This year’s program is jam-packed with fun, interactive exhibits and presentations. Check out the schedule below, download the printed program guide, view a map of the Event Center, and get the app for your smartphone. To learn more about each exhibit and the makers behind all the ingenuity, visit our Meet the Makers page.

Program Guide
Program Guide
Map Thumbnail
View the Map
app-thumb2-1
Download the App
Kissing
Meet the Makers

Center Stage

Ideas and voices from the Maker Movement

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

john-and-plane2

The World Record Paper Airplane

John Collins

Learn how to make the world record paper airplane. World record holder for distance, John Collins shows off his incredible collection of planes and explains the physics behind them.

Watch Video

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

smokedress_vw_iaa01_sel01_small-1

ROBOTIC FASHION and INTIMATE INTERFACES

Anouk Wipprecht

A talk about the merge of fashion and technology by fashiontech designer Anouk Wipprecht.

Watch Video

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

mick-black-white-high-res

When Factories Join the Social Network

Mickey McManus

What impact will real-time consumer feedback have on manufacturing? Mickey McManus will talk about building a 3D printer that makes customized OREO cookies on the fly. Microfactories hooked into the social network may soon revolutionize making.

Watch Video

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Making/CAD: Shaping Atoms Using Bits

Making/CAD: Shaping Atoms Using Bits

Carl Bass

Carl Bass is a maker and CEO of 3D design and engineering software company Autodesk. Bass will talk about the tools that anyone can use to bring their ideas into the physical world--from CAD software to rapid prototyping by 3D printer to CNC.

Watch Video

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

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

Chip Yates

Electric vehicle pioneer and fabricator Chip Yates will present how he and a few volunteer engineers hand built the World's Fastest Electric Motorcycle and the World's Fastest Electric Airplane including details of a myriad of technical problems, fires, crashes and the survival of 5 emergency landings in the process of setting 18 world records and proving to the world that electric vehicles can beat fossil fuel vehicles and that an unfunded team can build amazing things.

Watch Video

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

kkshore21

Cool Tools for the Maker

Kevin Kelly

I will talk about the best of 1,500 tools for do-it-yourselvers, showing off a few of them in person, and also talk about how I successfully self-published this best seller and the tools I used for that.

Watch Video

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Timothy Ferriss: Experiments in Lifestyle Design

Timothy Ferriss: Experiments in Lifestyle Design

Timothy Ferriss, Mark Frauenfelder

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.

Watch Video

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Hacking Your Brain, a Primer

Hacking Your Brain, a Primer

Amol Sarva

You can hack the brain to do new tricks if you know the places where old school mysticism like ''school'' and hypnosis and psychoanalysis and astrology and pavlovian training meet NEUROSCIENCE. Rubber band, magnet, tape, candy, coffee, vitamins and a few exercises can change your brain. We'll show you how.

Watch Video

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Should Science Be Allowed to be Interesting?

Should Science Be Allowed to be Interesting?

David Pogue

David Pogue, non-scientist, was plucked out of obscurity to host a NOVA miniseries on PBS. The mission: to illustrate cutting-edge science as entertainingly as possible. Pogue will opine on the state of science, television, and humor in America.

Watch Video

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

RadioShack and the Maker Neighborhood

RadioShack and the Maker Neighborhood

Joe Magnacca, Dale Dougherty

Joe Magnacca, CEO of Radio Shack and Dale Dougherty, president and CEO of Maker Media discuss on the needs of the everyday maker, and the evolution of America's most ubiquitous family-friendly electronics store.

Watch Video

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

The State of Arduino

The State of Arduino

Massimo Banzi

Learn about the latest developments in Arduino open-source microcontroller from Massimo Banzi, co-founder of the Arduino Project.

Watch Video

Saturday

4:30 PM — 4:45 PM

littleBits introduces the Arduino module

littleBits introduces the Arduino module

Ayah Bdeir

littleBits has partnered with the Arduino at Heart Program to create the Arduino littleBit module. We're excited to announce this product at Maker Faire Bay Area!

Watch Video

Saturday

4:45 PM — 5:00 PM

windell2a

Best Practices for Open Source Hardware in 2014

Windell Oskay

Windell Oskay, Vice President of the Open Source Hardware Association, will discuss modern best practices for designing, releasing and building upon open source hardware, including choices of design tools, hosting, licenses, and other current issues.

Watch Video

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

The Future is Already Here

The Future is Already Here

Daniel Suarez, Tim O'Reilly

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. With publisher Tim O'Reilly.

Watch Video

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Punk Rock and the Origins of the Maker Movement

Punk Rock and the Origins of the Maker Movement

Chris Anderson

Creating your own labels was entrepreneurship of '80s punk rock movement. The idea was that you didn't have to adhere to the mass production model of the traditional entertainment industry. That's where I grew up, and I've basically been following that model ever since.

Watch Video

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Taking Maker Toys to the Mainstream

Taking Maker Toys to the Mainstream

Alice Taylor

This is a tale of industry disruption: Alice Taylor is CEO of Makielab, a London-based startup that 3D prints customized action dolls called Makies. Customers design their doll on the Makie website and the dolls are printed on demand and shipped.

Watch Video

Saturday

6:30 PM — 8:00 PM

chris-anderson

Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement

Yu Hsiu, Yang

Maker is a new feature-length film that looks into the Maker Movement and its impact on society, culture and economy in the U.S. Catch the World Premiere at Maker Faire Bay Area!

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

The Science of Being a Maker

The Science of Being a Maker

''Science Bob'' Pflugfelder

"Science Bob" has shared his love for science with millions of people through his TV appearances. See how he combines his maker skills with his passion for science in this interactive, audience involved presentation. (Things might go boom.)

Watch Video

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

The Art of Tinkering

The Art of Tinkering

Karen Wilkinson, Mike Petrich

Tinkering - 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. See Makers working at the intersection of art, science and technology

Watch Video

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

GeekWire calendar shoot

From Concept to Consumer — Searching for the Next Steve Jobs

Katherine Hague, Brady Forrest

Making something is easy; making something that can be made is hard — very hard — and making something that sells can be even harder. The road to becoming a household name is a long and winding one.

Watch Video

Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Making Rockets — the Democratization of Matter

Making Rockets — the Democratization of Matter

Steve Jurvetson

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.

Watch Video

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

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

Duleesha Kulasooriya, Richard Kelly, Lyn Jeffery

Crowdfunding and online distribution services help makers commercialize their creations, while digitization and digital tools have changed the economics of manufacturing itself. Will manufacturing return to the US or will hubs like Shenzen prevail?

Watch Video

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

dsc02034

The Other Singularity, The Impact of DIY on Product Design

jared ficklin

Somewhere on the Star Trek Enterprise there is a skymall catalog. It is the future we are beginning now. The DIY movement is having a profound effect on professional product design and this talk will explore both using examples and provocation.

Watch Video

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

msp_headshot_emma_hurst

From the Electron to the Solar System, an Art History of Electronics

Megan Prelinger

Wood cuts, oil paint, and modern art illustrate the electron's journey to the solar system: Graphic art was the medium of reveal for new electronics of the last century, and electronics and space exploration are both handcrafts of humankind.

Watch Video

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

area-241-first-chair-lift-ride1

My DIY Off-Grid Mountain Homestead and Chairlift

Mike Basich, Goli Mohammadi

Pro snowboarder Mike Basich has been pushing boundaries on and off the snow for the past 20 years and has come to be known as the DIY guru of the snowboarding community. His largest-scale venture has been building an off-grid cabin deep in the Sierra Nevada—including his own chair lift!

Watch Video

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Tiny Homes on the Move

Tiny Homes on the Move

Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn, author of both SHELTER, the classic 1973 book on hand made housing, and 2012's best-seller TINY HOMES, will present a slide show of photos from his new book TINY HOMES ON THE MOVE, a book about hand made nomadic homes on wheels and water.

Watch Video

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Emily1_TED

If You Build It…

Emily Pilloton

Emily believes that every person is a creative superhero. In her presentation, she will tell the stories of her students who range from ages 8 to 18, and how they used design and building projects to reimagine their own futures and communities.

Watch Video

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Makers in the Nursing Unit: Lessons Learned from America's Amazing MakerNurses

Makers in the Nursing Unit: Lessons Learned from America’s Amazing MakerNurses

Jose Gomez-Marquez, Anna Young

We launched MakerNurse last year to find inventive nurses around the country who combine the Maker ethic with their own mission to heal patients. This is the state of DIY Medical Technologies the makers behind them around the country today.

