Wednesday, October 03, 2012

World Maker Faire New York 2012

Saturday, September 29th 2012

Here are some photos and videos of our first trip to World Maker Faire New York.  This was the third year it was held at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows, NY.  Brian volunteered to help out John Sarik, a Columbia grad student, at his display booth, which required waking up super early, driving to Columbia to pick up the display items (getting a parking ticket in the interim - doh!), and setting up at the museum before the influx of visitors at 10AM.  Good thing the weather held out for most of the day.

Pretty cool stuff, but a lot of the interactive activities were geared mainly towards kids, so I, along with adults and parents, were more like spectators rather than participants.  Is it poor form if adults are learning/playing while a bunch of kids look on?


fun with markers


racing cars

robots can sing

anti-climatic bull-riding show



taking flight

Lego Loki and The Avengers

Lots of 3D printers, including the MakerBot Replicator™ 2 Desktop 3D Printer
and formlabs' high resolution 3D printer (the chess pieces)


John Sarik's booth

Brian made the blue TARDIS with the lab's Thing-O-Matic




Another 3D printer company, the Fablicator (booth located behind Sarik's booth)
 made Magneto's helmet.  Columbia's Makerbot Thing-O-Matic

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