Small, Local and Customized: How Makers Will Re-make Manufacturing


Duleesha Kulasooriya, Maker Enthusiast and Chief Strategist for the Deloitte Center for the Edge, in discussion with Lyn Jeffrey from Institute for the Future and Richard Kelly from Li &Fung's Fung Academy. The conversation, from the outside looking in, will focus on the impact the Maker Movement is having on the way we think about manufacturing and complexity and how this movement may reorganize the manufacturing landscape.

Making/CAD: Shaping Atoms Using Bits


Carl Bass is CEO of 3D design and engineering software company Autodesk. Bass is a maker and spends his spare time building things—from chairs and tables to boats, and most recently, an electric go-kart. He'll talk about the tools that anyone can use to bring their ideas into the physical world--from CAD software to rapid prototyping by 3D printer to CNC.n

First Annual San Jose Adult Soapbox Derby


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.



''Gilly'' is a unique hand crafted sculpture that is the evolution of a previous work of mine, the ''Twins''. Ninety-nine percent of this material is reclaimed material from previous projects I have made over the past decade.