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GonKiRin breathes life into the pre-Maker Faire Friday night air.

Maker Faire New York is doing the final flight checks and getting ready for liftoff! Here are a few images taken around NYC as makers gear up for the heaps of awesome that are going to converge in Queens tomorrow.

Bag of embeddable toys for the Make Your Own Soap booth.

Some of the Maker Faire team stopped by a few maker spaces, including Collab, where they visited with engineer Ayah Bdeir, who’ll be at the Faire exhibiting her snap-together magnetic circuit boards. Ayah is also one of the organizers of the Open Source Hardware Summit that took place yesterday at New York Hall of Science.

Mitch Altman received a special Hero Makey Award today during Make: Live. It was a special edition, live from the grounds of Maker Faire NY. If you missed it, check the Make: Live page for the archived show, which will be up soon.

Bonus:
– NY’s Mayor Bloomberg gave Maker Faire a shout out on his weekly Friday radio show, calling it “a great family event going on this weekend and people should attend.” Word.

More info:
– For program guide, schedule of events, and maker info, visit the Maker Info page.
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– The core Maker Faire team will be blogging throughout the weekend and beyond on Maker Faire Daily, a blog devoted to Maker Faire. That’s where you want to go to get immersed in MFNY as it unfolds.
– That, and the Maker Faire Twitter feed, of course. If you have something to say about MFNY on Twitter, use #makerfaire in your Tweets.

Laura Cochrane

I’m an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.


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