Back to Meet the Makers


Hosting Open Makes At Your Organization

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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!


isomorphic midi controller keyboard

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Isomorphic Midi Controller that creates harmonies basic on combining modal fabric of the left hand with the right hand.


Knowable.org is the Social Network for Makers

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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.


Library Makerspaces: How You Can Help

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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.


Litewall, Interactive Video, DIY Games, DMA SJSU

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The LiteWall, DIY Video Arcade, Interactive Video Installation and Quakebot, a variety of interactive projects developed at the Digital Media Art Program at SJSU.


Lockpick Village – Presented by TOOOL

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Want to tinker with locks and tools, the likes of which you've only seen in movies featuring cat burglars or secret agents? Then come to TOOOL's Lockpick Village, where you will learn hands-on how physical security operates.


Make:SF The Bay Area Makers

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Make:SF was founded in 2007 and has grown to over 1600 members through over 130 Meetups in San Jose, Oakland and San Francisco. Join us to participate in mini-workshops and connect with local Makers!


Makerspaces and the Maker City

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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.


Makerspaces for Everyone: Six Women’s Stories

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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.


Making, Innovation and Education

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Fab Lab San Diego features an interactive installation focused on the future of education. Explore how digital fabrication and related technologies can enable creative and engaging learning experiences.


Metrix: Open Hardware Alliance

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Metrix: Open hardware alliance is a group of maker friends hailing from rainy Seattle. From a Theremin controlled R/C cars to 3D printers to low cost 3D printer electronics, come see what we build!


Node.JS Robot / Intreadible Modular Treads

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www.gofundme.com/intreadible nA Large Wifi Deploying Aluminum Tank Style Robot Platform from Artisan's Asylum and Northeastern University. In addition, a modular tread system for others to use to make big robots.


Noisebridge

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Noisebridge is a physical hackerspace open and welcoming to all, located in San Francisco, providing opportunities for anyone interested in programming, hardware, and technology in general.


Open Source Hardware

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



OtherFab

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OtherFab is blending hardware innovation with accessible software and an inclusive community to transform the way our world is designed and manufactured.


Patrik D’haeseleer: Bio Hacker

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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.


PostSecret; Anonymous Postcard Confessions t

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PostSecret is an art project where people mail their secrets anonymously on a homemade postcard. Secrets must be completely truthful, never revealed before and are intended to empower both the author and those who read it.


Qtechknow: Open Source Education

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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.