Published June 27th, 2015 at 8:00 PM1 minute read
Maker Faire has been described as part science fair, part county fair. The local event, which runs June 27-28 at Union Station, showcases innovations, science, crafts, and hobbies from more than 35o makers.
Kansas City’s Maker Faire is part of a larger, multi-city movement that began in San Mateo, California.
Here are five cool things seen at this year’s Faire.
High school robotics teams demonstrated what their machines can do.
2. 3D printers
Professional companies, hobbyists and university teams had live 3D printing demonstrations. 3D printers take a 3D scanned image or design and “print” it using a filament, usually made of plastic.
3. Not your average dunk tank
Two Bit Circus brought its “Dunk Tank Flambé,” which is like a dunk tank with fire instead of water. The lucky volunteer suited up in a foil suit beforehand.
These drones were kept under a tent, just in case someone decided to fly away.
5. Costumed characters
Iron Man, Groot from “Guardians of the Galaxy,” Chewbacca, R2D2 and others were available for photos.