This year's program was jam-packed with fun interactive exhibits and presentations. To relive the magic, you can view the schedule below, download the printed program guide, view a map of the Event Center, and get the app for your smartphone (please note the app will be updated with the World Maker Faire New York schedule in September 2012). To learn more about each exhibit and the makers behind all the ingenuity, visit our Meet the Makers page.

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Crafter Lounge

Demos and hands-on projects

Saturday

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Crafter Lounge Stringmaking Demonstration

Stringmaking Demonstration - Paleotechnics

String from Sticks! Demonstration removing the bark from a stalk of Dogbane (Apocynum cannabinum) and twisting & plying that fiber into cordage or string. The art of stringmaking is an essential human skill.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Crafter Lounge
Creating and Embellishing Fascinators

virginia winter

Learn how to make your own stylish fascinator and embellish it to fit your style.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crafter Lounge
How to Darn

Arwen Griffith

Arwen will be demonstrating basic darning techniques so people can repair their beloved blankets, sweaters and socks!
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Crafter Lounge Resin Pouring demo
Resin Pouring Demo

Michael Reilly

A demonstration on how to embed objects in a resin counter or table top. Covers mixing, pouring and "de-bubbling" the resin. There will also be a simplified make and take of embedding a penny in a commemorative wooden block.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Crafter Lounge How to make crochet flowers
Simple Crochet Flowers with Alice Merlino of Futuregirl

Alice Merlino

Learn how to crochet simple flowers from Alice Merlino of Futuregirl. Bring your own crochet hooks/yarn to stitch along with her!

Sunday

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Crafter Lounge
Create and Embellish Fascinators

virginia winter

Learn how to make your own custom fascinator and embellish it to match your style.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Crafter Lounge
How to Turn a Heel

Arwen Griffith

Learn how to turn a heel when knitting a sock.
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crafter Lounge Scratch Art by Natalie McKean
Scratch Art Demo/Make-and-Take

Natalie McKean

Natalie McKean creates scratch art that is inspired by the blend of our technological and organic worlds. Scratch art is a medium involving the use of a sharp tool to chip away at black ink, revealing the white clay underneath.

Video
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Crafter Lounge Scratch Art
DIY Scratch Art

Natalie McKean

Come and learn how to make and create your own scratch art! I will be demonstrating how to make scratch paper and then showing step by step, how to scratch out a robot sea creature!

Make Demo Stage

Star makers making
MAKE authors and Maker Shed demo tools, projects, and kits.

Inside the Maker Shed, Zone D

Saturday

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Make Demo Stage

Zevrino - Making of an Automatic Cat Feeder - Ella Smith

Our cats Cheddar and Roquefort need to be fed three times a day, because if we leave a large bowl of food around, they will gouge themselves until they eventually throw up. Since it was not always convenient to feed them at precise times, we found a novel way to feed them, and avoid some of the problems of store bought automatic cat feeders.

Video
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Make Demo Stage Digital Biology: Getting to

Digital Biology: Getting to "Hello World" in Biotechnology - Raymond McCauley

Biohackers now program DNA and cells. At Singularity U, and the BioCurious hackerspace, the world's first synbio incubator helps companies hack biotech. What are the first projects crawling out of the lab? How can you start?
Video
11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Make Demo Stage Ring Roundup! Solder Your Own Ring

Ring Roundup! Solder Your Own Ring - Kate Richbourg

Learn to make a soldered rings using a set up that can be replicated at home. Use a small butane torch and copper wire to make a ring for every finger.

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Make Demo Stage littleBits Electronics

littleBits Electronics - littleBits Electronics

littleBits is an open-source library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping and play. Each bit has a simple, unique function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, motors, etc), and modules snap to make larger circuits.

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
Make Demo Stage

This Presentation Will Stink - Alex Kauffmann

Working with smells in interactive projects is tricky. I'll talk about why and show how I overcame some of the hurdles while building a scratch'n'sniff television.

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Make Demo Stage

Modkit Micro - The Easiest Way to Program Popular Microcontroller Platforms - Ed Baafi

Modkit Micro is the first official release of Modkit's visual programming environment for popular microcontroller platforms like Arduino and Wiring. We'll demo Modkit Micro and talk about everything Modkit including future products and services.

