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***National Day of Making***

In honor of National Day of Making, Wednesday June 18th, the Maker Studio at Science City will be having an Open House from 11AM – 3PM. Experience Making first-hand with these special activities: JetPacks Lightening Bugs Boats CatapultsContinue Reading

Meet the Speaker: Dale Dougherty

Maker Faire: Kansas City is extremely excited to announce that Dale Dougherty, CEO of Maker Media, Inc. will be joining us this year as one of our keynote speakers! Dougherty helped launch our very first Maker Faire: Kansas City and we are so happy to welcome him back this summer. As President, Founder, and CEOContinue Reading

Meet the Maker(s): Robotics at Maker Faire

We have some amazing Robotics coming to Maker Faire and we couldn’t decide which ones to pick out to introduce to you, so we decided we would share them all with you!   Andrew Alter is a roboticist and lead engineer at Trossen Robotics, Mech Warfare Founder, and advocate of Open Source Robotics. One ofContinue Reading

Makey Take-Over

If you have been following us on Facebook and Twitter, you may have seen our little red robot Makey and his fearless leader, the Maker Faire Action Figure.  They’re determined to take over Union Station after being inspired by the On Track magazine. His first take-over site? Pierponts! Can you guess where he’ll be next?Continue Reading

Meet the Maker: Michael Curry

Kansas City native Michael Curry is making a name for himself in the 3-D printing world. Now dubbed a “3-D Printing Evangelist,” a Google tech term, Curry has become the first person in the United States to create a fully printed electric vehicle! Curry was featured in a KSHB article here, but he also documentedContinue Reading

Maker Acceptances

All Maker acceptances have been sent out for Maker Faire Kansas City. If you have not received any information from us, please check your spam inbox.  If you did not receive an e-mail at all, please contact us.Continue Reading

Maker Faire Take Over!

Maker Faire has been featured in On Track Magazine! Check out the magazine and articles here: Continue Reading

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