Author Archives: Margaret Hoang

Meet the Speaker: Jennifer George

Jennifer George is the granddaughter of Rube Goldberg. (  A man who  is best known for a series of popular cartoons depicting complicated gadgets that perform simple tasks in indirect, convoluted ways, similar to Heath Robinson devices in the UK, as well as the Storm P devices in Denmark. Goldberg received many honors in hisContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Casa de Keneally

Well, where to start? Casa De Keneally Maker Haven is as much a place as a frame of mind. We really enjoy finding fun and creative ways to turn other people might call trash into things other people might never think of, EVER. The world we all live has moved to such a strong consumerContinue Reading

Meet the BRAND NEW Attraction: The Bike Zoo

We have BRAND NEW Attractions for the 6th Annual Maker Faire Kansas City! Combining mechanics with puppetry, The Bike Zoo, will be bringing their larger than life, interactive, playful, hand-built creatures to the Faire! The Bike Zoo was born as a collaboration of collective imagination between bike-builders, puppet-makers, and performers while fostered by the creative andContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: The Art of Bryan Fyffe

Q: Bryan, for those new to Maker Faire Kansas City… tell us about ‘The Art of Bryan Fyffe.’ A: Hello! Okay, so my name is Bryan Fyffe and I am a local Kansas City artist, illustrator, educator and MAKER! My art is a mix of hand drawn elements, photos of textures (like cracked cement, peelingContinue Reading

Meet the Maker(Space): Black and Veatch MakerSpace

Make Your Cake and Eat It, Too: The re-emergence of learning by doing Black&Veatch MakerSpace Located at Johnson County’s Central Resource Library 9875 W 87th Street, OPKS 1,700 square feet • Tools and tutelage generously supported by Black & Veatch and the Kauffman Foundation See the full list of equipment and events Like manyContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Lee Bots

        Q: Hello! Lee Bots is new to Maker Faire Kansas City this year. Can you tell us a little bit about what Lee Bots?  A: Lee Bots, is the results of my love for old, unwanted junk, into something new. These bots started five years ago, but only in the lastContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Tag Team Tompkins

Tag Team Tompkins is not new to Kansas City area, but this will be your first time at Maker Faire Kansas City. So WELCOME to the Faire! Q: For those who haven’t seen you around the area, who and what is Tag Team Tompkins? A: We began as a mother-daughter collaboration, making framed original artContinue Reading

Meet the Sponsor: General Motors Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant

  Please meet our Coppersmith Sponsor, General Motors Fairfax Assembly and Stamping Plant! The General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant has been producing World Class Quality vehicles in the Kansas City area since 1945. Fairfax Assembly was the first industrial facility to operate as a dual purpose manufacturer producing both automobiles and jet fighters in theContinue Reading

Official Hotel Sponsor: The Aladdin

We are proud to announce the Official Hotel Sponsor of Maker Faire Kansas City 2016 is:  The Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel. If you are attending Maker Faire from out of town or wish to be near Maker Faire Kansas City, you are encouraged to book a room with The Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel. There isContinue Reading

Meet the Sponsor: Blue Scope Foundation

  Maker Faire Kansas City is all about spotlighting creativity and resourcefulness but also educating others about the Maker Movement. In the last five years, we have been honored by local and global companies that sponsor us to help us continue being a place that helps grow creativity, resourcefulness and education. We continue to be honoredContinue Reading