Watch Video

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

img_6486

Critical Making in Africa: Local Manufacturing and Regional Collaboration

Stefania Druga

In this session 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.

Watch Video

Sunday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

connectingpano

Connecting: Makers Documentary Screening

Andrew Casden, Molly McCue, Carla Diana

Connecting: Makers examines how the connected world is changing creativity. When everyone is a maker, new possibilities emerge, but with them come new responsibilities about digital transparency, cultural awareness, and the role of the designer.

Make: Live Stage

Conversations about emerging tech, new practices & community

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

10:30 AM — 11:30 AM

smoke-ring-generator

Amazing Science

Michael Meneghetti

Giant 18 inch diameter smoke rings traveling 30 feet or more, bubbling liquids changing colors, and spheres that seem to float in mid air are just a few of the amazing science spectacles that will fascinate all ages.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show

Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show

Sylvia Todd

Sylvia Todd, host of Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show on YouTube, demo's a few awesome hands-on projects, her painting robot kit the WaterColorBot, and answers your questions.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Crowdsourced Gaming u2013 Balloon Pop!

Crowdsourced Gaming u2013 Balloon Pop!

Michael Newman

What happens when you take a classic carnival game, amplify it with physical computing, add a dash of socket-based communication, mix in an air compressor & crowdsource the action? Bring your smartphone & find out at this hands-on, live action game!

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

The Development of castAR - The World's Premier Projected Augmented Reality System

The Development of castAR – The World’s Premier Projected Augmented Reality System

Jeri Ellsworth

Listen to Jeri Ellswoth's story on how she discovered and invented projected AR, the trials, tribulations and rewards of running a Kickstarter project, and the future of castAR - the world's premier projected augmented reality system.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Behind the Scenes With LEO the Maker Prince: 3D Printing

Behind the Scenes With LEO the Maker Prince: 3D Printing

Carla Diana

In this talk, Carla Diana will share research, inspiration and design work from LEO the Maker Prince, the world's first 3D printing book for kids, which comes with objects that readers can download and 3D print for free.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Advanced Materials for 3D Printing

Advanced Materials for 3D Printing

Matt Stultz

Checking in the the current state of 3D printing materials.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Serious Science with Open Source Tools

Serious Science with Open Source Tools

Peter Gould

The Maker movement has created a new set of tools that can be used to do serious science. I will discuss how Arduino microcontrollers and the R statistical language can be used to do science like the pros.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

mick-ebeling-i-500x356 (1)

Not Impossible: Hardware & Hacking for the Sake of Humanity

Mick Ebeling, Jose Gomez-Marquez, Anupam Pathak, David Putrino

Not Impossible's panel will feature a discussion of the increasing opportunities for organizations and individuals to harness the power of the maker/hacker community to develop solutions to seemingly insurmountable human challenges.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Create the Future with Java

Create the Future with Java

Noel Portugal

Learn more about Java as the platform for building next generation artificial intelligence, machine learning, and Internet of Things innovations.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

NASA: Accelerating Innovation Through Prize Competitions

NASA: Accelerating Innovation Through Prize Competitions

Sam Ortega

NASA's Centennial Challenges brings together inventors, makers, academia and business to spur advances by offering monetary prize incentives. Let us show you opportunities to solve tech challenges for NASA and the nation.

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

SpaceGAMBIT - Hackerspace Space Program

SpaceGAMBIT – Hackerspace Space Program

Jerry Isdale

SpaceGAMBIT is a 2 year $500k US Govt (DARPA) grant funded project to get makers involved in Space education, research and development. We will present summary of the projects funded in first year and talk about our 2nd year projects.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

A Field Guide to the Diversity of the 3D Printed World: Design and Modeling for 3D Printing

A Field Guide to the Diversity of the 3D Printed World: Design and Modeling for 3D Printing

Matthew Griffin

When people ask "What's 3D printing for?" they expect simple answers. But in the wild, designers find uses for 3D printing in a vast range of fields. Here's a quick survey from my book-in-progress "Design & Modeling for 3D Printing" (MakerMedia 2014)

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Fireworks - A Look Behind the Fuze

Fireworks – A Look Behind the Fuze

Dave X

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.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

The Science of Being a Maker

The Science of Being a Maker

''Science Bob'' Pflugfelder

"Science Bob" has shared his love for science with millions of people through his TV appearances. See how he combines his maker skills with his passion for science in this interactive, audience involved presentation. (Things might go boom.)

Saturday

6:30 PM — 6:45 PM

Instructables Build Night Program

Instructables Build Night Program

Carley Jacobson

I would like to talk about the work Instructables.com is doing with makerspaces around the world through our Build Night program.n

Saturday

6:45 PM — 7:00 PM

First Annual San Jose Adult Soapbox Derby

First Annual San Jose Adult Soapbox Derby

Brice Arnold, Justin Myers, Don Schafer

This is a calling for all makers to participate in a gravity powered event. Design, create, and fabricate a vehicle of your own volition. Race it down a hill hitting speeds of up to 70 mph or wowing the crowd with class and your creative prowess!

Saturday

7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

dsc_0322

Making the ability to Make

george ettenheim

the pursuit of Making can take many forms.
i finally have been able to explore the potential of a container studio.
lessons learned and inspiration exchanged.

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Let's measure the Speed of Light!

Let’s measure the Speed of Light!

Cliff Stoll

You can measure the speed of light in your back yard ... watch how it's done here. We'll use a cheezy laser pointer, an old signal generator, a couple of fifty cent photodiodes, and an antique oscilloscope. Much fun and cool physics!

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Making a Pinball Museum

Making a Pinball Museum

Michael Schiess

I will talk about how we made our pinball museum and how we are working to make a restored Carnegie Library our new home. I will briefly discuss art history of pinball and our need for its preservation and appreciation.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Toy Story: How I Accidentally Invented Strawbees.

Toy Story: How I Accidentally Invented Strawbees.

Erik Torstensson

A short talk that tells the story of all the random things that lead to the invention of the little toy Strawbees. What do monsters, clothespins and kids in India have to do with the invention of a new construction toy?

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:15 PM

Building Idaho Makers - A Statewide Approach for Libraries

Building Idaho Makers – A Statewide Approach for Libraries

Erica Compton

Come & hear how Idaho is implementing maker programs & spaces in libraries across the state. The Idaho Commission for Libraries is supporting this project with federal funds in small, rural, & urban libraries with limited resources & amazing results.

Sunday

12:15 PM — 1:00 PM

Designing the first Makerspace in a Children's Hospital

Designing the first Makerspace in a Children’s Hospital

Gokul Krishnan

We are designing the first Makerspace in a Children's Hospital.This novel,mobile,maker environment not only provides patients with creative outlets & learning opportunities,but also an occasion for the hospital to explore new avenues in patient care.

Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

An Awesome Project - ''Making'' Schools Better for Kids

An Awesome Project – ”Making” Schools Better for Kids

Gary Stager, Sylvia Martinez

Maker culture and young makers can help make schools more productive contexts for learning. Learning-by-doing and constructive technology hold great promise for supporting the intentions of modern learners. All schools can be more like Maker Faire!

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Compressed Air Rocket 2.0 and Air Rocket Glider

Compressed Air Rocket 2.0 and Air Rocket Glider

Rick Schertle

As seen in just released MAKE Magazine 39, come hear about the all new redesign of the classic Compressed Air Rocket Launcher and the new never-before-seen Air Rocket Glider.

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Nerding For Nature: Leveraging Open Source Technology for Eco-Research

Nerding For Nature: Leveraging Open Source Technology for Eco-Research

Ken McGary

Nerds For Nature brings technologists, environmental specialists, students, and citizen scientists together to build awesome tools that help us understand and revive the natural world.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

How 3D Printing in Space Will Change Space Development

How 3D Printing in Space Will Change Space Development

Aaron Kemmer

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. 3D printing on-site in space will change the course of space development.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

ds-festival-123

danceroom Spectroscopy: Navigating the Nanoworld

David Glowacki

Combining physics, high performance computing, 3d capture, music, dance and installation art, award winning danceroom Spectroscopy (dS) is a new interactive visualization of the atomic world, but with a twist: it puts people in the picture.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Maker Dad: projects to do with your daughter

Maker Dad: projects to do with your daughter

Mark Frauenfelder, Jane Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder, the editor-in-chief of MAKE, and his 11-year-old daughter Jane, will present projects from his new book, Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects.

