This year’s program was jam-packed with fun interactive exhibits and presentations. Check out the schedule below, download the printed program guide, Get a printable schedule for Saturday or Sunday, 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.

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Center Stage

Ideas and voices from the maker movement

Saturday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Making for a Living

Making for a Living

Brit Morin

You don't have to be an engineer to be a hacker nor have a MBA to start your own company. Hear from Brit Morin on how she found her passion for making and combined tech and creativity to turn it into a life-long career.

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Caine’s Arcade: From a Movie to a Movement

Caine’s Arcade: From a Movie to a Movement

Nirvan Mullick

The phenomenal story of how "Caine's Arcade" - a viral short film about a 9 year old boy's DIY cardboard arcade - launched a global movement of cardboard creativity in kids & classrooms around the world.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Not Impossible Labs: Connecting Makers + Causes

Not Impossible Labs: Connecting Makers + Causes

Mick Ebeling

Mick Ebeling used his experience as a producer and enthusiasm as a friend to connect a crew of makers from around the world to create an open-source DIY tech solution in the form of the Eyewriter to help his friend, paralyzed artist Tony "Tempt One" Quan create art using just the movement of his eyes. Mick will discuss the power of connecting like minds to help others, and the platform he's developing to enable this.

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Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

NPR’s Kitchen Sisters Present “The Making Of…”

NPR’s Kitchen Sisters Present “The Making Of…”

The Kitchen Sisters

NPR's Kitchen Sisters bring their new KQED radio series, The Making Of... (what people make in the Bay Area and why) to Maker Faire. Davia and Nikki will tell the stories behind the stories of the diverse range of makers they are meeting and profiling in our community.

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Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

CAD for Kids (and other Makers)

CAD for Kids (and other Makers)

Carl Bass

Woodworker, Furniture Designer, Little League Coach, Maker and CEO of Autodesk Carl Bass will speak from personal experience about how to get the young makers in your life empowered to make amazing things and explore the world around them. Whether you want to help your kids find a new and more interesting path to understanding geometry, or you want to support their dream to build a fully operational Battlestar Galactica Viper simulator, Autodesk has a program to get you going.

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Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Looks Like Revolution to Me

Looks Like Revolution to Me

Lee Felsenstein

Lee Felsenstein, a player in the personal computer revolution, examines the maker movement as it exists to date and how it maps to various revolutions in which he was a participant. He examines (briefly) how this movement fits into larger trends and directions of the relationship between society and technology.

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Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

The State of Arduino

The State of Arduino

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

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Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

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NASA Makers: A Conversation with John Grunsfeld

Dr. John M. Grunsfeld

NASA Associate Administrator for Science & Astronaut Dr. John Grunsfeld will discuss his career with NASA including his 3 space shuttle missions to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

The American Tinkering Spirit, Past and Present

The American Tinkering Spirit, Past and Present

Alec Foege

From the Founding Fathers to PARC Corp. to Kickstarter, tinkering has always played a key role in the American psyche. Alec Foege, author of "The Tinkerers," explains how our innovative past can inform our tinkering future.

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Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

The Value in Fixing: Sean Riley with Xeni Jardin

The Value in Fixing: Sean Riley with Xeni Jardin

Sean Riley, Xeni Jardin

BoingBoing's Xeni Jardin interviews World's Toughest Fixes host Sean Riley about the making of his National Geographic television show, on the invisible importance of heavy machinery, and of the courage it takes to be a fixer.

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Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Farm Drones: Feed the World, Save the Environment, Try Very Hard Not to Become Self-Aware

Farm Drones: Feed the World, Save the Environment, Try Very Hard Not to Become Self-Aware

Chris Anderson

Commercial UAVs are coming, but not in the privacy-invading, bad-guy chasing way you think. Instead, the first big market is likely to be agriculture, which offers the biggest economic potential with the lowest regulatory risk. Think of crop drones as the best way to bring Big Data to agriculture, allowing farmers to know more and spray less, increasing productivity and decreasing the chemical load in our food and environment.

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Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Present and Future of Rasbperry Pi

Present and Future of Rasbperry Pi

Eben Upton, Matt Richardson

Eben Upton will share the story of Raspberry Pi (the tiny, inexpensive ($40!), programmable computer) that has caught the maker world by storm. Get the inside scoop from Eben on where the Rasberry Pi foundation is after the first year of launch, and some thoughts on future direction. With an introduction and Q&A by MAKE's Matt Richardson.

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Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Making of the New Exploratorium

Making of the New Exploratorium

Dennis Bartels

How do you take a beloved San Francisco institution, dismantle it, build it an entirely new, Net-Zero home, move all of its exhibits--living and otherwise, upgrade it with over 150 new exhibits, and still open on time?

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Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

The Bay Lights

The Bay Lights

Leo Villareal, Xeni Jardin, Amy Critchett, Saeed Shahmirzai

Get the backstory on the making of The Bay Lights, the world's largest LED light sculpture, now installed on the west span of the Bay Bridge. Who figured out how to install 25,000 white LED lights on the vertical cables? How did they get Caltrans to agree to art on the bridge? How exactly does artist Leo Villareal program a never-repeating, dazzling display?

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Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Ninjaneering: Fine Art Meets High Tech

Ninjaneering: Fine Art Meets High Tech

John Parts Taylor

John Parts Taylor will offer a glimpse of the creative process and behind-the-scenes making of some amazing art + technology projects: the iPad control of LEDs on Bliss Dance by Marco Cochrine; the wireless LED boards for the Balloon Chain by Robert Bose; the design process and scale-model construction of Charon by Peter Hudson, and the redux of The Pool by Jen Lewin.

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Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Cacophony on Demand: Making your Own Culture

Cacophony on Demand: Making your Own Culture

John Law, David Pescovitz, Carrie Galbraith

The Cacophony Society had a direct hand in the genesis of much that we know of as alternative culture. Come and see why and how. Written and edited by Cacophonists Carrie Galbraith, Kevin Evans and John Law, "Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society" is the missing link of alternative culture, the prankster bridge between the cut and paste Kinkos anarchy of the 80's and the instantaneous flash mob, social media cultural assaults on tedium and conformity of the new millennium. With a Q&A by David Pescovitz of Boing Boing.

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Saturday

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

DIY Consumer Tech!

DIY Consumer Tech!

Veronica Belmont

Tech pundit Veronica Belmont hosts this panel/competition where three makers will show off their DIY versions of popular consumer technology gadgets. From cell phones and tablets to fitness gadgets or custom thermostats, we want to see how makers are improving the tech we use everyday.

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Saturday

7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Maker Faire Mass 3D Modeling Teach-in

Maker Faire Mass 3D Modeling Teach-in

Aidan Chopra

At SketchUp, we think you have to draw the thing before you make the thing. Join us at Maker Faire to learn how to draw in 3D!

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Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Zero to Maker: Advice for New Makers

Zero to Maker: Advice for New Makers

New to Maker Faire? Intrigued but not sure where to start? Join the club! David Lang had no technical or making experience just a few years ago, now he's working on an underwater robots and running a small maker business.

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

OpenROV, Open Source Underwater Robots!

OpenROV, Open Source Underwater Robots!

Eric Stackpole

OpenROV is a community of DIY ocean explorers. The group has created the OpenROV 2.0, a low-cost, open-source underwater robot. Eric Stackpole, co-founder and original creator, talks about the design and lessons learned.

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Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

X PRIZE, Space Makers and Innovators

X PRIZE, Space Makers and Innovators

Gregg Maryniak

Gregg Maryniak, one of the co-founders of the X PRIZE Foundation, shares how the original Ansari X PRIZE challenged the world's top makers and innovators to take on private human spaceflight. The parallels with early Aviation historyu2014quite different from the early history of human spaceflightu2014will be shown with a bit of levity.

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Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Can Chickens Lay Plants?

Can Chickens Lay Plants?

Joshua Tetrick

A revolution in food is about to break open -- in fact, it's already started. Hampton Creek, a San Francisco-based, food technology company, is trying to reinvent one of the most absurd segments of this broken system - with plant-based eggs. Join Hampton Creek Foods CEO, Josh Tetrick, as he speaks about our broken food system, it's impact on our health and the environment, and what science is doing to fix it.

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Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

The World is a Construction Kit

The World is a Construction Kit

Jay Silver

Here's a secret, the real construction kit doesn't come in a box. The real construction kit is the world all around you (and even your own self). Are bananas piano keys? Is a water faucet a theremin? What can we learn from Andy Goldsworthy when he uses icicles like Legos? I'm doing research with MIT, JoyLabz, and Intel to try to find out how people can see the world as changeable, and see themselves as the changers.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

How to Tie a Perfect Necktie

How to Tie a Perfect Necktie

Arno Penzias

Physics Nobel Prize winner Arno Penzias is a tinkerer at heart. At Maker Faire he will share his experiences with us, including his remarkable solution for perfect neck ties.

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Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

I Make on Youtube

I Make on Youtube

Jimmy DiResta, Mark Frauenfelder

Jimmy DiResta discusses the details of producing his online web series "DIRESTA" with MAKE's Mark Frauenfelder. Jimmy will talk about making things with his hands, and his strategy of telling the story with the moving image alone.

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Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Charles Hull (3D Systems) with Dale Dougherty

Charles Hull (3D Systems) with Dale Dougherty

Charles Hull, Dale Dougherty

MAKE and Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty interviews Charles Hull, CTO of 3D Systems Corporation and founding father of 3D printing.

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Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

The Power of Creativity

The Power of Creativity

Nolan Bushnell

Atari Corporation and Chuck E. Cheese Pizza Time Theater founder Nolan Bushnell speaks to how creativity helps you invent the future, and provides the tools to increase the standard of living for all.

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Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Inside the Art & Technology of Robot Combat League

Inside the Art & Technology of Robot Combat League

Mark Setrakian

Mark Setrakian presents an inside look at the background, development, and creation of the fighting robots of Syfy's Robot Combat League.

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Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

When Makers Apply to College

When Makers Apply to College

Dawn Wendell

Learn how to talk about your Maker projects in the college admissions process from Engineer, Maker, and Assistant Director of Admissions at MIT Dr. Dawn Wendell.

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Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Vintage Tomorrows

Vintage Tomorrows

James Carrott

Join historian James H. Carrott and futurist Brian David Johnson in a globe-spanning journey to dig into the heart of the growing steampunk subculture and beyond.

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Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Hacking Healthcare: How Makers Can Save Medicine

Hacking Healthcare: How Makers Can Save Medicine

Amy Baxter

The skyrocketing cost of medical devices is unsustainable. Using a vibrator and a bag of peas, one Maker's DIY Buzzy device blocks needle pain for 1/500 the price. From a potato chip bag autoclave sterilizer to a marshmallow shooting lung expander, follow how patients are hacking medicine. Learn how to collect your own data to reduce medical costs, why it's cool to use a toilet paper tube for asthma, and how acronym organizations like the FDA and NIH actually support this outrageous behavior!

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Sunday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Makers Must Be Owners: Defend the Right to Tinker

Makers Must Be Owners: Defend the Right to Tinker

Corynne McSherry, Kyle Wiens

The creativity of new generations of makers is unleashed and new technologies make tinkering easier than ever. But that positive trend is on a collision course with another: the ever-expanding use of legal and technical restrictions on devices to limit owners' rights. It's not just whether you can open the hood; it's whether opening the hood might land you in court. Learn how we got here, what's at stake, and how you can help EFF defend the right to make.

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Make: Live Stage

Conversations about emerging tech, new practices & community

Saturday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Amazing Science

Amazing Science

Michael Meneghetti

Amazing Science: Tornados, smoke rings and more. Watch 6 foot tall undulating dry ice fog tornados and learn how to build the apparatus. Watch 18 inch diameter smoke rings travel 30 feet or more.

