Featured World Maker Faire 2015 Makers:
Wildgrid: Wildgrid is a project about capturing untapped power around you. We get most of our electricity from plugging into a socket on the wall, but there is so much energy that is unused! Bacteria, heat, motion, and sunlight just to name a few.
Casual Inventing: Let's take inventing out of the lab and put it before the dog walk. How do we make inventing more like a conversation, more no big deal, more of an invitation to all? This talk will be about casual inventing and how that concept contributed to the thinking behind Makey Makey GO.
How I 3D printed an Entire Fashion Collection from Home: Danit Peleg, a young Israeli fashion designer talks about what inspired her to 3D print an entire fashion collection using home printers. Discover the technical process and the various challenges she encountered during her 9-month-long journey into 3D printed fashion.
Jazz is Better with Fire: How does music make fire dance? Veteran maker, skater, designer, cowboy Jared Ficklin will share tricks and tips for Ruben’s Tubes, Flame Tables & the incendiary results of trying to integrate sound waves (cymatics!) and fire.
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.
Gamelatron: The Gamelatron is the world's first fully robotic gamelan orchestra. A gamelatron is a sound producing kinetic sculpture presented as site-specific installations, and stand alone art works by artist Aaron Taylor Kuffner.
Aerial Sports League Drone Arena: Watch the world's best drone pilots fight & race in the Aerial Sports League's 1st Annual dSports Open. Its the largest drone sports event ever held in NYC. 2 full days of FPV racing, drone combat, freestyle and more.
Life-Size Mousetrap: 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.
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.
What's new at Raspberry Pi?: 2015 has been a crazy year for Raspberry Pi. We announced Raspberry Pi 2, cut the price of the Model B+ to $25, and launched an official case, Wi-Fi dongle, sensor HAT and touchscreen display. In December we'll put two Raspberry Pis on the ISS. In this talk, I'll cover all these milestones and more.
How to Recycle Chewing Gum and Other Feats of Junk REthunk: Participant Media’s Human Resources is a comedic, behind-the-scenes look at TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company whose mission is to eliminate the idea of waste. Get a glimpse of the Pivot TV show, talk trash with the Design and Science teams, and walk away with your own upcycled DIY project.
Mural painting: We will paint an 8' x 20' mural live during the festival using spray paint and acrylics.
Liter of Light USA: Liter of Light is a non-profit organization committed to providing affordable, sustainable solar light to people with limited or no access to electricity. Liter of Light is the proud recipient of the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize.
The Mechanical Horse: The project is a life-size, suspended, stainless steel, mechanical horse, galloping in slow motion at the push of a button. It was single-handedly designed, machined and sculpted by me, at home and in my metal shop in Brooklyn, NY.
Drones for Humanity: Humanitarian drones for rapid disaster relief-can be deployed within one hour. Flight time is approximately 30 minutes with a payload capacity of 50 pounds.
Tobor the Great - 12 Foot Haptic Robot Arm: Tobor the Great is a twelve foot haptic robot arm. It is the result of the collaborative efforts of 14 dedicated NCC Fab Lab instructors with talents ranging from woodworking, resin prosthetics, electronics, audio and CNC milling.
Robot Resurrection: A towering 30 foot tall, human piloted, articulating sculpture made from 95% airplane parts. This isn't your average fire-blowing Robot.
Les Machines de L’île de Nantes: François Delarozière and Pierre Orefice are the co-authors of Les Machines de L’île de Nantes. The workshop of the Company La Machine conducted by F. Delaroziere is the heart of Les Machines. The Company exports its shows across the world.
HONK NYC!: HONK NYC! is an annual extravaganza of D.I.Y. street bands that celebrates the spirit of communal spectacle making. Over 200 musicians and performers gather to play for audiences in parks, schools and venues across NYC.
Moving Maker Ed into the Mainstream: Ayah Bdeir, CEO & Founder of littleBits, will discuss how we can bring the tools and convictions from the Maker Movement to strengthen learning inside and outside of the classroom.
CraftsmanAve: CraftsmanAve is a community of artists, makers, builders and creatives that are teaching their craft to people interested in learning a new skill.
The Fire Organ: Presenting the Fire Organ-the many-headed hydra of flame tubes! This mutant offspring of a Rubens' tube and a pipe organ lets you discover a unique way to see, feel and touch sound through flames and motion.
Sandwriter Skryf: Skryf leaves a stream of sand letters behind in public space. An almost irrelevant pile of sand creates the magic of the word. Humans and time are responsible for the disintegration of the word again. Sometimes quick, sometimes very slow.