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

photo (4)

The Future of 3D Printing

Jesse Harrington Au

You too can hold the future in your hand! Back from last years overwhelmingly successful Panel discussion lead by Autodesk's Jesse Harrington Au. This Panel will include representatives from MakerBot, Shapeways, iMaterialise and Type A Machines.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

BionicoHand

BionicoHand

Nicolas Huchet

Open source upper limb prosthesis.

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

3D Printing and the Replica Prop Community

3D Printing and the Replica Prop Community

Todd Blatt

On TheRPF.com talented makers create replicas of props seen in film and television. I'll walk you through the creation of over a dozen prop replicas I made, all made possible by 3D printing.

Sunday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

hownature_frog_make02

How Does Nature Make It?

Gretchen Hooker

What can makers learn from nature? This presentation will highlight the exciting synergies and opportunities that occur where the maker movement and biomimicry meet.

Make: Electronics Stage

How-to on microcontrollers, robotics, and circuit boards

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Novena: An Open Source, Do-It-Yourself Mobile Computing Platform

Novena: An Open Source, Do-It-Yourself Mobile Computing Platform

Bunnie Huang, Sean 'xobs' Cross

Novena is a quad-core ARM-based open source mobile computing platform that runs Linux. We designed and built every component in the system, from the motherboard to the case. We'll share our experiences making Novena, and demo the platform.

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Programming the BeagleBone Black in BoneScript

Programming the BeagleBone Black in BoneScript

Simon Monk

An introduction to programming the BeagleBone Black, including a demonstration project to illustrate control of GPIO pins using BoneScript.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Making an Electric Flower with the Arduino

Making an Electric Flower with the Arduino

Waverly and her Dad.

We will show participants how to make an Electric flower with an Arduino, some wire, some 8086 5v LED Strips and a bit of creativity. Father - Daughter presentation (he is old and she is 10). We will also be giving away some Arduino's.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:15 PM

Getting Started with Arduino

Getting Started with Arduino

Michael Shiloh

Arduino is an inexpensive open source electronic prototyping platform for all makers. Ardunio team member Michael Shiloh will guide you through the process of selecting and programming your first Arduino.

Saturday

12:15 PM — 12:30 PM

Connect Everything with Electric Imp

Connect Everything with Electric Imp

Hugo Fiennes

Electric Imp is an Internet of Things platform that makes it easy to connect practically any device to the Internet. Electric Imp CEO Hugo Fiennes will describe how you can use the platform to build and connect anything from an egg tray to a robot.n

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Learning by Discovery

Learning by Discovery

Charles Platt

My book Make: Electronics encouraged readers to learn through hands-on projects that were fun and innovative. My new book, Make: More Electronics, extends this journey.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:15 PM

Getting Started with Breadboarding

Getting Started with Breadboarding

Nick Raymond

MAKE's Nick Raymond provides a basic introduction to breadboards - reusable, solder-free prototyping platforms. Learn how they work and how you can easily build and test circuit designs.

Saturday

1:15 PM — 1:30 PM

Which Board is Right for Your Project

Which Board is Right for Your Project

Nick Raymond

Choosing the right microcontroller for you next project should not be the hardest part of the build. MAKE Special Projects Engineer Nick Raymond will give a basic overview about current boards available in the market.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

rtcore-robot

How to build a robot from used wheelchair and control it with your phone

Snehesh Shrestha, Ashwin Vijayakumar

During this presentation, we will guide the audience on how we build a robot from an old used wheelchair. We will show all the needed parts, building process, and finally how to control the robot via the phone and how to let it run autonomously.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:15 PM

PancakeBot: Holy Cow, It Worked

PancakeBot: Holy Cow, It Worked

Miguel Valenzuela

Miguel Valenzuela will discuss how he used LEGO to prototype a Pancake Making Machine at the inspiration of Make Magazine and his daughter Lily.

Saturday

2:15 PM — 2:30 PM

Add Bluetooth to your Arduino Project

Add Bluetooth to your Arduino Project

Don Coleman

It's easy to add Bluetooth to your Arduino project enabling wireless communication with a phone or computer. Learn about Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy. I'll demonstrate iPhone and Android communicating with Arduino.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 2:45 PM

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Matt Richardson

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, and what you'll need to use it in your projects.

Saturday

2:45 PM — 3:00 PM

Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black

Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black

David Scheltema

The BeagleBone Black is a completely Open Hardware and Software single board computer for makers. Come learn a bit about the BeagleBone Black and find out if it is right for your next project.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Cooking with Raspberry Pi: Connecting Sensors to the Pi

Cooking with Raspberry Pi: Connecting Sensors to the Pi

Simon Monk

In this talk I will demonstrate how to connect sensors of various types to the Raspberry Pi.

Saturday

3:45 PM — 4:00 PM

Arduino NFC

Arduino NFC

Don Coleman

Learn how Near Field Communication (NFC) can be added to your Arduino project using the Adafruit or Seeed Studio NFC Shields. I'll demonstrate reading and writing NFC tags with Arduino. I'll also show to send data between Arduino and your NFC enabled

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

smart aquaponics - an IoT application

smart aquaponics – an IoT application

eric maundu

aquaponics uses bacteria to breakdown fish waste in a recycling water system. we further integrate open source technologies to manage the gardens / farms remotely through monitoring, visualizations, alerting and data analysis for future farming

Saturday

4:30 PM — 4:45 PM

Getting Started with Galileo

Getting Started with Galileo

Matt Richardson

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, and you'll be ready to begin programming in no time.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

e-Health Hacks, Sensors, and Saving Lives

e-Health Hacks, Sensors, and Saving Lives

Michael Script

Using sensors and e-Health sensor platform (from Cooking Hacks, Libelium's DIY division), inventor Michael Script created a sophisticated device that will prevent millions of babies from dying of infant pneumonia by accurately measuring breath rate.

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Teach Kids To Code: one girl's journey with Raspberry Pi

Teach Kids To Code: one girl’s journey with Raspberry Pi

Richard Jordan, Alexandra Jordan

Alexandra Jordan is a 4th grader. In Sep 2013 she participated in her first Hackathon. She leveraged the attention into getting some Raspberry Pis & equipment donated, and launched ''Girls' Tech Club'' to teach other girls to program.
Here's how.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:15 PM

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Matt Richardson

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, and what you'll need to use it in your projects.

Saturday

6:15 PM — 6:30 PM

Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black

Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black

David Scheltema

The BeagleBone Black is a completely Open Hardware and Software single board computer for makers. Come learn a bit about the BeagleBone Black and find out if it is right for your next project.

Saturday

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

img_3316

Solving Rubik’s Cubes and Multilingual Printing Using EV3

Saurabh Narain

My robots can solve scrambled Rubik's Cubes and print in multiple languages, including Braille.

Saturday

7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Technology of Total Control Lighting LEDs

Technology of Total Control Lighting LEDs

Benjamin James

Learn how you can use the powerful features of Total Control Lighting -- individually addressable LEDs -- to expand the possibilities of your projects. Benjamin James will demonstrate the beauty of this open-source and affordable technology.

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

foto

Build Your Own Sensor-Enabled Wearable in Minutes

Guido Burger

An awesome new landscape will be explored while entering development of wearables and Internet of Things. You will learn about foundations, hacks and more important how to use this open reference design for your own projects. Don't miss the journey!

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:15 AM

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Matt Richardson

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, and what you'll need to use it in your projects.

Sunday

11:15 AM — 11:30 AM

10 Wifi Projects with Raspberry Pi

10 Wifi Projects with Raspberry Pi

Andrew Naylor

The Raspberry Pi loves Wifi. Using it to scan wifi traffic is fun and educational. With a few off the shelf components the possibilities, and projects, are endless.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

Getting Started with Arduino

Getting Started with Arduino

Michael Shiloh

Arduino is an inexpensive open source electronic prototyping platform for all makers. Ardunio team member Michael Shiloh will guide you through the process of selecting and programming your first Arduino.

Sunday

11:45 AM — 12:00 PM

Getting Started with Galileo

Getting Started with Galileo

Matt Richardson

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, and you'll be ready to begin programming in no time.

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:15 PM

Getting Started with Breadboarding

Getting Started with Breadboarding

Nick Raymond

MAKE's Nick Raymond provides a basic introduction to breadboards - reusable, solder-free prototyping platforms. Learn how they work and how you can easily build and test circuit designs.

Sunday

12:15 PM — 12:30 PM

Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black

Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black

David Scheltema

The BeagleBone Black is a completely Open Hardware and Software single board computer for makers. Come learn a bit about the BeagleBone Black and find out if it is right for your next project.

Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Networked mobile robots with Python or JavaScript on BeagleBone

Networked mobile robots with Python or JavaScript on BeagleBone

Jason Kridner

Start with high-level languages like Python and JavaScript to help make integrating your mobile robot with everything else on the Internet easier. Virtual presence! Balancing! Tweeting! Object tracking! A rapid-fire tour of all things BeagleBone-bot.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:15 PM

Which Board is Right for Your Project

Which Board is Right for Your Project

Nick Raymond

Choosing the right microcontroller for you next project should not be the hardest part of the build. MAKE Special Projects Engineer Nick Raymond will give a basic overview about current boards available in the market.

Sunday

1:15 PM — 1:30 PM

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Matt Richardson

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, and what you'll need to use it in your projects.

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Raspberry Pi: Teach, Learn Make

Raspberry Pi: Teach, Learn Make

Clive Beale

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.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:15 PM

Rover - A LEGO self-driving car

Rover – A LEGO self-driving car

Martin Wojtczyk

Rover is an autonomous mobile robot platform, consisting of a LEGO base, a depth sensor, and a laptop on top of the base for image processing, path planning and human robot interaction. This robot won an Intel perceptual computing award.

Sunday

2:15 PM — 2:30 PM

slide01

EyeCheck

Daxal Desai, Ashutosh Syal

World Health Organization estimates that 158 million people around the world need prescription to prevent low vision or near blindness. EyeCheck is a low-cost alternative for performing eye exams in areas currently underserved by vision services.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Web Interfaces to Control Hardware on the BeagleBone Black

Web Interfaces to Control Hardware on the BeagleBone Black

Simon Monk

This presentation demonstrates a technique for creating web interfaces on the BeagleBone Black. These web interfaces allow you to control electronics, and display sensor readings for hardware attached to the BeagleBone Black's GPIO connectors.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:15 PM

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Matt Richardson

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, and what you'll need to use it in your projects.

Sunday

3:15 PM — 3:30 PM

Getting Started with Arduino Yun

Getting Started with Arduino Yun

Michael Shiloh

The Arduino Yun combines the simplicity of Arduino with an easy-to-use wifi computer. Ardunio team member Michael Shiloh will show you how to write simple sketches that connect your Arduino to the internet.n

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

3D printed robots who learn

3D printed robots who learn

Marius Buibas, Ph.D.

Brain Corporations team of neuroscientists have been developing an adaptive intelligence platform that will allow anyone to teach a robot a particular task, without the need for programming or knowledge of complex algorithms.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Custom Bike Frame Lighting

Custom Bike Frame Lighting

Kevin Warner, Peter Gould

Create custom frame lighting for safety and effect. Use 3D printing, Arduino and building skills.

Sunday

4:30 PM — 4:45 PM

turretcomp32

How to Build a Portal Turret (Without Expensive Equipment)

Emiko Soroka

This will be a two-part presentation: a demonstration of the fully functional Portal turret I am currently building, and a presentation on how I built it without a 3D printer, laser cutter, or other expensive and not yet commonly available tools.

Sunday

4:45 PM — 5:00 PM

Cylon.js: The JavaScript Evolution Of Open Source Robotics

Cylon.js: The JavaScript Evolution Of Open Source Robotics

Ron Evans, Adrian Zankich

Cylon.js (http://cylonjs.com) is a JavaScript framework for open source robotics & the Internet of Things. With just a few lines of code, you can write apps that easily communicate with many different kinds of hardware devices all at the same time.

Sunday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Programming Arduino from Your Browser

Programming Arduino from Your Browser

Kevin Warner

There's an option for programming Arduino that requires less set up and promotes collaboration. We'll look at using the codebender web system to program a beginner board.

Make: Education Stage

Teachers and makers on making in education

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Maker Mom Bootcamp: Carving Time To Make

Maker Mom Bootcamp: Carving Time To Make

Sarah Hodsdon

To raise the next generation of Makers, we must learn how to 'carve out time' from our busy lives for deliberate play and purposeful making.

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Curiosity Hacked: The Learner Controls the Learning

Curiosity Hacked: The Learner Controls the Learning

Samantha Cook

How CH approaches their core mission of promoting innovation, creativity, accessibility, and sustainability through their diverse programs, and how the larger CH community is working together to change how STEAM and Maker education is approached.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

How to ReMake the World through Making with Kids

How to ReMake the World through Making with Kids

Jennifer Turliuk

MakerKids is one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world and we will tell you about how we do making with kids. Our Board of Advisors includes Dale Dougherty (CEO of Maker Media, MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire) and Massimo Banzi (CEO of Arduino)

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

My Cardboard World: Arduino in Context

My Cardboard World: Arduino in Context

Derek Runberg

Giving students a reason to learn something is half of the battle. We use materials like cardboard, hot glue, and drink straws to integrate the Arduino with all those LEDs, motors and buzzers into something new and to unleash their inner inventor!n

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Empowering Diverse Young Techies through Soft Circuits

Empowering Diverse Young Techies through Soft Circuits

Kanjun Qiu

Sew Electric is a book that draws and engages more diverse audiences in CS by teaching electronics and programming through a series of sewable electronics projects, from building a singing plush monster to crafting a touch-sensitive fabric piano.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Top 10 Myths about Making in K-12 Education

Top 10 Myths about Making in K-12 Education

Angi Chau, Jaymes Dec, Christa Flores, Aaron Vanderwerff

Come join the directors of maker programs at four different schools as we dispel some popular myths about making in K-12 education!n

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Making Makers Out of Young Children

Making Makers Out of Young Children

Rebecca Grabman

What does it mean to be a maker for somebody who hasn't yet learned how to hold a pencil, much less a soldering iron? Rebecca Grabman, MAKESHOP Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, will talk about what ''making'' means with young children.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

How to Start and Run a Maker Club for Kids

How to Start and Run a Maker Club for Kids

Rick Schertle

I run a Maker Club at the middle school where I teach. Hear as I share practical information for helping you start your own including running the meetings, managing supplies and fantastic activities all on a tight budget.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Effective STEM Education: Project Envisioning with Young Makers

Effective STEM Education: Project Envisioning with Young Makers

Jerry Valadez

Discover how to foster a collaborative culture of creativity, innovation, and experimentation with cross-disciplinary projects that effectively teach STEM and scientific and engineering practices through the Young Makers program.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Maker Ed Cafe

Maker Ed Cafe

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.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Raspberry Pi: Teach, Learn Make

Raspberry Pi: Teach, Learn Make

Clive Beale

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.

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

How and Why To Teach Children to Code

How and Why To Teach Children to Code

Gary Stager

"Learning to code" is suddenly hot. What does that mean? How should kids learn to code? What are the goals? What is the role of teachers? How should teachers be prepared? What are the most appropriate languages for learning CS and a whole lot more?

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Making on a National Scale: NOVA's MAKING STUFF Outreach Community

Making on a National Scale: NOVA’s MAKING STUFF Outreach Community

Scott Asakawa

NOVA Education presents about how members of the MAKING STUFF outreach community are collaborating via social media to design and iterate on a hands-on curriculum, thus creating new and powerful learning experiences for makers across the country.

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

How to get your kids involved with 3D Printing/3D Scanning. Where to start!

How to get your kids involved with 3D Printing/3D Scanning. Where to start!

Nick Kloski, Nick Kloski

This "game changing" technology is a must for kids of all ages. Listen to the expert talk by the co-founder of HoneyPoint3D Stores. Learn free and paid resources to help kids understand the physical world around them through 3D Printing!

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

What makes a maker? - Habits, attitudes and skills that you can teach aspiring makers

What makes a maker? – Habits, attitudes and skills that you can teach aspiring makers

Andrew Milne

Working in a science museum, I was inspired to study makers for my master's research. I have interviewed and surveyed members of the maker community to find out what habits, attitudes and skills they share, and have started teaching them in my class.

Saturday

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Adopting a Maker Philosophy in Schools

Adopting a Maker Philosophy in Schools

Nate McClennen

Journeys School of Teton Science Schools is in our second year of introducing the design cycle and the maker concept into our PK-12 school. This presentation will show examples of projects implemented both in the classroom and the adult community.

Saturday

7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

From Anarchist Free Schools to Modern Maker Spaces

From Anarchist Free Schools to Modern Maker Spaces

Jennifer Wyld

An interesting line can be drawn from the Anarchist Free Schools of the early 1900's to the Maker Spaces of today.

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Bringing Making Out of the Maker Space

Bringing Making Out of the Maker Space

Alison Evans Adnani

Hear how Alison Evans Adnani takes age appropriate projects into classrooms, libraries and community centers to give as many kids as possible the opportunity to make something.

