Sunday, October 3, 2010

Make it Faire in New York City!

Thanks to everyone who made it on down to the Maker Faire last weekend to craft it on up with us!

Crafty and clever were kicked into high Maker-style gear with loads of do-it-yourself goodness. The NY Hall of Science hosted this rockstar event where you could learn to solder, get your hair cut (electronically), watch Coke + Mentos spew 30 feet into the air (and fight for your own bottle of flat, minty soda), check out the life-size mousetrap, get a lesson in crocheting, tear apart old computers, and of course reconstruct your faire share of recycled projects. Whew. Then, just when you were in need of a DIY recharge - you could noodle on over to the delish food fare - some with secret ingredients.

Plus, whoa, there was loads more to see. It was common to hear that you just couldn't see everything in one day, or even weekend.

Here are some RePlay highlights:

do-it-yourself upcycling action at the RePlayGround booth

The deconstruction room with the TerraCycle design crew and goggles so stylish I'm thinking of trading in my rhinestone glasses

a visit to the super crafty Megan Nicolay of Generation T fame. With our super-coordinated, I-swear-it-wasn't-planned reconstructed T-shirt attire.

Our friend Rebecca, the NY Hall of Science Librarian, and her crocheted security sensor cozy

The yarn-bombed rocket ship

And the end of the weekend was topped off with four really really nice editors choice awards to the RePlayGround booth by our friends at Make Magazine and the NY Hall of Science.

Thank you Maker Faire! We hope you come back to NYC for a visit real soon!

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