1:30 PM - 1:50 AM
Make Demo Stage Fun with RGB LEDs using BlinkMs

Fun with RGB LEDs using BlinkMs - Tod Kurt

See examples of how you can easily create dynamic multicolored LED projects using BlinkM Smart LEDs and Arduino.

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Make Demo Stage EZ-Robot

EZ-Robot - DJ Sures

Let's face the fact: robots are our future, which is why DJ Sures designed the revolutionary EZ-Robot Platform. The concept is quite simple: we take care of the programming and provide tutorials to help build your dream robot.

Video
2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Make Demo Stage The Secrets of Secret Doors

The Secrets of Secret Doors - Jillian Northrup

Because We Can's workshop on the practical making of the impractical: how to make secret doors and compartments! With our company's focus on bespoke interiors & furniture we've made many secret doors and compartments. Now we'll share the secrets will you!

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Make Demo Stage Elements of Sculptural Crochet

Elements of Sculptural Crochet - Jessica Polka

Discover the sculptural potential of crochet! Learn how basic stitches can be combined together to make elemental forms that, together, can replicate almost any 3D object.

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Make Demo Stage Hardware Jewelry
Making Jewelry from Hardware

Museum of Craft and Design

Wondering what to do with your extra hardware? Sarah Wininger from the Museum of Craft and Design shows you how to make simple yet striking jewelry inspired by artist Anni Albers! Combine ribbon with washers to make necklaces, and twine with hex nuts to create bracelets.
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
Make Demo Stage What Can You Do With A Microcontroller

What Can You Do With A Microcontroller - Steve Hoefer

This non-technical introduction to microcontrollers covers the basics from what they are to what can be done with them, and ends by working with the audience to come up with new and unique applications for them.

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Make Demo Stage The AWESOME Button: Building Custom USB Input Devices

The AWESOME Button: Building Custom USB Input Devices - Matt Richardson

MAKE contributor Matt Richardson gives a live demo of his popular AWESOME button project, a made-to-measure USB device that helps in times when the only word he can think of is "awesome." Learn the basics of how to make your own custom input device.

Video
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Make Demo Stage

ZWave Mesh Networking: An Introduction and How-To - Gregory Brill

An introduction to the Z-Wave protocol, hardware, and its potential and place as an underpinning technology for home and commercial automation.

5:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Make Demo Stage Arduino GRANDE - How To Build a Comically Large Microcontroller

Arduino GRANDE - How To Build a Comically Large Microcontroller - John Park

How do you build a functioning, SIX-TIMES-BIGGER-THAN-REAL-LIFE Arduino microcontroller? Using 3D modeling software, and a laser cutter, Make's own John Edgar Park will show you how. Includes a live laser-cutting demo.

6:00 PM - 6:20 PM
Make Demo Stage Towel Flying Wing and Combustion Cannon Talk and Demo

Towel Flying Wing and Combustion Cannon Talk and Demo - Daniel Spangler

I will be talking about my experience in the development and construction of the RC flying wing and the PVC Combustion Cannon Featured on the Make website and Make Magazine

Video
6:30 PM - 6:50 PM
Make Demo Stage Folding-Wing Glider and Catapult Launcher

Folding-Wing Glider and Catapult Launcher - Rick Schertle

Follow the history and production of this glider. With wings folded back, it rockets into the air, then the wings pop open for a gentle glide down. Builds for this glider and catapult will appear in future issues of MAKE.

7:00 PM - 7:20 PM
Make Demo Stage Making Unusual Wooden Bikes

Making Unusual Wooden Bikes - Tom Kabat

Here's how you can make your own unusual bicycle from wood, bike parts and discards. Let's look at: Strategies for bike design. The theory and application of CAD (Cardboard Aided Design). The layout process. Mounting bearings for headsets and cranks.

Sunday

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Make Demo Stage Creative Re-Use:  LP Records
Make cool things out of old LPs

Renga Arts

Got vinyl? Joe will show how to make cool things out of those old 45s and LPs.
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Make Demo Stage Raspberry Pi Founder Offers Tips for Programming Super Computer

Raspberry Pi Founder Offers Tips for Programming Super Computer - Eben Upton

Raspberry Pi maker Eben Upton leads live session showcasing how easy it is to program the low-cost mini-computer, and shares insights into its development and impact on future engineers and innovation available via element14.

