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    Critical Making in Africa: Local manufacturing and regional collaboration

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    The idea for AfriMakers was born last year u2013 since then the AfriMakers tour, initiated by HacKIDemia, has kickstarted maker workshops focused on local challenges in 8 hubs around Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Egypt, Botswana). Local teams have created air quality monitoring stations, agriculture pest maps, solar chargers, water filters, and mobile laser cutters. AfriMakers team members are going to show case some of the solutions created and discuss why using local know-how and hands-on prototyping for solving local challenges is more effective in creating access to clean water, energy, and information.


      The Other Singularity, The Impact of DIY on Product Design

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      The DIY attitudes of the punk rock '70s have become the make movement of this century. Adhocracies are rising and having a real impact on the world of professional capital D design and bell curve products. This talk will focus on how this movement is impacting clients, users and the work.
      The talk explores the credo Think by Making, Deliver by Demo and examines a futurist provocation called the other singularity. This talk will be filled with humor, energy, examples of things made both serious and provocative.


        One Pound of Innovation

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        The journey of a startup that brought a premium low-tech product into a burgeoning high-tech marketplace, and the unexpected applications that can arise from creating something simple. Inventor, entrepreneur and renowned sculptor Adam Beane talks about being a Maker in an evolving world. Alexis Ettner, VP and co-owner of ABI, joins to tell the story of building the company; how they stayed inspired, motivated, and focused to bring a unique prototyping material, Cx5, to market. Watch their live demonstration of this versatile material and get inspired to make, invent, and succeed.


          Reapproach personal transportation for short distances

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          Current transportation options for short distance travel within 5 miles range all have their shortcomings, whether they are energy inefficient, polluting, time consuming, or physically exhausting. We at EcoReco would like to demonstrate our take to solve this last miles issue. nEcoReco M3 is an eco-friendly, efficient, portable, and smart electric vehicle in the form of a kick scooter, designed for everyday urban use of an adult. It has performance one desires, and it is still compact, lightweight, safe, and easy to use. nIt provides a convenient and economic ride for everyone, and cleaner air for all.


            Raspberry Pi: Teach, Learn Make

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            Clive Beale and Carrie Anne Philbin of the Raspberry Pi Foundation talk about The Foundation's education mission, how the Raspberry Pi is being used in the classroom and why Making has an essential role to play in teaching and learning.


              Voltset-world’s smartest smartphone multimeter.

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              Voltset is made by makers, for the makers. nVoltset is always ready for action. The smart AI provides tips based on your reading. The auto-calculator or excel can easily short cut your data to results.Share charts, logs easily. Voltset is your portal to share and connect findings with makers. Besides customizing or downloading useful add-ins for your Voltset App, you can also download step-by-step tutorial from our community. Create new tutorials for others about your latest findings.
              Join us with the smartest multimeter for the awesome ironman age.



                Timothy Ferriss: Experiments in Lifestyle Design

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                Tim Ferriss takes an analytical, data centric approach to everything. Dancing, learning languages, finding love, cooking, working out. He's a master of efficiency, and making his own way. Interviewed by MAKE founding editor Mark Frauenfelder.


                  Should Science Be Allowed to be Interesting?

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                  David Pogue, non-scientist, was plucked out of obscurity to host four NOVA miniseries on PBS. The mission: to illustrate cutting-edge scientific developments as clearly and as entertainingly as possible. Fulfilling this task has involved hang gliding, landing on a nuclear carrier, handling 10-foot sharks underwater, firing an AK-47, slicing a brain in half, and pouring a $12 million gold bar--so far. In this lavishly photographed, highly hilarious talk, Pogue will share the experience of a lifetime--and opine on the state of science, television, and humor in America.n


                    Flexibility and Persistence in Youth Maker Projects

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                    The path from initial ideas to Maker Faire is long and sometimes bumpy. Our research project explores how youth and mentors work together to make adaptations and persist through difficulties in their project work. Not surprisingly, making looks much different from school work. We explore the nature of these differences to better understand the learning that take place during making, and explore implications for parents and educators interested in how the Maker Movement connects with broader educational concerns.


                      Mechanical Intelligence

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                      A look at the technology behind Dash, the world's first lightning-fast origami robot that you can build yourself. Our animal-inspired design allows us to offer a fun, high performance robot at a price never before possible.
                      By using advanced manufacturing techniques and bio-inspired design, we have a completely different approach to robotics that alters the way we prototype, manufacture and design robots.


