Empire State Maker Faire 2020
That’s a wrap!
Huge thanks to all of the makers who inspired us, gave us tours of their spaces, demoed their projects, taught us new skills, and invited us into their communities.
We would additionally like to thank all of our volunteers who have helped moderate all of our sessions, our host organizations for their continued support, our friends at Maker Faire and Make: Magazine who have gone above and beyond in supporting the Empire State Maker Faire, and everyone who was able to join us in celebrating makers from all over New York State and beyond.
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Public Libraries Print PPE: Design, Manufacture and Distribution for Deaf and Hearing Impaired Populations in Syracuse, NY
Working collaboratively with a local architect, Syracuse librarian has designed, and is now in midst of production, of a transparent front face mask for use by deaf and hearing-impaired populations, as well as for the organizations that support them. The libraries are supplying organizations such as Aurora of Central New York and the Deaf New American Coalition of Syracuse with this important PPE resource, ensuring that the needs of the community continue to be met during the Covid-19 pandemic. The design is currently the best available in its class on Thingiverse.com.
YORB2020 is a multi-user social space online, created at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program in response to the quarantine conditions of COVID-19, this project attempts to provide the ITP community with a shared virtual space to hang out, collaborate and work near each other. For Empire State Maker Faire, we showcased some student work. Here are the details:
- Toilet Paper Mania by Yiting Liu A virtual museum in the shape of toilet paper roll invites you to relive, rethink, and reflect your change of behaviors towards the toilet paper mania during COVID-19.
- Bubble World by Sihan Zhang Interact with bubbles in the browser by moving your hands/head.
- ITP Weather Band presented by Schuyler Devos ITP Weather Band is an ITP club dedicated to exploring the sonification and musical implications of weather data.
Genspace – BioMaker Lab Tour
Genspace is a community biology laboratory, sometimes called a biomaker lab or a biohacker space, in South Brooklyn, New York where anyone can learn the fundamental scientific concepts and lab skills they need to meaningfully engage with the life sciences — including biology, biotechnology, microbiology, genetics, and related subjects. Biomakers are scientists, artists, designers, and entrepreneurs, and in our lab they hack lab gear, create new sustainable biomaterials, and explore the ethical and social issues of emerging global technologies. In this session, you’ll get a tour of the Genspace lab, see objects, materials, and technology that Genspace members have made. We’ll talk about the minimal gear you need to get started with basic biotechnology experiments, and the types of organisms that are easy-to-grow and safe to use in a wide range of settings.
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We hope to see everyone at Maker Faires all across New York State in the future!
Empire State Maker Faire would not be possible without the tireless efforts of the Empire State Maker Faire team, including the producers behind: