days to go, we just want to send a little reminder to everyone about parking.   Maker Faire Parking at Union Station:  West Yards Parking Garage at Union Station Kansas City – $5  Triangle Parking Lot off Pershing Road at Union Station Kansas City – $10 Strollers are welcome at Maker Faire KansasContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Modio

Do you have an iPad? Because you sure are going to want one after you see this! Modio is a new app for iPad that lets YOU build and modify incredible creatures and characters then easily print from for play using a desktop 3D Printer! Modio wants you to unleash your creativity with this newContinue Reading

National Day of Making is Here!

Today is the National Day of Making! The Maker Studio at Science City is having an open house from now until 3PM. The activities include: 11:00 JETPACKS 12:00 MAKE A LIGHTENING BUG 1:00 MAKE A BOAT 2:00 MAKE A CATAPULTContinue Reading

***National Day of Making***

In honor of National Day of Making, Wednesday June 18th, the Maker Studio at Science City will be having an Open House from 11AM – 3PM. Experience Making first-hand with these special activities: JetPacks Lightening Bugs Boats CatapultsContinue Reading

Meet the Speaker: Dale Dougherty

Maker Faire: Kansas City is extremely excited to announce that Dale Dougherty, CEO of Maker Media, Inc. will be joining us this year as one of our keynote speakers! Dougherty helped launch our very first Maker Faire: Kansas City and we are so happy to welcome him back this summer. As President, Founder, and CEOContinue Reading

Meet the Maker(s): Robotics at Maker Faire

We have some amazing Robotics coming to Maker Faire and we couldn’t decide which ones to pick out to introduce to you, so we decided we would share them all with you!   Andrew Alter is a roboticist and lead engineer at Trossen Robotics, Mech Warfare Founder, and advocate of Open Source Robotics. One ofContinue Reading

Makey Take-Over

If you have been following us on Facebook and Twitter, you may have seen our little red robot Makey and his fearless leader, the Maker Faire Action Figure.  They’re determined to take over Union Station after being inspired by the On Track magazine. His first take-over site? Pierponts! Can you guess where he’ll be next?Continue Reading

Meet the Maker: Michael Curry

Kansas City native Michael Curry is making a name for himself in the 3-D printing world. Now dubbed a “3-D Printing Evangelist,” a Google tech term, Curry has become the first person in the United States to create a fully printed electric vehicle! Curry was featured in a KSHB article here, but he also documentedContinue Reading