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Make Demo Stage Taking Arduino Projects to the Next Level

Taking Arduino Projects to the Next Level - Michael Margolis

Tips on combining techniques drawn from the Arduino Cookbook to enhance Arduino projects. The presentation will illustrate how to combine and apply multiple techniques to expand capabilities of your Arduino projects.

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Make Demo Stage Open Source Hardware

Open Source Hardware - Wayne and Layne, LLC

Wayne and Layne, LLC makes open source hardware, which means all the schematics, PCB artwork, and source code are provided under open licenses. You're encouraged to make modifications, and we love to see everyone's crazy modifications!

12:30 PM - 12:50 PM
Make Demo Stage

Arduino 101 - Tyler Moskowite

Arduino is an inexpensive open source electronic prototyping platform for artists, designers, hackers, and makers. Come to this class to learn the basics of Arduino. A basic understanding of how computers work would be a good idea.

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Make Demo Stage Sewing Electrified

Sewing Electrified - Shannon Henry

Learn about sewing with conductive thread.

1:30 PM - 1:50 PM
Make Demo Stage

Combining Soft Circuits and Hula Hoops - Angela Sheehan

Join me as I talk about my journey into incorporating electronics and soft circuit/etextile techniques into various hula hooping projects.

Video
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Make Demo Stage Open Source Geiger Counter

Open Source Geiger Counter - Jeff Keyzer

Explore radioactivity in the world around you with this open source Geiger Counter kit.

2:30 PM - 2:50 PM
Make Demo Stage

DIY Scanning Electron Microscope - Ben Krasnow

This presentation will give an overview of how I built my DIY scanning electron microscope.

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Make Demo Stage DNA Shot Glass Extraction - How to Mix a DNAiquiri

DNA Shot Glass Extraction - How to Mix a DNAiquiri - Kristina Hathaway

Biohack or cool party trick? Maybe both? You be the judge! Take one part freshly extracted over proof DNA and mix with one part strawberry DNA. Shake, strain over ice, and ponder the possibilities.

3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Make Demo Stage Wireless Accelerometer Hacks for Earthquake Detection

Wireless Accelerometer Hacks for Earthquake Detection - John, Raymond and Jian

Learn about earthquake sensor networks and how we hacked together our own quake sensor using off the shelf electronic parts.

4:30 PM - 4:50 PM
Make Demo Stage The AWESOME Button: Building Custom USB Input Devices

The AWESOME Button: Building Custom USB Input Devices - Matt Richardson

MAKE contributor Matt Richardson gives a live demo of his popular AWESOME button project, a made-to-measure USB device that helps in times when the only word he can think of is "awesome." Learn the basics of how to make your own custom input device.

Video
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
Make Demo Stage Ben Heck Talks Modding with Makers

Ben Heck Talks Modding with Makers - Ben Heckendorn

Ben Heck deconstructs a build featured on element14's "The Ben Heck Show"Âť giving a firsthand look at the art of modding and how electronics impact innovation. Audience members are encouraged to collaborate on the project.

Center Stage

Ideas and voices from the maker movement

Saturday

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Center Stage World Record Paper Airplane

World Record Paper Airplane - The Paper Airplane Guy

The Sultan of Oman, the builders of the next generation of space vehicles, and Fry's Electronics all come together in one man's dream to be the best paper airplane designer in the world. John Collins, The Paper Airplane Guy shows off the plane.

Video
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Center Stage The Projects of Prototype This

The Projects of Prototype This - Joe Grand

Joe Grand and Zoz Brooks were co-hosts of Prototype This, an engineering show that followed the real-life design process of a unique prototype each episode. This presentation shares stories and technical details of their favorite builds.

Video
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Center Stage

Perspectives on Manufacturing Open Hardware - Bunnie Huang

bunnie will present a retrospective on his experiences manufacturing and selling open source hardware with chumby. He'll share some secrets of the trade, as well as summarize key challenges encountered in going to retail, and operating a startup in the consumer electronics market.

Video
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Center Stage Raspberry Pi: How a $35 Computer Will Give Students an Appetite for STEM

Raspberry Pi: How a $35 Computer Will Give Students an Appetite for STEM - Matt Richardson, Benjamin Heckendom, Eben Upton

A lively panel discussion comprised of the founder of Raspberry Pi Eben Upton, everyone's favorite modder Ben Heck, Matt Richardson from MAKE magazine and a California education professional who can speak to the Maker movement in the classroom.

