Hidden gems at Maker Faire NY 2013

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Last weekend, Maker Faire was unleashed upon the Big Apple (as it has every year since 2010). Industry heavyweights like Microsoft rubbed shoulders with hobbyists and indie developers alike in a tumultuous meeting of the craft-centric minds. Fabricators, tinkers and artists from all over the globe converged on the grounds of the 1964 World's Fair, plying their trades for all those present.

This year's Maker Faire played host to NASA scientists, The official reveal of Makerbot's Digitizer and a whole host of Microsoft's newest innovations. Also on hand was a veritable sea of 3D printers and fabricators of all kinds. Toy sets and activities kept the hordes of kids busy, while folks of all ages lined up to learn how to solder.

In such a tightly-packed creative space, it was easy to miss even the most impressive of creations. To that end, we've gone ahead and compiled a veritable smorgasbord of creativity and craftwork from the weekend's festivities for those of you who couldn't be there in person. There might even be a few hidden gems in the mix for those of you who actually made it out to Flushing, Queens.