Meet the Speaker: Fon Davis

    What does Star Wars Episode I, II, III, IV, V, and VI have in common besides the name (and the fan base)? The answer: a man named Fon Davis. Fon Davis is the man behind the visual effects. Davis is a model maker and set constructor that has created some of those mostContinue Reading

Meet the Speaker: Joey Hudy

Not very many teenagers can say they influenced a president, but Joey Hudy can. In 2012, at the White House Science Fair, Hudy wowed President Barack Obama with his marshmallow cannon and his motto “don’t be bored, make something.” Now, two years later, at 16-years-old Hudy is the youngest intern at Intel’s New Devices GroupContinue Reading

Meet the Speaker: Ted Brull

At a whoppin’ 12-years-old, Ted Brull, creator of TedClocks, can brag that he is one of the youngest, if not the youngest, entrepreneur at Maker Faire Kansas City this year! TedClocks is a business created and run by Brull. He creates unique, one-of-a-kind clocks made of repurposed computer parts and any other cool parts heContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Mighty Green Solutions

We’ve all seen and admitted to being the person on the e-card where a person is willing to strain their arms and their backs over 20 bags of groceries than to make multiple trips back and forth. For those who have admitted to the struggle, Mighty Green Solutions is bringing their personal solution to theContinue Reading

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