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SPELLUZZLES goes Maker Pro!

Every year at Maker Faire KC, we see some truly amazing projects and ideas that grow into actual projects. In 2016, we were introduced to the SPELLUZZLES – puzzles that spell themselves –  by Gayle. Gayle has since shared with us some exciting news for himself and SPELLUZZLES! Please read on to see the fullContinue Reading

A Look Back at 2016

As we prepare for Maker Faire Kansas City 2017 on June 24-25, we just felt the need to reminisce about all the fun we had in 2016. From a 30ft Egg Drop Challenge, to a bacon cooking machine, to a Louisiana-style Parade Kickoff and the return of the engaging birdhouse building from J.E. Dunn and ourContinue Reading

MORE DETAILS: Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire

Are you missing out on the fun and experience of Maker Faire Kansas City? Well, we have some EXCITING news for you! Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire returns THIS November! ALL – yep, we said it – ALL Barnes & Noble Stores will be participating in this awesome event on Saturday, November 5th andContinue Reading

Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire Returns!

Barnes & Noble 2nd Annual Mini Maker Faire returns to YOUR local Barnes & Noble. The Mini Maker Faire held at local Barnes & Noble nationwide will have three focus points: Make, Meet and Collaborate. MAKE: In the Make Workspace, a tech-educational expo, you’ll experience the latest in virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, pen-invent technology,Continue Reading

ConfabuLarryum – August 13

When: Saturday, August 13 Where: Lawrence, KS at Lawrence Free State High School 9AM-2PM What: ConfabuLarryum is Lawrence’s third annual Festival of Making and Creativity! It’s a day filled with hands-on fun and discovery with FREE activities for kids, parents, educators, Makers, entrepreneurs, and innovators. It’s FREE to attend, all activities are FREE and theContinue Reading

RadioShack’s Learn to Solder

      Maker Faire Kansas City is SO excited to welcome Coppersmith Sponsor, RadioShack! RadioShack will be sponsoring a Learn to Solder area located in Sprint Festival Plaza. RadioShack will be bringing four (4) different solder kits:  Robot, Rocket, Flashlight, and a Clock Kit with 20 Soldering Stations! RadioShack will be assisted with local groupContinue Reading


**MAKER FAIRE SCHEDULE UPDATE** Script-to-Screen Schedule has been moved to the H&R Block City Stage to provide a better experience for you to learn and discover a variety of skill from mobile video production to intros to video editing. The schedule can be found below: Saturday, June 25 10AM Intro to mobile video production for personal, orContinue Reading

What’s Happening in Science City during Maker Faire Kansas City

Kansas City’s Science Center, Science City, and the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium is ALL a part of your experience during Maker Faire Kansas City. Check out our personal hit list of what you should check out in those two spaces! CHECK OUT THE MAKER STUDIO! There are scheduled activities all day, each day during the weekend ofContinue Reading

Filmmakers are Back!

Local Kansas City Film Organizations are returning to Maker Faire Kansas City to show YOU a variety of skills – from mobile video production to intros to video editing. Check out this FULL schedule presented in the Extreme Screen Theatre! Saturday, June 25 10AM Intro to mobile video production for personal, or business with Steven Fuller, President CinemaKCContinue Reading

Science City’s Maker Studio Activities!

    Maker Faire Kansas City just keeps on getting BETTER for you! Not only is Science City and the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium included in your Maker Faire Ticket BUTTTT the Maker Studio, a year-round extension of Maker Faire Kansas City, has a jam packed schedule for you and your family to enjoy during Maker Faire!Continue Reading