The New York Hall of Science became a DIYer's paradise this weekend, as World Maker Faire New York, a two-day event dedicated to the celebration of science, technology and innovation, kicked off in Queens. Here, Maker Faire attendees try out an interactive percussive instrument made out of recycled materials on Sept. 21, 2013.
Two "boxing bots" are set up inside the Microsoft tent at World Maker Faire in New York on Sept. 21, 2013.
At the NASA exhibit at World Maker Faire in New York, people could experiene what it's like to work with spacesuit gloves in a vacuum environment.
Maker Faire attendees construct LED pins and duct tape wallets at the Maker Camp tent on Sept. 21, 2013.
Miniature cars and motorcycles race around a track at World Maker Faire in New York on Sept. 21, 2013.
Steps to soldering
People of all ages learn how to solder at World Maker Faire in New York on Sept. 21, 2013.
A 3D printer creates a miniature sculpture at World Maker Faire in New York on Sept. 21, 2013.
A robot dog makes the rounds at World Maker Faire New York on Sept. 21, 2013.
Magic school bus
The BioBus, a mobile educational laboratory, stopped by World Maker Faire in New York on Sept. 21, 2013.
3D Printing in space
Mike Chen, co-founder and chief strategy officer of Made In Space, Inc., speaks about 3D printing on the International Space Station at World Maker Faire New York on Sept. 21, 2013.
Cup of joe, anyone?
A robotic pour-over coffeemaker being demonstrated at World Maker Faire in New York on Sept. 21, 2013.
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Denise Chow was the assistant managing editor at Live Science before moving to NBC News as a science reporter, where she focuses on general science and climate change. Before joining the Live Science team in 2013, she spent two years as a staff writer for Space.com, writing about rocket launches and covering NASA's final three space shuttle missions. A Canadian transplant, Denise has a bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, and a master's degree in journalism from New York University.