Maker Faire proves that play is the mother of all invention, from radiation machines made out of Legos, prosthetic limbs created from Arduino, and Big Wheel trikes transformed into superspeed vehicles. Don't miss the TrotBot—a giant walking machine designed to traverse terrain where wheels don't work—that began as a Lego project between a preteen and his "geek" dad.You can get in on all the fun yourself, too: Launch a compressed air rocket, concoct experiments with recyclables on the Physics Bus, and learn to break into your kid's diary at Lockpick Village. Even the youngest kids will be impressed by the 20-foot geysers at the Coke and Mentos Fountains, and the oldest will be assured that our future is in the good hands of so many innovative and environmentally responsible young makers. Bing a backpack to carry all of the free swag you'll pick up along the way!Details:
World Maker Faire
New York Hall of Science
47-01 111th St at 49th Ave, Corona, Queens
Saturday–Sunday, October 1–2, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Single-day advance pass for adults is $35 ($25 for students and kids 3–17)
Fill the kids' bellies before the Faire at an old-school Italian trattoria, and treat them to gelato afterward. Check out our full-day itinerary: