Build an accurate 3D-model of a peptide that can be folded into basic protein structures. The Peppytide model is made from 3D-printed molecular units linked together with a series of precisely placed magnets and screws.
We launched MakerNurse last year to find inventive nurses around the country who combine the Maker ethic with their own mission to heal patients. After visiting dozens of nursing units, meeting scores of nurses and patients, and testing dozens of medical hardware hacking components, we are finding we can do more to democratize medical fabrication. Makers, nurses and caregivers are at the forefront of this movement. We outline a dozen examples from Brooklyn, TX, CA, MA, VA, and Montana and the maker caregivers behind them. As we create a community that Makes Health, we look at some ideas on how to make it thrive. All of us can DIY Medtech!
The Maker movement has created a new set of tools that can be used to do serious science. I will discuss how Arduino microcontrollers and the R statistical language can be used to do science like the pros. Arduino boards can be interfaced with sensors and memory devices to measure and record environmental data. The data can help us to understand our environment and address questions about environmental change. The R statistical language can be used to visual data, summarize it, and test hypotheses. I will use examples from my own work in environmental science to show how these incredible tools put serious science within reach of Makers.
Kinetic Steam Works returns with 1920 traction engine Hortense, our lineshaft driving our 1890s printing press and two couches which vibrate and undulate - all powered by steam!
Siege engines are machines that can throw stone balls hundreds of feet through the air to attack a castle. They're also full of physics. We make miniature laser-cut wooden versions that throw rubber balls. Come try your hand
A short talk that tells the story of all the random things that lead to the invention of the little toy Strawbees. What do monsters, clothespins and kids in India have to do with the invention of a new construction toy?
Glowing beads dance to a different "beat" as they levitate and move under only the influence of sound waves within this unique spin on the classic Kundt's Tube. Change their dance using the Arduino based controller.
Stringmaking Demonstration The knowledge of how to ply fibers into usable lengths is one of the most basic, essential and important of human life skills, and yet, most modern people have never seen it done. Cordage (string) & rope have long been utilized (and treasured) by humans from every part of the world as tools in fishing and hunting, for carrying burdens, constructing shelters, in textiles, for tying bundles of possessions together, and so on. This demonstration helps bring this essential technology to life.
This is my 1980 electric Comuta-Car nicknamed The Cheese Wedge. Built originally in Vanguard, Florida by Commuter Vehicles Inc. I rebuilt it in high school & have recently upgraded it for better commuting to Tesla Motors.
Join us at Gibberish to make silly putty and explore the chemistry of polymers and sublimation! We will be making personalized phone covers (while you wait) and you can shop for handmade science jewelry and clothing gifts.
Visit our Community Science Workshop block of maker spaces and a Mobile Science Lab for free making experiences for kids and families. Kids will make working models and projects to take home.