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Synarcade’s Lumiphonic Creature Choir performed at the 2012 Maker Faire (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

Synarcade’s Lumiphonic Creature Choir performed at the 2012 Maker Faire (photo by twi-ny/mdr)

New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St., Flushing Meadows Corona Park
September 21-22, $15-$30 per day, weekend pass $25-$55
2012 maker faire slideshow

Maker Faire returns to the New York Hall of Science this year, two days of special programs and displays showing off the latest in cutting-edge technology, letting visitors geek out to their heart’s content. The 2013 edition once again features such favorite attractions as the Coke Zero and Mentos fountain explosions, the Life-Size Mousetrap, the Power Racing Series, and Circus Warehouse. The discussions, presentations, demonstrations, and live performances include Rick Schertie and Keith Violette’s “The Air Rocket Glider,” Carla Diana’s “Designing Friendly Robots: Looks Do Matter!,” Ericka Basile’s “Post-Crowdfunding Condundrum: Where Do We Go from Here?,” AnnMarie Thomas’s “Children as Makers, Makers as Children,” Dr. Seth Adventure’s “The New Flesh Worskhop: DIY Super-Humans,” Benedetta Piantella’s “Solving World Challenges Through Making — the Hard Truths,” Sam Ortega’s “NASA: Challenging America to Invent,” Arlene Ducao’s “MindRider and the Maker’s Brain,” and Mark Hatch’s “The Maker Movement Manifesto.” Both inside and outside, you’ll find amazing toys, 3-D printers, games, robotics, clothing, food, tools, jewelry, environmentally friendly planting methods, interactive activities, and even a device to keep you from biting your tongue while you sleep. You really don’t have to be a techno-nut to have a great time — and learn a whole lot — at this crazy-fun event.

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