World Maker Faire Starts on September 21st

The largest congregation of DIY inspired exhibits is soon to take place at the New York Hall of Science. The World Maker Faire is an event which allows the worldwide DIY community to come together and show off their projects. With over 650 exhibits ranging from art and food to science and engineering, the World Maker Faire has something for everyone. Even if you have nothing of your own to put on display, it is certainly an event that should not be missed.

Glow-in-the-Dark Plant

The synthetic biology world is buzzing about the glow in the dark plant. A Stanford group has successfully funded a Kickstarter project to develop genetically modified plants. They are also distributing the seeds to these plants to donors that contribute more that 40$. Aside from its novel aesthetic qualities, the project also solves various issues environmentally. One application of these plants is planting them in cities to replace street lights and reduce electricity usage. 

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What are Makerspaces?

Makerspaces (also known as Hackerspaces, Creative Spaces, Fab Labs, Makelabs and in California - Makerhoods), according to Wikipedia,  are open community labs where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, career networking and build new devices.  Generally, makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs:

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