Joe and Doug from Chromatrope had the opportunity to overload their brains and recharge their creativity recently during the Maker Faire in New York City.

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The show was a cross-pollination of tech and craft with everything including 3d printed food (chocolate), a full size 3d printed car, a demonstration by one of the originators of the Moog, dozens of robots, and thousands of enthusiasts.

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ABOUT THE MAKER FAIRE:

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.

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Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.

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All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

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The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 195,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2013, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. A family event, 50% attend the event with children. Also in 2013, 98 independently-produced Mini and Featured Maker Faires occurred around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Santiago, and Oslo.

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

(Source – http://makerfaire.com/makerfairehistory/)