World Maker Faire New York 2013

Lightening Strikes! Five Accomplished Young Makers

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Saturday2:30 PM3:15 PM

Short presentations by five makers ranging in age from seven to seventeen. They will show projects, businesses, and personal projects.

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William Grant

William Grant is an avid maker who is passionate about wood working, Arduino and the outdoors. He is a 2nd grader in Milton, Massachusetts and would like to be an engineer when he grows up.

Lucas Weakley

Lucas Weakley is a 17-year-old Eagle Scout who will be a senior next year in the Engineering and Manufacturing Institute for Technology (EMIT) at Forest High School in Ocala, Fla. He's been fascinated with making things ever since he was little and played around with Lego (he still does). As he got older, Lucas became more interested in flight and got his first RC plane for his ninth birthday. Recently he's been designing and building his own planes and now hosts a YouTube show called BusyBee TV, a biweekly show where he does reviews, how-tos, scratch builds, and other things related with the hobby. Lucas also has his own aerial videography company called TopView Aerials, where he gets hired to film real estate, events, and other activities with his multicopters and other aerial vehicles. When he graduates high school, Lucas hopes to attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical College to study mechanical engineering with an aviation emphasis. He hopes to design, build, and fly real planes in the future.

Drew Beller

I'm a high school student in Hewlett, NY. I'm a tinkerer and an engineer, a member of our award winning high school robotics team, and the founder of I've also worked as a hardware and software engineer at in Cambridge, MA and lectured on topics including entrepreneurship, small batch manufacturing with 3D printing, and crowd funding.

Joey Hudy

I'm Joey, I'm 16 and go to ASU-HYSA. I've made: 3x3x3 LED Arduino Shield, SMD Arduino Shield & Marshmallow Cannon.nMy latest is a 3d Body Scanner. I can scan you and them print you on 3d printer.

Adrian Niles

I just came back from a national competition (ACT-SO) and the NAACP hosts it. My category was engineering and I won the silver medal in my category. Last week the Mayor of Brockton gave me a citation

Stett Holbrook — Senior Editor

MAKE magazine

Stett is a senior editor at MAKE with abiding interest in food and drink, wave-powered conveyances, wood working, and environmentally sound human enterprises. He is the father of two young makers.