Maker Junior brings the experience of making to kids in classrooms, libraries and community centers. Fun projects combine arts and crafts materials with technical tools and components to spark curiosity and inspire learning.
In this presentation, Legendary Kid Maker, Super-Awesome Sylvia, and her pal, Gary Stager, will share details of their super-exciting new project to help kids and their teachers embrace making, tinkering, and engineering.
Making builds confidence, sparks curiosity and helps kids discover new areas of expertise. Alison Evans Adnani believes the experience of making needs to be available to every child. Alison founded Maker Junior to bring maker programming out of the maker space and into classrooms, libraries and community centers. Alison will share:n- simple projects that allow for exploration and playn- tips for teaching techniquen- strategies for managing larger groups
Chain Loose is a bmx bike and skate board brand. It is 100 percent rider owned and operated. Chain loose makes a lot of products for every body and you don't need to do action sports to understand and/or like our stuff.
JUNKTOPIA is a mini world of imagination where 6 quirky characters up-cycle, re-imagine, re-invent, and make total awesomeness from their junk! Junktopia will inspire you to turn trash into treasure and Junk-It-Yourself!
This talk will take tie the modern Maker Education experience to education reform thinkers throughout the 20th and 21st Centuries (so far!). In the process, a variety of common threads and goals will be explored.
The overarching mission of the TechGYRLS program is to empower girls, especially underrepresented girls, to explore and gain confidence with STEM, and to encourage them to pursue careers within STEM Fields. The program promotes creativity and innovation, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication, through exposure to making with our Young Makers program.
MakerKids is one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world and we will tell you about how we do making with kids. Our Board of Advisors includes Dale Dougherty (CEO of Maker Media, MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire) and Massimo Banzi (CEO of Arduino)
How to Make It at the San Mateo County Library with hands-on crafts and creations for all ages. By promoting hand-on exploration activities, community member will be engaged, active participants who learn, create and share.
Modular hardware enables makers to prove out ideas and concepts rapidly. This allows new ideas to come to fruition more quickly, enabling makers to push the envelope by focusing on differentiation and innovation, rather than being bogged down by low-level bits and bytes. In addition, open source hardware creates a friendly community where makers and developers can collaborate and re-use tried and true solutions. No need to re-invent the wheel! This panel will provide valuable insights, trends, and key advantages so Makers can leverage such ecosystems for rapid prototyping. In addition, several engaging demos will be shown.
Pioneers in Engineering is a UC Berkeley Student non-profit outreach group that promotes STEM education in underserved Bay Area high schools via a year-long mentorship program and an annual 8-week robotics competition.
The goal of this project is to make robotics cheaper by learning how to print out as much of my robots as possible. I do this by exploring and experimenting with 3D printer technology and printers.
"Science Bob" Pflugfelder has shared his love for science with millions of people through his television appearances. He's also a maker that has built museum displays, science fiction props, and even his own R2-D2. He is passionate about science and making cool stuff. Join Bob to see how he combines his maker skills with his passion for science in this interactive, audience involved presentation. (Things might go boom.)
The go kart was built and designed by 13 year old Gabriel Petersen. His goal was to make the kart mostly out of what he could find around the house, to keep the costs down. Be sure to look for Gabe as he rides around the fair