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

In Search of A Killer App for Electric Cars

In Search of A Killer App for Electric Cars

Valery Miftakhov

Today, Electric Car market is in desperate need of a "Killer App." Without it, EVs might not be able to graduate from their current status as a niche product. Dr. Valery Miftakhov will share his thoughts on what such a Killer App for electric cars might be. He will review the progress his group of EV enthusiasts (dubbed "EMW", or Electric Motor Werks) made against the three major areas with a potential for being killer apps: Electric Car Conversions, Universal Range Extenders and Mobile Fast Charge.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Toyota and the Future of Electric Vehicles

Toyota and the Future of Electric Vehicles

Sheldon Brown

Sixteen years after bringing one of the original EVs to market, the Toyota RAV4 EV is back. Join Senior Engineer Sheldon Brown for an exciting discussion about the future of EVs, and the design and development challenges of creating the next generation of low-emission vehicles. Q&A with MAKE Editorial Director Ken Denmead.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

The New World Champion Paper Airplane

The New World Champion 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.

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Making a Superconducting Magnet

Making a Superconducting Magnet

Tom Lipton

A talk and slide show showing the various steps in making a large superconducting magnet. These magnets are used in high energy physics to steer beams of particles like those used at the LHC in Cern. The talk briefly describes the steps from wire making to magnet assembly. This work is performed locally in the hills above Berkeley at Lawrence Berkeley Lab. There will be physical samples of the materials discussed for people to handle and look at.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

A Mini Forklift to Haul Klein Bottles

A Mini Forklift to Haul Klein Bottles

Cliff Stoll

Build a do it yourself mini-forklift robot to get boxes out from under your house. Along the way, explore Mobius Loops, Klein Bottles, and other mathematical curiosities!

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:30 PM

Meet the Young Makers

Meet the Young Makers

Mark Greenlaw, Sydney Murphy and Ksenia Medvedeva, Linh Nguyen, Joseph DeRose, Gabriel Diaz Yanten, Joey Hudy

What inspires young people to start making? What are they capable of making? Why do they find it fun and interesting? What do they learn and where does it take them? Mark Greenlaw will interview six young makers from all over the US and beyond. Come see their amazing projects and meet some inspired kids!

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:30 PM

The Future of 3D Printing

The Future of 3D Printing

Jesse Harrington Au, Katrien Vandenplas, Nora Toure, Peter Weijmarshausen, Jenny Lawton

Want to touch the future? This panel of experts from Autodesk, MakerBot, Shapeways, Sculpteo and iMaterialise will discuss what the future of 3D printing holds. What materials and technologies are we going to see in the coming year and how do they foresee this technology changing the creative landscape for Young Makers, Educators, Designers and Futurist.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

A Revolution in the Making

A Revolution in the Making

Mike Agnich, Mark Dwight

Zazzle and Rickshaw Bagworks are transforming the manufacturing process away from mass manufacturing to local, custom making. By using technology to innovate across the entire technology stack from visualization to manufacturing operations, Zazzle is transforming the commerce experience for customers from a "buy" model to a "make" model.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

David Neevel and the Email Guitar

David Neevel and the Email Guitar

David Neevel

I'll demonstrate my Email Guitar and talk about it and other recent projects like the Oreo Separator.

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

DIY Rocketeers! Winning the Carmack Prize

DIY Rocketeers! Winning the Carmack Prize

Ken Biba, Casey Barker

The dream of space has tantalized many men and women. Advances in technology now enable DIY rocketeers to reach new milestones. On September 11, 2012, a team of experienced hobbyists reached 104k' with full recovery.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Crowdsourcing Space

Crowdsourcing Space

Samuel Coniglio, Peter Platzer, Manu Sharma, Darlene Damm, Tim DeBenedictis

Crowdsource the Final Frontier! Meet the people who raised funds for building satellites, rockets and more! They will tell their success stories, and give advice to future space project Makers.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Making a CupCake Art Car

Making a CupCake Art Car

Jennifer S. Williams

Acme Muffineers are interviewed to show you the steps to build your own CupCake Art Car. From mobility cart to yummy topping, learn the secrets from the experts!

Saturday

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

The Art of Architectural Projection and the Making of ‘Emergence’

The Art of Architectural Projection and the Making of ‘Emergence’

Garth Williams

A deconstruction of the Art project 'Emergence', which was created to celebrate the grand opening of the new SF Exploratorium building. The piece itself was a large scale architectural projection, derived from natural phenomena which was captured through experiments carried out within numerous of scale replicas of the building.

Saturday

7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Google Glass, Hands On

Google Glass, Hands On

Jake Spurlock

Interested in Google's new hardware product? Get a first hand view of Google Glass, and explore the API.

Saturday

7:30 PM — 8:00 PM

A World of Virtual Maker Culture

A World of Virtual Maker Culture

David Baszucki

ROBLOX is a hub for virtual Makers -- Every month on ROBLOX, millions of Builders create models, places, even whole worlds that they share with others. See what they've made! What will you build?

Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

The Pop Culture Guide to Open Source

The Pop Culture Guide to Open Source

Ruth Suehle

How do you explain why working openly is important to people who have no idea what "open source software" is? You tell the story of transparency, collaboration, and rapid prototyping through the broad language of pop culture.

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Under Sea Voyager Project

Under Sea Voyager Project

Scott Reed, Scott Cassell

The story behind the Undersea Voyager Project and how we built our own submarine leveraging open source electronics to support our mission of DIY science.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Roominate: An Idea to Mass Production in 8 Months

Roominate: An Idea to Mass Production in 8 Months

Bettina Chen, Alice Brooks

The creators of Roominate u2014the DIY wired dollhouse building kitu2014 describe the process of launching their productthrough Maker Faire and Kickstarter, going through mass production, and building a rapidly growing business in under one year.

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

FlipBooKit: The Story Behind the Magic Box

FlipBooKit: The Story Behind the Magic Box

Mark Rosen, Wendy Marvel, Steven Goldstein

The story behind FlipBooKit. Arduino controlled Mechanical Flip Book art that germinated in a hackerspace, became a Makerfaire hit that launched into a Kickstarter hit and business. As told my the Makers.

Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:30 PM

Model Making and Miniatures in Movies

Model Making and Miniatures in Movies

Fon Davis, Sean House, Charlie Bailey, Don Bies, Lorne Peterson

Professional model makers from the San Francisco Bay Area share stories and answer questions about creating illusions with miniatures in motion picture visual effects.

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Get Your Stuff Made: Open Hardware Manufacturing

Get Your Stuff Made: 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.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

3D Scanning

3D Scanning

Chris Slaughter

3D printing has been around since the 1970's, but it's changed a lot recently. Printers are cheaper, easier to use, and more accurate than ever. 3D imaging is next and is about to make a big splash for makers and others.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

A New Way to Make Music with Natural 3D Motion

A New Way to Make Music with Natural 3D Motion

Adam Somers

Making new instruments has always been part of music's progress through society, and technology has afforded tremendous innovation. Adam Somers has taken a leap into the future of music by creating powerful new instruments for the Leap Motion Controller, a 3-D motion control device that senses both hands and all fingers at up to 1/100th millimeter. In this hands-off live demo, Adam will discuss the making of Air Harp and Air Beats, and how his Leap Motion instruments can open new possibilities for musicians and makers of all levels.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Beau Silver Performing on the Bananamaphone

Beau Silver Performing on the Bananamaphone

Beau Silver

After marching in drum lines and performing on the Marimba for years, Beau Silver wanted to have his Marimba and eat it too. Watch him play music on bananas by passing electricity through his body and through the bananas.

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:30 PM

The Future of Food

The Future of Food

Christopher Ying, Lisa Fetterman, Andras Forgacs

Lucky Peach editor-in-chief Chris Ying, Modern Meadow CEO and co-founder Andras Forgac, and Nomiku co-founder Lisa Fetterman will come together for a discussion about what trends and technologies lies ahead in wide world of food. Panel moderated by MAKE senior editor Stett Holbrook.

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Roadmap to Innovation Success

Roadmap to Innovation Success

Bob Rodenbeck, Paul Patton

Have you ever wondered what goes into developing a new product? Delta Faucet Company Director of R&D Bob Rodenbeck and Senior Product Development Manager Paul Patton will tag team to share a personal look into the development process behind some of the products that attendees use on a day-to-day basis.

Sunday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

How Design Will Reinvent Manufacturing

How Design Will Reinvent Manufacturing

Mike Kuniavsky

Picture a world where Amazon.com is a factory instead of a warehouse. Products are made in small quantities, as needed, based on direct input from users to designers and developers. Consumption directly drives product creation, and data informs design. Consumer products are made locally, with local materials and workers, while at the same time using design and engineering talent from anywhere on earth. It simultaneously looks exactly like our world, but is totally different. And it's almost here.

Sunday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Google Glass, Hands On

Google Glass, Hands On

Jake Spurlock

Interested in Google's new hardware product? Get a first hand view of Google Glass, and explore the API.

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Make: Education Stage

What makers are doing in education

Saturday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Making Maker Scholarships

Making Maker Scholarships

Luke Iseman, Adam Iseman

learn how to make your own micro-scholarship, encouraging new makers and honoring your favorite teachers

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Hacker Scouts: a new approach to STEAM education

Hacker Scouts: a new approach to STEAM education

Samantha Cook, Garratt Gallagher

Hacker Scouts is a national youth organization dedicated to STEAM education and skill building. Founders will discuss the program's approach, how to get involved and why it is so relevant to the future of technology and kids.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

BPS Makes!: Mobile MakerCarts in Schools

BPS Makes!: Mobile MakerCarts in Schools

Join us in our discussion about this flexible platform that brings Fab Lab tools centered on craft, and studio-based processes into the classroom, and make a physical book that interacts with events programmed in Scratch.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Why Make in Schools?

Why Make in Schools?

Parker Thomas

Last year, Maker Media helped start and grow makerspaces in 15 local high schools. Come learn how our schools integrated making into the school day, what students learn when making and what our students had to say.

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Making in the Classroom

Making in the Classroom

Jaymes Dec, Steve Davee, Pam Rickard

What does making look like in a classroom? Come hear from a panel of teachers who will talk about how they incorporate making into their classes.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Art & Storytelling through 3D Printing with Kids

Art & Storytelling through 3D Printing with Kids

Libby Falck, Brett Schilke

What happens when you introduce a 3D printer to a room of 8-year-olds and ask them to create? Enjoy stories from the front lines as told by a team that is working to bring this technology into schools around the world.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Major in Making in College

Major in Making in College

Micah Lande, Shawn Jordan

Sharing learnings from Arizona States College of Technology and Innovation, Micah Lande and Shawn Jordan will talk about the growing popularity of college programs for Makers to build and create.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Strategies for Effective Classroom Making

Strategies for Effective Classroom Making

Gary Stager

We will discuss 3 maker movement gamechangers and demonstrate how these emerging technologies amplify student potential. Participants will leave with research-based arguments for making, effective PBL and good prompt setting.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Maker Scouts – Materials as Language of Expression

Maker Scouts – Materials as Language of Expression

Jean Kaneko

Maker Scouts International is a weekly, volunteer-based program where families come together to tinker, develop making skills, practice Innovator Mindset Skills and experience materials as languages of expression.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Making your way through the NGSS

Making your way through the NGSS

Lisa Regalla, Steve Davee

Making allows content standards to emerge naturally through exploration and invention. Join us as we navigate the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) through examples and vivid discussion.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Hosting Open Makes At Your Organization

Hosting Open Makes At Your Organization

Bridget Rigby, Rick Schertle, Jay Silver, Luigi Anzivino, Matt Chilbert, Monika Mayer, Ryan Jenkins

The Tech, Lawrence Hall of Science, and Exploratorium share on hosting Open Makes. They'll focus on hosting Makes leading up to Maker Faire, the benefits to your organization, your guests, local Makers, and the world!

