The Call Opens Next Week!

 

Maker Faire Kansas City 2016
Event Date: June 25-26, 2016
Location: UNION STATION KANSAS CITY 

Application Schedule:
Maker Faire Kansas City’s Call for Makers opens Tuesday, February 16.
Prepare yourself to apply by checking out our Application Preview and reviewing the Maker Manual.

Be the first to find out when the application is available by signing up for our e-newsletter.

Tips:

As you prepare to apply for the Call for Makers, the team has compiled a short list of tips to help!

  • Be descriptive as possible about your project
  • Prepare good photos, or video content, you can provide
  • Think about who your Booth Assistants will be
  • Ask questions; if you are unsure about something, check the Maker Manual. Still can’t find the answer? Contact us at info@makerfairekc.com. The Team will be happy to assist you.

 

Check out the list of topics your project can be about below. If you don’t see your ‘topic’ or ‘project’ type listed, don’t worry! We welcome and encourage all types of Makers to apply. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

    • Student projects
    • Robotics
    • Homegrown Drones
    • Arduino projects
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Space projects
    • Food makers (not concessionaires, more info below)
    • Conductive materials projects
    • Kit makers
    • Interactive art projects
    • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
    • Textile Arts and Crafts
    • E-Textiles
    • Home Energy Monitoring
    • Rockets and RC Toys
    • Sustainability & Green Tech
    • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
    • Electronics
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
    • Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
    • Bicycles
    • Large-scale Art
    • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
    • Music Performances and Participation
    • Unusual Tools or Machines
    • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

 

Second Saturday Conversation

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KCR2 Builders Club will be the featured conversation at Linda Hall Library on Saturday, February 13, 11AM-12PM. Join the conversation and discover how their builds come to life! Cosplay is encouraged during the event. Don’t miss out!

For more information about the event, please visit here.

Updates on Call for Makers

 

Maker Faire Kansas City 2016
Event Date: June 25-26, 2016
Location: UNION STATION KANSAS CITY 

Application Schedule:
Maker Faire Kansas City’s Call for Makers opens Tuesday, February 16.
Prepare yourself to apply by checking out our Application Preview and reviewing the Maker Manual.

Be the first to find out when the application is available by signing up for our e-newsletter.

Tips:

As you prepare to apply for the Call for Makers, the team has compiled a short list of tips to help!

  • Be descriptive as possible about your project
  • Prepare good photos, or video content, you can provide
  • Think about who your Booth Assistants will be
  • Ask questions; if you are unsure about something, check the Maker Manual. Still can’t find the answer? Contact us at info@makerfairekc.com. The Team will be happy to assist you.

 

Check out the list of topics your project can be about below. If you don’t see your ‘topic’ or ‘project’ type listed, don’t worry! We welcome and encourage all types of Makers to apply. We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

    • Student projects
    • Robotics
    • Homegrown Drones
    • Arduino projects
    • Raspberry Pi
    • Space projects
    • Food makers (not concessionaires, more info below)
    • Conductive materials projects
    • Kit makers
    • Interactive art projects
    • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
    • Textile Arts and Crafts
    • E-Textiles
    • Home Energy Monitoring
    • Rockets and RC Toys
    • Sustainability & Green Tech
    • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
    • Electronics
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Science, Biology/Biotech, and Chemistry projects
    • Puppets, Kites, and Other Whimsical Creations
    • Bicycles
    • Large-scale Art
    • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
    • Music Performances and Participation
    • Unusual Tools or Machines
    • How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

 

Job Opportunities!

 

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Help shape the future of the Maker Movement and Maker Faire in Kansas City!  Maker Faire Kansas City is hosted and produced by Union Station Kansas City, with the help of dedicated and wonderful volunteers from the Maker community. This is an opportunity for you to be a part of our family. We are dreamers and doers committed to creating a uniquely special visitor experience for all of our guests. Our people represent a broad spectrum of experience and cultural heritage, and we will continue to add to this diverse wealth of talent.

So, come take a look at the jobs we have to offer. This is your invitation to explore Union Station and Science City. If you are interested in applying for a position, please submit your résumé to:

Union Station Kansas City
Human Resources Department
30 W. Pershing Road
Kansas City, MO 64108-2422

Or email your résumé to: EMPLOYMENT@UNIONSTATION.ORG [No attachments please.]

You may also download an APPLICATION (PDF) to send to us at the address above.

Due to the large volume of résumé/applications Union Station Kansas City receives, we are unable to return phone calls from candidates inquiring about the status of their résumé or application. Thank you.

Union Station Kansas City is committed to employing a drug-free and diverse work force. EOE M/F/D


FULL TIME POSITIONS | PART TIME POSITIONS


INTERNSHIPS

COMMUNICATIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS INTERN

To Apply:

Please download and complete the INTERNSHIP APPLICATION. You can mail, fax, or scan and e-mail the completed internship application to:

Human Resources
Union Station Kansas City
30 W Pershing Rd
Kansas City, MO 64108
Fax: (816) 460-2260
EMPLOYMENT@UNIONSTATION.ORG


 

Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire

KC Makers,

This is your chance to be part of the fun! Local Barnes & Nobles will be hosting their own Mini Maker Faires all around Kansas and Missouri. Each Mini Maker Faire will include three sections – Meet the Maker, Make & Collaborate and Make Workspace. You can sign up for one or all three sections. It is up to you!

