SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- World Maker Faire New York, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth, will be bringing over 750 makers together to share their DIY projects with making enthusiasts at the New York Hall of Science in Queens over the weekend of September 23 and 24, 2017. From hobbies and unique inventions to prototypes and new products coming to market, attendees have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the innovation, creativity, and ingenuity for which the Faire is known.
A wide variety of projects will be exhibited covering many categories including projects with social impact and making for good, health care, and food, alongside the latest developments from main areas of the Faire such as microelectronics, 3D printing, drones, and robotics. Also featured will be topics such as arts and crafts, kinetic art, engineering, science, health, virtual reality, fire art, music, and more. As always, there will be many opportunities for hands-on experiences to learn new skills or advance current ones. As the premier gathering of makers on the East Coast, World Maker Faire will continue to deliver what Faire goers want: to learn more about making and take their own making to the next level.
The World Maker Faire New York 217 makers can be viewed at: http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2017/meet-the-makers/. Below is a short list of just some of the amazing makers who will be at World Maker Faire:
Melandolly: Figurative artist and maker Cinnamon Willis, created Melandolly, highly expressive figurative sculptures and dolls. Melandollys were created to alter the perception of how dolls are viewed and make them more in tune with true feelings. Willis's dolls are made from clay and, along with a display of her work, she will be showing attendees each phase of her doll making process.
Power Racing Series: Back for more rollicking fun for makers of all ages, the Power Wheel Series brings together Power Wheels (or any electric kids ride-on vehicle) that have been souped up and tricked out to race for glory and trophies. And staying with the true maker spirit, learning and sharing will abound in this open-source environment.
Project ORRCA: Created by Aditya Mehrotra, ORRCA is an unmanned surface vessel, inspired by the BP oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. Its mission is to clean up water pollution by separating sediments, dirt, plastics, and even oil from water.
Mechanical Sculptures: Maker and sculptor, Benjamin Cowden creates mechanical sculptures using mechanisms as metaphors for the human body. Working at the junction of digital fabrication (CNC machining and 3D printing) and traditional craft skills, each device offers an interactive experience to viewers.
OHorizons: OHorizons is an international coalition of innovators who have engineered an open-source and award-winning method for organizations in developing countries to follow and produce their own inexpensive household water filters using 100% local materials, tools, and labor.
Tickets are on sale now for World Maker Faire New York 2017 at advance pricing at http://makerfaire.com/new-york/buy-tickets/. ($20.00 - $30.00 for a Single Day Pass; $40.00 - $55.00 for a Weekend Pass). Special packages and offers also available; check site for more details. Advance pricing is in effect through Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:59 pm EDT. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets will be available for purchase on-site at World Maker Faire New York 2017.
About Maker Faire
Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness, and celebration of the Maker Movement. It's a place where people of all ages and backgrounds gather together to show what they are making and share what they are learning.
Maker Faire will celebrate 221 Faires in 2017 and will engage more than 1.58 million attendees globally in 45 countries around the world. The 12th annual Maker Faire Bay Area welcomed some 1,200 Makers and 125,000 attendees. World Maker Faire New York, the East Coast flagship event, has grown in seven years to 930+ Makers and 95,000 attendees.
Located in San Francisco, California, Make: has been widely credited with jumpstarting the worldwide Maker Movement, which is a transforming force in innovation, culture, and education. The brands under the Make: umbrella include Maker Faire global events, Make: magazine, Make: books, and Maker Share—a new networking hub to show and share maker projects.
A celebration of DIY culture, World Maker Faire New York 2017 will take place Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York. More information about Maker Faire can be found at http://www.makerfaire.com. Save the dates for Maker Faire Bay Area 2018 at the San Mateo Event Center in San Mateo, CA, on Friday-Sunday, May 18-20, 2018. Find a Maker Faire near you at http://makerfaire.com/map. More information about Maker Faire can be found at http://www.makerfaire.com.
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