10:00 AM — 11:00 AM


testyness2, sabrina merlo


10:30 AM — 11:00 AM

Let’s measure the Speed of Light!

Cliff Stoll

You can measure the speed of light in your back yard ... watch how it's done here. We'll use a cheezy laser pointer, an old signal generator, a couple of fifty cent photodiodes, and an antique oscilloscope. Much fun and cool physics!

11:00 AM — 11:45 AM

Life-Size Mousetrap

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

The Science of Being a Maker

''Science Bob'' Pflugfelder

\"Science Bob\" has shared his love for science with millions of people through his TV appearances. See how he combines his maker skills with his passion for science in this interactive, audience involved presentation. (Things might go boom.)

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Making a Pinball Museum

Michael Schiess

I will talk about how we made our pinball museum and how we are working to make a restored Carnegie Library our new home. I will briefly discuss art history of pinball and our need for its preservation and appreciation.

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Making LAIKA Puppets: From Fabrication To Film

Georgina Hayns, Deborah Cook

Join LAIKA's Georgina Hayns (Creative Supervisor, Puppet Fab) and Deborah Cook (Costume Designer) as they discuss the process of making a puppet, from initial sketch to final execution.

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

From Concept to Consumer — Searching for the Next Steve Jobs

Katherine Hague, Brady Forrest

Making something is easy; making something that can be made is hard u2013 very hard — and making something that sells can be even harder. The road to becoming a household name is a long and winding one.

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Nerding For Nature: Leveraging Open Source Technology for Eco-Research

Ken McGary

Nerds For Nature brings technologists, environmental specialists, students, and citizen scientists together to build awesome tools that help us understand and revive the natural world.

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

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

Duleesha Kulasooriya

Crowdfunding and online distribution services help makers commercialize their creations, while digitization and digital tools have changed the economics of manufacturing itself. Will manufacturing return to the US or will hubs like Shenzen prevail?

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Compressed Air Rocket 2.0 and Air Rocket Glider

Rick Schertle

As seen in just released MAKE Magazine 39, come hear about the all new redesign of the classic Compressed Air Rocket Launcher and the new never-before-seen Air Rocket Glider.

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

The Other Singularity, The Impact of DIY on Product Design

jared ficklin

Somewhere on the Star Trek Enterprise there is a skymall catalog. It is the future we are beginning now. The DIY movement is having a profound effect on professional product design and this talk will explore both using examples and provocation.

1:30 PM — 1:45 PM

Designing the first Makerspace in a Children’s Hospital.

Gokul Krishnan

We are designing the first Makerspace in a Children's Hospital.This novel,mobile,maker environment not only provides patients with creative outlets & learning opportunities,but also an occasion for the hospital to explore new avenues in patient care.

1:45 PM — 2:00 PM

Building Idaho Makers – A Statewide Approach for Libraries

Erica Compton

Come & hear how Idaho is implementing maker programs & spaces in libraries across the state. The Idaho Commission for Libraries is supporting this project with federal funds in small, rural, & urban libraries with limited resources & amazing results.

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

From the Electron to the Solar System, an Art History of Electronics

Megan Prelinger

Wood cuts, oil paint, and modern art illustrate the electron's journey to the solar system: Graphic art was the medium of reveal for new electronics of the last century, and electronics and space exploration are both handcrafts of humankind.

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

My DIY Chairlift and Other Projects in the Snow

Mike Basich, Goli Mohammadi

Mike Basich has been pushing boundaries on and off the snow for the past 20 years and has come to be known as the DIY guru of the snowboarding community. His largest-scale venture has been building an off-grid cabin deep in the Sierra Nevada.

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Tiny Homes on the Move

Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn, author of both SHELTER, the classic 1973 book on hand made housing, and 2012's best-seller TINY HOMES, will present a slide show of photos from his new book TINY HOMES ON THE MOVE, a book about hand made nomadic homes on wheels and water.

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Maker Dad: projects to do with your daughter

Mark Frauenfelder, Jane Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder, the editor-in-chief of MAKE, and his 11-year-old daughter Jane, will present projects from his new book, Maker Dad: Lunch Box Guitars, Antigravity Jars, and 22 Other Incredibly Cool Father-Daughter DIY Projects.

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

If You Build It…

Emily Pilloton

Emily believes that every person is a creative superhero. In her presentation, she will tell the stories of her students who range from ages 8 to 18, and how they used design and building projects to reimagine their own futures and communities.

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

The Future of 3D Printing

Jesse Harrington Au

You too can hold the future in your hand! Back from last years overwhelmingly successful Panel discussion lead by Autodesk's Jesse Harrington Au. This Panel will include representatives from 3D Hubs, iMaterialise, Sculpteo, Shapeways and MakerBot.

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM


Nicolas Huchet

Open source upper limb prosthesis.

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

Critical Making in Africa: Local Manufacturing and Regional Collaboration

Stefania Druga

In this session AfriMakers team members are going to show case some of the solutions created and discuss why using local know-how and hands-on prototyping for solving local challenges is more effective in creating access to clean water, energy.

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

3D Printing and the Replica Prop Community

Todd Blatt

On talented makers create replicas of props seen in film and television. I'll walk you through the creation of over a dozen prop replicas I made, all made possible by 3D printing.

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

How Does Nature Make It?

Gretchen Hooker

What can makers learn from nature? This presentation will highlight the exciting synergies and opportunities that occur where the maker movement and biomimicry meet.