MORE DETAILS: Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire

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Are you missing out on the fun and experience of Maker Faire Kansas City? Well, we have some EXCITING news for you!

Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire returns THIS November! ALL – yep, we said it – ALL Barnes & Noble Stores will be participating in this awesome event on Saturday, November 5th and Sunday, November 6th.

Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faires will include:

  • Make Workspaces each day at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 5pm, where customers will be able to experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding, programming, and more.
  • Make & Collaborate from 12pm-5pm each day for customers! Each store will provide the materials.
  • Meet the Makers: In addition to the national company events, we are inviting leaders of the Maker Movement to display and demonstrate their innovations throughout the weekend. Makers of all kinds will be welcome to talk about their process, their creations, and their vision.

All of the stores in the Kansas City area will be looking for Makers to come and join the fun! They ask that any interested Makers look at the link provided, and to contact their preferred store(s) to potentially secure a spot. Just ask to speak with a manager! Link here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/h/makerfaire

KC Area Stores Include:

Country Club Plaza

420 W 47th Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64112
816-753-1313
816.753.3515 (Fax)

Zona Rosa
8625 Northwest Prairie View Rd Spac
Kansas City, MO 64153
816-505-3355
816-505-1096 (Fax)

Independence Commons
19120 East 39th Street
Independence, MO 64057
816-795-9878
816-795-1312 (Fax)

 Oak Park Mall
11323 W 95th Street
Overland Park, KS 66214
913-492-8187
913-541-4011 (Fax) 

Town Center Plaza
4751 West 117th Street
Leawood, KS 66211
913-491-4535
913-491-5244 (Fax)

Please Note: Maker Faire Kansas City is not directly involved with any planning or implementation of the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faires. You will need to contact stores directly if you have any questions.

Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire Returns!

makerfaireBarnes & Noble 2nd Annual Mini Maker Faire returns to YOUR local Barnes & Noble. The Mini Maker Faire held at local Barnes & Noble nationwide will have three focus points:
Make, Meet and Collaborate.

MAKE: In the Make Workspace, a tech-educational expo, you’ll experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology, robotics, coding, programming, and more.

MEET: Come meet the leaders of the Maker movement and local Makers!

COLLABORATE: Makers are DIY-ers with a tech twist. Come make and collaborate—then share! Barnes & Noble provides the materials; YOU dream up the product.

For additional details about the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire, please visit here.

Maker Faire Kansas City is not directly involved with any planning or management of the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire. Please refer all questions to your local store.

 

 

ConfabuLarryum – August 13

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When:
Saturday, August 13

Where:
Lawrence, KS at Lawrence Free State High School 9AM-2PM

What:
ConfabuLarryum is Lawrence’s third annual Festival of Making and Creativity! It’s a day filled with hands-on fun and discovery with FREE activities for kids, parents, educators, Makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators. It’s FREE to attend, all activities are FREE and the festival is open to everyone! The only cost will be concessions available for purchase.

Over 5,000 people attended last year’s Confabularryum and this year will be BIGGER and BETTER with a new venue, more parking and even more FREE activities! There will be something for everyone, with a goal of bringing the community together for a fun, free, family-friendly event while promoting the role of Making and creativity in the home, classroom, workplace and community. You’ll find everything from traditional arts and crafts to hands on Making activities hosted by Makerspaces from both Lawrence and Kansas City to coding classes, 3D printing, drones, robotics, Virtual Reality and MUCH MORE! All for FREE!

There will be Auditory Illusions, making activities with Lawrence Creates Makerspace, teaching kids to code with code.org, Scratch and Minecraft, the latest in 3D printing demonstrated by Ultimaker, Kansas Jayhawks Virtual Reality demos, drones, hands-on making activities with the Maker Studio from Science City at Union Station, LEGO Serious Play, real life Pokemon Go, stop motion video making, Raspberry Pi workshops, LEGO World’s Fair, digital animation classes, Team Steam Robotics, engineering with popsicle sticks, making toys and enrichment items for shelter pets with Lawrence Humane Society, Duct Tape art, fitness and fun with Premier Martial Arts, hands-on activities hosted by Lawrence Center for Entrepreneurship, turning trash in to treasure with The Shelter, freestyle LEGO building, computer lab activities with Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, musical vegetables, bluescreen photo and video with the Sound + Vision studio from Lawrence Public Library, the App-Mazing Race, AND MUCH MORE!


