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Maker Faire at NY Hall of Science September 17-18, 2011

Passing along this email flyer from The Quad. Would love to go if it wasn’t James’s birthday this weekend:

MAKER FAIRE 2011
“My name is Joe Hudy. I have Asperger Syndrome. I’m 14 years old. I want to be an engineer someday. I love to build and experiment with things. I like to solder, build with electronics, program and invent things. I even have my own workshop in our house. I love Maker Faire. Maker Faires are awesome. Everyone should go to one once in their life.”  http://www.lookwhatjoeysmaking.com

 

Maker Faire is coming to New York, and The Quad will be there to explore, learn, and revel at this fabulous festival

of Do-It-Yourself creativity!

On Saturday September 17 the Quad Saturday Half-Day Camp will visit Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens.

 

Maker Faire is a fantastic gathering of Makers of all ages and abilities working with materials ranging from raw wool to microprocessors! We invite all Quad families to come out for this spectacular event!

Exhibiting at the Faire with their creative work will be two of our teaching artists, Ed Bear and Sofy Yuditskaya!

 

Some of the other exhibits we are looking forward to:

The Deconstruction Zone!

http://makerfaire.com/pub/e/6929 

Use different tools to crack open, take apart, and see the components that make up computers, video players, stereos and all kinds of electronics.

 

Life-Size Mousetrap Game!

http://lifesizemousetrap.org/home 

the classic board game miniature turned into a life-size spectacle!

 

Brooklyn Aerodrome!

http://brooklynaerodrome.com

Fly remote control planes and build your own planes using foam board, clothes hangers and recycled signs.

 

Brooklyn Robot Foundry

http://www.brooklynrobotfoundry.com

Jenny Hageman, a Mechanical Engineer, and David VanEsselstyn, an Educational Technologist with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, are creating environments where kids and families can build things together.

 

Steam Powered Toy Boat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYlwjU96joc 

 

Make your own Phonograph!

Yung Le Page

Using a wire coat hanger, a pencil, construction paper, a rubber band, some tape, and a pin. And of course, a vinyl record!

and Joey Hudy’s Extreme Marshmallow Cannon!

http://www.lookwhatjoeysmaking.com/

Joey’s cannon uses compressed air. Air is pumped into the PVC by a bike pump. An electronic sprinkler valve releases the air. It shoots marshmallows 176 feet!

Hope to see you there! 

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