Video
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Center Stage I Make, Therefore I Play

I Make, Therefore I Play - Megan Tulac

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but it annihilates the Maker! Making is playing and playing is essential to human ingenuity. Come learn about the science behind play - how it shapes the brain, encourages discovery and gets you hired at JPL!

Video
2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Center Stage

Democratizing Design: Enabling the Crowd and the Next Generation - Nathan Wiedenman

In this presentation, LTC Nathan Wiedenman, Program Manager for DARPA's Adaptive Vehicle Make portfolio of programs, describes several of the agency's advanced manufacturing initiatives. The AVM portfolio is focused on compressing development timelines by a factor of at least five and opening the aperture for innovation to a broader community through a series of design prize challenges. Separate from AVM, the MENTOR program is focused on inspiring the next generation of innovators by introducing students at 1,000 high schools to distributed digital design and programmable manufacturing technologies.

Video
2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Center Stage

Every Child a Maker - AnnMarie Thomas, Dale Dougherty

Dale and AnnMarie will announce a new initiative that seeks to create more opportunities in the community for young people to make. By making, young makers can build confidence, foster creativity, and spark interest in science, technology, engineering, math, the arts—and learning as a whole. We want more young people to join the growing Maker Movement.

Video
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Center Stage

The State of Arduino - Massimo Banzi

Learn about the latest developments in Arduino open-source microcontroller from a key member of the Arduino team.

Video
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Center Stage

Democratizing Access To The Tools of Innovation - Mark Hatch

A hundred dollars a month now gives you access to the tools of the Industrial Revolution for the first time in 250 years. Mark Hatch will show examples of makers who are changing the world with access to machines, some training, and a shared workspace.

Video
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Center Stage Apps for Makers: 3D Fabrication from Molecules to Motor Cars

Apps for Makers: 3D Fabrication from Molecules to Motor Cars - David ten Have, Jay Rogers, Lance Pickens, Aubrey Cattell, Chris Anderson

A panel discussion where four businesses in the maker space are using Personal Factory to create amazing services. Hosted by Chris Anderson.

Video
5:00 PM - 5:25 PM
Center Stage A Modest Proposal: Bringing Makers to Market

A Modest Proposal: Bringing Makers to Market - Dave Eggers

Dave Eggers, a longtime fan of the Maker Movement, will share ideas and some sketches for bringing a Maker's market to San Francisco's mid-Market Street. Friends and allies will join in as Eggers opens the brainstorm for a Mid-Market Makers' Mart to the Maker Faire audience. The session will conclude with a group tongue twister exercise to say Mid-Market Makers' Mart aloud five times very fast.

5:30 PM - 5:55 PM
Center Stage Mothership HackerMoms: First Women's Hackerspace. Ever.

Mothership HackerMoms: First Women's Hackerspace. Ever. - Sho Sho Smith, Samantha Cook

Mothership HackerMoms is dedicated to giving creative mothers the time and space to explore DIY craft and design, hacker/maker culture, entrepreneurship and all manner of creative expression - with childcare!

Video
6:00 PM - 6:25 PM
Center Stage Vintage Tomorrows: Inside the Creation of a Book and Documentary about the Steampunk Movement

Vintage Tomorrows: Inside the Creation of a Book and Documentary about the Steampunk Movement - Byrd McDonald

What can playing with the past tell us about the future? VINTAGE TOMORROWS, a book/documentary about the steampunk movement, seeks to answer this question. Join the makers as they share excerpts from the film.

Video

Sunday

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Center Stage Code is Literacy: Code Hero, a Game that Teaches How to Make Games

Code is Literacy: Code Hero, a Game that Teaches How to Make Games - Alex Peake

98% of kids are gamers. Can games teach 100% to code? Code Hero is a game that teaches how to make games with a code ray that shoots Javascript in Unity3D so you learn as you play to make games that make all knowledge playable.

Video
12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Center Stage Software Alchemy: From Code to Crops

Software Alchemy: From Code to Crops - Alan Cooper

A legendary software designer and educator shares lessons he's learned from his 21st Century Green Acres story, on how to follow your own Makers Vision and develop the skills and community to make it real.

