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Faire Gets Rolling

Makers and guests experienced the electrifying sounds of Arc Attack tuning up and the sleek forms of artful choppers during opening events the night before the first Maker Faire Kansas City opens to the public on Saturday. Maker Faire founders Tim O’Reilly and Dale Dougherty set the tone for the Faire, calling makers an importantContinue Reading

Founder Of FabLab Concept To Speak At Maker Faire

Neil Gershenfeld MIT Professor Neil Gershenfeld, creator of the FabLab concept, will be speaking live at the tent of the United States Fab Lab Network. The USFLN is a network of fabrication laboratories promoting digital fabrication through “The ABC’s of Fab”:  Academics, Business, and Community Outreach—plus Research. It is a cooperative effort of domestic fabricators who subscribe to the(MIT) Fab Lab Charter. AtContinue Reading

Art Cars That Are Out Of This World

                Pat Slimmer is one of the organizers for the Lawrence KS Art Car event and paradeArt Tougeau. He has been interested in all things mechanical and art from a very early age and built his first motorized bicycle when he was 12 years old. Slimmer has been a professional automotive mechanic sinceContinue Reading

Maker Faire on KCTV5

Maker Michael Curry, 3D-printing extraordinaire, and Union Station representative Tony Cook spoke with KCTV5 about Maker Faire. See video below.Continue Reading

Meet the Maker: Austin Feathers

Austin Feathers is a junior at Shawnee Mission South, where he is active in the Robotics Club and Science Olympiad.  When not having fun with high volotage, he can ussually be found working on my other projects, such as my current one which is turning a large deisel turbo charger into a propane and diesel fired jetContinue Reading

Meet the Maker: Korey Haug

Korey Haug is a senior at Pembroke Hill High School. Next year, he will attend Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh for Electric and Computer Engineering. Active in his school community, Korey leads the FIRST robotics team, participates in Science Olympiad, and has taken a variety of higher level science classes. He is also an Eagle Scout.Continue Reading

Meet the Makers: TechZoneCommunications

DIY 3D Printer Kits TechZoneCommunciations was created in 2008 to provide communication services to the Forest Service. The company stumbled upon the OpenSource RepRap 3D Printer designs and has not looked back since. Today, they make and sell DIY 3D Printer Kits. At Maker Faire, TechZoneCommunications will display the largest collection of operating 3D printers: fromContinue Reading

Meet the Makers: Grahovac’s Army of Volunteers

                  Paul Grahovac is a corporate attorney and business development executive who runs a volunteer organization that assists inner-city residents in growing vegetables on vacant lots where drug houses once stood. Gardening With Urban Farmers The benefits of joining Grahovac’s Army of Volunteers include: Meeting people Helping low-income families developContinue Reading

Meet the Makers: CUC FabLab

CUC FabLab members are a diverse group of individuals who will bring artifacts, video and displays to Maker Faire KC to explain their mission and what is done at their Fab Lab. The Champaign Urbana Community Fab Lab is an open source community of people who like to design and make things. Our principal focus is to provideContinue Reading

Maker Faire Map: A Preview of the Madness

Below is the map of Maker Faire so you can get an idea of the attractions and events that will be converging upon Union Station in just a few short days.                            Continue Reading