Tag Archives: Maker Faire

This Week With the GeekMoms

Catch up with the GeekMom writers and their off-blog activities! Read More

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10 Takeaway Lessons From Maker Faire New York

Last weekend the kids, husband, and I attended the 2nd annual Maker Faire New York at the New York Hall of Science in Corona, Queens. We were all blown away by the experience–I spent the weekend happily geeking out: touching stuff, pushing buttons, exclaiming repeatedly to anyone who would listen This is what our SCHOOLS… Read More

Casting Call For Volunteer Knitters and Crocheters

Last fall at GeekMom we wrote about guerrilla knitter Robyn Love’s “Messages to the Universe” project for Maker Faire NYC. Robyn had put a call out to fabric artists requesting donations of 12″ x 12″ squares that were then sewn together into yarn “flames” and draped from one of the rockets on the site at… Read More

Maker Faire 2011, San Mateo: Wrap-Up

This was my third year attending Maker Faire and helping at the GeekDad booth (this year, the GeekDad/GeekMom booth!). Every year is different. Our booth and the Faire have only grown each year, but the experience has also been fundamentally different each time. The first year I attended (2009), we had a lot of things… Read More

Build Your Own Theremin

My husband is hard to shop for, so I find it quite satisfying when I find him an interesting, unexpected gift that he enjoys. This year it was a kit to build your own mini-theremin. I’ve always found the theremin to be an intriguing instrument. It’s perfect it produces such spooky, Dark Shadows-y sounds, because… Read More

Martha Stewart Does Maker Faire New York

Image via Wikipedia Tomorrow, October 20th, Martha Stewart is devoting her entire show to her coverage of the recent World Maker Faire in New York. Martha Stewart Living Magazine was one of the media partners for the event, and it was a great meeting of DIY forces. Martha has always been about doing things yourself,… Read More