How to convert used cooking oil into fuel for use in unmodified diesel engines, modified heating oil burners, and tuned turbine engines. As well as how to make your own processor using commonly available hardware.
Learn about the most delicious fermented vegetable protein that will keep you healthy and satisfied. Learn the science of fermentation and make it at home or buy our delicious fresh tempeh or have some tempeh for lunch.
Have We Got A Mystery for You! Our mysteries challenge your science and math knowledge. Do you know 101 things about science and math? We do! Test your knowledge against our children's science and math authors.
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!
Gigapixel macro robotic photography is here. Explore gigantic images and prints of some of the tiniest makers...insects. Then get hands-on and create an extreme resolution photograph of your hands, the hands that make things.
You can hack the brain to do new tricks if you know the places where old school mysticism like ''school'' and hypnosis and psychoanalysis and astrology and pavlovian training meet NEUROSCIENCE. Rubber band, magnet, tape, candy, coffee, vitamins and a few exercises can change your brain. We'll show you how.
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.
Come explore the microscopic world! Turn your phone into a microscope or build your own from LEGO bricks and lenses. You'll learn about optics, see life from a new perspective, and even take your images home with you.
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.
Last fall MAKE and the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute kicked off a blog series exploring biology and what makers can learn from nature. This presentation will expand on that theme, highlighting the exciting synergies and opportunities that occur where the maker movement and biomimicry meet.
ManyLabs uses Arduinos and sensors for science and math education. We will show an assortment of projects including a portable biometric recorder, a plant growing system, a wind turbine, and an automated water sampler.