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Calling all Makers!

Join us for Maker Week—the week leading up to World Maker Faire New York 2016. Here you’ll find a full run-down of all the activities in which Makers can participate during Maker Week.

Check back often to see what other exciting events and activities have been added to the schedule.

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SATURDAY

Sep

24

Intro to Inflatables with DIY Mylar Balloons

Learn about DIY flat-patterned inflatables from an intro lecture to design constraint basics, material choices, fabrication techniques, leak rates vs flow, etc. Then follow-up with hands-on experimentation making your own heat-sealed mylar balloons.

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: NYC Resistor, 87 3rd Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

More Information: Intro to Inflatables with DIY Mylar Balloons

Registration: $85.00 per person. Open to public—registration required and printed ticket required at the door. Register.

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MONDAY

Sep

26

Drones, Wearables, IoT and Personal Privacy

This is a thought provoking panel discussion designed to explore some of the near-term & long-term challenges to our personal data in the emerging IoT era.

Date: Monday, September 26, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: LMHQ, 150 Broadway, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10038

More Information: Drones, Wearables, IoT and Personal Privacy

Registration: Free. Open to public—registration required and printed ticket required at the door. Register.

TUESDAY

Sep

27

Arduino for Artists—Make Your Projects Interactive

Do you want to make your artwork interactive? Make it blink, react to sensors, or move? Arduino is an open source electronics platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It is intended for artists, designers and hobbyists interested in creating interactive objects or environments.

Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Staten Island Maker Space, 450 Front Street, Unit B, Staten Island, New York 10304

More Information: Arduino for Artists—Make Your Projects Interactive

Registration: $60.00 per person. Open to public—registration required. Register.

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WEDNESDAY

Sep

28

Meet the Machines

Introduction to 3D printing and laser cutting.

Join us any time between the hours of 5pm to 8pm. Allow at least an hour. All ages. You will learn how to use CAD software and then make (and take home) the item you design. You get to choose 3D printed or laser cut as the material for your item.

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 (this actually happens every Wednesday—check it out!)

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: Skill Mill NYC, 949 Amsterdam Avenue near 107th St., New York, NY 10025 (Skill Mill NYC opened this month! It is a creative center and resource for all skill levels.)

More Information: Meet the Machines

Registration: $25 per person. Cash or credit card accepted. Register.

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THURSDAY

Sep

29

Library Makers with Author Kathy Ceceri

Library Maker celebration! Make Action Origami Robot Worms & Light-Up Origami Flipping Frogs with Geek Mom Kathy Ceceri, author of "Paper Inventions" and other fun craft project books about science and technology.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016 (this actually happens every Wednesday—check it out!)

Time: 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Location: Children’s Library Discovery Center, 8911 Merrick Blvd., Jamaica, NY 11432

More Information: Library Makers with Author Kathy Ceceri

Registration: Open to the public; free. For kids 9 years and older. No registration required but seating is limited.

STEM Night: Making in the Community

Local New York City high school and college students will hear from the NYSCI Team and other local leaders in STEM fields and the world of making at this inspirational event. The event will be comprised of a mini career fair, activity session, panel discussion, Q&A session, and networking.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Corona, NY

More Information: STEM Night: Making in the Community

RSVP: RSVP Required. This event is geared towards high school and college students who are curious about careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Chaperones are required for students under age 16. Please bring your student or teacher ID.

Pre-NY Maker Faire Meetup: Meet The 3D Printing YouTube Creators

MatterHackers is hosting a special 3D Printing Thursday at Fat Cat Fab Lab . Join us for a panel discussion with 3D Printing YouTube content creators Joel Telling (3D Printing Nerd), Chuck Hellebuyck, and Preston (Press Reset). Ultimaker, Lulzbot, and SeeMeCNC will be there, too!

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Fat Cat Fab Lab, 224 West 4th Street, New York, NY

More Information: Pre-NY Maker Faire Meetup: Meet The 3D Printing YouTube Creators

RSVP: RSVP Required. Open to the public; free; registration required.

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Kickstarter and Kano: Celebrating Creative Tools

A celebration of a special breed of creative projects: ones that allow everyone to be creative. Alex Klein, founder of Kano, and Julio Terra, director at Kickstarter, will give short talks. Teams from Kano, DIWire, and 3Doodler will demo some of our favorites Kickstarter-funded creative tools.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

More Information: This event is by invitation only.

New York State Maker Network Meeting

Come and learn about the Nation of Maker Initiative and plans for an NYS Maker Network.

We will be talking about our maker experiences at the White House, plans for a New York State Maker Network, and a meet & great with other makers. Spots limited to 70 people.

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Collab, 304 Hudson St., New York, New York 10013

More Information: New York State Maker Network Meeting

RSVP: Open to the public; free. RSVP Required.

FRIDAY

Sep

30

Make: Education Forum

Join Make: for the 2nd annual education program focused on the leaders, influencers, and practitioners providing support, services, and programs to bring making into schools. Register Today!

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Location: New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), Queens, NY, home of World Maker Faire New York 2016: 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY. Public transportation is the preferred method to arrive to the Make: Education Forum. There is no parking at NYSCI.

More Information: http://makerfaire.com/new-york/education-forum/

Registration: $75 per person, includes lunch and a Single Day Pass to World Maker Faire New York 2016; register here: http://make-educ-forum16.eventbrite.com

Pop-Up in the Park with World Maker Faire @ NYSCI

Join in the fun (and learning!) with Pop-Up in the Park while NYSCI is preparing for World Maker Faire. All NYSCI neighbors and friends are invited to come share in the excitement with an afternoon of hands-on activities, educational demos, and FREE admission to the Science Playground.

Date: Friday, September 30, 2016

Time: 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Location: Rocket Park at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI)—home of World Maker Faire New York 2016: 47-01 111th St., Corona, NY

More Information: Free to all—come join us! Learn more about World Maker Faire at http://makerfaire.com/new-york/.

SATURDAY

Oct

1

The Extraordinaires Maker Faire Meetup

Geared towards local and visiting educators in town for Maker Faire, The Extraordinaires Meetup provides a great opportunity to sit down with the creators of The Extraordinaires® Design Studio, experience the game first hand, ask questions, swap tips and share best practice around Design Thinking.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: The COOP Restaurant & Bar, 39-16 Prince St #103, Flushing, NY 11354

More Information: Extraordinaires Maker Faire Meetup

RSVP: Open to the public. RSVP Required.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Oct

1-2

World Maker Faire New York 2016

The Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth!

Dates: Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2016

Time: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, both days

Location: New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY

More Information: http://makerfaire.com/new-york/

Tickets: http://wmfny16.eventbrite.com

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