Meet the Maker: Ben Kober

At his return to Maker Faire: Kansas City, Ben Kober wants to top your world – your throwing top world that is. Kober is the creator of MicroTops, a local company specializing in handmade throwing tops and finger tops.  These customized tiny toys are created with a metal lathe.   Unsure what they are? Check outContinue Reading

Meet the Speaker: IBOT

Who doesn’t dream of having the best superhero costume? Iron Brothers of Topeka (IBOT) began between two brothers and their idea for a Halloween costume in 2006. Now almost eight years later, IBOT’s cosplay has become a sought after attraction at local and nation events. IBOT will be speaking about the danger and safety precautionsContinue Reading

Maker Faire Kansas City 2014

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Meet the Maker: Bronwyn McNaughton

Young Maker and musician, Bronwyn McNaughton will present her Video Game Violin at Maker Faire: Kansas City this year. This violin is a fully functioning instrument that was laser cut and shaped in an 8-bit pixelated form. McNaughton’s piece is the epitome of what making is all about. She saw the pattern piece on thingiverse.comContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Power Racing Series

Never heard of ‘em? Well, you should. The Power Racing Series is a crazy beautiful blend of ingenuity and smarts. It is a mix between the creativity of a Boy Scout’s Derby Race and the craziness that occurs during Mario Kart (even with real bananas at times!). But despite the craziness that can go on,Continue Reading

Meet the Maker: Sage Kaneko

  Sage Kaneko: One of the youngest Makers, shapers, put-it-together-ers for the 2014 Maker Faire: Kansas City. At age 13, Kaneko experienced his first 3D printer at Maker Faire: Kansas City 2011. He was so interested and fascinated by his experience; he decided he needed to “have one.” After two years of saving and buyingContinue Reading

SPACES STILL OPEN FOR BBQ COMPETITION

Hello everybody! We just wanted to let everyone know that there are still spaces available for our First Maker Faire Family BBQ Competition. Our First Maker Faire Family BBQ is a Four in One Competition. There is the: 4-Meat Adult Content  Kids Que Contest Kids Best Homemade Smocker Overall Family Contest, where the 4-Meat contestContinue Reading

*ATTENTION* CALL FOR MAKERS EXTENDED

    Due to an overwhelming response and the holiday weekend, we are extending the Call for Makers for 2014 Maker Faire Kansas City through this Friday May 30th. Show off your Maker skills and creations! Please Apply Here!   Continue Reading

Special Thanks to Our 2013 Sponsor: MAKEwithMOTO

We want to extend our gratitude to the sponsors that are making this year’s Maker Faire KC possible! MAKEwithMOTO: MAKEwithMOTO is a VELCRO-clad van full of 3D printers, unlocked, hackable phones, and electronic prototyping equipment traveling the country to connect and create cool things with makers. Over the course of its 5-month road trip, MAKEwithMOTO will visitContinue Reading

Maker Faire app goes live!

Make sure to download the Maker Faire app for detailed scheduled events right on your phone. See a schedule of events, read event descriptions, view maps, take notes, star your favorite makers and interact with #MakerFaireKC on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s how: 1) Download the Eventbase app 2) Search for “Maker Faire Kansas City” inContinue Reading