World Maker Faire is September 26-27 at the NY Hall of Science in Queens, NY. While I won't be there this year, here are some here are some young makers, e-textiles, and education exhibitors to check out. The young makers are really impressive and it's amazing to see how kids choose projects and how they solve them.
4 Paws Wearables: 3D printed light up pet collars
Young woodworking sisters Gabriella (age 10) and Talia (age 7) Arovas make their own toys.
O Watch: DIY smart watch for kids
Teknikio: cool kits for sewing circuits and origami
Becky Stern is the Director of Wearable Electronics at Adafruit and she always releasing great how-to tutorials and videos. At Maker Faire she is promoting a new book, Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA [website] [Maker Faire page] Check out Adafruit's #WearableWednesdays on their blog too.
Circuit Sentiments has cool pop-up greeting card kits. [website][Maker Faire page]
This month, I started as a postdoctoral scholar at the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. My group will be presenting a talk called Makerspaces as Education Research Subjects [website], on Sunday 9/28 3:30-4 PM at the Make: Education stage.