Back to Meet the Makers

Hosting Open Makes At Your Organization

Presenter

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!


Houses of Worship

Exhibit

A projection mapped sculpture inspired by the flower of life, this 8' x 8' hexagon is made of concave and convex tetrahedrons. Projected graphics manipulate the sculpture to create an optical illusion.


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.



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.


Litewall, Interactive Video, DIY Games, DMA SJSU

Exhibit

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


Live Music Visuals

Exhibit

This project takes live audio and generates visual imagery that responds in real-time. It extracts pitch and amplitude information which is used to drive various aspects of the visualization including size, color and position


Make a Book

Exhibit

Maker authors,learn how to Make a Book using just scissors, adhesive tape, and a proportion gauge.


Make old B&W photos look like new color ones

Exhibit

Have an old Black and White image of Grandma or Grandpa? Wonder what it would look like in color? We will show you how you can easily convert these images to full color using Photoshop.


Makers Must Be Owners: Defend the Right to Tinker

Presenter

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.


Makerspace School Projects

Exhibit

High school students from our pilot group of 15 Makerspace schools will be exhibiting their final projects. Projects may include converted go-karts, knitted skirts, bicycle-wheel basketball hoops, and stained glass!


Model Making and Miniatures in Movies

Presenter

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


Not Impossible Labs

Exhibit

We make things not impossible. And now you can, too. Not Impossible Labs is a global web-based community of people who pool knowledge and resources to create real-life low-cost, open-source DIY & tech solutions to help others.


Pen-Pop DIY Movie Palace

Exhibit

Check out four DIY movie activities! Please, DO bring your cell-phones into the theaters! DO pirate the movies and post online! All ages Welcome! A hands-on inquiry into vision, light, and the art of making movies!


Photographic Experiments: Tilt-Shift & ScannerCams

Exhibit

This project explores ways to experiment with photography without spending lots of money. The result? An adapter for turning regular lenses into tilt-shift ones, and a flatbed scanner converted into a camera.


Photographic Phantograms

Exhibit

See photographic phantograms of various styles and learn how to make them


Photorealistic Gadget Pouches

Exhibit

Want a canvas pouch that looks exactly like a cassette tape? Or an iPhone? Or a taco? Easy, all you need is a camera and an inkjet printer.


Polarized Hidden Images

Exhibit

Are those screens really blank? Pick up a pair of the polarized glasses and see the hidden images on the screens.


Pop Up Clay Animation

Exhibit

At the Children's Creativity Museum's Pop Up Animation Station, create clay characters and bring them to life using stop motion animation.


Printing with Light!

Exhibit

The simplest way to permanently print fabric. Inkodye is a new creative tool, a water-based dye that develops its color permanently with exposure to sunlight. Making your own DIY custom t-shirts has never been easier.


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