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Maker Faire needs volunteers

Posted on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by for Extra Credit, Juniors, Seniors.

Started in San Mateo, California in 2006 (followed by Detroit, New York, Rome, and Tokyo), Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots 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 on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22, 2013 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 Hack-a-Puppet. Learn to solder, weld, pick locks, knit, and program an Arduino or Raspberry Pi.