A big weekend of making is on tap for this weekend at Maker Faire Kansas City June 29-30. The fair will be held at Kansas City’s Union Station and is drawing makers from across the Midwest and beyond.
Ink Magazine published a great preview of the fair along with some excellent portraits of makers who will be showing their stuff this weekend.
“They say it’s like a county fair and a science fair mixed together,” said event products Luis Rodriguez in an interview with Ink.
More than 300 makers will be participating in the event covering a wide spectrum of making—roboticists, artists, crafters, electronics enthusiasts, DIYers of all kinds, and more.
Makers profiled by Ink include:
- Jordie Smith. Jordie works at Built-to-Spec, a startup housed inside Hammerspace that makes enclosures for microcomputers. This year the Maker Faire Kansas City veteran will be showing off a 3D printed animatronic tail he controls with a sensor he wears on his hands.
- Austin Feathers will be showing off his Tesla coil.
- Artist Jenna Tomlin will be manning Airship Noir, a steampunk vessel she and her steampunk comrades created.
Maker Faire stalwarts such as learn to solder, the Power Racing Series, and the Eepy Birds’ Coke Zero/Mentos show will be on hand for the two-day event, too. If you’re anywhere near Kansas City you should be there as well.