On Saturday, June 29th, KCPT will participate in Maker Faire: Kansas City at Union Square. The KCPT broadcast trailer will be on display, and from 10am to 3pm, your PBS station will host a live stream of interviews with Kansas City Makers and National speakers, including 2013 TED Fellow and co-founder of OpenROV, David Lang. David will discuss his role as contributing editor of MAKE: Magazine and his upcoming book, “Zero to Maker.”
Maker Faire: Kansas City celebrates things people create themselves — from new technology and electronic gizmos to urban farming and “slow-made” foods to homemade clothes, quilts, and sculptures. This family-friendly event demonstrates what and how people are inventing, making, and creating. It brings together Makers, Crafters, Inventors, Hackers, Scientists, and Artists for a faire full of fun and inspiration. Come see what others are making and be inspired to tap into your own creativity!
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Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect, and grow this community.
The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA, and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with more than 800 makers and 110,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in three years to 500+ makers and 55,000 attendees. Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), and Tokyo are the home of “featured” Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Kansas City.