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

STEAM Programming for the Masses – Casting a Wide Net

STEAM Programming for the Masses – Casting a Wide Net

Glen Tripp

In order for us to fully meet the opportunities and challenges of the future, we need to develop millions of young people into innovators. To do so we will need to create educational programs that capture the hearts of a broad range of kids – not just those who self-identify early on as 'creative' or 'science kids.'

Galileo Learning operates summer STEAM programs that boast a 50-50 boy-girl ratio and generally appeal to a wide range of children, making Camp Galileo the most heavily attended summer program in the Bay Area. Founder Glen Tripp will share program design strategies that have helped Galileo to succeed in casting a wide net.

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Broadening Participation through E-Textiles

Broadening Participation through E-Textiles

Kylie Peppler

This session examines strategies for broadening participation in the Maker Community through e-textiles, which have sparked the first ever female-dominated electronics hobbyist community around soft circuits.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Maker Corps: Cultivating Makers and Creativity

Maker Corps: Cultivating Makers and Creativity

Lisa Regalla

The Maker Education Initiative partnered with organizations nationwide to engage youth and families in making experiences during the summer of 2013. Hear from our Maker Corps members and Host Sites about this grand experiment!

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Creating in the Digital and Physical

Creating in the Digital and Physical

Abdulrahman idlbi

Abdulrahman will show how kids are engaging in diverse creative experiences while building digital-physical artifacts using Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu) connected to sensors and motors, including a Scratch chain reaction!

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Learning Robotics with the Thymio Robot

Learning Robotics with the Thymio Robot

Sharon Marzouk

Sharon will share her background in robotics education and then explain how to teach and learn robotics with the Thymio Robot. This will be valuable for both educators and kids who are eager to get started.

Saturday

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Montessori: Hands-on Learning Since 1907

Montessori: Hands-on Learning Since 1907

Jennifer Wyld

With over one hundred years of offering hands-on, collaborative learning in a variety of settings, Montessorians have much to share with Makers who want to help revolutionize the educational experience for all learners!

Saturday

7:00 PM — 7:30 PM

Digital Manufacturing as a Classroom Tool

Digital Manufacturing as a Classroom Tool

Andrew Boggeri, Casey Shea, Stephanie Chang

A panel discussion on the impact of classroom adoption of digital fabrication tools, featuring the Makerspace program, Head Teacher of one of the Makerspace pilot schools and two companies in the Maker Community.

Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Integrating Engineering and Literacy (IEL)

Integrating Engineering and Literacy (IEL)

Ethan Danahy

The IEL project at Tufts University explores the connections between challenges faced by characters in books students are reading and the designs and solutions engineered through hands-on projects in the classroom.

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

MacGyverClass! and the Art of Being Unprepared…

MacGyverClass! and the Art of Being Unprepared…

Matthew Jervis

My programs are all about realizing our creative power while being presented with challenges we aren't prepared for and using only a couple of materials to create a solution with. Why does this work?

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

E-Textiles Sewing the Way!

E-Textiles Sewing the Way!

Sophia Bender

Come learn about e-textiles, which bring together fabrics, electronics, and computers. We'll share educational applications of e-textile materials like the LilyPad Arduino, and then you'll get to make your own soft circuit!

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Unboxing Education Through Playing and Making

Unboxing Education Through Playing and Making

Lucien Vattel

Lucien Vattel will showcase GameDesk's model for transforming the learning space, through his organizationu's educational games, play based curriculum, new PlayMaker school, and national digital learning center and portal. The

Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Tell Them I Buit This

Tell Them I Buit This

Emily Pilloton

"Tell Them I Built This" tells the story of how design, public architecture, and the raw brilliance of youth can empower public education and the community.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Girl Scouts and FIRST Robotics: The Space Cookies

Girl Scouts and FIRST Robotics: The Space Cookies

Suzannah Osekowsky

A high school student explains her experiences with her robotics team and the process and challenges involved in designing and building a basketball-playing robot in six weeks. Includes interactive robot demonstration and Q&A

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

A Blueprint: Maker Programs for Youth

A Blueprint: Maker Programs for Youth

Mark Greenlaw

This presentation will provide insights from a new guide titled "A Blueprint: Maker Programs for Youths", developed by Cognizant and the New York Hall of Science, written for educators wishing to run youth maker programs.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Parenting Young Makers

Parenting Young Makers

Come join a discussion about parenting young makers. A panel of parents will share stories, challenges, and advice. We look forward to hearing from you about your experiences encouraging the young makers in your life!

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Making With Under-Served Youth: Community Science

Making With Under-Served Youth: Community Science

Emilyn Green

Community Science Workshops have provided making-based science education to under-served youth since 1991: we'll explore how we've overcome barriers to access and built successful programs deeply rooted in our communities.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Start Your Own Maker Club

Start Your Own Maker Club

Tony DeRose, Michelle Hlubinka

Start a club in your school, organization, and community. We welcome kids, parents, teachers -- really anyone who loves to make with others.

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Making through the Ages

Making through the Ages

Lisa Regalla

The Maker Education Initiative knows that every child can be a maker, if given the opportunity. Join representatives of our Maker Corps Host Sites as they share how making experiences can be tailored for all ages!

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Making and Museums: An Open Dialogue

Making and Museums: An Open Dialogue

Lauren Hodge

An open dialogue addressing the findings and concerns of my Master's Project research on Making in museums.

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Arduinos in Education Q&A

Arduinos in Education Q&A

Michael Shiloh

How do you use Arduino in education? How would you like to use Arduino in education? What materials do you need Arduino to prepare?

Sunday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Demo: Sewing Electrified

Demo: Sewing Electrified

Shannon Henry

Learn how to make your own soft and squishy glowing creation, combining felt and LEDs in a beginner-friendly soft circuitry project

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Meet the Makers Stage

Maker inspirations, tools, and best practices

Saturday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Todd Duncombe and Tekla Labs: DIY Lab Solutions

Todd Duncombe and Tekla Labs: DIY Lab Solutions

Javier Rosa, Mike Kang, Julea Vlassakis

Todd Duncombe is currently a PhD candidate in the UC Berkeley and UCSF Joint Graduate Group in Bioengineering and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. Todd joined the Tekla Labs team in September 2010, shortly after its inception. Find out about Tekla Labs, a non-profit UC Berkeley student group that helps Makers meet scientists in low resource areas who need DIY lab solutions.

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:15 AM

Mark Harrison: Making Drones

Mark Harrison: Making Drones

Mark Harrison

Drone making, drone flying, and behind the scenes workshop talk. As featured in NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and NPR!

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Dave Shinsel: Making an 80lb Humanoid Robot in your Garage

Dave Shinsel: Making an 80lb Humanoid Robot in your Garage

Dave Shinsel

Dave Shinsel is a Software Engineer that has been building robots for over 10 years. He has been featured in Popular Mechanics Magazine, and is the most recent victor of the SyFy's Robot Combat League.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:15 PM

Katie Rast: Community Organizer, Educator, Fabricator

Katie Rast: Community Organizer, Educator, Fabricator

Travis Good, Katie Rast

Co-founder of FabLab San Diego and digital fabricator Katie Rast is dedicated to the idea that every student can be a uniquely successful learner and that healthy communities begin with empowered, engaged and inspired individuals.

Saturday

12:15 PM — 12:30 PM

Sally Carson: User Experience Designer

Sally Carson: User Experience Designer

Travis Good, Sally Carson

Sally is a User Experience Designer who has been in the Tech industry since they were partying like it was 1999. She worked with Yahoo, Findery, the George Lucas Educational Foundation, Singly, and more. She seriously will not shut up about bikes, and has a comic book series about her experiences as a NYC bike messenger called "The Skids."

Saturday

12:30 PM — 12:45 PM

Nemo Gould: Found Object Artist

Nemo Gould: Found Object Artist

Goli Mohammadi, Nemo Gould

Oakland, Calif.-based found-object fine artist Nemo Gould has produced a prolific body of work over the past 13 years that attempts to reconcile the innocent wonder of youth with the dull complexity of the adult experience. A look at his portfolio will deeply challenge any preconceived notion of what art made from salvaged materials can look like. He is a master of creating kinetic sculptures that bear clean, polished lines, exhibit fluid motion, and evoke a genuine, childlike sense of wonder and surprise. Gould's work has been featured frequently in national media and is shown in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Saturday

12:45 PM — 1:00 PM

Jeremy Mayer: Typewriter Sculptor

Jeremy Mayer: Typewriter Sculptor

Goli Mohammadi, Jeremy Mayer

Jeremy Mayer is an Oakland, California sculptor who creates full-scale human figures and parts of human anatomy from one very specific material: typewriter parts. He calls the work re-assemblage as he uses no solder, no welding, no glue, and does not use any object or material that does not come from a typewriter. He puts his work together by using the mechanical processes used to hold the typewriter together. The very screws, springs, pins, nuts, and bolts that held the typewriter together become, in his hands, the sinew, bone, and surface anatomy of striking life-size and lifelike human figures and parts of the human anatomy.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:15 PM

Fon Davis: Model Maker

Fon Davis: Model Maker

Fon Davis

Fon Davis has contributed to over 30 feature films over two decades for companies like Industrial Light and Magic, LAIKA and Disney including projects such as Star Wars and Nightmare Before Christmas.

Hosted by MAKE's Jason Babler.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Drone Dudes: Aerial Cinematography with Robots

Drone Dudes: Aerial Cinematography with Robots

Andrew Petersen, Jeffrey Blank

Based in Los Angeles, Drone Dudes is a unique collective of filmmakers, designers and flying robots. Specializing in live HD broadcasting and photographic/video capture via Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The have years of aerial experience behind the lens, featuring a strong cinema based background. They fly a range of HD cameras from lightweight GoPro's to a RED Epic or even a Phantom Miro! u200bListen to Andrew Petersen and Jeffrey Blank talk about the tools of their trade and watch them fly some of their drones.

Saturday

1:15 PM — 1:30 PM

Shawn Thorrson: Costume Maker

Shawn Thorrson: Costume Maker

Shawn Thorrson

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Antony Evans: DIY Synthetic Biology Pioneer

Antony Evans: DIY Synthetic Biology Pioneer

DIY Bio is here!! Come learn how to genetically engineer your very own Glowing Plant in your garage.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Dezso Molnar and Matt Riese: Extraordinary Vehicle Makers

Dezso Molnar and Matt Riese: Extraordinary Vehicle Makers

Dezso Molnar, Keith Hammond, Matt Riese

Motorcycles that fly? A gull-wing car that walks on water? Meet Dezso Molnar, maker of gyrocycles, and Matt Riese, maker of the DeLorean Hovercraft.

Hosted by MAKE's Keith Hammond.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 2:45 PM

Chris Jefferies: Wireless Sensor Network Maker

Chris Jefferies: Wireless Sensor Network Maker

Matt Richardson, Chris Jefferies

Chris is a DIY enthusiast focused on simple, inexpensive, wireless sensor networks and home automation. He'll show us how sensors can track temperature, light, and gas presence in your home. He'll cover the basics of how to build your own inexpensive wireless sensor network using Raspberry Pi, XBee, and Python to track sensor data and store it on the web.

Hosted by MAKE's Matt Richardson.

Saturday

2:45 PM — 3:00 PM

Tully Gehan: Circuit Samurai

Tully Gehan: Circuit Samurai

Tully Gehan

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:15 PM

DJ Sures: EZ-Robot Visionary

DJ Sures: EZ-Robot Visionary

Andrew Terranova, DJ Sures

DJ Sures is a passionate Canadian Roboticist, CEO and Visionary. His career began many years ago as a software developer in robotics for the oil and gas industry. Eventually he found himself deep in low-level code working for network security companies and government agencies, unrelated to robotics. He continued to create robotics and A.I. research as a side business and personal interest. Recently he created the EZ-B Robot Controller and EZ-Builder Robot Control Software as his contribution to the robotics community.