 Barnes & Nobles participating in this event include: 

Barnes & Noble – Country Club Plaza; 420 W 47TH St. KC, MO 64112

Barnes & Noble – Mid Rivers; 320 Mid Rivers Center Drive. St Peters, MO 63376

Barnes & Noble – Independence; 19120 E 39TH St. Independence, MO 64057

Barnes & Noble – Zona Rosa; 8625 Northwest Prairie View Rd KC, MO 64153

Barnes & Noble – Oak Park Mall; 11323 W 95TH St. Overland Park, KS 66214

Barnes & Noble – Topeka; 6130 SW 17TH St. Topeka, KS 66615

Barnes & Noble – Town Center Plaza 4751 W 119th St. Leawood, KS 66211

The Maker Faire KC Team is unable to answer any questions regarding the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire, so if you have any questions, need additional information, or wish to apply, visit here.

Maker Opportunities at Da Vinci: The Exhibit

Leonardo da Vinci was one of the original ‘Makers’ of our world. He theorized, he explored, he sketched, he MADE and prototyped ideas that even today we use.

Maker Faire Kansas City’s home Union Station Kansas City will welcome Da Vinci: The Exhibition on Friday, October 23, 2015. The exhibit will feature more than 65 fully built, life-size inventions, more than 20 fine art studies and dozens of stunning displays, guests will learn the complex beginnings and lifetime achievements of da Vinci through his discoveries in art, engineering, flight, hydraulics, music, light and more.

We hope you will make time to come explore the work of a master Maker! Stay tuned for some upcoming opportunities to participate in this exhibit.

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Maker Faire Kansas City 2015 Highlight

Did you miss out on the fun of Maker Faire KC 2015? Or do you just plain ole miss it? (There’s about 284 days left until Maker Faire KC 2016; yes, we counted!) Relive the festivities with our highlight reel created by our 2015 Silversmith Sponsor Fuller Creative and let us know if you spotted your favorite part of the Faire (or even yourself!)

 

Wichita Mini Maker Faire

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Experience the inaugural Wichita Mini Maker Faire this Saturday, July 18 at Exploration Place in partnership with MakeICT.

What: Wichita Mini Maker Faire

When: Saturday, July 18, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Exploration Place, 300 N. McLean Blvd., Wichita, Kan. 67203

Admission: Included in general museum admission, free for Exploration Place and MakeICT members.

The Wichita Mini Maker Faire has a lot in store for attendees. Catch just a short idea of what you will experience below:

  • Ride a two seat side-by-side recumbent pedal-powered trike.
  • Generate software to make motors spin, lights flash and speakers beep.
  • Create a stretchy chainmail bracelet to take home.
  • Interact with audio and video instruments created by high school students.
  • View props and costumes from Star Wars and Star Trek.
  • Sketch a fashion design.
  • Watch drones race.
  • Design plate spinner art.
  • Play classic arcade games.
  • Form a paper flower.
  • Reverse the motion of a clock.
  • Watch owls carved from wood.
  • Control a robotic arm.
  • Use foam shapes to build one big stationary sculpture.
  • And more!

For more information, please visit http://makerfairewichita.com/.

2015 Maker of Merits

BAC Music (4)
Album artwork (3)
Bandit guns (3)
GDD BOOMBOX (3)
Studeo_b (3)
Two Bit Circus – Dunk Tank Flambe (3)
Creation Hardware (2)
JE DUNN (2)
Nerdbots (2)
Red Star Studios (2)
SEEMECNC (2)
Woodworkers (2)
Hang ups in kc
Scarves by Hilda
Bopbopkat
Fast track
Cat’s Purrdy’s
Wheels of whimsy
Robot Driver’s License
The Giving Brick
MCC FAB LAB
Sainlabs
Ni-Chern Design
MNU Library
Reinke Art
Measureball M-Right
Paperhooks
Ninjafred Creations
Prustain printer
VELO PLUS
Bryan Fyffe
Made in KC Initiative
Trashboat Regatta
Matt Derrick
IBOT
KC FILM + MEDIA
Creations in Wood
FLASH DLP
NETWORK RGP
Metro Home School Robotics
RED DALEK
STEVEN K SMITH
KCR2 BUILDERS CLUB
National association of rocketry
KCBRICKLAB
Shelter 2.0
Decoylab
Muddy water press
Phlypp gear
Society for creative anachronism
Amanda Lynn Chainmaille
Tammy Smith Design
Anatomy of electric bass
Messner Family Farm
DIY playground & robots
KC Clay Guild
KCDML
SHED NOT SKIN
Butterfly Instruments
Ennovation Center
Carly Rae Watercolor
Funhouse 57
Drawlikecrazy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you received a Maker of Merit at Maker Faire Kansas City and wish to have your photo included in the gallery, please share your photo with us in the comments below or e-mail mhoang@unionstation.org. If you received a Maker of Merit and do not see your name listed, please provide a photo of your ribbon and your project name to be listed.

Test Kitchen Food Demos!

Want to learn how to make Pies, BBQ Rubs and Pizzas? Join us in Science City Test Kitchen during Maker Faire and learn with the greatest!

SATURDAY June 27 AND SUNDAY June 28 at 11AM – 12:30PM

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Cream some vanilla (or chocolate) pies, add your own fruits to customize to your tastes with Tippin’s.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY at 2PM 

Grills

Make your own pizza with Craig Jones, 2012 Food Network Grill Mayor

Craig Jones is a live-fire cooking expert, the Grill Mayor for Food Network (2012), owner of Savory Addictions Gourmet Nuts and a food blogger for the Kansas City Star. He’s also a certified KCBS BBQ judge, a master student of pizza crafting, and an enthusiastic supporter of the greater Kansas City food scene

SUNDAY June 28 at 3PM 

Make your own BBQ sauce and rubs with Lamon Carter, owner of Applewood BBQ Lamon-Carter-Pitmaster