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Super-Awesome Sylvia's Super Awesome Top-Secret Project

Super-Awesome Sylvia’s Super Awesome Top-Secret Project

Gary Stager, Super-Awesome Sylvia

Legendary Kid Maker, Super-Awesome Sylvia, will share details of her super-exciting new project designed to help kids and their teachers embrace making, tinkering, and engineering.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Adventures in long distance teaching and learning of making

Adventures in long distance teaching and learning of making

Chris Gammell

Both through a podcast called The Amp Hour and an online video course called Contextual Electronics, Chris Gammell will discuss the adventure of teaching electronics without being in the same room as the student for more than 3 years.

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Flexibility and Persistence in Youth Maker Projects

Flexibility and Persistence in Youth Maker Projects

Lee Martin

Our research project explores how youth and mentors work together to make adaptations and persist through difficulties during maker project work. We draw implications for how the Maker Movement connects with issues of broad educational interest.

Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

groupofgirls

Girls as makers and hackers: Lessons learned from DIY Girls

Luz Rivas

For the past 2 years, DIY Girls has run afterschool maker programs for elementary school girls in underserved communities. We will share lessons learned and tips to attracting young girls to making, tinkering and hacking.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

The Power and Perils of Pink

The Power and Perils of Pink

Bridget Rigby, Sam King, Judy Ho, Stephanie Chang

Join partners focused on girls in making with technology for a colorful debate around what they've found works (and doesn't work!) for engaging girls in making and supporting them as they turn their ideas into digital and physical reality.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Why Art Class Doesn't Belong in Schools (and other outdated terms)

Why Art Class Doesn’t Belong in Schools (and other outdated terms)

Matthew Jervis

Art class? What's ''art''? What do we mean when we say ''make'' or ''creativity''... or even ''teacher''. They're just a sample of terms we all need to redefine in preparation for the conversations we're already having.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Start Making! @ Computer Clubhouses

Start Making! @ Computer Clubhouses

Danielle Martin, Alisha Panjwani

Intel Start Making! @ Clubhouses is a Make inspired program that introduces Computer Clubhouse youth ages 10-14 years old to circuitry, coding, crafting, & engineering through progressive introductory activities, then "open make" build projects.

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Major in Making in College

Major in Making in College

Micah Lande, Shawn Jordan

Sharing learnings from Arizona State University and research projects on maker educational pathways, Micah Lande and Shawn Jordan will talk about the growing popularity of college programs for Makers to build and create.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Prototype a design workshop for open maker portfolios

Prototype a design workshop for open maker portfolios

Anna Keune, Christian McKay

What are design principles for creating youth-driven maker portfolios? We invite you to join a Maker Ed Open Portfolio Project hand-on workshop focused on designing tools and practices for young makers to create their own open maker portfolios.n

Sunday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Never Buy a Computer Again: Recycling Computers for School and Home

Never Buy a Computer Again: Recycling Computers for School and Home

Robert Litt

Sharing my success formula for recycling computers with Linux. I have made four labs at schools and have not bought a computer for myself since 2005, yet I have fast and up to date computers.

Maker Pro Stage

Startup and crowdfunding stories & tools

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

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

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

Matt Johnson

Crowdfunding presents us with an unprecedented opportunity to turn our projects into products, but its not as straightforward as it may seem. Matt will show how Bare Conductive hacked Kickstarter to make the Touch Board a reality!

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

How to crowdfund your hardware project?

How to crowdfund your hardware project?

Amr Saleh

Crowd-funding is a great way for turning makers' prototypes into real products, We at Integreight have a great experience with 1Sheeld on Kickstarter, learn all tips and tricks and how we got to 850% of our funding goal!rn

Saturday

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

3D Printing projects on Kickstarter

3D Printing projects on Kickstarter

John Dimatos

Kickstarter has the become the main hub of innovation for 3D printing. This session will focus on how the 3D printing community is embracing Kickstarter as a platform for developing their projects in public.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

One Pound of Innovation

One Pound of Innovation

Adam Beane, Alexis Ettner

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.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

PR for Hardware Startups and Crowdfunding campaigns

PR for Hardware Startups and Crowdfunding campaigns

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson, a former New York Times reporter and and head of communications at Celery, explains how entrepreneurs, inventors and online merchants can create strong, mutually beneficial relationships with reporters, and tell effective stories.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:15 PM

Making it Personal: The Maker Movement and the Future of Manufacturing

Making it Personal: The Maker Movement and the Future of Manufacturing

Andrew Boggeri

Andrew Boggeri explains how the Maker Movement is shaping the advancement of Digital Fabrication Technologies and what that means for the future of manufacturing.

Saturday

2:15 PM — 2:30 PM

Success and failure, two sides of the same coin

Success and failure, two sides of the same coin

Nicolas Vansnick

They say success comes from failure. BotFactory is a startup born from a group of engineering students who almost failed a class waiting for their electronic boards to be manufactured. Come hear how problems you face can push you forward.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Get your stuff made: four approaches to open hardware manufacturing

Get your stuff made: four approaches to open hardware manufacturing

ian lesnet

Do you have a hobby project that might be ready to take the leap to manufactured product? Learn about the four primary ways open source hardware is being manufactured today, and see the package used to start production.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

Adventures in Manufacturing: HAXLR8R Startups Talk About Turning Maker Projects into Companies.

Adventures in Manufacturing: HAXLR8R Startups Talk About Turning Maker Projects into Companies.

Cyril Ebersweiler

Building a business is hard. Building a business in hardware is harder. If you are a maker who wants to turn pro, follow the steps of startups which have been there and done that.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:15 PM

Reapproach personal transportation for short distances

Reapproach personal transportation for short distances

Jay Sung

Starting from examining the shortcomings of current norms in personal transportation for short distance, we at EcoReco introduce an eco-friendly, efficient, portable, and smart solution designed for everyday urban use.

Saturday

4:15 PM — 4:30 PM

Voltset-world's smartest smartphone multimeter.

Voltset-world’s smartest smartphone multimeter.

Tom Wang

Voltset - smartest multimeter for your smartphone. With a handy geek chic design, it provides information or tips based on your reading. Charting, logging, auto-calculation, excel is done automatically and connects you with other makers in the world.

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Running a Kickstarter with a Day Job

Running a Kickstarter with a Day Job

Al Linke

Tips and lessons learned from running two hardware based Kickstarter projects with a full time day job and family. A must see for anyone aspiring to launch a hardware based crowd funding project.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Rapid Prototyping with modular, open source hardware: Taking your ideas from concept to reality

Rapid Prototyping with modular, open source hardware: Taking your ideas from concept to reality

Robert Wessels, Adrian Fernandez, Jason Kridner

Modular hardware lets makers prove out ideas and concepts rapidly. It allows new ideas to come to fruition quickly, enabling makers to push the envelope by focusing on differentiation and innovation, rather than low-level bits and bytes.

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:30 PM

mg_5246

Ask the Kickstarter Community Team

Julio Terra, John Dimatos, Nick Yulman

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.

Saturday

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Gramofon: From Idea to Pi to Prototype to China to Kickstarter to World Domination

Gramofon: From Idea to Pi to Prototype to China to Kickstarter to World Domination

Amol Sarva

Gramofon just launched in April and had a great Kickstarter. Here how we made it from idea at a party to working, awesome device -- and learn how to do your own project.

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Meet Modio, a new app that lets you design and print your own toys at home

Meet Modio, a new app that lets you design and print your own toys at home

Wayne Losey, Hilmar Gunnarsson

Modio, a new app that lets you design & customize incredible creatures turning them into toys with a desktop 3D printer. This could keep you captivated for hours and give you just the reason you needed to make a 3D printer your next family purchase.

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

From Maker to Manufacturer

From Maker to Manufacturer

Zach Supalla

The journey from your first prototype to a product that you deliver to customers at scale can be long and arduous. Join Zach Supalla, CEO of Spark, as he provides step-by-step instructions for growing from a Maker to a manufacturer.

Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:30 PM

x-space

Making Community Projects in Public

Julio Terra, Emily Pilloton, Sho Sho Smith, Tito Jankowski, Katy Levinson

Kickstarter has become a hub of creativity for makers. This session focuses on how makers are embracing collaborative funding as a unique platform for engaging their communities in the process of bringing community projects to life.

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

Adventures in Manufacturing: HAXLR8R Startups Talk About Turning Maker Projects into Companies.

Adventures in Manufacturing: HAXLR8R Startups Talk About Turning Maker Projects into Companies.

Cyril Ebersweiler

Building a business is hard. Building a business in hardware is harder. If you are a maker who wants to turn pro, follow the steps of startups which have been there and done that.

