August 18, 2010

The NewNew at the World Maker Faire!!

After five years on the West Coast, the Maker Faire is finally coming to New York the weekend of September 25 and The {NewNew} was accepted to participate as a Maker. The New York Hall of Science will host the Faire on the very same grounds as the 1939-40 and 1964-65 World’s Fairs on its 20 acre site inside Flushing Meadows Corona Park. In addition to the more than 300 makers on display, NYSCI's 450-plus hands-on exhibits, science demos, and art-technology pieces will be open to all Maker Faire attendees. The Faire seeks to gather thousands of Makers and aspiring makers of all ages and backgrounds.

The {NewNew} will set up a public knitting and crocheting circle where you can meet some of the makers of The {NewNew} and whip up a baby hat out of surplus yarn. There will also be demonstrations showing visitors how to turn t-shirts into t-shirt yarn that can further be worked into a baby bib. The fruits of our labor will be donated to the Bronx Lebanon Hospital.You can find out more about our project on our Maker Faire page.

Among the other attractions at the Faire will be:
  • ArcAttack! -- A unique musical experience generating an 'electrifying' audio visual performance, with dual-resonant solid state Tesla Coils as synchronized instruments.
  • Cyclecide Pedal Powered Bike Rodeo -- Monster bikes, music and comedy lassoed into a clown rodeo.
  • Life-Size Mousetrap -- The classic board game turned into a life-size spectacle of colorful kinetic sculptures comprising a giant 25-ton Rube-Goldberg machine!
  • Deus Ex Machina Swingset -- large-scale swing set with a computer controlled interactive water plane, capable of making shapes and text!
  • Science Cabaret with NPR's science correspondent Ira Flatow.
  • Non-Newtonian -- Walk across a pool filled with oobleck to help set a world record!
  • BUST Craftacular -- an expo of hand-made wonders from the practical to the whimsical. 
  • Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains -- Geysers of soda shoot over twenty feet into the air in this spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains.
  • Madagascar Institute's Midway Rides
  • FSP -- Felt Signal Processing -- two sisters use felt to serve as a tactile interface for shaping and controlling sound and video.
  • DIYBio on board the BioBus -- a moving science lab powered by solar power, wind turbine, waste vegetable oil engine and a green roof and hands-on DNA experiments. 
So come and be a Maker! Visit us at the Faire on September 25th and 26th.



Linda Starr said...

I'm going to try that E-6000 glue on a project I'm working on, glad to see you used it for the scrabble pendants.

KimmChi said...

E-600 is the best!

Virginia Kraljevic said...

So exciting!! Everyone, get your tickets now!

Danagonia said...

Sounds exciting, wish we had something like it in Denmark

KimmChi said...

Maybe one day the maker faire will make it to denmark!

Domestica said...

This is going to be so amazing - can't wait to hear all about it - send lots of tweets!