Multiple Barnes & Noble locations
Saturday, November 11, and Sunday, November 12, 12 noon, free
B&N is hosting its third annual all-ages Mini Maker Faire around the country on November 11 and 12, featuring inventors, innovators, 3D printers, hobbyists, hackers, robots, virtual reality, coding, and other cutting-edge technology and creators. On Saturday at 12:30 at the Eighty-Sixth St. store, Max Bogue will give a talk, “From Concept to a Million Pens Sold,” about the 3Doodler Pen, followed at 2:00 by Danny Sigler and Ruben Dax of ROLI discussing the Lightpad Block and the Seaboard Block and Frank Dautant showing off the Lomo’Instant Camera White. At 3:00, Samantha Razook Murphy of Curious Jane magazine will give a presentation. (Curious Jane will also be at the Park Slope B&N Saturday afternoon.) On Sunday at the Union Square B&N, Cyant CEO Barbara Hanna will discuss art and tech at 2:00, followed at 3:00 by multimedia sculptor Taezoo Park, who will talk about his very cool TV Being 009 project. And over at the Tribeca B&N, Pixel Academy will be on hand Saturday afternoon from 12 noon to 4:00, while Stuyvesant Pulse Robotics Team will give a battle-bots demonstration on Sunday at noon.