The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!
Short presentations by five makers ranging in age from seven to seventeen. They will show projects, businesses,
and personal projects.
Learn how to make a bar of soap using a glycerin base you can easilyrnmelt and pour. You choose the color, fragrance & toy & will go home with a completed soap! This is a easy, fun & creative project that is great for kids.
Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot has grown to be the global leader in desktop 3D printing. At World Maker Faire MakerBot will be demonstrating the brand new MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner and Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.
"Science Bob" Pflugfelder is on a mission to help make science come alive. He is an award-winning elementary school teacher and the resident science teacher on Jimmy Kimmel Live.His experiments have also been featured in several magazines including Popular Science and Wired.nDuring Science Bob's presentation, he would showcase one or more of his experiments, highlight some of the gadgets and contraptions featured in his upcoming middle grade book series Nick & Tesla and answer any questions from the audience..nWith the large number of families that attend Maker Faire, Science Bob's presentation would be geared towards a younger audience.
This panel will gather several outstanding K-12 educators who are using making in their classrooms. We will share some of our favorite student projects and talk about the benefits and challenges of having a makerspace for a classroom.
Why can't school be more like a Maker Faire? The answer is: it can. Learn how to advocate for making in your school based on the latest research in learning and best practices found in innovative schools. The authors of the new book, "Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom" will share:
* Why making and tinkering is the way real science is done
* How to start a maker program
* How to find allies and advocates
* What teacher and parents can say and don't do
Catapults have existed for over 2,000 years, and have changed significantly over the years, from the complexity of a Ballista with its two rope bundles and complex winches, to the simplicity of a traction Trebuchet, or a sling shot
On the practical side, you will leave having started down the road towards designing and constructing your own backyard weaponry
Microsoft provides foundational technologies that allow people to learn new abilities, create new software, and control the emerging world of computer controlled manufacturing devices.
The Microsoft tent at Maker Faire New York will interactively demonstrate how Microsoft technologies and partners help enable people to create "workshops of the future" and realize their full potential as makers. Interactive demonstrations within our tent include easy 3D Printing from Windows 8.1, the touch-friendly programming of TouchDevelop, exciting full-size Boxing Robots, kids creating theatrical animatronic presentations, various microcontrollers, and DIY video games from Project Spark.
The National Museum of Mathematics has designed a brand new construction toy! The Multi-Morphing Megaplex lets visitors explore the mathematics of tetrahedra and octahedra through building and hands-on exploration.