Stage Schedule

Saturday

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10:00 AM — 6:30 PM

Game of Drones Aerial Sports League

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11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Why Education Needs the Maker Movement (and What You Can Do About It)

Betty Ray

Making is completely transforming the way kids learn and is offering many exciting new models to educators. In this presentation, we'll see innovative examples of making in classrooms, plus tips for initiating a maker program in school, and beyond.

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11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Accessorize with Wi-Fi

Adnan Nishat

Do you want to add Wi-Fi to your battery-powered project? Learn how to quickly get started with the SimpleLink Wi-Fi LaunchPad and new accessory BoosterPacks.

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11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket

Mike Barela

Author discussion of new Make Media book

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11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Miniaturizing Your Projects with TinyCircuits

Ken Burns

Join us as we show off the latest products from TinyCircuits for the TinyDuino family - an Arduino based platform the size of a quarter! Get ideas for how to miniaturize your electronic projects to a tiny scale.

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11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Practical Advice for Bringing Making to School

Sylvia Martinez, Gary Stager

Why is school boring? There's no reason for this - learning is fun! Just look at Maker Faire. We are on a mission to make schools places full of the joyful, vibrant learning seen at Maker Faire. It can be done, it must happen - so let's get going!

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11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Phases Demonstration

NYSCI Explainers

Learn how mixing chemicals and changing temperatures causes substances to change phases in a messy way.

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11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

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11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Investing in Today for a Secure Tomorrow

Dean Kamen

Dean Kamen holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents and has improved thousands of lives through his health care inventions. But one of Dean's proudest accomplishments is founding FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to motivating the next generation to understand, use and enjoy science and technology.

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11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

What’s Next after 3D Printing? 3D Carving

Zach Kaplan

So far we've only seen the beginning of the Third Industrial Revolution. After getting past the media hype around 3D printing, what's next? Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan gives an overview of the next technology that will change desktop manufacturing.

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11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Tinkering In the Digital Age – Hacking LEGO

Ralph Hempel

Brief presentation outlining my work in hacking the LEGO Mindstorms Bricks from the RCX, to NXT, and now the EV3.nI presented a similar talk at the MIT Mindfest in the late 90's (yes) and have hacked on LEGO ever since then.

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11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Inventing a Better Mousetrap

Alan Rothschild

This is a presentation based on the world famous collection of patent models from the Rothschild Patent Model collection from the 18th and 19th century. This includes presentation of original models from that era.

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11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Build a Squishy Circuit

Sage Thomas, Grace Thomas

Join two young makers who will teach you the basics of circuit building, using conductive and non-conductive dough. You will get a chance to build your own circuit.

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11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Getting Started with Arduino-Based Touch Board!

Matt Johnson

Bare Conductive's Matt Johnson introduces the Touch Board, an Arduino-based device which allows you to turn almost any surface or material into an interface.

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12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

The Young Makers Program

Tony DeRose

In 2010, Pixar partnered with Make: and the Exploratorium to create the Young Makers Program. The program brings together a community of adult mentors and youth ages 8-18 of varying backgrounds, interests, and skill levels to create ambitious open-ended projects. Tony DeRose, a co-founder of the program, will highlight a number of past projects, discuss why Pixar is participating, and describe how you can get involved.

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12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Makers and Makerspaces in Disaster Zones

Samuel Bloch

Having spent the last ten years in developing countries, I have witnessed how everyone effected by a disaster in this environment is forced to become a maker. 4.5 years ago we responded to this observation by putting in the first maker space in Haiti.

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12:00 PM — 12:15 PM

DIYing the Smart Home with WeMo Maker

Jason Whitney, Jake Whisler

Designed for inventors and tinkerers, the WeMo Maker brings internet connectivity and smartphone control to any any low voltage electronic device. This demo will showcase how makers can turn any home into a smart home using the WeMo Maker.

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12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Borg Like Me & Other Tales of Art, Eros, and Embedded Systems

Gareth Branwyn

I will be talking about my latest book, Borg Like Me, a best-of collection of my writings spanning 30+ years covering tech, DIY, and fringe culture.

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12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Design, Physics and Social Justice: Perfect Together

Honors Physics Students: Class of 2015, Eric Walters

Eleventh grade physics students were given the following challenge: Design and construct a science-based/force-based solution to a local, regional and/or global social justice issue. Students will share the results of their design process!

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12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Flight Demonstration

NYSCI Explainers

It was once said, ''what goes up must come down''. Is this always true? Come learn about what makes hot air balloons, blimps, airplanes and rockets defy the laws of gravity in this demonstration that ends with a bang.

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12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Microcontrollers 101: Which Microcontroller is Right for Your Project?

Michael Castor

With all the microcontrollers and single board computers on the market, it's hard to know which one is right for your project. This presentation walks you through the boards available in the Maker Shed in an attempt to add clarity to the confusion.

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12:00 PM — 2:00 PM

Power Racing Series

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12:15 PM — 12:30 PM

SAM, The Friendly Iot Prototyping Platform

Joachim Horn

SAM is a modular, wirless, cloud enabled, electonics prototyping platform that allows for anyone to build complex electronics systems using out simple software. The presentation will outline SAM's hardware, software, and various uses for SAM.

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12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Life-Size Mousetrap

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12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Frank Story

Jon Ronson

Jon presents a one-man show ''Frank Story'' telling the true story behind the new acclaimed fictionalized movie co-written by him and starring Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. This is a tribute to outsider artists too wonderfully strange to ever make it in the mainstream.

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12:30 PM — 12:45 PM

Levitating Wirelessly Powered Sound Circuits

Alexander Leonhart

Fine artist Alexander Leonhart talks about his exploration & creation of his wirelessly powered levitating sound circuits. Developed during graduate school, he delved into interactive media with no experience in search of the strange and wonderful.

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12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Maker Education for the 2e Student

Kate Yourke

Kate Yourke will discuss ways to allow students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles to experience education through the materials and processes of their built environment.

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12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

New Modes of Collaboration: Making with Universities and Companies

Andreas Bastian

In an emerging trend, makers are beginning to collaborate with larger, very organized groups of professional makers (companies and universities). Andreas will go over several examples of this and discuss the reasons behind their striking success.

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12:30 PM — 1:15 PM

Wearable Electronics: Let’s Make it Together – Project

Kate Hartman

'Wearable Electronics' author Kate Hartman leads us through a simple build resulting in a great piece of wearable tech.

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12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Solar Powered Fabric Printing

Jesse Genet

Come learn how to print fabric with sunlight! Customize clothing and design your own textiles using Lumi's photosensitive Inkodyes. Founder, Jesse Genet, will explain how Inkodye works and why Lumi is pioneering this new technique for DIY printing.>br />