Mushroom Cultivation

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This presentation will provide faire goers all they need to know to go home and start growing mushrooms! Hands on will be offered all day both days of the faire at our booth to reinforce what is taught in the presentation. nWe will also offer folks the chance to make their own kit to take home so they can get started right away!



Camp Pedal Power

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Camp Pedal Power is the place to be if you're interested in turning your good clean Pedal Power into usable juice for amazing music, tasty treats, and other awesome activities. Get inspired to turn your idea into reality!


The Being Booth

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The Being Booth is an ethereal 20'x20' shimmering space that invites you to walk through and become present, to yourself, your surroundings and other beings. Bring your curiosity, discipline and courage for powerful results.


Solving Rubik’s Cubes and Multilingual Printing Using EV3

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My robots can solve scrambled Rubik's cubes in any orientation in less than 30 moves under 110 seconds. They are also capable of writing in English, some foreign languages, and Braille making them a multilingual printer. I will bring Rubik's Cube Solver, three Rubik's Cubes, the Lego printer, and paper to the Maker Faire. Participants can scramble Rubik's cubes so that the robots can solve them. They can also print their names using my robots and take the banner home.



First Annual San Jose Adult Soapbox Derby

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Soapbox cars are otherwise known as gravity cars. Essentially, they are three or four wheeled vehicles that are only powered by gravity. Soapbox derbies are still fairly popular for children with nationally organized races. However, there are only a handful of adult soapbox derby events across the country. We have participated in two events; one in Nevada City, CA and the other in Portland, OR. Both events were unique in their own regard. We are ready to add our own twist to the adult soapbox derby arena with the first annual San Jose Adult Soapbox Derby. There will be three classes of cars including artistic, speed, and ultimate.











Hacking Your Brain, a Primer

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You can hack the brain to do new tricks if you know the places where old school mysticism like ''school'' and hypnosis and psychoanalysis and astrology and pavlovian training meet NEUROSCIENCE. Rubber band, magnet, tape, candy, coffee, vitamins and a few exercises can change your brain. We'll show you how.



Ginger Beer with Wild Fermentation

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Learn to start a ginger ''bug'' at home with organic ginger. Within days you'll be creating ginger beers and sodas with this starter culture. The possibilities for drink concoctions is endless. This recipe will change your mind about sodas pop! Add the starter culture to flavored teas, fruit juices, or ginger ale base to create delicious beverages full of beneficial bacteria for your digestive track.


Sourdough Starters

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We will learn how to make and keep a healthy sourdough starter using the natural yeasts from the air. Types of flours, yeasts, sugars, and your water are all factors in keeping a long-living and great tasting sourdough starter.