Two makers discuss projects with Kansas City radio stations

Mix 93.3 recently interviewed two Maker Faire participants: Austin Feathers is a KU student studying electrical engineering. Feathers is interested in physics and anything with high voltage. For the past two years he has been building Tesla coils. Feathers will bring musical Tesla coils to Maker Faire and play music over lightning!      Continue Reading

Purchase your own Learn to Solder badge

We will be selling Learn to Solder badges this year at our Maker Store in Sprint Festival Plaza for $1. Also be sure to explore the Learn to Solder area being run by CCCKC Hackerspace. Come and see what this gateway project can do for you or your young one! If you want to do some homeworkContinue Reading

Michaels Craft Truck to visit Maker Faire: Kansas City

The Michaels Craft Truck has been on a tour across America all summer, and its next stop is Maker Faire KC! Maker Faire KC will be the mobile craft truck’s fourth stop this summer, following stops in Utah and Colorado. Don’t miss this free activities in this exciting crafting space. Check out this press release about theContinue Reading

Ink Magazine features ‘innovators’ of Maker Faire

Ink Magazine wrote a fantastic article on June 25 featuring five Maker Faire: Kansas City makers, including a steampunk artist and an electrical engineer. The magazine also talked to our very own Maker Faire producer, Luis Rodriguez. Check out what the makers had to say here. Also be sure to take a look at the photosContinue Reading

Maker activities bring hands-on fun to Maker Faire

Make something yourself at Maker Faire! Anyone can participate in one of our maker activities. All activities will take place in the Periodic Table, located in the lower level of the science center. Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, June 30 10 a.m. – Make Squishy Circuits 11 a.m. – Make an Illusion with a ThaumatropeContinue Reading

Two local radio stations feature interviews about Maker Faire

Jenna Tomlin is a Kansas City-based artist, jeweler and steampunk visionary. Tomlin recently gave an interview about the project she’ll bring to this year’s Maker Faire. Listen to this one minute interview, which was broadcast on Mix 93.3. Read more about Jenna and Airship Noir at her blog or visit her website to see her creations.Continue Reading

Special Thanks To Our 2013 Sponsor: ShopBot

We want to extend our gratitude to the sponsors that are making this year’s Maker Faire KC possible! ShopBot: This company was founded by a maker himself in Durham, North Carolina. Ted Hall, a professor of neuroscience at Duke University, set out to create an affordable computerized cutting tool. 17 years later, Shopbot’s digital fabrication toolsContinue Reading

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