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Caged Pulse Jets


Caged Pulse Jets is an interactive, kinetic sound sculpture. The caged birds are five spinning pulse jet engines that create a range of percussive and droning tones, controlled by the audience.

Citizens in Space


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.

Compressed Air Rockets


Come build and launch a compressed air rocket! These rockets first appeared in MAKE Magazine and have since wowed crowds by the thousands. This will be our 5th time at Maker Faire Bay Area.

Crowdsourcing Space


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.

DIY Rocketeers! Winning the Carmack Prize


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.

Hosting Open Makes At Your Organization


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!

How 2 Today


How 2 Today is dedicated to helping everybody get started learning by removing barriers to making. These projects focus on minimal use of tools, supplies, simple language and a brief time to begin learning to make.

Western Pyrotechnic Association: Learn to Hack Fir


WPA works with hobbyists and professional pyrotechnicians to promote safe practices for manufacturing fireworks in an entertaining and educational atmosphere. Members build up to 24" shells to feature in nightly displays.


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