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Calling all makers! The fourth annual World Maker Faire New York is taking place on September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Every year our East Coast event gets bigger and better, and we couldn’t be more excited to check out what the 2013 event has in store.

Call for Makers:

If you’re a maker with an awesome project to share with the community, there’s still a little time left to get your application in. The call for makers closes on Sunday, July 28. Apply today!

There are four types of entries:
Maker Exhibit – an all-weekend exhibit space to demonstrate your project(s)
Performer – a scheduled performance, usually on a stage, set lengths vary
Presenter – a scheduled 10, 20 or 45 minute presentation, usually on a stage
Sponsor – companies or commercial entities

We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:
♦ Student projects
♦ Robotics
♦ Arduino projects
♦ Raspberry Pi
♦ Space projects
♦ Food makers
♦ Conductive materials projects
♦ Kit makers
♦ Interactive art projects
♦ 3D Printers and CNC Mills
♦ Textile Arts and Crafts
♦ Home Energy Monitoring
♦ Rockets and RC Toys
♦ Sustainability
♦ Green Tech
♦ Radios, Vintage Computers, and Game Systems
♦ Electronics
♦ Electric Vehicles
♦ Biology/Biotech and Chemistry projects
♦ Puppets
♦ Kites
♦ Bicycles
♦ Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
♦ Music Performances and Participation
♦ Unusual Tools or Machines
♦ How to Fix Things or Take them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)

Early Bird Tickets:

If you just want to come join the fun and be inspired as an attendee, you can save money by buying your tickets in advance. Early bird ticket prices end on July 31. Buy your tickets today!

Here’s a sampling of eye candy from last year’s World Maker Faire New York:
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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.

Enter Now!

Goli Mohammadi

I’m a word nerd who loves to geek out on how emerging technology affects the lexicon. When not fawning over perfect word choices, I can be found on the nearest mountain, looking for untouched powder fields and ideal alpine lakes.

I was an editor for the first 40 volumes of MAKE. The maker movement provides me with endless inspiration, and I love shining light on the incredible makers in our community. Covering art is my passion — after all, art is the first thing most of us ever made.

Contact me at snowgoli (at) gmail (dot) com.


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