Featured World Maker Faire 2016 Makers:
Mildred the trompe l'oeil sea monster: Mildred is a sea monster constructed of plywood, acrylic, polyurethane, screws, and sandbags. She is an experiment; taking theatrical set pieces out of the theater and into the real world. Its an illusion completely created by hand.
Aerial Sports League Drone Sports World: A drone sports extravaganza featuring state-of-the-art FPV drone racing, freestyle and combat games. Watch the best pilots in the world compete for fame and glory on Aerial Sport's League's famous drone race track. Free drone training for kids.
BUST Craftacular: The BUST Craftacular is N.Y.C.'s longest-running craft fair and indie shopping event series. It's an award-winning celebration of DIY culture, featuring eclectic vendors from all over the US, plus fantastic prizes and DIY activities for all ages!
Green Bronx Machine - Pop Up Farms: Green Bronx Machine will be building and featuring an onsite vertical farm with Tower Garden technology. This technology allows you to grow food ANYWHERE regardless of seasonality - indoors/outdoors - using 90 % less water and space.
Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains: See the original Internet sensation LIVE! Geysers of soda shoot over twenty feet into the air in this spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains.
La Carcaracha: La Carcaracha is an interactive art car sculpture built on a 1997 Honda Civic, and is the second mutant vehicle in my series of cockroaches. Intended as a symbol of detroit's survival, she is constructed of welded steel, foam, lights, and detroitus.
Lockpick Village - Presented by TOOOL: Want to tinker with locks & tools, the likes of which you've only seen in movies featuring cat burglars or secret agents? Then come to the Lockpicking Village, where you will learn hands-on how physical security operates & how it can be compromised.
Cirque Amongus: Come try out or multi person cycles & dicycles, or try out a few circus skills!
ISSIE - International Space Station Interesting Exercise: Zero gravity weakens your body! Living in space means hours a day of exercise. ISSIE is a 10-year-old girl's mission to make exercise more fun on the International Space Station -- and on Earth! We're making mixed reality games powered with exercise.
Floating Spaces: A series of kinetic sculptures made from brass and neodymium magnets. All pieces rely on magnetic attraction to define their shapes; the viewer can gently interact with the pieces to experience the invisible pulling forces.
HONK NYC!: HONK NYC! is an annual extravaganza of street bands and spectacle.
Ozar Family Racing: This is the first year that Ozar Family Racing joins the Power Wheels Racing Series. The Ozar Family has an awesome makerspace in their basement in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn called the Fallout Shelter. Monty Ozar, 3, wanted a dark blue race car.
The Power Racing Series: Start with $500 and a Power Wheel. (Or any electric kids’ ride on vehicle.) Get some new batteries. A new motor. Heck, some nice new tires. Tie LEDs to the hood. Sprinkle it with glitter. Maybe a feather for class. Haul it to one of our many races.
Lego Medical Models: Lego models of radiation therapy and imaging machines used to help pediatric and adult patients' anticipatory coping. Reducing the need for sedation with MRI and reducing stressors for patients/families - not to mention cost !
We The Builders: We The Builders makes crowdsourced 3D printed sculptures. You can help by printing a piece, mailing it to us, and we'll build the puzzle and glue it together. Sign up now to help with the next project at WeTheBuilders.com
Make and Launch a Compressed Air Rocket: Join us to make and launch a compressed air rocket. These rocket go nearly 250' in the air with just compressed air. After making and launching, you can take your rocket home with you!
MindTIME V2: Interactive sculptures that visitors explore their own perception of time. Visitor encourages on each sculpture and predict how much time has passed. I invite visitors to share their results in a postcard.The experience for each visitor will vary.
Digital Being: Beat Being: "Beat Being" is a series of my artwork, "Digital Being," which is a series of the kinetic installations created from detritus of discarded technologies. This creature loves to be reacted by live sounds, such as music, voice, and etc.
Maker Health: Join the Maker Health Tent is a group of Makers dedicated to healthcare and promoting democratized access to medical fabrication. Learn about diagnostics, prosthetics, hospital maker spaces, hacker nurses and Arduinos in the clinic!
Touch Creature: Touch Creature is an interactive kinetic sculpture. With smooth organic motion activated by touch and responds with touch. He gives the you a fun opportunity to engage with him and touch a moving sculpture.
ZeGoBeast - A Wooden Walking Robot for Makers: ZeGoBeasts are flat-pack wooden walking robots designed to teach anyone who wants to learn robotics how to get started, while learning about programming, electronics, and mechanics along the way.
LockBox: An Arduino-powered device that helps you to focus on a task by locking your phone away for a set amount of time. Designed specifically to help students to study free of the distraction of their phones.
