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moti – the internet in a motor

Exhibit

We make a smart servo motor, and link it to a browser. Now, you can make things move from your phone, tablet, or any computer. Use moti with 3D-prints, or simply cardboard to build robots, products, toys, and much more!




Nutty, Dave’s Glass Craft: Molten & Melted

Exhibit

David Nutty will demonstrate the use of a Vitrigraph kiln to create molten glass stringers & rods. He will also plunge molten glass into water to demonstrate thermal shock and how to create unique glass art. Other demos too.


Obtainium Works

Exhibit

Obtainium Works in Vallejo, CA specializes in vehicular art pieces built from "obtainium" including the Neverwas Haul, the Mad Hatter Teapot, the LB&O Trolley and our newest project, the Mechanical Horse.


Open Source Motion Control

Exhibit

We make the grblshield and tinyg open source motion control boards. You can use the for CNC, 3d printing and motion art projects.


Pacific Pinball Museum/The New Lil’ Ju Ju

Exhibit

Pacific Pinball Museum/The new Lil' Ju Ju Mobile Pinball Museum, a 1947 Spartan Manor travel trailer with self leveling hydraulics 5 vintage pinballs and a jukebox. Surrounded by other interactive PPM Exhibits.


PlotterBot – Arduino Drawing Robot

Exhibit

A PlotterBot or DrawBot is a robot that can draw really large mural sized images. It is easy and cheap to build using very common parts and tools.



Sashimi Tabernacle Choir

Exhibit

This internationally known art car features 250 electro-mechanical fish and lobsters bolted to a Volvo, singing opera and other popular tunes.


Sederholm Speedster – – Pedal car

Exhibit

Pedal car built exclusively for the Death Defying Pedal Car Figure 8 Races. Modeled after a Ford Model T and the Bugatti race vehicles of the 1920's. Adjustable "differential" for chain tension and low center of gravity for superior handling.


Semaha

Exhibit

A 30 mph, 30 mile range, 1 hour recharging, 1000+ MPGe electric recumbent tadpole cargo trike compatible with XtraCycle equipment and accessories. All Shimano 27-speed components and grip shifters. No pedaling necessary.


Shaping Light: folding lasercut screens

Presenter

Shaping Light investigates how surface slit and fold patterns can transform sheet materials into adjustable sun-shading screens using a laser cutter. You'll see how the core aspects of digital/physical design processes (digital sketching, lighting simulation, digital fabrication) unite to transform a 2D sheet into a compelling 3D light modulator.


Solar steam powered printing press

Exhibit

Solar steam powered vintage printing press with orrey and traction engine


SpinBots, an ArtBots workshop

Exhibit

SpinBots is a workshop for kids that allows them to build a working ArtBot! Using surplus/recycled motors, switches and laser cut parts, young roboteers can build their very own art making robot.


Spinning Robot Drawings

Exhibit

Small spinning drawing robots made with motors and markers.


Stop Motion Donut Bounce

Exhibit

Stand below the inflatable and engage in an energy exchange.


tappr.tv

Exhibit

tappr.tv lets you dance on the walls!


Technology of Total Control Lighting LEDs

Presenter

Learn the unlimited power of Total Control Lighting -- individually addressable LEDs. Benjamin James will demonstrate the brilliant beauty of this open-source and affordable product line.


The Big Harmonograph

Exhibit

This machine draws concentric spirals harmonizing with each other in the same way that musical note frequencies harmonize with each other. The difference in the scale of sound waves to the drawing's waves is 1:1000


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