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CROCHET JAM

Exhibit

CROCHET JAM is a community-base art project using the African-American folk-art tradition of crocheting rag rugs. Participants share stories while making large works of art and bringing together people from across society.


Drill It & Grind It! Soapstone Beadmaking

Exhibit

Drill It & Grind It!nSoapstone & Pine Nut BeadmakingnnLearn basic stone and woodworking techniques through beadmaking, shaping and polishing stone, and grinding pine nuts.n


East Bay School for Boys

Exhibit

East Bay School for Boys, an independent middle school, provides opportunities for boys to design, build, nurture, and grow their world, empowering boys to affect, connect, reflect, and most importantly, love to learn.


East Bay Urban Agriculture Alliance

Exhibit

Got questions about growing vegetables and fruit or raising livestock? We're here to help you out with all things urban farming! Plus you might be able to pet a chicken or two.


Electrically Converted BMW and Mobile Fast Charger

Exhibit

New mobile 200-mile EV range extender / fast charger. New 25kW PFC charging system for high-voltage Lithium batteries. 2 gas BMWs converted into pure electric cars. 0-60 in 5.5 sec, 100 mile range.


Everlight: rethinking the lamp

Exhibit

The Everlight is an alternative choice to your typical off-the shelf lamp, letting your personality shine nthrough easy customization. By using upcyled materials or handcrafted art, it's good for the world and your wallet.


Fabricrafting Fun for Young Makers

Exhibit

Make-and-Take projects using upcycled or repurposed designer materials include mixed-media 3D owl or bird figure, and tile decoupage. Express your creativity with these popular projects! Beautiful free fabric samples, too!


FFIT BAGS

Exhibit

This is your purse, diaper bag, gym bag, work bag, you name it bag! FFIT Bags are rugged, water-resistant, and versatile. Made from 20% repurposed materials. (bike inner tube, seat belt, sailcloth laminate)


Food Forward + Filmmaker Q&A

Presenter

Food Forward reveals the compelling stories and inspired solutions envisioned by food rebels across America who are striving to create a more just,sustainable and delicious alternative to what we eat and how we produce it.



Gridbeam- A Fast and Easy Building System

Exhibit

Gridbeam is an open source, life size standardized building and prototyping system.Showcasing projects,components,kids building zone,solar and electric vehicles,3-d printer,rickshaw.Books and boxed Gridbeams for sale


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!


Honey, Bees and so much more!

Exhibit

Local Honey, Beekeeping Supplies, Pollination Services, Live Bee Removal. Bee questions answered.


How 2 Today

Exhibit

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.


How to make a doll that is UGLY!

Exhibit

nI will teach kids of all ages how to create a doll that is very ugly using 100% sustainable fabrics and resources. Machine sewing and hand sewing will be taught.


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.


In Search of A Killer App for Electric Cars

Presenter

Today, Electric Car market is in desperate need of a "Killer App." Without it, EVs might not be able to graduate from their current status as a niche product. Dr. Valery Miftakhov will share his thoughts on what such a Killer App for electric cars might be. He will review the progress his group of EV enthusiasts (dubbed "EMW", or Electric Motor Werks) made against the three major areas with a potential for being killer apps: Electric Car Conversions, Universal Range Extenders and Mobile Fast Charge.


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