Thousands visited Kansas City’s remarkable Union Station for the 3rd annual Maker Faire Kansas City today. Union Station is a dauntingly gorgeous venue but the makers stole the show, sharing mad skills, good humor and dedication.
Pat Slimmer's UFO cruised the vast lineup presented by KC's Realistic Impressions Car Club.
These young KC makers plan to disrupt Hollywood with their remote control camera platform. http://GoCandyCam.com
Showing with the Realistic Impressions Car Club, SteveO made all the mods on his fine '05 Le Sabre SS.
Andy Smith makes lamps but today he was playing with cool modular laser cut shapes and building impromptu sculptures.
Just used to compulsively buy toys but now he makes toy worlds instead. And juggles. And wears orange.
Co-founder of Open ROV (remotely operated vehicle), David Lang talked about his trajectory from curious guy to maker to maker pro. http://makezine.com/tag/zerotomaker/
These costume makers drew a huge, camera wielding crowd. War Machine even has a (boombox) soundrack.
Devin took a couple blacksmithing workshops at the KC Renaissance Festival and figured the rest out about smithing and chainmaille over the Internet.
KC Clay Guild had a great elevated demo stage for their pottery wheel, bringing Brian's mesmerizing handiwork to eye level.
This 12' long tool helps Spencer rough in the larger, full-scale positive by tracing the shape of the smaller model.
KC's original hackerspace, Cowtown Computer Congress, ran an exceedingly popular Learn to Solder booth.
The Road to Maker Faire Challenge will award $2,500 to one winner to bring his or her project to World Maker Faire on Sep. 21 & 22, 2013 in New York. Use the funding for materials, transport, or anything else you might need to get to Maker Faire. Applications are due by 11:59pm PT on August 5, 2013.