Video
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Center Stage

Gamification, Robotics, Simulators: How to Get Started Using Java - Justin Kestelyn, Daniel Green, Caron Newman, Ultan O'Broin, Kevin Roebuck

Programming, gamification, robotics, and simulators: This panel, with an emphasis on students and newbies, focuses on why Java technology dominates cutting-edge software development, and what you need to learn to get started!

Video
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Center Stage

Autonomous Quadcopter Drones - Chris Anderson

Learn how to create a flying robot with an open source Arduino-compatible flight controller. This talk will cover basic autonomous flight, as well as using advanced sensors for navigation and mission planning. We'll focus on quadcopters and hexacopters, but also include autonomous planes and rovers.

Video
1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Center Stage The Story Behind DIY.org

The Story Behind DIY.org - Isaiah Saxon

DIY.org is an online community for maker kids. Co-Founder Isaiah Saxon will share the back story – from Encyclopedia Pictura's animation work, to Trout Gulch, to the feature film DIY in 3d, to the formation of DIY.org

Video
2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Center Stage The Bay Lights: 1.5 Miles of Public Art on the Bay Bridge

The Bay Lights: 1.5 Miles of Public Art on the Bay Bridge - Ben Davis, Leo Villareal, Timothy Childs, Amy Critchett, Saeed Shahmirzai

The Bay Lights will live for two years on the iconic West Span of The Bay Bridge. It will include 25,000 individually addressable LEDs programmed by artist Leo Villareal to display a fine arts experience like no other: 1.5 miles long and 500ft high!

Video
2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Center Stage Wearable Computing: Adaptive Tech to Blink and Bling

Wearable Computing: Adaptive Tech to Blink and Bling - Lynne Bruning

Sit down, buckle up and blast into the minds of innovative makers of adaptive tech, social interaction fashion and blink&bling costuming as Lynne Bruning guides you thru the world of wearable computing, Arduinos and EL Wire.

Video
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Center Stage The Radical Art of Collaboration

The Radical Art of Collaboration - FLUX Foundation

Have you enjoyed the interactive sculpture BrollyFlock!, the wild renegade flock of umbrellas? Come meet the Makers: Flux Foundation. They will discuss concepts central to their collaborative approach to public art.

Video
3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Center Stage

"Kickstarters," Equity and the New Maker Pro - David Harvilicz, Will Haines, Kevin Lawton

Crowdfunding is a powerful new way for makers to fund their projects, attract interest, externalize expectations, and solicit expertise. Learn how to do it successfully and float your ideas with a panel of crowdfunding experts, including Will Haines (IndieGoGo), Kevin Lawton (author of "Crowdfunding Revolution"), Tim Schafer (Double Fine Productions), David Harvilicz (When You Wish), & Hiroshi Wald (Austral Capital and Stanford-MIT VLab)

Video
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Center Stage Making it in the Middle East

Making it in the Middle East - Bilal Ghalib

Bilal Ghalib will be speaking about his current trip to the middle east, using Autodesk 123D Catch and a flash Mob to capture the Sphinx into a 3D model in a project known only as Steal the Sphinx.

Video
4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Center Stage Smart Materials for DIY Projects

Smart Materials for DIY Projects - Catarina Mota

Smart materials are an important component of the future of manufacturing and tech crafts. This presentation will go over some examples of smart materials, the issues we currently face, and the next steps in making smart materials more accessible to all.

Video

Innovation Stage

Conversations about emerging tech & community

Saturday

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Innovation Stage Cool Physics Demonstrations

Cool Physics Demonstrations - Marc 'Zeke' Kossover

See physics demonstrations that your teachers never did in class. Learn the physics behind them and learn how to build the equipment yourself and do some science on your own.

Video
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Innovation Stage

Light, Lasers & Illusions - Tom Ward

Find how to use cheap lasers & ultraviolet light to make some really fun gadgets. Burst balloons with light, make a projection microscope, do an amazing eye test and see how well you really wash your hands in this session for adults and children alike.

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Innovation Stage Practical Visual Effects for Movies Makers

Practical Visual Effects for Movies Makers - Fon Davis

Presentation by Fon and a panel of model makers who have worked on many of your favorite films, including the Stars Wars movies, The Matrix Series, Indiana Jones, to name a few.

