Attention New Yorkers, Makers, Engineers, Kids, Game Lovers, Techies, Luddites, and Robots…we’re running the Deconstruction during the 2011 NYC World Maker Faire.

Are you planning to attend the Maker Faire? If not, you should…and you should also take part in The Deconstruction.

What is the Deconstruction? It’s a building competition where we ask folks to create new things out of old things, then document to show the world how they did it. All we provide is a topic, and a few constraints.

The goal is to build a physical project out of re-used and found material (and be resourceful as possible). Material can be found at the Maker Faire, on the mean streets of NYC, or re-purposed from existing projects. You can build your project on-site using existing resources, or elsewhere.

At the end of the time limit (Sunday afternoon) participants will meet to show what they’ve made, talk about how they did it, and demonstrate how it works. Projects will then be judged by the participants (you can’t vote for yourself), and the general public.

Yes, and there will be prizes…but in the Deconstruction, prizes don’t get announced until after the competition. However, the winning team will be given the distinct honor of curating the secret topic for the next Maker Faire Deconstruction.