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2015

When I met up with shabaz and mcb1 the other evening they asked if I was excited about going to the New York Maker Faire. The answer is "not yet". Part of the reason for that is I'm still thinking about the logistics aspect, where can I get my dinner, how do I get from the airport to the hotel etc. I'm also still in my denial phase, not quite believing that I'm actually going!! Also there was not much to go-on for the Maker Faire website.

 

Today I saw a report from the Bay Area Faire and there was some amazing projects so I checked the Maker Faire site again and there are some details now available. It's beginning to become real for me.

 

 

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World Maker Faire – 6th Annual

New York Hall of Science, Queens

September 26 & 27

Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 6PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

The overall programme for the New York Faire has not yet been posted but there are some heavy hints in the form of who the sponsors are and some of the makers who have already signed up.

 

Sponsors

http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2015/sponsors/

 

Meet the makers

http://makerfaire.com/new-york-2015/meet-the-makers/

 

Free Tickets

If you live in the New York area and want to get yourself some free tickets, then you can sign up to promote the show as part of the New York Street Team

 

Maker Faire Bay Area reports

https://medium.com/technologys-next-dimension/meet-the-makers-f07b2d4dc63b

https://medium.com/make-and-maker-faire/the-mother-of-all-maker-faires-e54c4afc2605

To celebrate Andy Clark's ( Workshopshed) Enchanted Cottage winning the Enchanted Objects Design Challenge we planned something rather special on the streets of New York.

 

Here is what happened on Friday night:

 

Where was this happening?

 

If you are in the New York area on Friday night you might have seen us projecting the winners announcement video on the streets of New York from 33rd & 9th Ave through Chelsea, Union Square & Lower East Side.

 

For a closer look here is the video that was shown:

 

And a selection of pictures from the night:

 

 

{gallery} One Night in New York!

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Enchanted Objects: One Night In New York!

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Enchanted Objects: One Night In New York!

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Enchanted Objects: One Night In New York!

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Enchanted Objects: One Night In New York!

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Enchanted Objects: One Night In New York!

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Enchanted Objects: One Night In New York!

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Enchanted Objects: One Night In New York!

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Enchanted Objects: One Night In New York!

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Enchanted Objects: One Night In New York!

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Enchanted Objects: One Night In New York!

 

GRAND PRIZE WINNER
Andy Clark

This particular enchanted object is right out of the storybooks. Deep in the forest is a small cottage owned by a timeless couple, Hans and Matilda who are doomed never to meet. When it is wet he goes outside but when it is dry she must leave the house.

The idea was to take an old fashioned "cat gut" based weather house and use the electronic components to bring it up to date. The key features would be servo driven mechanics, LED showing the temperature and the Arduino Yun for getting the weather from the internet.

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The moment Andy Clark found out he had won:

 

See all the projects from this design challenge