Started in San Mateo, California in 2006, and also being held in Detroit and New York, Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. As the World’s Largest DIY Festival, this two-day family friendly Faire has something for everyone — a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker mindset. This year’s Maker Faire will be held at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing, Queens Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Maker Faire NYC has been described as carnival sideshow meets science fair, with robots, engineers, rockets, computer geekery and body paint. Imagine, you can get all that for FREE by volunteering. Just four hours gets you a day pass, eight hours gets you in for the weekend. Highlights this year include the Life-Sized Mousetrap, Coke Zero and Mentos show, 3D printer village, and Cupcake Cars. Learn to solder, pick locks, and screen print on fabric.
You can learn about all your volunteering options here. Any other questions? Email NYVolunteers@makerfaire.com. Midwood Science students who volunteer will, of course, receive extra credit. Contact Mr. Elert if you have any questions about Maker Faire in the Research class.