Kansas City Maker's Fair 2011

Hey everyone! It’s Jake here. I’m about to tell you about some of the most epic geekery ever.

A few weekends ago I bought tickets to the Maker Faire here in Kansas City on Groupon. If you aren’t familiar with Groupon, then definitely go check it out. We love it because we often get deals on things we do anyway (the resturants in our area always seem to be on there), but it’s also a great way to find out about cool stuff that’s happening in your city. And then you get to do it for cheaper.

I went to the Maker Fair with my little brother Corbin, who is into robotics. We left Megan at home. Even though she’d think the Maker Fair stuff was cool, she wouldn’t want to stand in front of a booth for a half an hour like Corbin and I did. (Edit by Megan: Lies!) There were tons of amazing things there:

Kansas City Maker's Fair 2011

3-D printers,

Kansas City Maker's Fair 2011

a Tesla coil used for music,

Kansas City Maker's Fair 2011

CNC (computer numerical control) machines,

Kansas City Maker's Fair 2011

RC helicopters (I want one so bad- one had a helmet cam with live video from the helicopter so you felt like you were the pilot-wicked!),

Kansas City Maker's Fair 2011

cool steampunk stuff (which I have a feeling Corbin’s going to be really into),


robots (Megan thought this one was super cute. I took the video just because I knew she’d like it. Sorry that it is sideways.),

lasers, cool inventions, crafters, sculptors, art cars, star wars characters, rad artists, and other amazing geekery.  I loved meeting other local nerds and seeing what projects people were dreaming up.

Kansas City Maker's Fair 2011

I’ll definitely be going next year (next time I’ll bring the rest of the nest). Look here to see if there will be a Maker Fair near you!