ConfabuLarryum is presented as a partnership between the Lawrence Public Schools and Lawrence-based marketing agency Callahan Creek as a free community festival.

RadioShack’s Learn to Solder

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Maker Faire Kansas City is SO excited to welcome Coppersmith Sponsor, RadioShack! RadioShack will be sponsoring a Learn to Solder area located in Sprint Festival Plaza.

RadioShack will be bringing four (4) different solder kits:  Robot, Rocket, Flashlight, and a Clock Kit with 20 Soldering Stations! RadioShack will be assisted with local group Cowtown Computer Congress.

Join us for this AWESOME interactive area this weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATED LOCATION FOR FILMMAKERS TALKS/DEMOS!

**MAKER FAIRE SCHEDULE UPDATE**

Script-to-Screen Schedule has been moved to the H&R Block City Stage to provide a better experience for you to learn and discover a variety of skill from mobile video production to intros to video editing.

The schedule can be found below:

Saturday, June 25

10AM Intro to mobile video production for personal, or business with Steven Fuller, President CinemaKC and Film Society KC

10:45AM Capture Maker Faire: Community Film Making Contest Announcement – find out how to make and submit your films for this community film challenge, only at Maker Faire KC!

11:30 AM Introduction to Video Editing -Kyle Hamrick Owner/ Designer, The Feral Few; Co-manager, KC VideoCore

12:15 PM Short film presentation – “Brickwork – The Secret Life of a Master Builder” and “ReActivate (Nerdbots)- Husband and wife duo and expert robot builders, Nic and Angela, repurpose electronic and metal trash to build awesome robot sculptures. ” Alden Miller, Filmmaker, talks about his 30 documentaries in 30 days project. Q&A to follow

1:00 PM Computer Animation: An Intro to Motion Graphics – Kyle Hamrick Owner/ Designer, The Feral Few; Co-manager, KC VideoCore

1:45 PM Introduction to Film Organizations in KC: CinemaKC, Film Society KC, Independent Film Makers Coalition, KF Film + Media Office, KC VideoCore, KC Women In Film and TV, and Regional Film Schools

2:30 PM CinemaKC Presents: Horror photographer and filmmaker Josh Hoffine. Josh discusses how he makes his photographs, his most recent successful kickstarter, and his first short film “Black Lullaby” with the CinemaKC Television Show crew LIVE. Q&A to follow

3:15PM Real Time Animation with Adobe Character Creator – Introduction to Video Editing -Kyle Hamrick Owner/ Designer, The Feral Few; Co-manager, KC VideoCore

4PM Short Film Presentation – “The Mandolin Maker” and “Madness – Jeremy Madl, toymaker and founder of MAD Toy Design, has been designing toys for about 20 years. Awesome brands such as: Halo, Bruce Lee, Minecraft, Star Trek, Adventure Time, The Witcher, Cut the Rope and much more. Today, he talks about his process and what drives him to create playful objects from his imagination.” Alden Miller, Filmmaker, talks about his 30 documentaries in 30 days project. Q&A to follow.

Sunday, June 26

10AM Intro to mobile video production for personal, or business with Steven Fuller, President CinemaKC and Film Society KC

10:45AM Capture Maker Faire: Community Film Making Contest Announcement – find out how to make and submit your films for this community film challenge, only at Maker Faire KC!

11:30AM Basics of Shooting Video: Covering DIY lighting, camera operation, and making it look like a pro – KC VideoCore

12:15PM Short film presentation – “Brickwork – The Secret Life of a Master Builder” and “ReActivate (Nerdbots)- Husband and wife duo and expert robot builders, Nic and Angela, repurpose electronic and metal trash to build awesome robot sculptures. ” Alden Miller, Filmmaker, talks about his 30 documentaries in 30 days project. Q&A to follow

1:00PM How to do Time Lapse and Stop Motion Videos at home – KC VideoCore

1:45 PM Introduction to Film Organizations in KC: CinemaKC, Film Society KC, Independent Film Makers Coalition, KF Film + Media Office, KC VideoCore, KC Women In Film and TV, and Regional Film Schools

2:30 PM CinemaKC Presents: Horror photographer and filmmaker Josh Hoffine. Josh discusses how he makes his photographs, his most recent successful kickstarter, and his first short film “Black Lullaby” with the CinemaKC Television Show crew LIVE. Q&A to follow

4PM Short Film Presentation – “The Mandolin Maker” and “Madness – Jeremy Madl, toymaker and founder of MAD Toy Design, has been designing toys for about 20 years. Awesome brands such as: Halo, Bruce Lee, Minecraft, Star Trek, Adventure Time, The Witcher, Cut the Rope and much more. Today, he talks about his process and what drives him to create playful objects from his imagination.” Alden Miller, Filmmaker, talks about his 30 documentaries in 30 days project. Q&A to follow.

