World Maker Faire hits New York next month

4-wheel bikes at Maker Faire

“In New York in September? Check out the first World Maker Faire hosted by Bay Area Maker Faire September 22-23rd. The Event will feature close to 1,000 makers, presenters and amazing exhibitors from all over the world and highlights will include The Hand of Man by Christian Ristow, a 26 foot hydraulic human forearm and hand that can pick up and crush cars, the DIY Content Creators Stage for Youtubers of the Maker Movement, Start Up Tent featuring projects that will soon have the business world buzzing, and a new gaming and mixed reality showcasing emerging AR and VR. Exciting companies and makers are being added every day.”

Also noted in the article, California plans to offer Maker Centers at 24 community colleges. This gives lower income students more opportunities to learn about tech, computer science and engineering. “Offering maker centers at community colleges is profound because it means exposure to and training in tech, computer science and engineering for people who are often left out.” Read the entire article at Forbes.com.