Maker Faire History Lesson From

“Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.


Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.

The launch of Maker Faire in the Bay Area in 2006 demonstrated the popularity of making and interest among legions of aspiring makers to participate in hands-on activities and learn new skills at the event. A record 215,000 people attended the two flagship Maker Faires in the Bay Area and New York in 2014, with 44% of attendees first timers at the Bay Area event, and 61% in New York. A family-friendly event, 50% attend the event with children. Also in 2014, 119 independently-produced Mini and 14 Featured Maker Faires occurred around the world, including Tokyo, Rome, Detroit, Oslo and Shenzhen.

Maker Faire is primarily designed to be forward-looking, showcasing makers who are exploring new forms and new technologies. But it’s not just for the novel in technical fields; Maker Faire features innovation and experimentation across the spectrum of science, engineering, art, performance and craft.

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Many makers say they have no other place to share what they do. DIY (Do-It-Yourself) is often invisible in our communities, taking place in shops, garages and on kitchen tables. It’s typically out of the spotlight of traditional art or science or craft events. Maker Faire makes visible these projects and ideas that we don’t encounter every day.

Maker Faire is brought to you by Maker Media.  Maker Media publishes Make: magazine, produces Maker Faire, and offers DIY electronics, tools, kits, and books through its online and pop-up Maker Shed stores.”


Published on Feb 10, 2015

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Appearance: Syfy | All American Makers | BCI
Outlet: Science Channel
Location: New York City, NY
Format: Television

Meet our Robotic Brain Controlled Flower

Mashable | All-American Makers | Puzzlebox Orbit

Thank You Mashable for your recent article about Puzzlebox Orbit encapsulating our recent exposure with The Science Channel’s All-American Maker Show.

“Just weeks into its freshman run on the Science Channel, the network’s new series All-American Makers has highlighted some pretty fun tech, but Wednesday’s episode might have some of the coolest yet.

In case you’re not familiar, the idea of the show is to give innovators and entrepreneurs a chance to turn their ideas into big money. It’s kinda of like Shark Tank for the tech savvy.

In the episode, airing at 10 p.m. ET, the show’s panelists — including Printrbot founder Brook Drumm, robotics expert Brian Roe, and venture capitalist Marc Portney — are presented with the Puzzlebox Orbit — a mind-controlled helicopter.


In the clip above, exclusive to Mashable, the very cool toy is taken for a test run that will probably leave you wanting to try it yourself.”



The Puzzlebox Orbit Pitch :

The first step is the pitch, and the panel pulls no punches if they aren’t sold on an idea right out of the gate. But, they will rely on the tests to form their final opinion- Science Channel

Date: February 4, 2015
Time: 10:00 PM EST
Appearance: Puzzlebox Orbit | “All-American Makers”
Outlet: Science Channel | SyFy
Location: NYV, NY
Format: Television

For what it's worth, we just released a robotic flower that blossoms and lights up when you meditate or or focus. It's less... violent (c: []

PuzzleBox Orbit | Science Channel | “All-American Makers”


Many people have asked me over the past week since the promos airing whether or not it was me whom they saw for “All American Makers” while watching the Show MythBusters. To dispel any and all questions for my friends, colleagues and business associates I wanted to confirm that what you saw (or will see tonight) was me and my partner Steve Castellotti.

As my subscribers, friends and business associates are aware I have a background in Electrical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering as well as being a Serial Business Owner/Entrepreneur. This experience and background (along with being the long time close friend of 20 years to Owner and Founder Steve Castellotti of PuzzleBox) brought me to the show to support STEM Education and the products which Puzzlebox has on the open market today. As you can see the show was a blast and we had a lot of fun with the crew, speaking about the science behind the Puzzlebox products.

“Business is not about profit alone but about the people we serve through the products we design” Joshua Macias

At Puzzlebox we are very excited about the upcoming show and how it showcases our company along with other amazing designers, engineers and business owners. By far this was one of the best experiences of my professional career and I look forward to other opportunities should they present themselves.

When I originally wrote this I was traveling on my way to showcase our next product the “Bloom” at CES in Las Vegas. The Bloom is also a Brain Control Interface (BCI) product working extensively with EEG as well as bio-interface technology (i.e SmartWatches etc). It is a true honor to have been selected to support and encourage Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education which is at the core of our reasoning to have the Bloom open source. You can download our open source design for the bloom on our website ( or on ThingiVerse here.

This is a great time for us at Puzzlebox LLC stay tuned as we share more about our 3D printed designs, our latest products and how we can encourage the movement of the NeuroScience industry into the commercial space bringing about innovation, inspiration and education to the market place.