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BurdaStyle is giving away three pairs of FREE tickets to the upcoming New York Maker Faire!

“Maker Faire is the premier event for grassroots American innovation. As the World’s Largest DIY Festival, this two-day family friendly Faire has something for everyone – a showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness and a celebration of the Maker mindset.”

If you love to see fantastic gadgets and handmade awesomeness, this hugely popular event is just for you!

The event will be held September 17th and September 18th at the New York Hall of Science. The regular ticket price for each day is $25.00. For more information, please visit their website.

To enter to win, simply comment on the blog or on Twitter, then answer the following question: What was your favorite childhood science project?

On Twitter, be sure to include the hashtag #comment2win when posting your answer.

The contest deadline is Friday, September 9th. We look forward to reading your responses!


David @ BurdaStyle

P.S. – You can also get free tickets by volunteering at our booth! Work one 4 hour shift either Saturday, September 17th or, preferably, Sunday, September 18th and in exchange for your help we’ll hook you up with a free Adult Weekend Pass to the Faire! If interested please contact susan[at]burdastyle[dot]com for more details.


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    Sep 7, 2011, 01.52 PMby silkandcyanide

    My fav when I was younger was some project involving guppies.. I think it was does the amount of protein affect their size? Something silly like that. Unfortunately I never found out because my dad killed them accidentally!

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    Sep 7, 2011, 01.00 PMby iconsultant222

    I am an artist in many respects so it is easy for me to appreciate things that have been created by others. I love gadgets and that sort of thing.

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    Sep 6, 2011, 02.53 PMby nettie

    Science is not my thing, so I cant really say that I’ve had favorite projects from childhood. Though, in my dreams, I always made one of those faux volcano type deals, lol.

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    Sep 6, 2011, 03.55 AMby heisk

    oohh. Makers Faire! My favorite was definitely building Balsa wood bridges to see whose could withstand the heaviest weights!! I think i Loved it b/c it included functionality and design together.. Pretty sure i was the only kid who painted my balsa wood so that my bridges would at least be the prettiest if not the sturdiest::))

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    Sep 5, 2011, 04.41 PMby knighttemplar

    Oh, wow… there are so many. Every time I found out about something, I tried to do it myself. When I was ten and my parents told me I couldn’t have a garden, I set up a lot of little containers in my room, trying to see what kind of paper or potting soil the seeds would grow best in. I was, however, a bit too dedicated of a scientist, and watered them every day, so they all got moldy. Then my dad found it, along with a few other ‘projects’ and got a bit upset.

    I am really excited about this contest! I hope I can go to the makerfaire! I saw pictures from the L.A. one, and it looked so exciting….<3

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    Sep 5, 2011, 02.18 PMby auschick

    In the 7th grade we learnt how to make flashlights and circuits. After that, I went home and installed a full lighting system in my dolls house. It was totally awesome until smoke started coming out of the wiring :P

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    Sep 5, 2011, 06.21 AMby ggexpansive

    HI i was just thinking about getting a group up to go! As a kid science and food lessons often came in the same pack such as why did my cake not rise, oh no baking powder! However my fav was in science class when we learned about the rain cycle and then tested it out under heat lamps (hint food color gets left behind)

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    Sep 4, 2011, 12.39 PMby Maureen Kubisz

    Thank you for offering the Free Tickets.

    My favorite childhood science project was in 8th grade when I was asked to identify about 20 trees by describing their leaves. Until then, I thought of trees as either pine or decidous. I have never looked at trees superficially again. I also learned the value of having an artistic presentation; even though I had all the technicals in place, I was upstaged by some class mates who used colored construction paper and mounted their leaves in a scrap book. One project, two lessons learned.

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