A robotic guitarist is among the inventions you may find at Maker Faire.Getty Images

World Maker Faire isn’t just one event — it’s a two-day TEDtalk-meets-World's Fair-meets-Comic-Con for inventors. From casual tinkerers to the people building the 3D printers that will be making our food soon, meet them all and see what they’ve been working on this weekend in Queens.

This all-ages affair will have exhibits, lectures, performances, presentations and a trade show (of sorts) featuring startups pitching the next game-changing idea, and this is your chance to test what could be next year’s tech world darling.

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The best part is all the hard stuff — the math, the building, etc. — is done, and this weekend is about having fun with all the gadgets. Performances, presentations and exhibits are meant to be interactive while representing some form of advancement or imaginative design. Past exhibits have included giant metal fire-breathing dragon sculpture on wheels. If that's any indication of what's to come, we're pumped.


And if you’ve got an idea of your own, Maker Faire is still accepting applicants for all categories, and just some of the inventions they're looking for include robotics, 3-D printers, large scale art, electronics, sustainable & green tech, as well as "puppets, kites and other whimsical creations."

World Maker Faire
Sept. 26 & 27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
NY Hall of Science, 47-01 111th St., Queens

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