                        MAKE | RIDE | FLY: 200 MPH in 2 HOMEMADE EVs

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                        Chip Yates is an internationally recognized speaker, television personality, and electric vehicle pioneer with 18 world records in battery-powered vehicles of his own design. He recently gave a sold-out TED Talk in Bermuda entitled "Risk is the Currency of Innovation" chronicling how he survived 5 emergency landings in the process of becoming the first human in history to break the 200 MPH barrier in an electric airplane. He is unique in the world in that he has designed, built and then piloted his own world record setting vehicles at speeds in excess of 200 MPH and then used his experiences to inspire audiences to embrace risk, innovation and the movement to build amazing things by hand.rnrnYates started out as a machinist and toy inventor before changing gears at age 39 to become a professional motorcycle racer in the World Superbike Championship. After a big crash ended his racing season, Yates and two volunteer engineers designed and built the world's fastest and most powerful electric motorcycle, which he rode at speeds over 200mph to Eight Official World Landspeed Records, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb World Record and the Guinness Book of World Recordsu2122 title for "The World's Fastest Electric Motorcycle". Yates and his team made history by entering the electric motorcycle in two all-gas superbike races, beating the gas bikes to two podium finishes. After being featured on the cover of Popular Science Magazine, the electric motorcycle was donated to the Los Angeles Petersen Automotive Museum in support of their youth education programs.rnrnChip had always dreamed of flying, so he and his fabricator next designed and built "The world's most powerful electric aircraft" with a 258 HP brushless DC motor. After a two month build time and just days after receiving his pilot's license, Yates set the world record for the "World's Fastest Electric Airplane" in the skies over China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, California at a top speed of 202.6 MPH in a flight that ended with an emergency landing. The airplane has since set 8 world records with performances that beat gasoline powered airplanes made by the world's top manufacturers. As part of these records, Yates survived 3 emergency deadstick landings, upped his top speed to 220.9 MPH, and demonstrated a sustained climb rate of 2,000 feet per minute, which was awarded the "Most Memorable Aviation Record of 2013" by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA).rnrnYates holds a Master's Degree from the University of Southern California where in 2014 he was nominated for their "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. He is a prolific inventor with more than 9 patents including 3 on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and 3 so far on advanced electric vehicles with more pending. He was selected to be an adjunct entrepreneurship instructor at USC, and is a frequent keynote and motivational speaker with a passion for delivering dynamic STEM presentations to kids through his "Rockstar of Science" National STEM tour launched in 2014. In 2013, Yates was named the first ever National Spokesman for the Conrad Foundation's Spirit of Innovation Challenge.rnrnChip has been named a "Pioneer of Aviation" by the State of California, "World's Most Wired" by Wired Magazine, and an "Electric Airplane Pioneer" by the Discovery Channel, where he has both hosted and been featured numerous times.


                          Prototype a design workshop for open maker portfolios

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                          Gluing, stitching, welding. Young makers are full of ideas ready to explore u2013 hands-on. Today, when maker portfolios turn in valuable products for higher education admissions, we are asking: What are appropriate design principles for creating youth-driven maker portfolios? As part of the Maker Ed Open Portfolio Project, we are looking to explore answers to this question by inviting you to join a hands-on workshop that focuses on designing tools and practices that enable young makers to create their own open maker portfolios. In this session, you will learn more about the project and participate in prototyping the workshop hands-on.n


                            Girls as makers and hackers: Lessons learned from DIY Girls

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                            DIY Girls has been successful at implementing an all-girl learning environment where girls can take risks, learn technical skills and build confidence in their abilities. When adults visit the program they are genuinely impressed by watching 9 and 10 year old girls making with technology. Our guests see girls using soldering irons, programming computers, building circuits and woodworking. The girls are often surprised that they are learning skills that adults don't have. We see the girls confidence increase significantly after making projects. We will share how we attract girls to our programs and what we've learned about their interests.


                              Not Impossible: Hardware & Hacking for the Sake of Humanity

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                              Not Impossible's panel, "Technology for the sake of humanity," will feature a discussion of the increasing opportunities for companies and individuals to harness the power of the maker/hacker community to develop solutions to seemingly insurmountable human challenges. Mick Ebeling, CEO and Co-Founder of Not Impossible will kick off the conversation with a presentation on Project Daniel: Using 3D printers to make arms and hands for children of war in Sudan. Project Daniel serves as a true case study for what is possible when you match creative problem solvers and brilliant technical minds with real-world health issues.


                              Small, Local and Customized: How Makers Will Re-make Manufacturing

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                              Duleesha Kulasooriya, Maker Enthusiast and Chief Strategist for the Deloitte Center for the Edge, will moderate a panel discussion focused on the impact the Maker Movement is having on the way we think about manufacturing and complexity and may reorganize the manufacturing landscape. Panelists will include representatives from Lemnos, Autodesk or 3-D Systems, Li & Fung.