The Physics Bus: The Physics Bus is a mobile platform for multi-sensory experiences in physics. The JunkGenies exhibition is a showcase of household appliances that have been reanimated to manifest unfamiliar physical phenomena.
Tesla Instrument Family: Remote controlled traditional musical instruments fitted with mechanical devices and various interfaces. Interfaces include motion sensors, vibration activation, servo control, and various buttons.
AscendTech 4-H Robotics Underwater ROV: Modeled after the iconic TIE-fighters of the Star Wars franchise, AscendTech Robotics' custom-made underwater ROV brings the community together to build and learn about robotics. Come find us to complete in your own underwater tie-fighter mission!
Enable Community Foundation: We use technology to develop and deploy affordable prosthetic devices in a safe, sustainable manner to under served populations of congenital and traumatic upper limb amputees worldwide.
Sprite Spacecraft-on-a-Chip: The Sprite is the world’s smallest and cheapest spacecraft. Pick up a Sprite development kit to build your own, and help democratize access to space.
The Orbital Rendersphere 3.0: The Orbital Rendersphere 3.0 is a massive spherical display, over 550 led’s, spinning at over 450rpm to suspend visuals in mid air. Users will need teamwork to interact with the spherical display thru two dance dance revolution gamepads.
NYC FIRST: FIRST is about developing the next generation of science and technology leaders through hands-on, project- and Mentor-based programs. Stop by, drive a robot and learn about the four different competitions we have for ages 6-18.
PinBox 3000 Art-cade by Cardboard Teck Instantute: The original cardboard tabletop pinball machine kit from Vermont. Craft and customize your own game. Play fields are fully interchangeable. Educators & kids flip out at the STEAM potential. Check out our Kickstarter campaign as we Tilt the Future!
Fairy Tales, Science Fiction, and Freud: Telling Stories: Marianne Petit and Jody Culkin present pop-up books with embedded electronics, animation, 3D papercraft, VR, and other materials and objects that tell stories originating in the 19th century.
RoboFun: Young Makers are invited to build, create, play, modify, and experiment with a variety of technologies through projects designed by Robofun including LEGO Robotics, Scratch, DIY Circuitry, and Stop Motion Animation.
TrotBot: TrotBot is a new type of walking machine, inspired by the gait of a galloping horse. TrotBot was designed to walk efficiently on even rough terrain. We invite you to come drive TrotBot yourself!
Moat Boat Paddle Battle: The Moat Boat Paddle Battle is your chance to put your 3D printing and design skills to the test. Design and print your own rubber band powered paddle boat and race it against other competitors for your chance at glory.
Wildgrid: Wildgrid is a research project aimed at democratizing the way people create & consume electricity. Charge your phone with energy in your everyday life: the motion from your bike, the bacteria in your compost, or the sun in your window.
THE PIXELSTRIKER: An update to the classic carnival highstriker, with rail and puck replaced by Neopixel strings and parallel bit streams. Physics, velocity detection, and real-time display all powered by a lowly Arduino. Ring the bell and win a chocolate cigar!
Maze Algorithm Robot Project with Mindstorms: We have built a maze-navigating robot to simulate a rescue mission. It will identify victims with thermal sensor and dispense rescue kits along optimal paths calculated by our search algorithm. Our robot must be able to avoid obstacles along the way.
Mural Painting: We will be painting an interactive, technology-themed mural, inviting passersby to participate in the mural making process and conducting spray paint and mural painting workshops.
OHorizons: We’ve engineered an award-winning Wood Mold for the DIY production of low-cost concrete water filters that go into families' homes in developing countries. Try our Kids' Make Your Own Water Filter Station for a hands-on learning experience!
Mandalorian Mercs: Falco Clan: The Mandalorian Merc Costuming Club is a Lucasfilm recognized costuming, charitable fan group. Together we buid all our costumes form scratch and go around spreading joy to fans around the world.
Sisyphus: Condemned by the gods, Sisyphus must shoulder his boulder up the mountainside for eternity. So too this art robot! Its novel mechanism pulls a steel ball through sand, building intricate dune patterns – only to see them destroyed and built anew.
the Orion Fredericks experience: Galactic Activated sculpture
- 3D Imaging
- 3D Printing
- Alternative Energy
- Art & Design
- Computers & Mobile Devices
- Flying & Aeronautics
- Food & Beverages
- Fun & Games
- Internet of Things
- Kids & Family
- Kids Under 5 yo
- Kinetic Art
- Maker Pro
- Open Source
- Photography & Video
- Raspberry Pi
- Sustainability & Nature
- Young Makers (Maker is under 18yo)