The World Maker Faire takes over the New York Hall of Science in Queens this weekend. Occupying the grounds of the 1939 and 1964 World’s Fairs, it channels the optimism of those historic events — the belief that bringing people from all over the world together to share ideas can help shape a better future.
Here at Kickstarter, we feel a special kinship with the folks behind Maker Faire because they share our own expansive definition of creativity. At the fair you’ll find roboticists, artists, crafters, chefs, electrical engineers, amateur inventors, game designers, musicians, and many others enthusiastically sharing their creations with the curious crowd.
Here’s a sampling of the dozens of Kickstarter creators who will be displaying their projects at the 2017 World Maker Faire on September 23 and 24.
Looking Glass Factory: L3D Cube
Looking Glass Factory adds a new dimension to pixel art and digital animation with their volumetric LED cube, which allows artists and programmers to sculpt with light and create interactive visualizations of sound and music. Because it’s built on the open-source Arduino platform, folks with a knack for hacking can customize the display and integrate it into larger projects.