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BeatBots

Exhibit

BeatBots is a robot design studio in San Francisco. We create interactive characters for research, entertainment, and education. Our flagship character, Keepon, began as an autism research robot and is now available as a toy.


Board Assembly with the Electronics Factory Pick and Place Robot

Presenter

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


Bonkerbot Game

Exhibit

Players navigate the game in numbered order, by making the bonkerbot robot bonk his head on each number in succession.


Bourn Idea Lab @ Castilleja School

Exhibit

We are a digital fabrication studio at an independent all-girls school for grades 6-12 located in Palo Alto, California. Girls (and teachers!) come to the lab to tinker, build, and prototype.


Build and Program a Humanoid Robot that Walks

Presenter

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.


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.



Channelled Alien Mechanicals

Exhibit

Channelled Alien mechanical sculptures. All parts made by hand- They respond to human touch by changing shape, size, etc.




Christian Ristow: Artist and Roboticist

Presenter

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.


Chubby Ball

Exhibit

Remote controlled transparent sphere


Cogswell Engineering Society

Exhibit

We're a group of engineering students from Cogswell College in Sunnyvale showcasing some of our work this year.


Cookie Perfection Machine

Exhibit

I've built a tabletop machine that dispenses and mixes ingredients to make a single cookie. The recipe can be customized for each cookie on the baking sheet, thus allowing the baker to test different ingredient variations.


Crash Space

Exhibit

We are a collection of hackers, programmers, builders, makers, artists and people who generally like to break things and see what new things we can build with the pieces.


Crazy Picasso with Running Sensors

Exhibit

An innovative DIY project that combines the application of electrical sensors and a new type of 3D art design together for fast prototyping is presented.


Creepy Crawly Robots

Exhibit

Creepy Crawlies is a collection of robots each exploring a different mode of locomotion. Visitors can try out steering slithering snakes and creepy insects around the exhibit.


Dangerous Eventualities & other puppet shows

Exhibit

Stilters escort your dreams & longings to a place where they hang just out of reach.


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

Presenter

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.


Designing Circuit Boards with Open Source Software

Presenter

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.


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