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Home-Scale Biodiesel Production

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How to convert used cooking oil into fuel for use inrnunmodified diesel engines, modified heating oil burners, and tuned turbine engines. As well as how to make your own processor using commonly available hardware.


How Makers & Other 3D-Printing Players Can Help Create a Re-Industrializing 3DP “Ecosystem” in NYC

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Our 3DP-driven, DIY citizen-Makers are leading our governments' economic-development policy makers. NYC3DP.com & "This Week in NYC3DP" Publisher will present his insightful perspective on the development of NYC's 3DP, world-beating "cluster." These novel views stem from reporting on bottom-up, DIY Makers, key 3DP product/services companies, tech startups, public officials, economic development players, educators, non-profits, foundations, et al. We—citizens of New York—need to foster our Nation's biggest & best re-industrialization HERE. With its "hand-made," tech empowerment, 3DP will drive our City's manufacturing makeover. 3DPers, Join In!


How To Make Upcycled Plastic Bag Bangle Bracelets!

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Make your own stylin' bangle bracelets by upcycling plastic bags! It's a fun and inexpensive way to make accessories either as unique gifts or for yourself. And a great option for diverting plastic bags from the landfill!


idontdordinary

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Idontdordinary, I create beyond what the eye sees. When others say "WHY" I say "WHY NOT"? Nothing wasted,nothing lost. A NEW CREATION. I am a true artist that re purposes what is perceived as hopeless. INSPIRATION and REBIRTH


Mannahatta2409.org

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Mannahatta2409.org is an on-line forum for discovering, designing, and sharing visions of Manhattan's ecology, in a time of changing climate. Come by to create your vision of Manhattan's future!


New Engineering University

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New Engineering University (NEU) is a new breed of university for a new breed of engineer. We're announcing NEU along with a host of really exciting partnerships, including the Geena Davis Institute. Geena herself will be part of our team to address how engineering education can and will be re-engineered by NEU.


NYSCI Village: Build an Underwater Robot!

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NYSCI and COSEE OCEAN are helping participants: build and fly an ROV, make a plankton net, run a plankton race, and help to create a bio-rock coral reef! Plan to get wet and plan to have fun! Makers: NYSCI with COSEE OCEAN


Our water, if radioactive, will wither New York.

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Storytelling art inspired by puppetry & butoh. A sculptural garment map on how we can save ourselves, ban fracking from making our drinking water radioactive & carcinogenic, stop Spectra, & prevent a fire devastation in NY.


Purina ONE

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Visitors to the Purina ONE booth at Maker Faire will have the opportunity to create and invent their own do-it-yourself (DIY) puzzle feeder projects to help enrich the feeding experiences of their cats; gather inspiration from the DIY wall u2013 a gallery of projects created from Purina ONE's cat community; and interact with a fun and shareable area at the booth. What you feed your cat is just as important as HOW you feed your cat. Cats are designed to hunt for their food, and while domestic cats have it much easier they still benefit from the stimulation that comes from the hunt. Incorporating a puzzle feeder in addition to a bowl encourages your cat to work for her food, stimulating her mind and body and helping her live her True Nature.


re:3D

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re:3D is committed to trailblazing new frontiers in 3D printing. Our flagship technology, "The Gigabot" large format 3D printer, maximizes output volumes with respect to size, speed, and quantity of objects printed during a single production run. re:3D is also developing novel printer feedstock including cost-efficient recyclables and enriched composites. With a global online marketplace and a localized presence in both Latin America and the United States, re:3D is reaching untapped emerging markets worldwide. After a successful Kickstarter debut, our diverse team looks forward to an active presence in the international entrepreneurial and maker communities, and sharing our experience in StartUp Chile, one of the world's largest global accelerators.


Scale

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Scale is an interactive art installation created by a variety of discarded technologies that can be found around us. By stepping on the scale in front of the installation, the audience can interact with the installation.


School of Visual Arts MFA Products of Design

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Designers have the powerrnto transform the world.rnProducts of Design transformsrndesigners, educating head,rnheart and hands to reinventrnsystems, create new typesrnof value, and catalyze positivernchange through making.


ScrapKins Ship-Builder!

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Build your own ship from Recycled Materials and test it on the ScrapKins Waterway! Will it float? Will it survive the rapids? Monsters, Making & Magic. Great building fun for Kids 6 years and up.


Solving World Challenges Through Making: The Hard Truths

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A talk about some of my most recent work in Africa. An introduction to some of my past and current projects and an open discussion on the lessons learned and the hurdles met in building projects and businesses focused on designing for real humanitarian, environmental and social challenges worldwide. These projects have been tested and deployed in developing countries but could very well apply here at home. Some projects were really successful and some encountered huge obstacles making this field tough but also extremely rewarding. There are lots of makers interested in devoting their skills to these causes and this talk is to encourage them.


TakeItApart.com

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Join us at takeitapart.com. We like taking things apart and showing everyone how it is done. Turn screws. Void Warranties. Open Minds.


The GoGo Chair: A Wheelchair for the Adventurous

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A wheelchair bicycle that enables users to participate in many fun activities utilizing recycled, green and repurposed materials.


The Good Life Lab: Digital Homesteader Tools

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The inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently. Mikey Sklar discusses the technical knowledge used to run a digital homestead, including planet saving projects such as: building a home from waste materials, installing pv solar systems, recovering electric vehicles from the waste stream, and advanced food fermentation with the help of microcontrollers.


The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living

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The inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently. Alongside their personal story, Wendy presents the discovery of a fulfilling lifestyle that relies less on money. She teaches the art living from waste and from nature and the practical applications of making biofuel, DIY appliances for automating the homestead, structures, gardens, and foraging for food and medicines. Wendy presents reasons for makers to share their innovations and ideas through open source and creative commons licenses.


The Industrial Age is Over: Welcome to the Maker Age

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To some, this looks like the end. But in reality it's only the beginning: we are shifting from a time-is-money economy of debt-based currency, corporations, and hourly wages, to a real-time "steady state" ecology of alt currencies, creating value through making, and direct p2p exchange. In short, what comes after the industrial age is not the "digital" age, but the Maker Age.


Trailer Park Oasis

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Trailer Park: A Mobile Public Park is a portable, natural public park with classic New York-style "Parkitecture" housed inside a 14' x 8' x 8' mobile silver trailer. The interior is fully planted and is a real park!


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