Hosted by MAKE's Andrew Terranova.

Saturday

3:15 PM — 3:30 PM

Carol Reiley: Surgical Roboticist

Carol Reiley: Surgical Roboticist

Andrew Terranova,

Carol Reiley is a PhD student in Computer Science at Johns Hopkins University. Through TinkerBelle Labs, she is interested in creating accessible robotic projects in the areas of health care, sustainability, and fashion. Reiley grew up in Vancouver, WA and studied Computer Engineering at Santa Clara University. Hosted by MAKE's Andrew Terranova.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Wendy Tremayne and Mikey Sklar: The Good Life Lab

Wendy Tremayne and Mikey Sklar: The Good Life Lab

Wendy Tremayne, Mikey Sklar

Wendy Tremayne along with partner Mikey Sklar present Wendy's new book The Good Life Lab and tell how they dumped their careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico for a more hands-on, sustainable life.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:15 PM

Nick Pinkston: Open Hardware Advocate

Nick Pinkston: Open Hardware Advocate

Nick Pinkston

Nick's mission is to make developing hardware as easy software through better tools. He organizes the SF Hardware Startup Meetup and is heavily involved in building the hardware movement broadly. Nick is also the founder of Plethora - a rapid manufacturing service with tools that let you design for manufacturability inside your CAD software, and then let you make them using a flexible manufacturing system.Previously, Nick started CloudFab: the world's first manufacturing-as-a-service API, and also HackPittsburgh: a collective workshop for the makers of Pittsburgh.

Hosted by MAKE's DC Denison.


Saturday

4:15 PM — 4:30 PM

Jesse Genet: Entrepeneur, Crafter, Printer

Jesse Genet: Entrepeneur, Crafter, Printer

Jesse Genet

Jesse Genet will explain her passion for turning simple tools into approachable DIY printing processes. She'll show how her light-sensitive Inkodye works and how it's fueling creative expression around the globe.

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Brook Drumm: Kickstarting a 3D Printing Business

Brook Drumm: Kickstarting a 3D Printing Business

Brook Drumm is the founder and CEO of Printrbot, Inc. Brook is an American maker who set out to start a side business in his garage. After a wildly successful kickstarter in 2011, Brook was catapulted to the white-hot intersection of crowd funding, 3D printing and the exploding maker-culture. Printrbot is an example of what blood, sweat and tears can produce if you set your mind and heart on what you are passionate about.

Hosted by MAKE's David Lang.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Casey Chin: DIY Film Gear

Casey Chin: DIY Film Gear

Having the right film gear is often the difference between an amateur video and a polished looking film. Casey Chin will share some techniques for making your own gear on a budget while still delivering professional shots.

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Alice Taylor: Toys from the Future

Alice Taylor: Toys from the Future

Alice Taylor

Alice Taylor will talk about the challenges and opportunities of using 3D printing and other nu-manufacturing techniques to produce consumer-facing retail products, using Makies(R) as a live example.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Wayne Losey: Toymaker

Wayne Losey: Toymaker

Wayne Losey

Wayne Losey is a career toy maker who over the past five years migrated from the traditional toy industry to founding his own digital-design toy company. Wayne is a cross-media designer, and tinkerer. His company, Dynamo Development Labs, is a design firm focused at the nexus of user-centered play systems, our connection to stories, and the future of toys.

Saturday

6:30 PM — 6:45 PM

Nicolas Weidinger and Sean Wheeler: Furniture Making in Education

Nicolas Weidinger and Sean Wheeler: Furniture Making in Education

Nicolas Weidinger, Sean Wheeler

How WikiSeat is changing education, from elementary school to college, and how you can become involved.

Saturday

6:45 PM — 7:00 PM

Daren Rabinovitch: Sculptor, Illustrator, Farmer and Creative Director

Daren Rabinovitch: Sculptor, Illustrator, Farmer and Creative Director

Daren Rabinovitch is a cofounder and Creative Director at DIY.org, where he creates curriculum, animation, and illustration for the site. He started out as a professional sculptor and model builder, creating stop motion puppets and scale models for films such as 'the Life Aquatic' and 'Lemony Snicket', then became a director with the film collective Encyclopedia Pictura, which made videos and commercials for Bjork, McSweeney's, and Will Wright's game, 'Spore'. He also cofounded Trout Gulch Forest Village, an experimental permaculture farm in the hills of Santa Cruz, California.

Saturday

7:00 PM — 7:15 PM

Libby Falck: Media artist, Filmmaker, and Educator

Libby Falck: Media artist, Filmmaker, and Educator

Libby Falck is director of the City X Project workshop and installation that teaches kids that the world doesn't just exist as it is, but that they can have an impact on the world around them. Using 3D modeling, printing and an intro to the design process kids model solutions for the 32 characters who live in "City X," the first city to be build on Mars. Libby is an interactive media artist, filmmaker, and educator based in San Francisco.

Saturday

7:15 PM — 7:30 PM

Ben Reytblat: 3D Monstr Maker

Ben Reytblat: 3D Monstr Maker

Ben Reytblat

Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Hackschooling for Happiness and Health

Hackschooling for Happiness and Health

Logan LaPlante

Logan LaPlante is a 13 year-old curious and creative wingnut who combines the "hacker mindset" with a network of do-it-yourself friends, family, and community organizations for what he calls "hackschooling".

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:15 AM

Patrik D’haeseleer: Bio Hacker

Patrik D’haeseleer: Bio Hacker

Sean Michael Regan, Patrik D'haeseleer

Patrik D'haeseleer is community projects coordinator at BioCurious, a Bay Area hackerspace for biotech. He also works at Lawrence Livermore National Lab in California, where he is starting up a research group in computational biology / systems biology. He has two separate degrees in Electrical Engineering in Belgium, an MS in Computer Science at Stanford, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of New Mexico. Hosted by MAKE's Sean Michael Ragan.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Data Sensing Lab: A report from Google I/O

Data Sensing Lab: A report from Google I/O

Alasdair Allan, Kipp Bradford

The Data Sensing Lab (http://datasensinglab.com) gave attendees of Google I/O a taste of the world of the future u2014 where we move in a sea of data, our environments monitored, measured, and weighed. Learn about the sensor hardware and the production process that built it. Five hundred mesh networked sensor motes, producing over four thousand individual sensor readings about the environment, distributed all through Moscone West at one of the biggest conferences of the year. Come behind the scenes with Kipp Bradford and Alasdair Allan, and see how the Data Sensing Lab team managed to pull off this massive installation on a ridiculously short time scale.

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Eugene Fang, Steven Rhodes: Autonomous Racecar Builders

Eugene Fang, Steven Rhodes: Autonomous Racecar Builders

Eugene Fang, Steven Rhodes

Winners of the USA Freescale Cup from UC Berkeley will talk about the competition, their autonomous car, and strategies they used to succeed.

Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne: Solar Revolutionaries

Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne: Solar Revolutionaries

Keith Hammond, Jerrold Karmin, Alex Hornstein

Meet Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne, whose Kickstarter project the Solar Pocket Factory manufactures solar panels on your desktop; and Jerrold Karmin, who builds portable solar power plants, light towers, and fantastic solar vehicles for Burning Man.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Drone Dudes: Flying Robots & Filmmakers

Drone Dudes: Flying Robots & Filmmakers

Drone Dudes will be at the 2013 Maker Faire showcasing our feature aerial machine, the Octocopter. Stop by to meet the team and see the beast in action.

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Rob Bell: Zome Architect

Rob Bell: Zome Architect

The Zomes of Rob Bell have delighted travelers far and wide who have been drawn to their alluring forms. Rob will explain what Zomes are, how they are built and how you can have one too.

Sunday

2:15 PM — 2:30 PM

Brian Yee: Not Your Grandpa’s Ham Radio

Brian Yee: Not Your Grandpa’s Ham Radio

Brian Yee is a technical writer and product support trainer. Making and breaking electronic gadgets -and ham radio - has had a significant influence on his life & career.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 2:45 PM

Super Awesome Sylvia: Young Miss Maker

Super Awesome Sylvia: Young Miss Maker

Super Awesome Sylvia, Stett Holbrook

12-year-old Super Awesome Sylvia, who recently showed off her WaterColorBot to President Obama at the White House Science Fair, will talk about how she got started making, where she gets her inspiration. She and her dad were inspired to create a web-show about making things called Sylvia's Super-Awesome Maker Show, where she shows kids and adults that making things can be fun, easy, and more rewarding than just buying something.

Sunday

2:45 PM — 3:00 PM

Qtechknow: Open Source Education

Qtechknow: Open Source Education

Quin (Qtechknow)

Quin, aka Qtechknow, a 12 year old maker, will share his experiences teaching Arduino classes, starting a hackerspace, and initiating his own company selling electronics kits, greatly benefiting from the open source movement.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:15 PM

Jodan Gray: True Chip Till Death

Jodan Gray: True Chip Till Death

Jodan Gray

CHIPMUSIC has hit the mainstream in movies like Scott Pilgrim, but where did it come from & how is it made? STARPAUSE will fill you in, perform a live tracking demo & provide a zine pointing to more 8BIT software and sounds.

Sunday

3:15 PM — 3:30 PM

Alan Macy: Technical Artist, Biologist, Maker

Alan Macy: Technical Artist, Biologist, Maker

Artist Alan Macy explores the human sensor networku2014the nervous systemu2014in artworks such as the "human sensitive chair" he has on display at Maker Faire.

Sunday

3:30 PM — 3:45 PM

Christian Ristow: Artist and Roboticist

Christian Ristow: Artist and Roboticist

Goli Mohammadi, Christian Ristow

Taos, New Mexico-based artist and roboticist Christian Ristow has been dropping jaws with his large-scale installations at Maker Faire Bay Area since 2008 and has been a maker all his life. He has also done animatronics and special effects for a number of Hollywood movies and founded robotic performance art troupe Robochrist Industries. His interactive sculpture, Hand of Man, a 26-foot-long hydraulically actuated human hand and forearm capable of picking up and crushing cars, is on display at this year's Faire. Hosted by MAKE's Goli Mohammadi.

Sunday

3:45 PM — 4:00 PM

Christina Sporrong: Artist and Blacksmith

Christina Sporrong: Artist and Blacksmith

Goli Mohammadi, Christina Sporrong

Taos, New Mexico-based artist Christina Sporrong is a welder, blacksmith, educator, aerialist, illustrator, performer, mayhem creator, and all-around badass. She builds giant, fiery installations, does amazing high-flying aerial feats, teaches welding workshops, and is a mother, to top it all off. Her awe-inspiring kinetic sound sculpture, Caged Pulse Jets, is on display at this year's Faire.

Hosted by MAKE's Goli Mohammadi.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Ed Wright, Matthew Reyes, Peter Platzer: DIY Space Science

Ed Wright, Matthew Reyes, Peter Platzer: DIY Space Science

Keith Hammond, Matthew F Reyes, Peter Platzer, Ed Wright

Three leaders tell their tales: Ed Wright's Citizens In Space program will put your experiment (and maybe you!) in space; Peter Platzer's ArduSat platform puts your nano-satellite in orbit; and Matt Reyes is making smartphone nano-satellites and crowdsourcing space science at NASA Ames Research Center. Hosted by MAKE's Keith Hammond.

Sunday

5:00 PM — 5:15 PM

Al Linke: Product Realizer

Al Linke: Product Realizer

Instructor Al Linke products to reality, including PIXEL, which surpassed its fundraising goal on Kickstarter in less than 48 hours. (Al's other products include the Magic Mirror and the Smart Phone Breathalyzer). You'll come away from this workshop with a roadmap for taking your product idea and turning it into reality!

