The KidWind Project presents the Wind Turbine Blade Challenge! This hands-on activity is about making turbine blades out of cardboard and paper plates, engineering and designing blades that spin effectively in the wind. rn
Wider adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles is bringing advances to electricity storage, charging technology and generator management . I'll explain how these technologies can be applied outside just transportation, with applications from urban to rural, overpopulated to the barely inhabited.nI'll describe the enabling technologies and the tools we developed for Electricity Storage applications, particularly our Arduino- and internet-enabled CANbus controller library and device configuration files. We aim to jumpstart a development community for electricity storage that lets Makers create new uses for the technology in many situations
Fourth and fifth grade students at PS 107 have built scooters from scratch and designed devices to capture and harness the scooters' energy when they are ridden. Come to our presentation and we will share our designs with you.
Use Electric Vehicle (EV) technology and Arduino controls to dramatically reduce the economic and environmental impact of using emergency power generators to compensate for saturated, unreliable, or nonexistent power grids.
IEEE is the world's largest electrotechnology organization. A 501(C)3 professional society, its 430,000 members in 160 countries are engineers, scientists, technicians and others teaching and/or working at the cutting edge of technology. We will bring a Smart Grid Demonstration and more.
Meet Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne, whose Kickstarter project the Solar Pocket Factory manufactures solar panels on your desktop; and Jerrold Karmin, who builds portable solar power plants, light towers, and
fantastic solar vehicles for Burning Man.
Sixteen years after bringing one of the original EVs to market, the Toyota RAV4 EV is back. Join Senior Engineer Sheldon Brown for an exciting discussion about the future of EVs, and the design and development challenges of creating the next generation of low-emission vehicles. Q&A with MAKE Editorial Director Ken Denmead.
ALL Power Labs focuses on small-scale gasification. We make biomass gasifiers that are ready for everyday use, to serve real world distributed energy needs.
Wendy Tremayne along with partner Mikey Sklar present Wendy's new book The Good Life Lab and tell how they dumped their careers and high-pressure life in New York City to move to rural New Mexico for a more hands-on, sustainable life.
The KidWind Project is offering three hands-on activities about renewable energy. Use a hand crank generator to power toys or pump water. Test out different solar panels to power a fountain.
Aurora is an opalescent willow with hand-beaten copper leaves that chime in the wind. At night, the tree comes alive with light, rotating through the spectrum of colors and providing spectacular illumination. It is a fairy tr