Sunday

2:45 PM — 3:00 PM

Mechanical Intelligence

Mechanical Intelligence

Nick Kohut

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.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:15 PM

LEDs - who-what-where-when-why

LEDs – who-what-where-when-why

Jason Doctor

LEDs - who-what-where-when-why

Sunday

3:15 PM — 3:30 PM

Success and failure, two sides of the same coin

Success and failure, two sides of the same coin

Nicolas Vansnick

They say success comes from failure. BotFactory is a startup born from a group of engineering students who almost failed a class waiting for their electronic boards to be manufactured. Come hear how problems you face can push you forward.

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:30 PM

mg_5246

Ask the Kickstarter Community Team

Julio Terra, John Dimatos, Nick Yulman

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.

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Don't Forget Your Camera: Lessons Learned in Documentation

Don’t Forget Your Camera: Lessons Learned in Documentation

Elizabeth Fuller

Of all the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, one of the easiest to prepare for is the creation of your next project. Elizabeth will share opportunities missed, lessons learned, specific tips for documenting your next great project.

Maker Square Stage

Food and farming demos

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:25 AM

Making the Perfect Dip

Making the Perfect Dip

Kelly Manzo

Create perfect dips by pairing spice packets with various bases to best enhance flavor. Spice packets contain dehydrated vegetables, herbs, spices and cheese. Dip base options include Greek yogurt, hummus, sour cream, cream cheese and mayonnaise.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 11:55 AM

It's all in the crust: Making your best pie

It’s all in the crust: Making your best pie

Suzanne Kissinger

Making a Pie. Step by step mixing the dough, rolling the dough and creating a crust. I'll then assemble a whole pie, demonstrating how to work the crust into the pie tin and top of pie.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:25 PM

gastronomy + chocolate: make unique dessert!

gastronomy + chocolate: make unique dessert!

vanessa holden

Have you ever wondered how science can be applied to sweets? We have done some delicious experimentation and are bringing you a taste of what is possible with desserts in modern cuisine!

Saturday

12:30 PM — 12:55 PM

Making Pearl Sugar

Making Pearl Sugar

Sivan Wilensky

Pearl sugar is a unique confectionery ingredient. It is simply small, crunchy bits of sugar that can be used in any number of baked goods. We will show you how to make pearl sugar with items that you already have in your kitchen!

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:25 PM

Making Bean to Bar Chocolate at Home

Making Bean to Bar Chocolate at Home

Greg D'Alesandre

Making chocolate can be simple and satisfying. Learn how you can make bean to bar chocolate without a massive factory. Most of the equipment you need you probably have and we'll talk about how to get the beans!

Saturday

1:30 PM — 1:55 PM

Making Fresh Chevre at Home

Making Fresh Chevre at Home

Nicole Easterday

Learn to make fresh, easy chevre in under 10 minutes of active 'working' time. We'll discuss the science behind what is happening and demonstrate the super simple process in time-lapse fashion so you can see all the stages.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:25 PM

Home Coffee Roasting

Home Coffee Roasting

byron dote

Sweet Maria's Coffee would like to show you how easy it is to roast the freshest coffee at home with just a popcorn popper and a few household items you already have in your kitchen.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 2:55 PM

Backyard Beekeeping

Backyard Beekeeping

Kendal Sager

Have you ever wondered what it would take to keep honeybees in your own backyard? It's probably a lot easier than you think! This presentation will give an overview of the time, space, cost and equipment needed to start up your own backyard beehive.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 3:55 PM

Tiny Homes on the Move

Tiny Homes on the Move

Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn, author of both SHELTER, the classic 1973 book on hand made housing, and 2012's best-seller TINY HOMES, will present a slide show of photos from his new book TINY HOMES ON THE MOVE, a book about hand made nomadic homes on wheels and water.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:25 PM

Your Place In The World - An Intro To Biointensive Sustainable Mini-farming

Your Place In The World – An Intro To Biointensive Sustainable Mini-farming

Justin Cutter

Every time you eat, 3 times a day, 365 days a year, you decide what kind of world you want to live in. Come learn about the risks of favoring conventional agriculture, and the exciting benefits of discovering sustainability in your own backyard.

Saturday

4:30 PM — 4:55 PM

Soil is Life. Tillage is Death. The Awesome Future of Agriculture!

Soil is Life. Tillage is Death. The Awesome Future of Agriculture!

Paul Kaiser

Tillage destroys soil and creates greenhouse gasses - but it's the primary form of agriculture we know. Discover a unique no-till approach that benefits soil, climate change, our environment, our communities, and you!

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:25 AM

String from Sticks!

String from Sticks!

Tamara Wilder

String from Sticks! A demonstration of the process of removing the inner bark from a stalk of Dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) and twisting & plying that fiber into cordage or string.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 11:55 AM

Mushroom Cultivation

Mushroom Cultivation

Patty and Ray Lanier

This presentation will provide faire goers all they need to know to go home and start growing mushrooms! Hands on will be offered all day both days of the faire at our booth to reinforce what is taught in the presentation.

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:25 PM

Home Kitchen Food Handling & Safety

Home Kitchen Food Handling & Safety

Bill Waiste

''The 10 Do's and Don'ts of Home Kitchen Food Handling and Safety'' is a session that teaches essential procedures for handling food safely. It is for people interested in setting up a home-based food business.

Sunday

12:30 PM — 12:55 PM

Making the Perfect Dip

Making the Perfect Dip

Kelly Manzo

Create perfect dips by pairing spice packets with various bases to best enhance flavor. Spice packets contain dehydrated vegetables, herbs, spices and cheese. Dip base options include Greek yogurt, hummus, sour cream, cream cheese and mayonnaise.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:25 PM

Lacto-ferment Just About Anything!

Lacto-ferment Just About Anything!

Nicole Easterday

Learn to lacto-ferment any produce at all using one simple, time-honored technique. We'll discuss the science behind what is happening as well as best practices.

Sunday

1:30 PM — 1:55 PM

DIY Yogurt, Greek Yogurt, and Cream Cheese - a simple DIY science project for the whole family

DIY Yogurt, Greek Yogurt, and Cream Cheese – a simple DIY science project for the whole family

Tyler Henthorne

Yogurt, Greek Yogurt, and Cream Cheese are food products found in every home, but did you know that you can make your own with just a few simple ingredients using cookware around the house? A healthy DIY edible science project for the whole family.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:25 PM

ART OF DEHYDRATING: Dehydrating Pineapples into a Hibiscus Flower

ART OF DEHYDRATING: Dehydrating Pineapples into a Hibiscus Flower

Michelle Francia

Demonstrating how to make pineapples into the shape of a hibiscus flower using a dehydrator or an oven.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 2:55 PM

Your Sustainable Home Brewery: Crash Course In Building it and Using it

Your Sustainable Home Brewery: Crash Course In Building it and Using it

Amelia Loftus

The workshop will focus on making choices for equipment and ingredients that are kind to the environment when setting up a home brewery. Also, the best techniques for brewing sustainably will be discussed as part of an overview of home brewing.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:25 PM

Aero Press - Coffee From the Future!

Aero Press – Coffee From the Future!

Chris Casassa

Chris will demonstrate how to create a fantastic morning cup using an Aeropress and Ritual Coffee - both made right here in the Bay Area!

Sunday

3:30 PM — 3:55 PM

Wet Block to Finish Product

Wet Block to Finish Product

Randall Hughes

This presentation will cover the basics of making beef jerky from prepping the meat, various methods of marination/seasoning, and dehydration. We will talk a little about what Oaktown Jerk has done over the past year, followed by Q&A.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:25 PM

how to make a good sweet potato pie.

how to make a good sweet potato pie.

charles swift

preparation of potato; (baking, peeling, puree,spices;pie shell, baking.

Hands-On Homegrown Workshop

Homestead how-tos

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:25 AM

Shake It Like You Mean It: Butter Making 101!

Shake It Like You Mean It: Butter Making 101!

Jennifer Wehunt

Want to know a secret? Fresh butter is incredibly easy to make. Shake your own using only cream, jars, water, and muscle power, with HOMEGROWN.org!

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:50 PM

Kraut-a-thon

Kraut-a-thon

Todd Champagne

Learn the art of sauerkraut making in this crash course on culturing vegetables.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 2:50 PM

Chinese Noodle Maker Mr. Wang

Chinese Noodle Maker Mr. Wang

Chinese Noodle Maker Mr. Wang

This ancient culinary art form from the Chiang Dong Province transforms dough into hundreds of strands of perfectly shaped noodles. Roll up your sleeves, flour your palms, and join the fun!