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Make: Electronics Stage

Saturday

10:30 AM — 10:45 AM

Getting Started with 3D Printing

Getting Started with 3D Printing

Matt Griffin / MAKE

Attend one of our quick Getting Started with 3D Printing sessions to get a sense of the basics of how desktop 3D printers work, what you can expect to make with one right now, and how to learn more so that you can join the "3D Printing Revolution" yourself!

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Build and Program a Humanoid Robot that Walks

Build and Program a Humanoid Robot that Walks

Martin Mason

Learn about how humanoid robots walk using a simple gait engine that is based on how people really walk. Demonstrations using real champion walking humanoid robots.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

Getting Started with Arduino

Getting Started with Arduino

Andrew Terranova / MAKE

Arduino is an inexpensive open source electronic prototyping platform for all makers. This class will guide you through the process of programming your first Arduino.

Saturday

11:45 AM — 12:00 PM

Choosing a Board

Choosing a Board

Skot Croshere / MAKE

Overwhelmed by the huge number of microcontroller possibilities nowadays? There are so many options, at least one of these boards will fit your needs. We'll teach you about the coolest features of some of the most popular, where to get them, and what they can do for you.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Designing Circuit Boards with Open Source Software

Designing Circuit Boards with Open Source Software

Brian Redbeard

Ever wanted to build your own "professional" printed circuit boards? We will bootstrap you with the Open Source program "Kicad" and walk through the steps understand the software and have your boards manufactured.

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Pinoccio – How to Build the Internet of Things

Pinoccio – How to Build the Internet of Things

The Pinoccio team will give a sneak peek at the Pinoccio platform: a complete hardware + software ecosystem for easily building the Internet of Things.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:15 PM

Getting Started with Arduino

Getting Started with Arduino

Andrew Terranova / MAKE

Arduino is an inexpensive open source electronic prototyping platform for all makers. This class will guide you through the process of programming your first Arduino.

Saturday

1:15 PM — 1:30 PM

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Matt Richardson / MAKE

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

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

How to Make a RasPiRobot

How to Make a RasPiRobot

Simon Monk

Learn how to make a roving robot with a Raspberry Pi for a brain and controlled from a Chronos watch.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

DIY Driverless Super RC Car

DIY Driverless Super RC Car

Nanu Swamy

Make your own hybrid RC car using a low cost DIY kit - can be used in the RC mode or in the "self driving" mode using ultrasonic sensors a micro-controller such as an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Board Assembly with the Electronics Factory Pick and Place Robot

Board Assembly with the Electronics Factory Pick and Place Robot

Walk through how to assemble an example surface mount circuit board with Tempo Automation's Electronics Factory, a desktop pick and place robot.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Technology of Total Control Lighting LEDs

Technology of Total Control Lighting LEDs

Learn the unlimited power of Total Control Lighting -- individually addressable LEDs. Benjamin James will demonstrate the brilliant beauty of this open-source and affordable product line.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Arduino NFC Shield

Arduino NFC Shield

We'll talk about Near Field Communication (NFC) and using the Adafruit NFC shield on an Arduino.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Intro to Arduino for All Ages

Intro to Arduino for All Ages

JD Landrith

Heard about the Arduino, but not sure what all the terms mean or how it works. This is the presentation for you. For the absolute beginner of all ages.

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

How We Built a Brewery with Open Source Hardware

How We Built a Brewery with Open Source Hardware

Peter Vieth, Eric Anzelc

Peter Vieth and Eric Anzelc built a 2 barrel (70 gallon) nano-brewery in a garage using Arduino and open source hardware. Eric is a certified master brewer and Peter builds and test software and electronics.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:15 PM

Choosing a Board

Choosing a Board

Skot Croshere / MAKE

Overwhelmed by the huge number of microcontroller possibilities nowadays? There are so many options, at least one of these boards will fit your needs. We'll teach you about the coolest features of some of the most popular, where to get them, and what they can do for you.

Saturday

5:15 PM — 5:30 PM

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Matt Richardson / MAKE

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

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Getting Started with 3D Printing

Getting Started with 3D Printing

Marc de Vinck

Not sure where to start when it comes to 3D printing? It's not as difficult as you might think. There are lots of factors when it comes to printing out physical copies of the virtual world, but it can be surprisingly simple.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:15 PM

Getting Started with Arduino

Getting Started with Arduino

Andrew Terranova / MAKE

Arduino is an inexpensive open source electronic prototyping platform for all makers. This class will guide you through the process of programming your first Arduino.

Saturday

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

A Structured Approach to Charlieplexing

A Structured Approach to Charlieplexing

George Eggleston

Charlieplexing is a good way to control many LEDs. For small arrays the wiring is simple. Building anything else can get complicated. Splitting an array into a series of smaller ones makes building and programming much easier

Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Getting Started with 3D Printing

Getting Started with 3D Printing

Matt Griffin / MAKE

Attend one of our quick Getting Started with 3D Printing sessions to get a sense of the basics of how desktop 3D printers work, what you can expect to make with one right now, and how to learn more so that you can join the "3D Printing Revolution" yourself!

Sunday

10:45 AM — 11:00 AM

Getting Started with Arduino

Getting Started with Arduino

Andrew Terranova / MAKE

Arduino is an inexpensive open source electronic prototyping platform for all makers. This class will guide you through the process of programming your first Arduino.

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

PhoneGap for Makers

PhoneGap for Makers

Don Coleman

Did you know you can use PhoneGap to write apps for you phone using HTML, CSS and JavaScript? I'll show you how to get started with PhoneGap and will demo Android applications interacting with Arduino hardware.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 11:45 AM

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi

Matt Richardson / MAKE

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

Sunday

11:45 AM — 12:00 PM

Choosing a Board

Choosing a Board

Skot Croshere / MAKE

Overwhelmed by the huge number of microcontroller possibilities nowadays? There are so many options, at least one of these boards will fit your needs. We'll teach you about the coolest features of some of the most popular, where to get them, and what they can do for you.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:15 PM

Arduino NFC Shield

Arduino NFC Shield

We'll talk about Near Field Communication (NFC) and using the Adafruit NFC shield on an Arduino.

Sunday

1:15 PM — 1:30 PM

LightUp: Learn by Making

LightUp: Learn by Making

Josh Chan

Electronic building blocks and an interactive tutor app that helps kids understand what's going on. Learn by making with Lightup!

Sunday

1:30 PM — 1:45 PM

Getting Started with Arduino

Getting Started with Arduino

Andrew Terranova / MAKE

Arduino is an inexpensive open source electronic prototyping platform for all makers. This class will guide you through the process of programming your first Arduino.

Sunday

1:45 PM — 2:00 PM

The Arduino Robot

The Arduino Robot

David Cuartielles

The Arduino Robot is the first Arduino on wheels! Come to check some ofnthe demos of what is possible to do with the robot. We will guide younthrough the examples on how to get the robot to follow a line, avoidnobstacles, pla

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

How to Make a RasPiRobot

How to Make a RasPiRobot

Simon Monk

Learn how to make a roving robot with a Raspberry Pi for a brain and controlled from a Chronos watch.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

How We Built a Brewery with Open Source Hardware

How We Built a Brewery with Open Source Hardware

Peter Vieth, Eric Anzelc

Peter Vieth and Eric Anzelc built a 2 barrel (70 gallon) nano-brewery in a garage using Arduino and open source hardware. Eric is a certified master brewer and Peter builds and test software and electronics.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Building in 3 Dimensions with ModiBot

Building in 3 Dimensions with ModiBot

Wayne Losey, Tucker Johnson

Design and build a universe of creatures and characters powered by 3d printing and your own imagination!

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Teaching Intro to Arduino a Better Way

Teaching Intro to Arduino a Better Way

Simon Clark

Presenting a better way to teach 'Intro to Arduino' using the Diyode Codeshield board.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Build and Program a Humanoid Robot that Walks

Build and Program a Humanoid Robot that Walks

Martin Mason

Learn about how humanoid robots walk using a simple gait engine that is based on how people really walk. Demonstrations using real champion walking humanoid robots.

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Build your own BioPrinter for under $150!

Build your own BioPrinter for under $150!

Patrik D'haeseleer

Bioprinting is printing with biological materials - 3D printing with squishier ingredients! In a BioCurious community project, we're building our own bioprinter from scavenged CD drives, an inkjet cartridge, and an Arduino.

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Maker Shed Stage

Saturday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy for iOS & Android

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy for iOS & Android

CHI-HUNG MA

We will show you how to integrate a smartphone or tablet with your projects and the first public demo of our latest board for your next wearable project.

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Solarbotics – Doing DIY for over 20 years!

Solarbotics – Doing DIY for over 20 years!

Solarbotics has been geeking out with the DIY movement for over 20 years. Come on in, and see our latest work in LED fashions, clocks, and Arduino training systems.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Brook Drumm: Kickstarting a 3D Printing Business

Brook Drumm: Kickstarting a 3D Printing Business

Brook Drumm is the founder and CEO of Printrbot, Inc. Brook is an American maker who set out to start a side business in his garage. After a wildly successful kickstarter in 2011, Brook was catapulted to the white-hot intersection of crowd funding, 3D printing and the exploding maker-culture. Printrbot is an example of what blood, sweat and tears can produce if you set your mind and heart on what you are passionate about.

Hosted by MAKE's David Lang.

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Ultimaker, the Fastest & most Accurate 3D printer

Ultimaker, the Fastest & most Accurate 3D printer

Erik de Bruijn, Luis Rodriguez

Erik de Bruijn and Luis Rodriguez will talk about the features of the Ultimaker, Ultimaker's dedication to the community and our vision for the future.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Open Source Hardware

Open Source Hardware

We make fun electronic kits and help people learn how they work.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Type A Machines: New Frontiers in 3D Printing

Type A Machines: New Frontiers in 3D Printing

Kevin Rowney

Type A Machines sells a best-in-class machine that already leads the pack in reliability. This presentation will overview cool new features we'll ship this year like network-connectivity and multi-material print-heads.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

DJ Sures: EZ-Robot Visionary

DJ Sures: EZ-Robot Visionary

Andrew Terranova, DJ Sures

DJ Sures is a passionate Canadian Roboticist, CEO and Visionary. His career began many years ago as a software developer in robotics for the oil and gas industry. Eventually he found himself deep in low-level code working for network security companies and government agencies, unrelated to robotics. He continued to create robotics and A.I. research as a side business and personal interest. Recently he created the EZ-B Robot Controller and EZ-Builder Robot Control Software as his contribution to the robotics community.

Hosted by MAKE's Andrew Terranova.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Robot your World

Robot your World

Build a walking robot in 10 minutes! Come get your hands dirty with the Mobot modular robot.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

SpikenzieLabs Kits

SpikenzieLabs Kits

Demonstrate our kits that are carried in the Maker Shed.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

HexBright FLEX worlds first open source flashlight

HexBright FLEX worlds first open source flashlight

Christian Carlberg

Christian Carlberg will be talking about his Kickstarter experiences raising over $250K for his HexBright open-source flashlight project. Come by to listen and see his new brilliant (pun intended) technology.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Type A Machines: New Frontiers in 3D Printing

Type A Machines: New Frontiers in 3D Printing

Kevin Rowney

Type A Machines sells a best-in-class machine that already leads the pack in reliability. This presentation will overview cool new features we'll ship this year like network-connectivity and multi-material print-heads.

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

MakerBot

MakerBot

MakerBot

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

BlinkM Smart LEDs and blink(1) USB Light

BlinkM Smart LEDs and blink(1) USB Light

We love LEDs! We make easy-to-use smart RGB LEDs for Arduino, Raspberry Pi, or your Windows or Mac computer.

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Flying the Parallax ELEV-8 Quadcopter

Flying the Parallax ELEV-8 Quadcopter

Kevin Cook

This talk will cover how the Parallax ELEV-8 quadcopter is built, its features and capabilities, and an overview of multi-rotor design theories. The talk will also include a First Person View (FPV) flight demo.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Arduino Cookbook

Arduino Cookbook

Join the author of The Arduino Cookbook and Make an Arduino-Controlled Robot to see some projects from these books, and chat with him and other Arduino experts.

Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy for iOS & Android

Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy for iOS & Android

CHI-HUNG MA

We will show you how to integrate a smartphone or tablet with your projects and the first public demo of our latest board for your next wearable project.

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Solarbotics – Doing DIY for over 20 years!

Solarbotics – Doing DIY for over 20 years!

Solarbotics has been geeking out with the DIY movement for over 20 years. Come on in, and see our latest work in LED fashions, clocks, and Arduino training systems.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Brook Drumm: Kickstarting a 3D Printing Business

Brook Drumm: Kickstarting a 3D Printing Business

Brook Drumm is the founder and CEO of Printrbot, Inc. Brook is an American maker who set out to start a side business in his garage. After a wildly successful kickstarter in 2011, Brook was catapulted to the white-hot intersection of crowd funding, 3D printing and the exploding maker-culture. Printrbot is an example of what blood, sweat and tears can produce if you set your mind and heart on what you are passionate about.

Hosted by MAKE's David Lang.

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Barobo, Inc.

Barobo, Inc.

Linkbots make it easy to create with robots. Come to our booth and create a walking robot, tank, or gripper out of our snap together modules. Barobo, Inc. offers educational robots to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.

Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Ultimaker, the Fastest & most Accurate 3D printer

Ultimaker, the Fastest & most Accurate 3D printer

Erik de Bruijn, Luis Rodriguez

Erik de Bruijn and Luis Rodriguez will talk about the features of the Ultimaker, Ultimaker's dedication to the community and our vision for the future.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Learn C Programming with the Multicore Propeller

Learn C Programming with the Multicore Propeller

Jessica Uelmen

It's the Propeller as you've never seen it before! Parallax is proud to announce the release of a new Propeller C Learning System, with tutorials and libraries designed to make multicore programming accessible to makers of al

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Type A Machines: New Frontiers in 3D Printing

Type A Machines: New Frontiers in 3D Printing

Kevin Rowney

Type A Machines sells a best-in-class machine that already leads the pack in reliability. This presentation will overview cool new features we'll ship this year like network-connectivity and multi-material print-heads.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

HexBright FLEX worlds first open source flashlight

HexBright FLEX worlds first open source flashlight

Christian Carlberg

Christian Carlberg will be talking about his Kickstarter experiences raising over $250K for his HexBright open-source flashlight project. Come by to listen and see his new brilliant (pun intended) technology.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

SpikenzieLabs Kits

SpikenzieLabs Kits

Demonstrate our kits that are carried in the Maker Shed.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Arduino Cookbook

Arduino Cookbook

Join the author of The Arduino Cookbook and Make an Arduino-Controlled Robot to see some projects from these books, and chat with him and other Arduino experts.

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

FlipBooKit: The Story Behind the Magic Box

FlipBooKit: The Story Behind the Magic Box

Mark Rosen, Wendy Marvel, Steven Goldstein

The story behind FlipBooKit. Arduino controlled Mechanical Flip Book art that germinated in a hackerspace, became a Makerfaire hit that launched into a Kickstarter hit and business. As told my the Makers.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Marshmallow Shooter Competition

Marshmallow Shooter Competition

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

MakerBot

MakerBot

MakerBot

Sunday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Open Source Hardware

Open Source Hardware

We make fun electronic kits and help people learn how they work.

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Maker Square

Food and farming demos

Saturday

10:30 AM — 10:55 AM

Waffleology: The science of making tasty waffles

Waffleology: The science of making tasty waffles

Sivan Wilensky

Waffleology: The science of making tasty waffles.
From chemistry, to physics, to microbiology, we'll explore all of the scientific processes needed to make a great waffle.

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:25 AM

Making and Infusing Vinegar at Home

Making and Infusing Vinegar at Home

Nicole Easterday

Learn the science and techniques behind brewing your own vinegar then we'll show you how to infuse the vinegar with fruit and herbs to make excellent gifts for any occasion.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:25 PM

Brewing Beer Basics

Brewing Beer Basics

Anthony Tsangaropoulos, Anthony DeFerrari

We will begin by discussing the basic ingredients of beer. We will then describe the basic steps involved in beer brewing and will also go through a beginners brewing session. Next we will cover various beer styles, brewing methods and equipment and finally answer questions relating to making your own beer at home.

Saturday

12:30 PM — 12:55 PM

Making Fresh Chevre (Goat Cheese) at Home

Making Fresh Chevre (Goat Cheese) at Home

Nicole Easterday

Learn the process of making simple chevre cheese from scratch. We'll include some history of cheesemaking, important facts about milk quality and differences as well as the complex chemistry behind cheesemaking.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:55 PM

Pickling Oddities – Beyond Vinegar and Kraut

Pickling Oddities – Beyond Vinegar and Kraut

Karen Solomon

Vinegar and kraut? Tired. Learn to make pickles with mustard, miso, soy sauce, salt, beer, citrus, rice bran, Kool-Aid, whey, and more.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:55 PM

The Half Acre Homestead

The Half Acre Homestead

Lloyd Kahn

This will cover all the tools we've settled on after decades of building Tools for building, raising food - country, suburban or urban. Builders' tools, kitchen setup, raised garden beds, bantam chickens, foraging, etc.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:25 PM

Tweeting About Food Porn

Tweeting About Food Porn

Jerry James Stone

A crash course into the necessary steps for food bloggers and photographers to develop an online following using social media, master such networks as Twitter, Pinterest and Google+.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 3:55 PM

Home coffee roasting demo by Sweet Maria’s Coffee

Home coffee roasting demo by Sweet Maria’s Coffee

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

4:00 PM — 4:25 PM

Homemade Mead

Homemade Mead

Chris Byrne

Mead (honey wine) is the original fermented beverage. Using minimal equipment, raw honey and water, young mead is ready in about 6 weeks. Come help make a batch and learn how to easily make this ancient beverage at home!

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:25 PM

How to Speak Like a Beekeeper

How to Speak Like a Beekeeper

G&M Honey Inc

If you don't know a hive from a colony, a queen from a drone or a brood box from a super, this presentation is for you. Learn correct beekeeping terminology as well as the basics of beekeeping.

Saturday

5:30 PM — 5:55 PM

DIY Cake Pops: Learn How to Make Cake Pops at Home

DIY Cake Pops: Learn How to Make Cake Pops at Home

Lauren Martin

DIY Cake Pops: We will show you step by step instructions on how to make fabulous cake pops at home, including special technique tips and product recommendations that will make your cake pops a hit !

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:25 PM

String from Sticks!

String from Sticks!

Tamara Wilder

String from Sticks!nA 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. The art of stringmaking is an essential technology to life.

Saturday

6:30 PM — 7:25 PM

Aquaponics System Design Fundamentals

Aquaponics System Design Fundamentals

Chris Byrne

Aquaponics is a hybrid of Aquaculture and Hydroponics. Come learn the fundamentals, including component functions, hardware, materials, and species selection, with a focus on regionally appropriate design.

Sunday

10:30 AM — 10:55 AM

Wet Block to Finish Product

Wet Block to Finish Product

Randall Hughes

"Wet Block to Finish Product" will show you how to make beef jerky from beginning to end. If you have ever been intrigued about how beef jerky is made then you will appreciate this!

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:25 AM

Making and Infusing Vinegar at Home

Making and Infusing Vinegar at Home

Nicole Easterday

Learn the science and techniques behind brewing your own vinegar then we'll show you how to infuse the vinegar with fruit and herbs to make excellent gifts for any occasion.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:25 PM

The Good Life Lab

The Good Life Lab

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne & Mikey Sklar of Holy Scrap, Mikey Sklar

A presentation The Good Life Lab, a modern manual for a post-consumer life Tremayne and Mikey Sklar tell the story of ditching their careers in NYC to make, build, invent, forage and grow everything they need to live.

Sunday

12:30 PM — 12:55 PM

Making Fresh Chevre (Goat Cheese) at Home

Making Fresh Chevre (Goat Cheese) at Home

Nicole Easterday

Learn the process of making simple chevre cheese from scratch. We'll include some history of cheesemaking, important facts about milk quality and differences as well as the complex chemistry behind cheesemaking.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:55 PM

Save Your Seeds!

Save Your Seeds!

Keri Keifer

Seed Saving is the new buzz! Come and learn how to save tomato, bean and lettuce seeds with the Seedfolks and take some free seeds home to start your summer plantings!

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:55 PM

The Half Acre Homestead

The Half Acre Homestead

Lloyd Kahn

This will cover all the tools we've settled on after decades of building Tools for building, raising food - country, suburban or urban. Builders' tools, kitchen setup, raised garden beds, bantam chickens, foraging, etc.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:55 PM

Spring Lamb Butchering Demo

Spring Lamb Butchering Demo

Berry Smith Salinas, Richard Gatmaitan

Learn how to home butcher and use a whole spring lamb with butcher Berry Salinas of Meat Revolution

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:25 PM

Truffles Xposed: Learn fun simple techniques!

Truffles Xposed: Learn fun simple techniques!

vanessa holden

Truffles Xposed: Learn simple techniques and a few fun applications when playing with chocolate. Then be sure to stop by and taste some of the presenter's creations afterwards!

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:25 PM

How NOT to Keep Bees

How NOT to Keep Bees

G&M Honey Inc

If you don't know a hive from a colony, a queen from a drone or a brood box from a super, this presentation is for you. Learn correct beekeeping terminology as well as the basics of beekeeping.

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Hands-On Homegrown

Homestead how-tos

Saturday

10:30 AM — 11:25 AM

Make Your Own Moldy Cheese

Make Your Own Moldy Cheese

Milk Maid

Watch milk turn from liquid to gel then curds and whey in this intro to home cheesemaking. Culture, cut, hoop, flip and salt. In only a few weeks, these fresh cheese pucks bloom with edible white molds.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:55 PM

Kraut-a-thon

Kraut-a-thon

Jordan Champagne

We will empower you to make sauerkraut in your own home with ease and grace! Get your hands into massaging the sea salt into the cabbage to encourage it to release its juices and make the best kraut ever!

Saturday

1:00 PM — 2:55 PM

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 — 3:25 PM

“Jolted” Chocolate Pudding

“Jolted” Chocolate Pudding

Jewel Zimmer

"JOLTED" chocolate pudding.nMake your own chocolate pudding in 30 sec or less. Kids welcome.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:25 PM

Butter: Shake it! Make It!

Butter: Shake it! Make It!

Cornelia Hoskin

This hands-on workshop is a fan and energizing activity for all ages. Join HOMEGROWN.org in The HOMEGROWN Village and be sure to stay for a taste of your labors!

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:25 PM

Make Your Own Mustard

Make Your Own Mustard

Kelly McVicker

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn how to make your own mustard using fresh herbs, seeds and spices. Imagine how fancy you'll look rolling up to your next dinner party with your own signature mustard blend in hand!

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:25 PM

Seedbombs! The Throwable Garden

Seedbombs! The Throwable Garden

Jennifer Wehunt

Seedbombs are a fun (and maybe a little naughty) way to grow food and flowers. Come learn this simple technique and get your hands dirty! Great for all ages.

Sunday

10:30 AM — 11:25 AM

Making New Traditions: Kimchi at Home

Making New Traditions: Kimchi at Home

Jennifer Harris

Before refrigeration was invented lacto-fermentation was the method used. Through fermentation we also increase the nutritional density of the food. Join us to make this spicy traditional Korean delicacy and learn to ferment!

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:55 PM

Kraut-a-thon

Kraut-a-thon

Jordan Champagne

We will empower you to make sauerkraut in your own home with ease and grace! Get your hands into massaging the sea salt into the cabbage to encourage it to release its juices and make the best kraut ever!

