Special Thanks To Our 2013 Sponsor: Autodesk

We want to extend our gratitude to the sponsors that are making this year’s Maker Faire KC possible! Autodesk: This American multinational software corporation focuses on 3D design software for use in architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media and entertainment industries. Founded by John Walker in 1982, Autodesk has established themselves as a leader in their fieldContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Super Awesome Sylvia

How many people can say they have met President Barack Obama, presented at a TEDx Conference and medaled in a Robogames? Sylvia Todd is only 11 years old, but she has accomplished all that and more. Sylvia’s fame began with her YouTube series, “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show!” for MAKE Magazine. The episodes feature Sylvia demonstrating howContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Joey Hudy

President Barack Obama helped young maker Joey Hudy fire his ”Extreme Marshmallow Cannon” at the 2012 White House Science Fair. Joey has not only met the president, but he has also won numerous engineering awards and started his own business, and this year Business Insider named Joey one of the 10 smartest kids in the world.Continue Reading

Attention young makers: Get a free Text Band at Maker Faire

The first 500 young makers to visit Science City and participate in Maker activities will receive a FREE Text Band! After exploring the Maker booths throughout the science center, young Makers are invited to visit the Science City booth (located in the lower level of the science center) to receive this fun prize. The giveawayContinue Reading

Talented and inspiring makers fill 2013 speaker schedule

Our speaker schedule is jam-packed with intriguing presentations. Take a look: Saturday, June 29 at 10:30 a.m. Zero to Maker: Getting up to speed with the Maker Movement—Interested in the maker movement but not sure where to start? In this presentation, David Lang will share his unlikely journey from zero to maker. Lang will showContinue Reading

Science City activities at Maker Faire offer family fun

Take a look at the events taking place in Science City at Maker Faire: Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 at 11 a.m. Steve Trash  Maze Park Steve Trash will share his passion for upcycling and reusing in a very magical way. As a young kid in Alabama – thanks to a discarded Velvet ElvisContinue Reading

Sneak peak of 2013 featured attractions

Check out all of this year’s awesome featured attractions: ArcAttack Featured on west side of building – check booth for performance times Can you imagine music made by lightning bolts? ArcAttack, a music group from Austin, Texas, has mastered the use of Tesla coils to produce energized sound. Since 2005, the group has used TeslaContinue Reading

Amazing music line-up to play at Maker Faire

Here’s a sneak preview of this year’s music line-up: Saturday, June 29 10 a.m. Marching Cobras 11 a.m. River Cow Orchestra Noon Wire and String 3 p.m. BEnTT 4 p.m. River Cow Orchestra 5 p.m. Opossum Trot Sunday, June 30 10 a.m. River Cow Orchestra 11 a.m. Wire and String Noon Junebug 1 p.m. OpossumContinue Reading

Maker Mixer offers entertainment before main event

All are invited to attend the Maker Mixer from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, June 28 at Union Station. Makers and the public are in for a night of fun before the main event. Attendees can preview maker events and booths before the crowds. Musical entertainment will include performances by Funk Syndicate, a KansasContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Juniper Tangpuz

Kansas City native Juniper Tangpuz says he is trying to make sense of the world through the creation of cardboard and paper art. Tangpuz invites observers to interact with his 3D art to explore discovery, time and perspective, according to his website. Paper and cardboard sculptures by Tangpuz have been displayed throughout Kansas City, andContinue Reading