What’s Happening in Science City during Maker Faire Kansas City

Kansas City’s Science Center, Science City, and the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium is ALL a part of your experience during Maker Faire Kansas City. Check out our personal hit list of what you should check out in those two spaces!

CHECK OUT THE MAKER STUDIO! There are scheduled activities all day, each day during the weekend of Maker Faire Kansas City! Visit here blog for a full schedule of activities!
BUILD A ROBOT WORKSHOP WITH ROBOTIS PLAY 600 KIT

ROBOTIS PLAY 600 PETs is a friendly and colorful pet-themed robotics kit featuring a motorized control box that allows your children’s creations to come to life and move! Kits feature ROBOTIS’ patented rivet system, which allow creative minds to explore endlessly and build further on their creativity by coming up with new figures and designs.

You can build up to 7 different robot figures with the ROBOTIS PLAY 600. The Puppy, Bird, and Cricket can be built using the colorful assembly manual included with the kit. Build the remaining robots, including the Whale, Goldfish, Polar Bear, and Tank by downloading the FREE R+ Design app on the Google Play or Apple Store.

CHECK OUT SOME MAKERS! 

  1. LEARN 2 CODE 2 LEARN
  2. KC BRICKLAB
  3. KC HENNA
  4. LEARN Science & Math Club
  5. Glow in the Dark Flies Demos!

CATCH A PLANETARIUM SHOW! There’s a full schedule both days! Check out the schedule here.

RACE YOUR FRIENDS/FAMILY WITH REMOTE CONTROLLED CAR RACING!

JUST EXPLORE THE SCIENCE CENTER!
Science City always has so much NEW to SEE and DO! With the newest exhibit, Force & Motion, which opened in early June, there is a fun, hands-on, educational interactive everywhere you turn!  Visit sciencecity.com for more information about the science center.

Filmmakers are Back!

Local Kansas City Film Organizations are returning to Maker Faire Kansas City to show YOU a variety of skills – from mobile video production to intros to video editing. Check out this FULL schedule presented in the Extreme Screen Theatre!

Saturday, June 25

10AM Intro to mobile video production for personal, or business with Steven Fuller, President CinemaKC and Film Society KC

10:45AM Capture Maker Faire: Community Film Making Contest Announcement – find out how to make and submit your films for this community film challenge, only at Maker Faire KC!

11:30 AM Introduction to Video Editing -Kyle Hamrick Owner/ Designer, The Feral Few; Co-manager, KC VideoCore

12:15 PM Short film presentation – “Brickwork – The Secret Life of a Master Builder” and “ReActivate (Nerdbots)- Husband and wife duo and expert robot builders, Nic and Angela, repurpose electronic and metal trash to build awesome robot sculptures. ” Alden Miller, Filmmaker, talks about his 30 documentaries in 30 days project. Q&A to follow

1:00 PM Computer Animation: An Intro to Motion Graphics – Kyle Hamrick Owner/ Designer, The Feral Few; Co-manager, KC VideoCore

1:45 PM Introduction to Film Organizations in KC: CinemaKC, Film Society KC, Independent Film Makers Coalition, KF Film + Media Office, KC VideoCore, KC Women In Film and TV, and Regional Film Schools

2:30 PM CinemaKC Presents: Horror photographer and filmmaker Josh Hoffine. Josh discusses how he makes his photographs, his most recent successful kickstarter, and his first short film “Black Lullaby” with the CinemaKC Television Show crew LIVE. Q&A to follow

3:15PM Real Time Animation with Adobe Character Creator – Introduction to Video Editing -Kyle Hamrick Owner/ Designer, The Feral Few; Co-manager, KC VideoCore

4PM Short Film Presentation – “The Mandolin Maker” and “Madness – Jeremy Madl, toymaker and founder of MAD Toy Design, has been designing toys for about 20 years. Awesome brands such as: Halo, Bruce Lee, Minecraft, Star Trek, Adventure Time, The Witcher, Cut the Rope and much more. Today, he talks about his process and what drives him to create playful objects from his imagination.” Alden Miller, Filmmaker, talks about his 30 documentaries in 30 days project. Q&A to follow.