Sunday

1:00 PM — 2:55 PM

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

Make Coffee Better: From the Farm to the Cup

Make Coffee Better: From the Farm to the Cup

Steve Ford

We will briefly cover the basics of coffee sourcing, roasting and brewing, though the first hand experience of the Ritual Coffee Roasters staff. We'll offer a quick brewing demo and freshly roasted coffee samples to taste!

Sunday

3:30 PM — 4:25 PM

Shrubbin’ it: Tart and Tangy Cocktail Mixers

Shrubbin’ it: Tart and Tangy Cocktail Mixers

Kelly McVicker

A little bit sweet and a little bit tart, shrubs can pucker up any cocktail and make a soda pop. Come get your hands dirty mashing up fruit to mix with sugar and vinegar for your very own shrub!

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Food & Farm Film Fest

Documentaries about food makers

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:55 AM

FarmShorts: Films, Farms and Food + Filmmaker Q&A

FarmShorts: Films, Farms and Food + Filmmaker Q&A

FarmShorts: Films, Farms and Food - short videos from the heart of the local food movement.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:55 PM

From the Ground Up + Filmmaker Q&A

From the Ground Up + Filmmaker Q&A

Kristi Adams

Series of short videos about urban farming as part of the HOMEGROWN Village Farm + Food Film Fest.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Nourish: Food + Community (Screening Only)

Nourish: Food + Community (Screening Only)

Elizabeth Charnas

The half hour Nourish film provides a big-picture view of our food system and reveals the many ways that food connects to our environment, our health, and our communities. Nourish offers specific steps that individuals and groups can take to create a sustainable food future, from personal action steps to a more global perspective. Hosted and narrated by Cameron Diaz. Featuring Michael Pollan, Anna Lappu, Bryant Terry, Dr. Nadine Burke, Jamie Oliver, and Alice Waters.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:55 PM

Food Forward + Filmmaker Q&A

Food Forward + Filmmaker Q&A

Stett Holbrook

Food Forward reveals the compelling stories and inspired solutions envisioned by food rebels across America who are striving to create a more just,sustainable and delicious alternative to what we eat and how we produce it.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 5:15 PM

Symphony of the Soil + Filmmaker Q&A

Symphony of the Soil + Filmmaker Q&A

Deborah Koons Garcia, Sarah Gonzalez

A special screening of the feature documentary of SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL, the latest documentary by filmmaker Deborah Koons Garcia. SYMPHONY OF THE SOIL explores the evolution and importance of soil in todayu2019s world.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Nourish: Food + Community (Screening Only)

Nourish: Food + Community (Screening Only)

Elizabeth Charnas

The half hour Nourish film provides a big-picture view of our food system and reveals the many ways that food connects to our environment, our health, and our communities. Nourish offers specific steps that individuals and groups can take to create a sustainable food future, from personal action steps to a more global perspective. Hosted and narrated by Cameron Diaz. Featuring Michael Pollan, Anna Lappu, Bryant Terry, Dr. Nadine Burke, Jamie Oliver, and Alice Waters.

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:55 AM

FarmShorts: Films, Farms and Food + Filmmaker Q&A

FarmShorts: Films, Farms and Food + Filmmaker Q&A

FarmShorts: Films, Farms and Food - short videos from the heart of the local food movement.

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:55 PM

From the Ground Up + Filmmaker Q&A

From the Ground Up + Filmmaker Q&A

Kristi Adams

Series of short videos about urban farming as part of the HOMEGROWN Village Farm + Food Film Fest.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Nourish: Food + Community (Screening Only)

Nourish: Food + Community (Screening Only)

Elizabeth Charnas

The half hour Nourish film provides a big-picture view of our food system and reveals the many ways that food connects to our environment, our health, and our communities. Nourish offers specific steps that individuals and groups can take to create a sustainable food future, from personal action steps to a more global perspective. Hosted and narrated by Cameron Diaz. Featuring Michael Pollan, Anna Lappu, Bryant Terry, Dr. Nadine Burke, Jamie Oliver, and Alice Waters.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:25 PM

Udderly Direct + Filmmaker Q&A

Udderly Direct + Filmmaker Q&A

Randy Hall

A California family dairy owner that produces raw milk struggles with state regulators over real or perceived health hazards of their dairy products.

Sunday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Nourish: Food + Community (Screening Only)

Nourish: Food + Community (Screening Only)

Elizabeth Charnas

The half hour Nourish film provides a big-picture view of our food system and reveals the many ways that food connects to our environment, our health, and our communities. Nourish offers specific steps that individuals and groups can take to create a sustainable food future, from personal action steps to a more global perspective. Hosted and narrated by Cameron Diaz. Featuring Michael Pollan, Anna Lappu, Bryant Terry, Dr. Nadine Burke, Jamie Oliver, and Alice Waters.

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Textile Talk Lounge

Crafters share tips

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Shopping Sustainably: How to Make Your Habits Choices

Shopping Sustainably: How to Make Your Habits Choices

Scatha Allison

This is a brief talk on what it means in regards to clothing specifically to be "Sustainable," why it's important, and how investing locally, regionally and then internationally, thrifting, 2nd-hand, remake, upcycling, artist-made, indie designer, commissioned, or limited run clothing purchases are a great goal.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Creative Reuse: Scrap and You

Creative Reuse: Scrap and You

Shuai Chen

SCRAP is a creative reuse warehouse and workshop space, dedicated to diverting materials from landfill and into the hands of artists, teachers, nonprofits and others who can creatively reuse them. SCRAP's depot holds treasures galore: fabric, paint, paper, toys, frames, plastic, wood, glass, over half a million pounds each year, with new donations everyday, all at low-cost or even free.

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Weaving Community Through Crochet

Weaving Community Through Crochet

Ramekon O'Arwister

The concept of this artist demonstration is in weaving different strips of fabric—some new, some old, some even vintage—using the folk-art tradition of crocheting rag rugs. Also, Crochet Jam is a means for different communities to unite their stories and fabrics into a large tapestry and understand that we are more alike than otherwise.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

100 Acts of Sewing

100 Acts of Sewing

Sonya Phillip

Sonya Philip will talk about her project, 100 Acts of Sewing, garment making, accessible sewing, and finding meaning in making.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

What are all those Fancy Stitches on My Sewing Machine?

What are all those Fancy Stitches on My Sewing Machine?

Alicia Pucci

Alicia Pucci is certainly the Bay Area's favorite sewing teacher and a true "Sew-it-All." Alicia's background includes a degree in Clothing and Textiles from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, costume design and construction in New York City, hobby sewing, custom sewing and teaching. With over 25 years of sewing experience Alicia is a true professional.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

String from Sticks!

String from Sticks!

Tamara Wilder

String from Sticks!nA 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. The art of stringmaking is an essential technology to life.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

DIY Flowerclouds

DIY Flowerclouds

Jenine Bressner

Flowerclouds are lasercut textile accessories and kits that encourage DIY! Jenine designs, paints, lasercuts, sews, and produces tutorial videos in magical Providence, Rhode Island.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

What are all those Fancy Stitches on My Sewing Machine?

What are all those Fancy Stitches on My Sewing Machine?

Alicia Pucci

Alicia Pucci is certainly the Bay Area's favorite sewing teacher and a true "Sew-it-All." Alicia's background includes a degree in Clothing and Textiles from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, costume design and construction in New York City, hobby sewing, custom sewing and teaching. With over 25 years of sewing experience Alicia is a true professional.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Removing Fabric Stains

Removing Fabric Stains

Lisa K.

Since knowledge is a treasure, I want to share it with others. I will present some tricks of the trade - how to wash cashmere, how to remove fresh berry/fruit stain, deodorant , blood, chocolate stains, how to remove chewing gum (ouch! almost no how ). I will talk about cotton/wool/silk/polyester and organic and non-organic stains.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Ink Jet Printing on Fabric

Ink Jet Printing on Fabric

Jorgen Thompquist

Use your cheap inkjet printer to print directly on fabric.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Making Mobiles

Making Mobiles

Making Mobiles author Bruce Cana Fox will demonstrate making a mobile from wire and sheet, from beginning to end.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Sewing Under a Mulberry Tree with No Electricity

Sewing Under a Mulberry Tree with No Electricity

jeannie ortiz, Kyle Cunningham

Simple Sewing, how to use a hand-crank sewing machine. There is no need for fancy machines, or even electricity to sew your own clothing!

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Making Mobiles

Making Mobiles

Making Mobiles author Bruce Cana Fox will demonstrate making a mobile from wire and sheet, from beginning to end.

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

How to Make an Ugly Sweater Into a Simple Pencil Skirt

How to Make an Ugly Sweater Into a Simple Pencil Skirt

Sunday

12:30 PM — 10:00 AM

Frankenstuffies

Frankenstuffies

Monstrous critters lovingly re-assembled by hand from cleaned, recycled and,num, dismembered stuffed animals

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Waste as a Source of Materials

Waste as a Source of Materials

Eva Heule

Eva presents waste as a source of materials: a break from industry and prodcution, from surplus back to artisan, creating one of a kind creations due to limited resources in waste stream. Therein, promoting sustainability as well as self expression.

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Artisans and Your Dollar

Artisans and Your Dollar

Dustin Page

As an eco-ethical enterprise, Platinum Dirt creates fashionable and quality leather goods by upcycling reclaimed leathers from junk luxury cars and home furnishings.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Needle Felted Soft Circuits

Needle Felted Soft Circuits

Shannon Henry

Nothing goes together better than sheep and electricity, right? Shannon Henry will convince you with her needle felted soft circuit examples, and pass on some tips for making your own.

Sunday

3:15 PM — 3:45 PM

The Good Life Lab

The Good Life Lab

Wendy Jehanara Tremayne & Mikey Sklar of Holy Scrap, Mikey Sklar

A presentation The Good Life Lab, a modern manual for a post-consumer life Tremayne and Mikey Sklar tell the story of ditching their careers in NYC to make, build, invent, forage and grow everything they need to live.

Sunday

3:45 PM — 4:00 PM

Crocheting Throughout the Generations: Learning from Gran, Teaching My Own Kids

Crocheting Throughout the Generations: Learning from Gran, Teaching My Own Kids

Mandy McKenna

My talk is about my Scottish Grandmother, who was a Mill worker in the Coats Thread Mill from the age of 14 and how she taught me to crochet at a young age. I went on to pass the knowledge of crochet down to my own children and how important it is to pass on our knowledge to others.

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Sewing Under a Mulberry Tree with No Electricity

Sewing Under a Mulberry Tree with No Electricity

jeannie ortiz, Kyle Cunningham

Simple Sewing, how to use a hand-crank sewing machine. There is no need for fancy machines, or even electricity to sew your own clothing!

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Makerspace Conversation Pit

Office hours with makerspace leaders

Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Rad Dad: Creating Radical Community

Rad Dad: Creating Radical Community

Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood collects the best pieces from Tomas Moniz's award-winning "Rad Dad" zine and from Jeremy Adam Smith's blog "Daddy Dialectic," two kindred publications explore parenting as political territory.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Knowable.org is the Social Network for Makers

Knowable.org is the Social Network for Makers

Knowable.org links tech centric innovation hubs, citizen scientists/activists, hackerspaces & makerspaces as social/collective businesses - building capacity while evangelizing open source hardware and software.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Hackspaces and Artists: A Magic Combination

Hackspaces and Artists: A Magic Combination

Mark Rosen

Walk into a CrashSpace meeting and youu2019ll find out what Artists have in common with rocket scientists, robot builders and neuro-scientists.nMeet the Artists and CrashSpace Brain-trust to hear about this magical symbiosis.

