Fireworks – A Look Behind the Fuze

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Of course we all remember that first firecracker or sparkler as a child. Watching a fireworks display from your picnic blanket on a warm summer night, all are amazed by the sounds and bright patterns in the sky. The tell tale boom of the launch and your eyes look up to find the sky filled with color. A big fireworks display is an amazing thing.

But the work that goes into planning for and setting up a pyrotechnic display is even more amazing. Learn what goes into a large-scale pyrotechnic display. Learn about the tools that are used and what the different types of fireworks are that a pyrotechnic display operator can chose from to fill the sky and delight the audience.
Science and technology go into every display from the firing systems and mortar racks to the chemical components that go into the fireworks themselves. Join us as we take a look at this ancient art that keeps changing with the times.




Ask the Kickstarter Community Team

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Kickstarter has become a hub of creativity for makers. During this session the Kickstarter community team will partner with a successful Kickstarter creator to answer the most common questions submitted by the maker community at the Maker Faire. Questions can be submitted during the Maker Faire via a question box at the Maker Pro tent and twitter. n


Making Community Projects in Public

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This panel will explore what it means to create community projects in public. Participatory and collaborative approaches to project funding enable makers to effectively engage and activate communities in support of their projects. We will discuss the many opportunities and challenges offered by this new funding paradigm with three successful Kickstarter creators: Emily Pilloton from Project H Design, Sho Sho Smith from Hackermoms, and Tito Jankowski from Biocurious.


100 Acts of Sewing

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In 2012 Sonya Philip made one hundred dresses and she has sewn clothes ever since. Her project, 100 Acts of Sewing, started as a personal challenge and has grown to become a platform for encouraging people to think about how their clothes are made. Sonya teaches classes and workshops throughout the country, showing people that making your own clothes doesn't have to be mysterious or daunting.


How 3D Printing in Space Will Change Space Development

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Later this year Made In Space, in coordination with NASA, is launching the first 3D printer, specifically constructed for use in space, to the International Space Station.
In 2015 our second printer will be sent to the ISS as a permanent additive manufacturing facility. This printer will be available not only to NASA and the astronauts, but also to businesses, academics, researchers and artists - essentially everyone on Earth will have the possibility to email their hardware to space. 3D printing on-site in space will change the course of space development - from small tools to future large structures and colonization.


Punk Rock and the Origins of the Maker Movement

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Everything you see today in the maker movement of the web basically had its origins in the Zine culture of the '80s punk rock movement. Creating your own labels was entrepreneurship of that day — through democratization and technology came the idea of the long tail of music. The idea was that you didn't have to adhere to the mass production model of the traditional entertainment industry. You could go your own way. That was all part of the punk scene. That's where I grew up, and I've basically been following that model ever since.


Getting Started with Galileo

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Get up and running with the new board based on the Quark SoC X1000 Application Processor, developed in a collaboration between Arduino and Intel. You'll learn set-up process, how to connect Galileo to your computer, and you'll be ready to begin programming in no time. What's more, you'll learn how to use the Galileo to develop your Arduino-based projects, and you'll explore the features and functionality that make Galileo a standout from microcontrollers on the market today.



Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

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Go from 0 to Raspberry Pi in 15 minutes with one of the co-authors of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and MAKE Contributing Editor, Matt Richardson. Learn what Raspberry Pi is, what you'll need to use it, and how makers have been integrating this $35 mini computer in their projects.


Making Toys with Maker Tech and Selling Them: Tales from the Frontline

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I'll talk about using 3D printing, textile printing, laser cutting and games to make customised toys, and how we brought Makies through traditional toy safety certification and got them onto real shelves at retail.
I'll talk about sales, margins, materials, design techniques and software, pitfalls, things to avoid, where the opportunity lies: make it quite a How-To.


Maker Ed Cafe

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Maker Education Initiative's "Ed Cafe" will host a program of hands-on workshops, talks and panel discussions which address creativity and making in science, technology, engineering, math, the arts, and learning as a whole.


The Art of Tinkering

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At the Exploratorium we see tinkering as a serious endeavor; at its most basic -- a process that marries play and inquiry. When you're tinkering, you're trying something that you don't quite know how to do -- guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. You're not following step-by-step directions and the outcome isn't predetermined. You're attempting to figure out how things work and continuously iterating. A tinkerer's disposition u2013 essential for innovation and education, develops over time. We'll share stories of Makers who have informed our work over the years and playful ways of combining art, science and technology.


The Touch Board: Hacking Kickstarter to turn a project into a product

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Crowdfunding presents us with an unprecedented opportunity to turn our projects into products, but its not as straightforward as it may seem! Matt will talk about why Bare Conductive choose crowdfunding as a way to morph the Touch Board from an internal R&D project into a successful product. He will cover everything from the development of the idea, the structuring of the campaign and the realities of responding to a massive oversubscription of interest.



Making Rockets — the Democratization of Matter

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Steve Jurvetson may be one of the very most respected and successful venture capitalists in Silicon Valley, but he is also an avid rocket maker, traveling regularly to Nevada's Black Rock Desert to launch the latest iteration. Steve will share blast-off stories and some thoughts about where his "hobby" and his profession intersect.


    Top 10 Myths about Making in K-12 Education

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    The directors of maker programs from four different schools - Castilleja School (Palo Alto), Hillbrook School (Los Gatos), Lighthouse Community Charter School (Oakland), and Marymount School (NYC) - will come together to dispel some common myths about maker spaces and maker programs in K-12 schools. And if you have any myths about not being a maker yourself, we'll help dispel those too!n



    The Future is Already Here

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    SciFi thriller writer Daniel Suarez (Daemon, Freedom TM) takes the maker movement to its edges. DIY tech like 3D printing and drones become main characters, and the power of the maker is cast in alternately utopian and dystopian light. Join publisher Tim O'Reilly in probing for Suarez's more recent insights into the near (and present) future.