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:50 PM

Unraveling the String Cheese Knot

Unraveling the String Cheese Knot

Louella Hill

Why is string cheese stringy? See the answer unfold before your very eyes as The San Francisco Milk Maid magically moves milk into a liquid state, to a gel and finally to a ridiculously ropey pile of string cheese.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:55 PM

Seed propagation workshop and seed flat building.

Seed propagation workshop and seed flat building.

Justin Cutter

Biointensive seed propagation workshop and seed flat building to start your garden off the proper way!

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:50 PM

Making Marshmallows

Making Marshmallows

Cristina Arantes

Learn how easy it is to make marshmallows at home! A fun project that can get the whole family involved.

Saturday

6:30 PM — 7:25 PM

DIY Tea Blending

DIY Tea Blending

Christopher Coccagna

At DIY Tea Blending, you will learn how to craft your very own tea blend utilizing your senses of smell and taste. Christopher Coccagna, Certified Tea Specialist, and Master Tea Blender for T-WE TEA will teach you about tea then turn you loose!

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:25 AM

Seed propagation workshop and seed flat building.

Seed propagation workshop and seed flat building.

Justin Cutter

Biointensive seed propagation workshop and seed flat building to start your garden off the proper way!

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:50 PM

Kraut-a-thon

Kraut-a-thon

Todd Champagne

Learn the art of sauerkraut making in this crash course on culturing vegetables.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 2:50 PM

Chinese Noodle Maker Mr. Wang

Chinese Noodle Maker Mr. Wang

Chinese Noodle Maker Mr. Wang

This ancient culinary art form from the Chiang Dong Province transforms dough into hundreds of strands of perfectly shaped noodles. Roll up your sleeves, flour your palms, and join the fun!

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:25 PM

Shake It Like You Mean It: Butter Making 101!

Shake It Like You Mean It: Butter Making 101!

Jennifer Wehunt

Want to know a secret? Fresh butter is incredibly easy to make. Shake your own using only cream, jars, water, and muscle power, with HOMEGROWN.org!

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:20 PM

Ginger Beer with Wild Fermentation

Ginger Beer with Wild Fermentation

Jennifer Harris

Learn to start a ginger ''bug'' at home with organic ginger. Within days you'll be creating ginger beers and sodas with this starter culture. The possibilities for drink concoctions is endless. This recipe will change your mind about sodas pop!

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:20 PM

We Can Pickle That!

We Can Pickle That!

Kelly McVicker

Cucumbers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to veggies that can be transformed into tasty pickled treats. In this hands-on workshop, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles will show you how to make delicious pickles at home.

Textile Talk Lounge

Crafters share tips

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

100 Acts of Sewing

100 Acts of Sewing

Sonya Philip

In 2012 Sonya Philip made one hundred dresses. The 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.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

"Fashion to Trashion: A Lifetime Story"

“Fashion to Trashion: A Lifetime Story”

Zipporah Ross

I am an East Bay artist, designer, and innovator. I constantly look for ways to think outside the box while reducing waste. Working as a designer at Ekso Bionics I have reduced the amount of waste by using it in my art.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

How Can the Maker Movement Create Jobs and Address Textile Waste?

How Can the Maker Movement Create Jobs and Address Textile Waste?

Paula Luu

Paula Luu, founder of the social enterprise Coming Home Goods, will discuss how the maker movement can make a positive impact in the community by diverting waste from our landfills and creating jobs for those who need it most.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

TrasHion Show with Kids: Design Techniques and Show Planning

TrasHion Show with Kids: Design Techniques and Show Planning

Cammie Clark

How do you teach kids to sew if the fabric is trash? Wait, how do you get kids to wear trash? Listen to the Coordinator for Sunol Glen School Trashion Collective, Cammie Clark, give a presentation on how to plan & execute a Trashion Show for kids!

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

DIY Duct Tape Dress Form in Your Size!

DIY Duct Tape Dress Form in Your Size!

Kelly Jonick will present a short talk about how to make your own true-to-your-size dress form out of Duct tape. See the finished duct tape dress form--on a useable fashion stand-- made from things from around the house!

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Textiles in the Tech Space/Hacker Space

Textiles in the Tech Space/Hacker Space

Rachel McCrafty

Sewing, knitting, embroidery... one woman's experience creating a niche for these arts in traditionally tech-heavy hackerspaces with all the associated challenges and rewards.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Studs, studs, studs! (How to use hardware to refresh a shirt)

Studs, studs, studs! (How to use hardware to refresh a shirt)

Melody Chang

Tired of the plain old t-shirt in your closet? Do you have some oversized shirts? Learn how to recycle shirts with hardware! This is an intro to using grommets and studs and how they can be easy ways to pin, pull and tuck fabric, all without sewing!

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Prize Drawings at Swap-O-Rama-Rama

Prize Drawings at Swap-O-Rama-Rama

Erin Scholl

Create to win! Complete a project at Swap-O-Rama-Rama and enter to win great new sewing tools. Complete 6 projects to enter to win The Grand Prize: a sewing machine and full tool set! Show completed projects at the Textile Talk Lounge to enter.

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Basic Sewing Tool Maintenence

Basic Sewing Tool Maintenence

CC Clark

A Beginners crash course on general maintenance/cleaning of sewing machine and care and handling of other tools.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

DIY Silk Screening

DIY Silk Screening

tiffany chenoweth

Ever wondered how to silk-screen your own clothing? Artiffact of Homeygrown explains the process and gives you easy tips on how you can do it yourself- using some recycled materials!

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Upcycling Textiles with Loose Thread

Upcycling Textiles with Loose Thread

Eva Inez Heule

I am going to show various ways to UpCycle used textiles into expressive pieces of wearable art. I will be discussing the environmental impacts of fashion industry in relation to my small upcycled clothing line.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

How Can the Maker Movement Create Jobs and Address Textile Waste?

How Can the Maker Movement Create Jobs and Address Textile Waste?

Paula Luu

Paula Luu, founder of the social enterprise Coming Home Goods, will discuss how the maker movement can make a positive impact in the community by diverting waste from our landfills and creating jobs for those who need it most.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Alexandria von Bromssen Talks about Being on Project Runway

Alexandria von Bromssen Talks about Being on Project Runway

Alexandria von Bromssen

Alexandria von Bromssen - owner of Camp Couture & Red Square Boutique as well as her own line of clothing will talk about her television show experience. n

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Up-cycled Necktie Vest How-to

Up-cycled Necktie Vest How-to

savannah lees-haley

Turn Grandpa's ol' neckties into a stylish vest!! In this demo you will learn how to turn a handful of regular neckties into a sleek n' sassy unisex woven cross-back vest! 2:30 at Swap-O-Rama-Rama, at the Textile Talk Lounge.

Mousetrap

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

Life-Size Mousetrap

The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

Life-Size Mousetrap

The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

Life-Size Mousetrap

The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

Life-Size Mousetrap

The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

Life-Size Mousetrap

The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

Life-Size Mousetrap

The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

Life-Size Mousetrap

The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

Life-Size Mousetrap

The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

Life-Size Mousetrap

The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!

Sunday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

Life-Size Mousetrap

The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!

Coke Zero & Mentos Stage

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains

Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains

See the original Internet sensation LIVE! Geysers of soda shoot over twenty feet into the air in this spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains

Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains

See the original Internet sensation LIVE! Geysers of soda shoot over twenty feet into the air in this spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains.

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains

Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains

See the original Internet sensation LIVE! Geysers of soda shoot over twenty feet into the air in this spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains.

Battle Pond

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Learn how to sail radio control boats

Learn how to sail radio control boats

Come and learn how to sail a radio control sailboat. Members of the San Francisco Model Yacht Club will instruct you and your kids in this fascinating hobby.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battleship Combat. Sophisticated DIY warships fire CO2-powered guns and actually sink each other in a large outdoor pond. Audience volunteers become captains in each battle! Presented by Western Warship Combat Club.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battleship Combat. Sophisticated DIY warships fire CO2-powered guns and actually sink each other in a large outdoor pond. Audience volunteers become captains in each battle! Presented by Western Warship Combat Club.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battleship Combat. Sophisticated DIY warships fire CO2-powered guns and actually sink each other in a large outdoor pond. Audience volunteers become captains in each battle! Presented by Western Warship Combat Club.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battleship Combat. Sophisticated DIY warships fire CO2-powered guns and actually sink each other in a large outdoor pond. Audience volunteers become captains in each battle! Presented by Western Warship Combat Club.

