Category Archives: Maker

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

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

ArcAttack Returns!

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 Tesla coil technology to produce music and has appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and Maker Faire stages across the country. The group usesContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Kenneth Sweeney

High school student Kenneth Sweeney will present at Maker Faire for the second year in a row. Sweeney has always had an interest in computers and web design, and when his computer operating system did not meet his needs, Sweeney created his own. MediaMajesty Creative Suite is a brand-new Linux operating system geared toward artists,Continue Reading

The EepyBird Coke Zero & Mentos Spectacular!

EepyBird is a group of self-described “mad scientists” that provide “entertainment for the curious mind.” EepyBird became an Internet sensation in 2006 when their video “Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments” went viral. More than 100 two-litter Diet Coke and 500 Mentos were used to create a choreographed video of Diet Coke geysers. The groupContinue Reading

Dynamic Duo coming to Kansas City!

Joey Hudy Joey Hudy started his journey with a simple and fun project, a marshmellow cannon, and made it extreme! He has traveled around the country going to Maker Faire, started a Young Makers club in his school, and even met the president, who also shot his Extreme Marshmellow Cannon! But he didn’t let that one projectContinue Reading

What’s a Maker, what’s a Maker Faire anyway!?

Some of you may be wondering what the heck a Maker is and why a Maker Faire is so important to Kansas City? If you’ve ever fixed anything at home, tackled a craft project, knit a skarf, plant a garden, combined several things into something new, you are a Maker. Have you painted a portrait,Continue Reading