The annual festival features jaw-dropping DIY projects encompassing everything from science and tech to food, art and fashion.
More than 800 Makers, presenters and exhibitors from the New York area and around the globe showed off their projects and creations at this year’s Faire.
“World Maker Faire is the East Coast’s biggest celebration for grassroots innovation and creativity. Walking around the Faire, attendees often report a sense of inspiration, but also empowerment,” said Sabrina Merlo, Managing Director for Maker Faire.
This year, the Faire featured a number of new attractions including “The Hand of Man,” the NYC debut of Creator Christian Ristow’s 26 foot-long, hydraulically actuated human hand and forearm controlled by a glove device. The “hand” is capable of picking up and crushing cars.
A group of independent makers called 3Deducators also created the Beer Duck. The remote controlled waterfowl delivers you beer when you’re out for a swim, boat, float, or any other water activity. The Beer Duck has a 3D printed outboard motor and your favorite beer tucked snugly in on its back.
Other projects included Tapigami, small cities made of tape created and sculpted by artist Danny Scheible, and Game of Fire, a carnival-style game of interactive fire-art installations.
“It’s a feeling that it’s possible to design solutions, to make change - to be a Maker,” Merlo said. “Often times, people leave the Faire inspired to go home and tackle that idea or project they’ve always wanted to try.”