O Watch - A DIY smartwatch kit for kids: O Watch is an Arduino based smartwatch kit for kids to learn programming and 3D printing while making their own smartwatch and customizing it.
Inventing a Creative Tech Tool to Empower a New Generation: Bethany Koby, co-founder and CEO of Technology Will Save Us will explain the role her organisation played in the design of the new BBC micro:bit.
P.A.M. Band: P.A.M. Band (Partially Artificial Musicians) An ensemble of kinetic sculpture robotic music making machines. Each member of the band features a traditional musical instrument (drums, violin, guitar, etc.) that performs programmed original composition
ZeGoBeast: ZeGoBeasts are mechanical walking creatures. Building one of these biologically inspired toys is an excellent way to learn about basic kinematics and mechanics. Spend your next weekend building this fully mechanical creature. Build, Learn, Play
Paint by RGB: Walk up and paint with light. Paint by RGB is 2,500 RGB LEDs in a crowd sized wall individually controlled by an infrared brush in your hand. This is a low res prototype of a future world where we can have walls of living glowing wall paper
Thompson & Dundy's Luna Park: 3D Printed by the Great Fredini: Entirely 3D printed, this is 1:13 scale replica of Coney Island’s famed Luna Park as it stood a hundred years ago is populated with 3D scanned portraits of Coney Island’s most interesting characters. Come see the all new Electric Tower!
Two Woodworking Sisters: Gabriella (10) wanted a piano for her doll, and Talia (7) wanted high-heeled shoes for herself. Our parents wouldn't buy them for us . . . so we made them instead. Gabriella built a working piano, and Talia made pink platform slides. We LOVE them!
Gardening with Robots - Roomba’s Inventor Shows You How: Joe Jones, inventor of the Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, presents prototype robots designed to help the backyard gardener. Stop by to chat with Joe about gardening and the design of practical robots.
SeeMore: This kinetic sculpture showcases the inherent beauty of parallel algorithms through the correlating movements of an animatronic 256-node Raspberry Pi computer cluster.
Let's Build Rockets: High school / college level amateur rocketry group, building a liquid fueled rocket. Check out our rocket design work and our two interactive exhibits where you can control real rocket parts.
e-NABLE: Enabling the Future: e-NABLE is a global network of volunteers who are using their 3D printers, design skills, and personal time to create free 3D printed prosthetic hands for those in need - with the goal of providing them to under-served populations around the world.
Minecraft to Maker: A guide for Minecrafters and their parental units on how Minecraft is inspiring a generation of Makers. Kids who attend will build a free Minecraft project and parents will finally know why ''Minecraft isn't just another video game.''
Power Tool Drag Racing: Hive13 (Cincinnati's MakerSpace) and friends bring our version of Power Tool Drag Racing excitement to the Big Apple this year with general public match races, exotic exhibition races, and the main bracket tournament competition.
TrotBot: A Story in the Making: One geek dad and five kids with a big vision created a new mechanism and built a walking machine the size of an SUV. Hear the story of their explorations, and learn about the technical, theoretical, practical, and logistical issues--as well as the magical moments--they encountered along the way.
NYDesigns #MakingInQueens: Come enjoy our interactive booth and learn about the creative making community at NYDesigns, an incubator, co-working and fabrication space in Long Island City, Queens.
KitRex by KIT&Co: Cardboard dinosaurs of all sizes! Build your own dino hand puppet, try on a velociraptor or pterodactyl costume, or take a 15ft long Utahraptor for a walk! Open up your creative mind with these Kinesthetic Imaginative Toys!
oneTesla: oneTesla makes DIY Tesla coil kits that shoot lightning, play music, and teach electronics. Started at an MIT hackerspace and funded by Kickstarter, oneTesla has been sparking interest in engineering worldwide for the past three years.
PinBox 3000 by Cardboard Teck Instantute: Tilt the Future! The PinBox 3000 is a customizable, tabletop pinball game that you construct from a laser cut cardboard kit. You'll flip when you see the possibilities in both art and science curriculums. And when two games connect: Battle Mode!
BLUE SCHOOL: Blue School is an independent school for 2 year olds-8th graders. View a maker-heavy inquiry based 3rd grade project and spend time with us making a sand mandala and exploring multi-disciplinary story-telling using makey makey and found materials.
Leka: At Leka, our mission is to help exceptional children live exceptional lives. Our first product, Moti, a small spherical autonomous a smart toy to help take care of children with special needs.
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.
World Maker Faire 2015
- 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
- Virtual Reality
- Young Makers (Maker is under 18yo)