Our excitement for Maker Faire's New York debut this weekend was high before the science/craft/engineering/technology celebration even began, but now that we've experienced it, we're even more stoked. The spectacle opened today at the New York Hall of Science in Queens with tons of events, sideshows, demonstrations, lectures, and stuff galore to ogle and play with. Highlights included ArcAttack's performance with giant Tesla coils melding lighting and music, a Life-size Mouse Trap, a tent of home-made 3d rapid prototypers, and a huge shop selling everything from robot kits to books on cooking for geeks. Another great aspect is getting to see and talk with a bunch of amazing home-tinkerers about what they created. Most everything is kid-appropriate, but there are also lots of awesome kid-specific activities and demonstrations. The fun continues on Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. Event list here, and updates here.