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A Custom Artificial Heart

Exhibit

This is a proof of concept on the production of a customizable artificial heart. It's end goal is a design for an artificial heart which can be custom fabricated for the patient and still perform the necessary functions.


Alan Macy: Technical Artist, Biologist, Maker

Presenter

Artist Alan Macy explores the human sensor network—the nervous system—in artworks such as the "human sensitive chair" he has on display at Maker Faire.


Anacleto, T-REX Dinosaur puppet

Exhibit

I'm Gabriel, I have 15 years old and I built Anacleto. A Giant T-Rex puppet that I control inside.


Antony Evans: DIY Synthetic Biology Pioneer

Presenter

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


Beekeepers Guild of San Mateo County

Exhibit

An educational booth with beekeepers and a live observation hive of bees. nOur guild is working to educate and support new backyard beekeepers to nhelp the bees survive.


BioFlame: Biodigestion for Cooking Fuel

Exhibit

BioFlame utilizes the process of anaerobic digestion to harvest combustible methane gas from organic waste. Methane is produced when methanogenic bacteria break down organic compounds. Collected gas fuels a small cook-stove.


Build your own BioPrinter for under $150!

Presenter

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.



Citizens in Space

Exhibit

Do you have the Right Stuff to be a citizen scientist or citizen astronaut? Citizens in Space has acquired 10 flights on the XCOR Lynx spacecraft. This is your chance to fly.


Community Science Workshop Network Project

Exhibit

The Community Science Workshop Network Project supports hands-on science education in low-income communities throughout California. We build science projects using trash, junk, and recycled materials. Come build with us!


DNA Makers

Exhibit

We are a family that enjoy making DNA models and crafts that are educational, artistic and fun to play for children as well as for adults. The models are built using LEGO pieces, paper, PVC pipes, knitting materials & LEDs.


Grow Your Own Organic Mushrooms

Exhibit

Grow fresh organic Shiitake and Tree Oysters on pre-activated mushroom Mini-Farms


Grow Your Own Spirulina Superfood!

Exhibit

In just one sunny window, you can grow enough Spirulina to supplement your diet every day! Spirulina microalgae is rich in protein and antioxidants; set up is quick and easy, and harvesting takes only a few minutes a day...



Homemade Mead

Presenter

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!


How We Built Our Research Submersible!

Presenter

Our submersible Great White is about to begin a five-year mission to explore the sea. We will show the audience how we built her from design, build and testing.


Internal Medication Dispenser

Exhibit

Delivering medication directly its destination is much more efficient and requires smaller dosages than pills. I am making a device that does this with as little risk as possible, and making it simple to live with.


LEGO Microscopes

Exhibit

Come learn how to build a microscope using LEGO bricks! The LEGO microscope is designed to teach optics at the middle and high school level and uses 3D printed parts to hold lenses in place and a cameraphone to display images



Lily Films DVD sales booth

Exhibit

Lily Films will be screening Symphony of the Soil at the Maker Faire and will be selling DVDs after the screening. Symphony of the Soil, Sonatas of the Soil Volume 1 & 2, and The Future of Food will be available.


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