World Maker Faire New York: Huge crowd attends at New York Hall of Science

The 6th annual Maker Faire New York held at the Hall of Science in Queens, NY featured a large exposition display of some 900 Makers, big and small and of all ages.

The crowd that attended was even bigger.

The September 26-27 festival had everything and anything creative and innovative hobbyists could come up with. This was what the inventors, creators and hackers contribute to the Maker Movement.

There were some great areas to check out including, Activity Zone, Education area, Electronics, Robotics, Arduino Fabrication all of which were always filled with eager onlookers and active creators. There were also a handful of attractions that really stood out and highlighted the weekend event.

Start with the Aerial Sports League Drones competition, Drone enthusiasts participated in both racing and the combat zone. The racing was fast with twists and turns in a tight fenced arena, and the combat was something new for me. It was the largest drone sports competition held in New York to date. Boca Bearings also sponsors the ASL so it was great to get out and see it in person.

The Robot Resurrection, a massive construction made of recycled plane parts with flaming blasts shooting out from several areas surely caught everyone's attention and interest. This also happens to be an entry that has won the month of August in the Boca Bearings Innovation Contest. Their original entry can be found here.

The Power Racing Series was hugely attractive, as was the Power Tool Drag Racing and the Life Size Mousetrap, all conveniently located within feet of walking distance. The area was always filled with eager onlookers at every event throughout the weekend.

The Makers came out in force and it was fantastic to see all of their inventions and hear their stories of trial, failure, and eventual success. It's always interesting to talk to people who are so passionate about what they do.

Here's a few pictures from the event. We cant wait for the next one! Till next time, go make something! 

September 29, 2015

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