Sunday, June 26

10AM Intro to mobile video production for personal, or business with Steven Fuller, President CinemaKC and Film Society KC

10:45AM Capture Maker Faire: Community Film Making Contest Announcement – find out how to make and submit your films for this community film challenge, only at Maker Faire KC!

11:30AM Basics of Shooting Video: Covering DIY lighting, camera operation, and making it look like a pro – KC VideoCore

12:15PM Short film presentation – “Brickwork – The Secret Life of a Master Builder” and “ReActivate (Nerdbots)- Husband and wife duo and expert robot builders, Nic and Angela, repurpose electronic and metal trash to build awesome robot sculptures. ” Alden Miller, Filmmaker, talks about his 30 documentaries in 30 days project. Q&A to follow

1:00PM How to do Time Lapse and Stop Motion Videos at home – KC VideoCore

1:45 PM Introduction to Film Organizations in KC: CinemaKC, Film Society KC, Independent Film Makers Coalition, KF Film + Media Office, KC VideoCore, KC Women In Film and TV, and Regional Film Schools

2:30 PM CinemaKC Presents: Horror photographer and filmmaker Josh Hoffine. Josh discusses how he makes his photographs, his most recent successful kickstarter, and his first short film “Black Lullaby” with the CinemaKC Television Show crew LIVE. Q&A to follow

4PM Short Film Presentation – “The Mandolin Maker” and “Madness – Jeremy Madl, toymaker and founder of MAD Toy Design, has been designing toys for about 20 years. Awesome brands such as: Halo, Bruce Lee, Minecraft, Star Trek, Adventure Time, The Witcher, Cut the Rope and much more. Today, he talks about his process and what drives him to create playful objects from his imagination.” Alden Miller, Filmmaker, talks about his 30 documentaries in 30 days project. Q&A to follow.

Science City’s Maker Studio Activities!

 

 

Maker Faire Kansas City just keeps on getting BETTER for you! Not only is Science City and the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium included in your Maker Faire Ticket BUTTTT the Maker Studio, a year-round extension of Maker Faire Kansas City, has a jam packed schedule for you and your family to enjoy during Maker Faire! Check it out below!

Each activity begins at the top of the hour and comes on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Walk-Up Room
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  • Constructing with QBOX | All Day Sa & Su
  • Recycled City: Make a city out of discarded plastic | All Day Sa & Su

Classroom & Workshop*

  • ArtBot Petting Zoo: Let our ArtBots of all shapes and sizes draw a picture for you! | All Day Sa & Su
  • LEGO Printmaking: Design and print your own creation with LEGOS | All Day Sa & Su
  • Soft Circuit Bling: Make something that shows your fashion sense and electronics skills out of LEDs and felt | All Day Sa & Su
  • Doodle 3d: Draw a doodle and watch it come to life with our 3d printers! | 10:00AM & 3:00PM Sa & Su
  • Maker Studio Photo Booth: Snap a photo with Max Maker robot in our photo booth | All Day Sa & Su

Outside*

  • Nerdy Derby: Make your own pinewood derby car & race it down our epic 14’ track | 11:00AM, 2:00PM, 5:00PM Sat. & 11:00AM & 2:00PM Sun
  • Build & Blast Off: Engineer and test your own high flying foam rocket | 1:00PM, 4:00PM Sa & Su
  • Chalk-tacular!: Use your artistic skill to help us add flair to our chalkboard creations | All Day Sa & Su

 

*SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Maker Faire Kansas City Eventbase App

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Did you know that Maker Faire Kansas City uses the free Eventbase App? It has ALL of our Makers and ALL of our schedules! It is still being updated as we speak, but download it now and get a sneak peek into what Maker Faire Kansas City has planned for you!

How to download:

  1. Go to App Store/ Google Play Store
  2. Search for “Eventbase”
  3. Download
  4. Browse Events under “Festivals”
  5. Look for “Maker Faire KC June 25-26, 2016”
  6. Launch Event Guide

KC Lowriders at Maker Faire Kansas City

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Get ready for some juiced up hot wheels this year at Maker Faire Kansas City! The KC Lowriders will be showing off their custom created hot rods come this Maker Faire weekend. There will also be a car-hop competition the Sunday of Maker Faire (June 26) which you won’t want to miss! Be sure to grab your weekend passes now! You can purchase them here!

(Photos are of KC Lowriders from last years Maker Faire)