Author Archives: Margaret Hoang

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

Science fun and Booms – Dry Ice Demos!

Jeff Rosenblatt returns this week with a Dry Ice Demos! The Dry Ice Demo is relatively easy and low maintenance. It only requires a few materials – dry ice, Hot Water, and a large container with a lid! So what is happening? The temperature of dry ice is -109 degrees F, while hot water can beContinue Reading

Science City Continues to Prep for Maker Faire Kansas City

We went from firenados… to Balloons?! Don’t let that word fool you, because Jeff Rosenblatt, Director of Science City Exhibits, demo-ed some Hydrogen Balloons for us today. He is prepping for his show for Maker Faire Kansas City on June 27-28, 2015. It is gonna be cool, so keep in touch with us weekly as weContinue Reading

FIRENADO hits Maker Faire Kansas City

Science City is prepping for Maker Faire Kansas City 2015. And get ready because… THE FIRENADO IS HERE! (fire + tornado.. duh!) Jeff Rosenblatt, Science City Director, shared a test run of his ‘super-sized’ Firenado! Firenados can be natural occurrences in the right conditions. The rotating mesh screen pulls air into the flame, compressing it whichContinue Reading