An ingredient is a material! COOKING MATERIAL creates a tie between culinary ingredients and non-culinary materials. Cooking is not to nourish our body this time! Cooking is a DIY method to obtain materials!



The Kettlebug is a fitness tracker you don't have to wear. It sits on your kettlebell and tracks repetitions, pace, rest, and more, helping you build muscle along with healthy exercise habits. Visit our booth and try it out!



SEW for SOS allows makers to sew positive pillows for those who are going through rough times. Each pillow has a kind or inspirational stitched inside, and goes to somebody who is in need of some cheering up.



ComposiMold- Mold making material. Make over 35 molds of objects YOU choose by re-melting the same mold making material. With ComposiMold, you can cast in Plaster, Concrete, Plastics, Candle Wax, Soap or create Edible Treats.

Fireworks – A Look Behind the Fuze


Of course we all remember that first firecracker or sparkler as a child. Watching a fireworks display from your picnic blanket on a warm summer night, all are amazed by the sounds and bright patterns in the sky. The tell tale boom of the launch and your eyes look up to find the sky filled with color. A big fireworks display is an amazing thing.

But the work that goes into planning for and setting up a pyrotechnic display is even more amazing. Learn what goes into a large-scale pyrotechnic display. Learn about the tools that are used and what the different types of fireworks are that a pyrotechnic display operator can chose from to fill the sky and delight the audience.
Science and technology go into every display from the firing systems and mortar racks to the chemical components that go into the fireworks themselves. Join us as we take a look at this ancient art that keeps changing with the times.

Learning by Discovery


My book Make: Electronics encouraged readers to learn through hands-on projects that were fun and innovative. My new book, Make: More Electronics, extends this journey. It includes unique experiments with op-amps, comparators, logic chips, and sensors. The projects are entirely original and unlike those that you will find in most electronics-hobby books.

Prototype a design workshop for open maker portfolios


Gluing, stitching, welding. Young makers are full of ideas ready to explore u2013 hands-on. Today, when maker portfolios turn in valuable products for higher education admissions, we are asking: What are appropriate design principles for creating youth-driven maker portfolios? As part of the Maker Ed Open Portfolio Project, we are looking to explore answers to this question by inviting you to join a hands-on workshop that focuses on designing tools and practices that enable young makers to create their own open maker portfolios. In this session, you will learn more about the project and participate in prototyping the workshop hands-on.n


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