We went to Maker Faire this weekend, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. We saw a lot of exciting projects, ideas, and objects; we’ll share those with you over the next few blog posts.
Today we’re sharing 4 cool Do-It-Yourself projects we saw at Maker Faire.
This self-setting rubber means you can fix your computer power cables, put a better handle on your stovepot, fix a leaking shoe….You have 30 minutes to apply it, and then it hardens in 24 hours. This kit costs $22.
Use their special inks (which come in lots of colors) to use sunlight to print onto cotton fabric. Make your own one-of-a-kind t-shirts, scarves, pillows. Very easy to use. They have kits if you want to just get to work! Sold in stores around the country (including AI Friedman in NYC) or buy online. Kits start at $25; a bottle of ink is $30.
DIY Tesla coil kits. Check out the TinyTesla kit, the “little singing Tesla coil anyone can build” – it “shoots sparks, plays MIDI tracks, and exercises your soldering skills.” Starts at $149.
DIY Map Quilt Kit
Make your own quilt that’s a map of Manhattan or Brooklyn (or Boston, Chicago, Paris, New Orleans, or other cities). There’s also a constellation kit. Prices start at $38.
All images are from company websites.