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Keeping it Safe with Jimmy DiResta

Keeping it Safe with Jimmy DiResta

Jimmy DiResta goes over shop safety: practices, supplies and attitude for preventing injury and keeping making fun.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Librarians Making Makerspaces

Librarians Making Makerspaces

Travis Good, Katherine Becvar

College of San Mateo librarian Katherine Becvar in conversation with Travis Good of MAKE on the process, challenges, and cultural opportunity of creating makerspaces in libraries.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

SparkTruck Office Hours

SparkTruck Office Hours

SparkTruck Team

The SparkTruck crew is happy to participate in this year's Mobile Makerspace Office Hours and chat about our cross-country journey to bring making to kids!

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Growing Robot Garden: a makerspace

Growing Robot Garden: a makerspace

Wish there was a makerspace near by you? Why not go ahead and start one! Andra Keay and Daniel Casner, founders of Robot Garden - a makerspace in the Trivalley - talk about their experiences bootstrapping a workshop open.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

Makerspaces and the Maker City

Makerspaces and the Maker City

Travis Good

When key institutions embrace making and when the silos
separating them get bridged then the result can transform a city.
We'll discuss who these players are, describe a vision for maker cities
and cite a few examples that are emerging across the United States.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Made in Class: Tools and Fabrication in Education

Made in Class: Tools and Fabrication in Education

Andrew Boggeri, Casey Shea, Stephanie Chang

A panel discussion on the impact of teacher adoption of digital fabrication tools, featuring the Makerspace program, Head Teacher of one of the Makerspace pilot schools and two companies in the Maker Community.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 6:00 PM

Makerspaces for Everyone: Six Women’s Stories

Makerspaces for Everyone: Six Women’s Stories

, Andrea Foertsch, Fay Shaw, Beth Kolko, Sho Sho Smith, Alex Glowaski

Are you curious about makerspaces but find yourself hesitant to get involved? Worried that you're not techy/geeky/artsy/etc.enough to fit in? Feel like there are barriers, although you're not quite sure how to define them? We felt this way too, at first, but now we would like to help you work through these concerns. Please join us as we share our stories of how being members, instructors, board members and founders of makerspaces have changed what and how we make and why we want you to be involved, too.

Sunday

11:00 AM — 12:00 PM

Ready to Form a Non-Profit Maker/HackerSpace?

Ready to Form a Non-Profit Maker/HackerSpace?

JD Landrith

We will discuss the trials and tribulations of creating a maker/hackerspace! The money, business and politics will be covered.

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Library Makerspaces: How You Can Help

Library Makerspaces: How You Can Help

Travis Good

In a world of digital books and streaming media, libraries are going through a fundamental transition. We'll discuss what's happening, how libraries are coping, and how makers can help. Three very different library makerspaces will be described as well as important initiatives which can help libraries through the transition.

Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Keeping it Safe with Jimmy DiResta

Keeping it Safe with Jimmy DiResta

Jimmy DiResta goes over shop safety: practices, supplies and attitude for preventing injury and keeping making fun.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Tour the Hybrid Labs* at California College of the Arts

Tour the Hybrid Labs* at California College of the Arts

Barney Haynes

California College of the Arts supports two "Hacker Spaces". The conversation will cover the history, configuration and philosophy driving these amazing and inspirational spaces.

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Making it together – Sharing and Caring Globally

Making it together – Sharing and Caring Globally

Bilal Ghalib

Love is a beautiful motivator and drives the maker movement. Makers do what they love and makers share because they love. See examples from around the world and discuss ways to collaborate with other spaces internationally.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Fixperts

Fixperts

James Carrigan

Makers are some of the most creative people in the world. What if we could pair them up and harness their creativity for the benefit of others in need? Fixperts is an open knowledge sharing platform that invites designers and makers to help someone they don't know with a day-to-day problem.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Shaping Light: folding lasercut screens

Shaping Light: folding lasercut screens

Nancy Yen-wen Cheng

Shaping Light investigates how surface slit and fold patterns can transform sheet materials into adjustable sun-shading screens using a laser cutter. You'll see how the core aspects of digital/physical design processes (digital sketching, lighting simulation, digital fabrication) unite to transform a 2D sheet into a compelling 3D light modulator.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

SparkTruck Office Hours

SparkTruck Office Hours

SparkTruck Team

The SparkTruck crew is happy to participate in this year's Mobile Makerspace Office Hours and chat about our cross-country journey to bring making to kids!

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Developing Products in a Makerspace Environment

Developing Products in a Makerspace Environment

Jeff McAlvay

At Tempo Automation, we aim to make hardware development move as fast as software development. We will discuss how we developed our Electronics Factory pick and place robot in a month with Lean Startup and Maker Communities.

Sunday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Be a Mentor for High School Robotics: Have Fun!

Be a Mentor for High School Robotics: Have Fun!

Ceal Craig

Young people need heroes to inspire them about Science, Engineering, Technology, and Mathematics. You can be one & we need you! Learn about hero opportunities in robotics programs for elementary through high school age.

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Drone Games

Saturday

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

DroneGames

DroneGames

A NodeCopter programming competition powered by drones and JavaScript.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

DroneGames

DroneGames

A NodeCopter programming competition powered by drones and JavaScript.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 4:00 PM

DroneGames

DroneGames

A NodeCopter programming competition powered by drones and JavaScript.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

DroneGames

DroneGames

A NodeCopter programming competition powered by drones and JavaScript.

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Coke Zero & Mentos Stage

Eepybird's artful soda geyser spectacle

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

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Adam Savage: Work Ethic

Adam Savage: Work Ethic

Adam Savage

Words of wisdom and tales of adventures in making from Mythbusters star Adam Savage.

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.

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Life-Size Mousetrap

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

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!

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

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!

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Tesla Stage

ArcAttack! and their musical Tesla coils

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

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.

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Racetrack

Saturday

10:00 AM — 10:30 AM

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

Through our innovative racing series, we make engineering entertaining and approachable. We work to advance technology education and encourage people to try something new.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Figure Eight Racing, with the Fun Bike Unicorn Club.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

Through our innovative racing series, we make engineering entertaining and approachable. We work to advance technology education and encourage people to try something new.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Figure Eight Racing, with the Fun Bike Unicorn Club.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Figure Eight Racing, with the Fun Bike Unicorn Club.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Figure Eight Racing, with the Fun Bike Unicorn Club.

Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Figure Eight Racing, with the Fun Bike Unicorn Club.

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Figure Eight Racing, with the Fun Bike Unicorn Club.

Sunday

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

Through our innovative racing series, we make engineering entertaining and approachable. We work to advance technology education and encourage people to try something new.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 3:00 PM

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

Through our innovative racing series, we make engineering entertaining and approachable. We work to advance technology education and encourage people to try something new.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Figure Eight Racing, with the Fun Bike Unicorn Club.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 5:00 PM

Power Racing Series

Power Racing Series

Through our innovative racing series, we make engineering entertaining and approachable. We work to advance technology education and encourage people to try something new.

Sunday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Death Defying Figure Eight Pedal Car Races

Figure Eight Racing, with the Fun Bike Unicorn Club.

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Pedal Powered Stage

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:45 PM

McPuzo & Trotsky

McPuzo & Trotsky

Brand new songs from 1921 to enlighten and amuse! Particle physics, unruly mobs, mass transit, and insect romance!

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:45 PM

Magician Bryan Patrick

Magician Bryan Patrick

Bryan Patrick's Super Rock n Roll Magic Show. Rock Of Ages And A Show For All Ages. All Shows Include Audience Participation and Ramdom Acts Of Amazement. Don't Miss Bryan Patrick The Magician So Amazing, He Amazes Himself!

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:45 PM

Mark Growden Trio

Mark Growden Trio

Soulful and poetic songs with accordion, banjo, trumpet and upright bass
"...a little cabaret, a bit New Orleans brass, a pinch Appalachian folk with a spicy edge,... but hard to pin down, stirred with the gentleness of trees whispering on an easy summer day.

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:45 PM

Bay Area Balkan Quartet

Bay Area Balkan Quartet

Bay Area Balkan Quartet plays music from the Balkan and Turkish regions. Instrumentation includes Tapan (Bass drum) Helicon (Sousaphone) Saxophone and Clarinet.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:45 PM

Shovelman

Shovelman

"Shovelman has forged a perfect merger of the past and the present with his bluesy "folktronic" sound." - LA Weeklynn"Shovelman's music would be playing on the radio if Tom Waits and Les Claypool ever went on a road trip to

Saturday

7:00 PM — 7:45 PM

Cradle Duende

Cradle Duende

Cradle Duende presents a combination of Kezmer and Flamenco "cklezmenco" with an infusion of reggae and cumbia dance rhythms. Cradle Duende takes its name from the Spanish word "cduende", in reference to a musically heightened

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:45 PM

CelloJoe

CelloJoe

CelloJoe - Cello & Beatboxing - Classical Hip-Hop. International bicycle touring vagabond troubadour cellist beatboxern

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:45 AM

Sour Mash Hug Band

Sour Mash Hug Band

Virtuosic gypsy violin, 1920s style swing, hot jazz .and Yiddish song, the Sour Mash Hug Band evokes an era that never quite existed. Paris in the 30s, New Orleans in the 10s, its hard to say...

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:45 PM

Magician Bryan Patrick

Magician Bryan Patrick

Bryan Patrick's Super Rock n Roll Magic Show. Rock Of Ages And A Show For All Ages. All Shows Include Audience Participation and Ramdom Acts Of Amazement. Don't Miss Bryan Patrick The Magician So Amazing, He Amazes Himself!

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Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:45 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.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:45 PM

Robot Dance Party!

Robot Dance Party!

Musical dancing robots! What more is there to say?

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Battle Pond

Saturday

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Learn how to sail radio control boats

Learn how to sail radio control boats

The San Francisco Model Yacht Club will provide hands-on instruction to kids and adults in learning the skills of sailing R/C sailboats and operating R/C powerboats.

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:15 PM

Angry Battleships II

Angry Battleships II

Battle Pond Axis vs Allies combat all day, Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of hands-on audience participation during and between battles. Fun for kids of all ages!

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:45 PM

Angry Battleships II

Angry Battleships II

Battle Pond Axis vs Allies combat all day, Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of hands-on audience participation during and between battles. Fun for kids of all ages!

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:15 PM

Angry Battleships II

Angry Battleships II

Battle Pond Axis vs Allies combat all day, Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of hands-on audience participation during and between battles. Fun for kids of all ages!

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:45 PM

Angry Battleships II

Angry Battleships II

Battle Pond Axis vs Allies combat all day, Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of hands-on audience participation during and between battles. Fun for kids of all ages!

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:15 PM

Angry Battleships II

Angry Battleships II

Battle Pond Axis vs Allies combat all day, Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of hands-on audience participation during and between battles. Fun for kids of all ages!

Saturday

7:00 PM — 7:45 PM

Angry Battleships II

Angry Battleships II

Battle Pond Axis vs Allies combat all day, Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of hands-on audience participation during and between battles. Fun for kids of all ages!

Sunday

10:00 AM — 11:00 AM

Learn how to sail radio control boats

Learn how to sail radio control boats

The San Francisco Model Yacht Club will provide hands-on instruction to kids and adults in learning the skills of sailing R/C sailboats and operating R/C powerboats.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:15 PM

Angry Battleships II

Angry Battleships II

Battle Pond Axis vs Allies combat all day, Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of hands-on audience participation during and between battles. Fun for kids of all ages!

Sunday

1:00 PM — 1:45 AM

Angry Battleships II

Angry Battleships II

Battle Pond Axis vs Allies combat all day, Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of hands-on audience participation during and between battles. Fun for kids of all ages!

Sunday

2:30 AM — 3:15 PM

Angry Battleships II

Angry Battleships II

Battle Pond Axis vs Allies combat all day, Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of hands-on audience participation during and between battles. Fun for kids of all ages!

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:45 PM

Angry Battleships II

Angry Battleships II

Battle Pond Axis vs Allies combat all day, Saturday and Sunday, with plenty of hands-on audience participation during and between battles. Fun for kids of all ages!

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