Carmine’s Throne

The other day, we happened upon a young Maker in the midst of creating right here at the Museum. According to dad, four (and 3/4) year-old Carmine set out to build what was originally going to be a huge castle.

As he started telling me where the blocks should go, he saw a perfect spot to put a king’s chair – a “throne”. And Carmine’s throne became reality, complete with a moat in front! Everything had to be perfectly balanced and we had to use EVERY block in the room or the project wouldn’t be complete.

Of course dad helped with some of the heavy lifting, but Carmine was the brains and Maker behind the project!

Dissecting Visual Art with featured Maker, Mark Snyder

Mark Snyder is a visual artist whose work investigates themes of danger and masculinity. Frequently Snyder dissects icons from the world of auto-racing, such as sports cars and dragsters, and reconstructs them into sculptural objects that challenge our understanding of the machine, its inner workings, and its effects on the social psyche. Continue reading

The call for Makers is NOW OPEN!

We are now accepting applications for creative makers of all kinds to be part of our third annual event! We are looking to showcase a diverse mix of makers, ranging from tech enthusiasts to crafters, homesteaders, scientists, garage tinkerers and inventors.

Makers may include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

  • Robotics, builders & clubs
  • 3D printing enthusiasts
  • Woodworkers, machinists & welders
  • Mobile app designers
  • Food makers, growers & foragers
  • Drone enthusiasts & builders
  • Knitters, weavers & yarn bombers
  • Solar engineers
  • Artists & sculptors
  • Fashion designers
  • Performers & musicians
  • Costume makers & cosplayers
  • Art car designers & art bike builders
  • Musical instrument makers
  • Lego, K’Nex & other builders
  • Puppeteers
  • Inventors and tinkerers

Makers who apply and are accepted by February 15, 2016 will receive two (2) free general admission passes to the Museum valid on the day of the event. The last day to submit Buffalo Mini Maker Faire ’16 applications is Monday, March 14, 2016. There is no minimum age restriction – young makers are encouraged to apply. APPLY NOW!

Buffalo Mini Maker Faire 2016

Save the date… Saturday, MAY 7th, 2016, Buffalo Museum of Science

Get the word out… the 3rd annual Buffalo Mini Maker Faire is coming together. Check back for weekly posts about some of our new Maker friends. Follow along as this year’s Faire develops.

Thank you!

A big thank you for all of our Makers and guest from the 2015 Buffalo Mini Maker Faire. Moving the date to early June allowed us to expand outdoors and take advantage of our beautiful WNY spring weather.  Our 50+ Makers came through and we had a great Faire with thousands of visitors.  Thank you for your support and stay tuned as we build towards the 2016 Buffalo Mini Maker Faire (May 7, 2016)!