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[NYC] September 29-30th: World Maker Faire 2012 – Science, Technology Projects, Art + DIY Culture — Shocklee Entertainment Universe ● The Future Frequency

[NYC] September 29-30th: World Maker Faire 2012 – Science, Technology Projects, Art + DIY Culture

World Maker Faire takes place this weekend at the New York Hall of Science [NYSCI] in Queens on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th. This event will feature over 500 exhibitors, showcase presentations and how-to workshops from the leaders in the maker movement, talks from DIY experts and industry leaders, and opportunities to learn specific making skills. Inspiring and fun for all ages, this event will get you excited about the possibilities of making.

From soldering, lock picking, hacking and custom circuit board building to cooking, composting, and making upcycled clothing, World Maker Faire’s packed line-up of learning opportunities ensures there is something for everyone. Highlights include:

Learn to Solder - At this year’s World Maker Faire, RadioShack has partnered with MAKE magazine to host the Learn to Solder activity. The RadioShack team is excited to teach hundreds of eager attendees how to solder for the first time.

Lockpick Village – Brought to World Maker Faire by The Open Organizer of Lockpickers [TOOOL], Lockpick Village will teach Faire goers how physical security operates and how it can be comprised. Attendees will enter as novices and leave feeling like secret agents with national security clearance.

Swap-O-Rama-Rama – In this unique part of the Faire, attendees can bring unwanted clothes where they will be transformed and upcycled into wearables of extraordinary variety. Attendees will work alongside of talented designers and silk screeners to make their new one of kind creations. On Sunday at 4:30PM there will be a fashion show in Zone C, on the Music Stage showing off some of the Favorite creations.

Young Makers Pavilion – The Pavilion, and its Education Cafe workshop and discussion area, will be the focal point of how-to’s for and about Young Makers: how to teach young makers; how to integrate curriculum about making into the classroom; how to parent young makers; how to support young makers; how to fund young makers; and much more.

Arduino Pavilion – “Arduino 101″ workshops will be offered four times daily at the Arduino Stage as well as many other project-based demos and how-to tips. The Arduino Team and Atmel will also have hands-on workshops in their booth.

Learn Breadboarding – A “Getting Started with Breadboarding” workshop will be offered this year to help attendees learn how to build simple electronics circuits on a solderless breadboard. Breadboarding is a key skill to learn for those just starting to experiment with electronics. The experts will show attendees how to build a simple blinky light circuit that they can take home, and provide a tiny breadboarding kit for future circuit building. This exciting workshop will be ongoing during the event at the Maker Shed Annex.

Make: Demo Stage – Back-to-back presentations on using leading maker tools, technology, and kits such as Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Netduino, and 3D printing, will be ongoing on the Make: Demo Stage, located inside the Maker Shed.

Maker Square – At the Maker Square, attendees can get first-hand instruction from the experts on topics such as composting in an urban environment [like NYC!] from GrowNYC; “Awesome Halloween Costumes for Regular Parents” from regular dad, Joel Potischman; hands-on food education with SouperKitchen; how to eat like a true locavore with Leda Meredith, author of The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget; and much more.

New to World Maker Faire this year are Pop-Up Presentation Areas. Like an “unconference” combined with a “meet-up,” Pop-Ups provide exhibiting makers and even attendees with the impromptu opportunity to share their projects in a casual, intimate, and workshop environment. Pop-Ups will focus on 3D printing, sustainability, and maker projects and technology.

Don’t miss this fun event – see the schedules for more on all the World Maker Faire presentations, workshops, and panel discussions and the list of makers exhibiting.

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photo: Scott Beale


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