Carbon Origins

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Carbon Origins is a start up aerospace company with the goal to make space commonplace. They are currently developing the next generation of suborbital rockets designed to carry small to mid-sized payloads to space. At Maker Faire they are launching an



Nuts & Volts/ServoMag

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Nuts & Volts is the leading magazine for those seriously interested in electronics. There now remain only a few magazines written for the electronics community with Nuts & Volts being the highest readership, longest running electronics publication left in the US today. We also have readers and advertisers that have been with us since the early 80s. Nuts & Volts is written for the hands-on hobbyist, design engineer, technician, and experimenter. The diversity of subjects appeals to all levels of experience and spans such topics as Arduino projects, Raspberry Pi projects, amateur robotics, circuit design, lasers, computer control, home automation, microcontrollers, data acquisition, new technology, DIY projects, electronic theory, and more, not to mention the popular BASIC Stamp. We're looking forward to meeting you so stop by booth 307 and say hello!


Fireworks – A Look Behind the Fuze

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Of course we all remember that first firecracker or sparkler as a child. Watching a fireworks display from your picnic blanket on a warm summer night, all are amazed by the sounds and bright patterns in the sky. The tell tale boom of the launch and your eyes look up to find the sky filled with color. A big fireworks display is an amazing thing.

But the work that goes into planning for and setting up a pyrotechnic display is even more amazing. Learn what goes into a large-scale pyrotechnic display. Learn about the tools that are used and what the different types of fireworks are that a pyrotechnic display operator can chose from to fill the sky and delight the audience.
Science and technology go into every display from the firing systems and mortar racks to the chemical components that go into the fireworks themselves. Join us as we take a look at this ancient art that keeps changing with the times.



Home Kitchen Food Handling & Safety

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p.o.p. candy co.'s co-founder Bill Waiste is an expert in food preparation, safety and handling, and all kitchen operations. He has 30+ years in restaurant operations and management, and has been a Certified Trainer for Prometric and the National Restaurant Association's Serve-Safe food handling programs since 2002. He has consulted for a number of restaurant and catering groups in kitchen operations and proper food handling. rnrnBill has presented on food handling in the home at Craftcation, a small business and DIY conference last year in Ventura. His presentation, ''Home Kitchen Food Handling and Safety,'' was well received and to help


The Art of Tinkering

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At the Exploratorium we see tinkering as a serious endeavor; at its most basic -- a process that marries play and inquiry. When you're tinkering, you're trying something that you don't quite know how to do -- guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. You're not following step-by-step directions and the outcome isn't predetermined. You're attempting to figure out how things work and continuously iterating. A tinkerer's disposition u2013 essential for innovation and education, develops over time. We'll share stories of Makers who have informed our work over the years and playful ways of combining art, science and technology.


The Future is Already Here

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SciFi thriller writer Daniel Suarez (Daemon, Freedom TM) takes the maker movement to its edges. DIY tech like 3D printing and drones become main characters, and the power of the maker is cast in alternately utopian and dystopian light. Join publisher Tim O'Reilly in probing for Suarez's more recent insights into the near (and present) future.


Whiskeydrome

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The Whiskeydrome is and action packed display of talent and risks on a 1912 boardtrack recreation. Watch as we show you what is possible while riding bicycles at full speed in a circle!




Should Science Be Allowed to be Interesting?

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David Pogue, non-scientist, was plucked out of obscurity to host four NOVA miniseries on PBS. The mission: to illustrate cutting-edge scientific developments as clearly and as entertainingly as possible. Fulfilling this task has involved hang gliding, landing on a nuclear carrier, handling 10-foot sharks underwater, firing an AK-47, slicing a brain in half, and pouring a $12 million gold bar--so far. In this lavishly photographed, highly hilarious talk, Pogue will share the experience of a lifetime--and opine on the state of science, television, and humor in America.n


Not Impossible: Hardware & Hacking for the Sake of Humanity

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Not Impossible's panel, "Technology for the sake of humanity," will feature a discussion of the increasing opportunities for companies and individuals to harness the power of the maker/hacker community to develop solutions to seemingly insurmountable human challenges. Mick Ebeling, CEO and Co-Founder of Not Impossible will kick off the conversation with a presentation on Project Daniel: Using 3D printers to make arms and hands for children of war in Sudan. Project Daniel serves as a true case study for what is possible when you match creative problem solvers and brilliant technical minds with real-world health issues.


Soil is Life. Tillage is Death. The Awesome Future of Agriculture!

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Using a tenth of the water, employing more people per acre at higher wages and year round, building back soil at un-heard of high rates, and revitalizing a healthy ecosystem, Singing Frogs Farm has also increased their productivity to over 10 times the state average for equivalent vegetable farms. Discover the science and relationships behind no-till agriculture, climate change, community resiliency and your personal health!





Compass Green

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Compass Green takes sustainability education to at-risk youth via a 25ft mobile greenhouse. Compass Green will be teaching various aspects of Biointensive Sustainable Mini-farming, for the rural or urban eater.