Carbon Origins

Exhibit

Carbon Origins is a start up aerospace company with the goal to make space commonplace. They are currently developing the next generation of suborbital rockets designed to carry small to mid-sized payloads to space. At Maker Faire they are launching an



CNCRouter Parts

Exhibit

CNC Router Parts offers a variety of professional, affordable parts and kits for the DIY CNC machine builder, and provides free instructions including complete 3D viewable plans for all of our CNC machine kits. At MakerFaire 2014, we will unveil our new Benchtop CNC series of small-footprint machines, and will be demonstrating them right along side our existing large-format PRO CNC machines.



Top 10 Myths about Making in K-12 Education

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The directors of maker programs from four different schools - Castilleja School (Palo Alto), Hillbrook School (Los Gatos), Lighthouse Community Charter School (Oakland), and Marymount School (NYC) - will come together to dispel some common myths about maker spaces and maker programs in K-12 schools. And if you have any myths about not being a maker yourself, we'll help dispel those too!n



Prototype a design workshop for open maker portfolios

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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


Building Idaho Makers – A Statewide Approach for Libraries

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Have you thought about implementing maker programs in your library? Idaho Commission for Libraries is supporting the implementation of makerspaces in eleven public libraries across the state in year two of the project. The project includes training on tools & technology, leveraging partnerships, involving community, and evaluating outcomes. The results include formal & stealth programming incorporating engineering, robotics, 3D printing & other STEAM topics to draw community members into these innovative programs and spaces! Come discover what Idaho is doing, what we are learning, and what's next.




What makes a maker? – Habits, attitudes and skills that you can teach aspiring makers

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I teach a maker after school program at Science World, in Vancouver, Canada. Inspired by that work, I've spent the past two years researching the common habits, attitudes, and skills of the maker community, so that I can teach them in my class. I will share the results of my research and talk about my experience putting them into practice.






Making Makers Out of Young Children

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What does it mean to be a maker for somebody who hasn't yet learned how to hold a pencil, much less a soldering iron? Rebecca Grabman, MAKESHOP Manager at Children's Museum of Pittsburgh, will talk about what ''making'' means with young children, giving examples of different contexts including families in informal scenarios, partnerships with local pre-K and Kindergarten classes, professional development opportunities for teachers, and work with educational media producers. MAKESHOP's practice is rooted in both formal research and practical facilitation.


RockIT CoLabs

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We are a new neighborhood Mini-Makerspace in downtown San Francisco. We are purposely small at 2,500 square feet so makers and hackers can easily get to know each other. We are a community of hackers that love collaborating.




Smoke ring trike 2.0

Exhibit

Using a huge, 2 ft diameter, 6 foot long, vortex generator our trike blows giant smoke rings while being pedaled around Maker Faire. At night the trike will be lit up with EL wire and the smoke rings with LEDs.