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

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