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:30 PM

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battleship Combat. Sophisticated DIY warships fire CO2-powered guns and actually sink each other in a large outdoor pond. Audience volunteers become captains in each battle! Presented by Western Warship Combat Club.

Saturday

7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battleship Combat. Sophisticated DIY warships fire CO2-powered guns and actually sink each other in a large outdoor pond. Audience volunteers become captains in each battle! Presented by Western Warship Combat Club.

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Learn how to sail radio control boats

Learn how to sail radio control boats

Come and learn how to sail a radio control sailboat. Members of the San Francisco Model Yacht Club will instruct you and your kids in this fascinating hobby.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battleship Combat. Sophisticated DIY warships fire CO2-powered guns and actually sink each other in a large outdoor pond. Audience volunteers become captains in each battle! Presented by Western Warship Combat Club.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battleship Combat. Sophisticated DIY warships fire CO2-powered guns and actually sink each other in a large outdoor pond. Audience volunteers become captains in each battle! Presented by Western Warship Combat Club.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battleship Combat. Sophisticated DIY warships fire CO2-powered guns and actually sink each other in a large outdoor pond. Audience volunteers become captains in each battle! Presented by Western Warship Combat Club.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battle Pond VII: Only the Bold Survive!

Battleship Combat. Sophisticated DIY warships fire CO2-powered guns and actually sink each other in a large outdoor pond. Audience volunteers become captains in each battle! Presented by Western Warship Combat Club.

ArcAttack!

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Saturday

7:30 PM — 8:00 PM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Sunday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

ArcAttack!

ArcAttack!

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

South

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

10:00 AM — 8:00 PM

Game of Drones - Aerial Action Sports League

Game of Drones – Aerial Action Sports League

A drone flying competition featuring aerial combat, obstacle courses and other UAV games. Divisions for tiny palm-sized toys up to huge multirotor heavy-lifters, & include both combat and non-combat games.

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

10:00 AM — 6:00 PM

Game of Drones - Aerial Action Sports League

Game of Drones – Aerial Action Sports League

A drone flying competition featuring aerial combat, obstacle courses and other UAV games. Divisions for tiny palm-sized toys up to huge multirotor heavy-lifters, & include both combat and non-combat games.

Northwest

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Whiskeydrome

Whiskeydrome

The Whiskeydrome is and action packed display of talent and risks on a 1912 boardtrack recreation. Watch as we show you what is possible while riding bicycles at full speed in a circle!

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

Start with $500 and a Power Wheel. (Or any electric kids' ride on vehicle.) Get some new batteries. A new motor. Heck, some nice new tires. Tie LEDs to the hood. Sprinkle it with glitter. Maybe a feather for class.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Whiskeydrome

Whiskeydrome

The Whiskeydrome is and action packed display of talent and risks on a 1912 boardtrack recreation. Watch as we show you what is possible while riding bicycles at full speed in a circle!

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

Start with $500 and a Power Wheel. (Or any electric kids' ride on vehicle.) Get some new batteries. A new motor. Heck, some nice new tires. Tie LEDs to the hood. Sprinkle it with glitter. Maybe a feather for class.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Whiskeydrome

Whiskeydrome

The Whiskeydrome is and action packed display of talent and risks on a 1912 boardtrack recreation. Watch as we show you what is possible while riding bicycles at full speed in a circle!

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

Start with $500 and a Power Wheel. (Or any electric kids' ride on vehicle.) Get some new batteries. A new motor. Heck, some nice new tires. Tie LEDs to the hood. Sprinkle it with glitter. Maybe a feather for class.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Whiskeydrome

Whiskeydrome

The Whiskeydrome is and action packed display of talent and risks on a 1912 boardtrack recreation. Watch as we show you what is possible while riding bicycles at full speed in a circle!

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Whiskeydrome

Whiskeydrome

The Whiskeydrome is and action packed display of talent and risks on a 1912 boardtrack recreation. Watch as we show you what is possible while riding bicycles at full speed in a circle!

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

Start with $500 and a Power Wheel. (Or any electric kids' ride on vehicle.) Get some new batteries. A new motor. Heck, some nice new tires. Tie LEDs to the hood. Sprinkle it with glitter. Maybe a feather for class.

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Whiskeydrome

Whiskeydrome

The Whiskeydrome is and action packed display of talent and risks on a 1912 boardtrack recreation. Watch as we show you what is possible while riding bicycles at full speed in a circle!

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Whiskeydrome

Whiskeydrome

The Whiskeydrome is and action packed display of talent and risks on a 1912 boardtrack recreation. Watch as we show you what is possible while riding bicycles at full speed in a circle!

Sunday

1:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

Start with $500 and a Power Wheel. (Or any electric kids' ride on vehicle.) Get some new batteries. A new motor. Heck, some nice new tires. Tie LEDs to the hood. Sprinkle it with glitter. Maybe a feather for class.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Whiskeydrome

Whiskeydrome

The Whiskeydrome is and action packed display of talent and risks on a 1912 boardtrack recreation. Watch as we show you what is possible while riding bicycles at full speed in a circle!

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Whiskeydrome

Whiskeydrome

The Whiskeydrome is and action packed display of talent and risks on a 1912 boardtrack recreation. Watch as we show you what is possible while riding bicycles at full speed in a circle!

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

Start with $500 and a Power Wheel. (Or any electric kids' ride on vehicle.) Get some new batteries. A new motor. Heck, some nice new tires. Tie LEDs to the hood. Sprinkle it with glitter. Maybe a feather for class.

Pedal Powered Stage

Saturday 17th, 2014
Saturday

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Illusionist Bryan Patrick

Illusionist Bryan Patrick

Bryan Patrick's Super Rock n Roll Magic Show!! A show for all ages. Don't miss Illusionist Bryan Patrick, the magician so amazing, he amazes himself!! Making magic for over 20 years!

Saturday

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Ryan Cassata

Ryan Cassata

Ryan Cassata is a transgender singer/songwriter credited with six records, regional and national tours, the world's biggest LGBT music festivals, the Harvey Milk Memorial Award, and several network TV appearances.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Justin Ancheta Band

Justin Ancheta Band

Justin Ancheta Band - Infectious Reggae, Flamenco, Latin-Funk-Rock, that will get people dancing and moving through a deep ancient rhythm we all understand in our bodies inherently.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

Whup music = Afro-Latin and marching percussion mixed w/ bluegrass, gospel, indie rock. All w/ an Ecotopian political edge.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Rupa & The April Fishes

Rupa & The April Fishes

the music of Rupa & the April Fishes pulls from eight years of street parties, many musical traditions, countless moments of joy, sorrow, loss, and transformation and a fierce independent spirit.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Swap-O-Rama-Rama's TrasHion Show

Swap-O-Rama-Rama’s TrasHion Show

TrasHion Show: Upcycled, recycled, remade and reimagined fashions created by local designers.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

Fossil Fool

Fossil Fool

Fossil Fool is a conscious bike rapper that raps from the heart. Strong beats and lyrics to dance and sing to.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:40 PM

8 Bit Weapon

8 Bit Weapon

We make elektronik dance music using vintage computers and classic game consoles as instruments!

Saturday

7:00 PM — 8:00 PM

Cosmic Venus

Cosmic Venus

Cosmic V is Musician, producer, composer, songwriter, poet and renounced dj. For more than a decade she has been producing electronic music in various genre's using live sequencing hardware and analog synthesizers and samples

Sunday 18th, 2014
Sunday

12:00 PM — 1:00 PM

Scotty Maxx

Scotty Maxx

The Bay Area's favorite retro/future electric/acoustic roving melodica dance party.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

The Edomites

The Edomites

The Edomites are a duo that utilizes a modular synthesizer and a live drumset to create improvised sounds, spanning hip-hop, punk, noise, and avant garde jazz genres.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Will Magid

Will Magid

Will Magid's trumpet will take you to Havana in the summertime. It will take you to a West African wedding and, simultaneously, a French dance club. Deep pocket drums to make you dance throughout his music.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:45 PM

Heather Normandale Trio

Heather Normandale Trio

With healing and inspiring creative expressions, Heather's atomically activating eclectic folk is a tribute to the listener's enthusiasm for being! With Paul Sounder on upright bass and Craig Miller on Balafon and drum set,

Sunday

5:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Broken Cities

Broken Cities

We're a Bay Area post-rock band that embodies Maker culture through our DIY roots. We make a significant amount of our own gear (amps, pedals, guitars) and feature them extensively in our live performances.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 204 other followers