Author Archives: Margaret Hoang

Meet the Maker: Script-to-Screen Part One

For the first time EVER, Maker Faire Kansas City is taking over the ENTIRE B Level of Union Station Kansas City. Our entire B Level, including the Extreme Screen and H&R Block City Stage, will be dedicated to Film Making. The area is being curated by our very own KC Film + Media Office. TheContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: GDD Boombox

Who and what is GDD Boombox? GDD Boombox is a small business that takes old vintage suitcases and repurposes them into portable audio loudspeakers.  GDD Boombox is a collaboration between myself, my daughter and neighbor. How was GDD Boombox born, so to speak? GDD Boombox was born out of the need for my daughter to get her newlyContinue Reading

Meet the Startup: 3D Maker World

Tell me about 3D Maker World in five words. Probably just by our name: A world for 3D makers.   Just kidding. Really, tell us about 3D Maker World? You may use all the words you like… We are a start-up company focusing on 3D printing technology. We design and manufacture desktop 3D printers, andContinue Reading

Food Trucks. Food Trucks. FOOD TRUCKS!

Maker Faire Kansas City is suppppeerrr happy to announce that the FOOD TRUCKS ARE BACK!   Who needs First Fridays Food Trucks when the Food Trucks are gonna be here all weekend long for Maker Faire Kansas City?! (Just kidding. We LOVE First Fridays and we always need them.) Our list of Food Trucks forContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Muddy Water Press

Muddy Water Press is new to Maker Faire Kansas City this year. Tell us about yourself!  Muddy Water Press is owned/run by Alex Groh, with a variety of volunteers and regulars who come into the shop and help out. We’re (Meaning everyone who hangs around the shop. ) what we call a “commercial artist’s press”.Continue Reading

Make-A-Robot Challenge!

Maker Faire KC is just around the corner and there’s no better way to prepare than with a Make Something Challenge! The Maker Faire KC team is challenging YOU to Make-A-Robot! But not just any robot – a Makey or Max (our Maker Studio mascot). Get your favorite crafting materials ready because we want toContinue Reading

Meet the Startup: Flyover Innovations

First things first, who are you and what do you do? Flyover Innovations is a small company (4 people) based out of Olathe, KS.  We design, produce and sell our own products through e-commerce and traditional retail channels.  Our first product is Blumoo, which is a universal remote control and music streaming device.  The BlumooContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Nerdbots

  In ten words or less, tell us about Nerdbots? NB: We create found object robot sculptures out of recycled materials. What is the inspiration for your projects? NB: We both really love robots and just sort of stumbled into this after making one for ourselves many years back. We love scouting out our partsContinue Reading

Announcing 2015 Maker Faire KC Sponsors

Every year, we are amazed and thankful for all of the community support we receive for Maker Faire Kansas City – whether it is in an investment in the Maker movement or an in-kind donation, every bit of support matters. We are proud to announce our Maker Faire Kansas City sponsors and partners for 2015.  Continue Reading

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Call for Makers Extended

SPECIAL ANNOUCEMENT: Call for Makers extended until Tuesday, May 26! Coming fresh from California, the Maker Faire KC team is super inspired. We’ve been connecting with awesome Makers and their projects. And we’ve been encouraged by local and non-local Makers to extend our deadline just a little bit more. You have asked, and you areContinue Reading