Video
12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Innovation Stage The Three Laws of Paper Robotics

The Three Laws of Paper Robotics - Mike Estee

In a quest to make robotic experimentation more accessible and affordable, Mike explores how office supplies can be used to bring about the cardboard robocalypse, with surprising results.

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Innovation Stage Developing Open Source Assistive Technology

Developing Open Source Assistive Technology - Steve Hoefer

Open Source assistive technology has the ability to improve the lives of people all over the world. This presentation covers the benefits and pitfalls of developing and sharing assistive devices.

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Innovation Stage Manufacturing Open Source Hardware - Get Your Stuff Made!

Manufacturing Open Source Hardware - Get Your Stuff Made! - Ian Lesnet

Explore how open source electronics hardware is being produced now. See an example package of materials needed to manufacture a electronic project.

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Innovation Stage From Driver Distraction to Driver Augmentation: Open Source in Cars

From Driver Distraction to Driver Augmentation: Open Source in Cars - Alison Chaiken

As open source hardware and software begin to appear in cars, the same battles over privacy and security that were fought in the handset space are being joined in the automotive one. What are the opportunities for Makers?

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Innovation Stage ALL Power Labs: A Tale of Open Souce and Personal Scale Power

ALL Power Labs: A Tale of Open Souce and Personal Scale Power - James Mason

Who knew that when the City of Berkeley decided to turn off the power to our arts facility it would be a good thing. Come hear how a bunch of DIY artists started a Biomass power company that is changing the landscape of power generation.

Video
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Innovation Stage

Research Robots to DIY Robots - Marek Michalowski, Carol Reiley

Marek Michalowski and Carol Reiley are roboticists who come from academic research backgrounds, currently work at Silicon Valley robotics companies, and have created DIY robotics projects for MAKE Magazine. They'll be talking about their experiences moving from academia to industry, working with robots used in health care (the Keepon autism research robot and the Da Vinci surgical robot), and being inspired by the tools, communities, and design ethos of the maker movement.

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Innovation Stage Where Are The Black Makers?

Where Are The Black Makers? - kippkitts

Where are the black Makers? Having an afro and making robots is cool! Seriously, black kids need mentors, role models, heroes! Show yourselves, my black Maker friends! Diversity in STEM needs help!

4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Innovation Stage Serpent Twins: Meet the Makers

Serpent Twins: Meet the Makers - Jon Sarriugarte

Project teams talk about this drive-able sculpture and the setbacks they had to overcome. Areas like electrical, programming, welding, resin casting, sheet metal fabrication and CNC fabrication to just name a few will discussed by each team.

Video
4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Innovation Stage Klein Bottles, Topless Teapots, Siphon-Glasses, and a Homebrew Forklift

Klein Bottles, Topless Teapots, Siphon-Glasses, and a Homebrew Forklift - Cliff Stoll

How do you make a glass Klein Bottle? How about knitting a woolen Mobius Scarf? Perhaps a self-syphoning wine-glass? Or a robotic mini-forklift? Cliff will give away a glass Klein Bottle; maybe two if there's enough questions.

Video
5:00 PM - 5:25 PM
Innovation Stage

Make Your World - The LAB at Rockwell Group

James and Josh will discuss their work at The Lab at Rockwell Group. They'll give an introduction to ECS, a software developed by The Lab to choreograph interactive spaces, and talk about Make Your World, a pop-up prototyping space co-sponsored by Intel.

5:30 PM - 5:55 PM
Innovation Stage Chipmusic: Transforming Game Toys into Studio Quality Audio Hardware

Chipmusic: Transforming Game Toys into Studio Quality Audio Hardware - Jordan Gray

Chipmusic has hit the mainstream in movies like Scott Pilgrim, but where did it come from & how is it made? Starpause will spill the beans, make sure you can hear the difference between a square and a sine wave, and perform a gameboy live tracking demo!

Video
6:00 PM - 6:25 PM
Innovation Stage Syneseizure! Unmasking Reality!

Syneseizure! Unmasking Reality! - Lillian Fritz-Laylin

Synesthesia is a condition in which one sensation gets mixed up with another, causing situations in which someone “smells” sounds, or “sees” touches. Syneseizure is a full head mask that allows the wearer to feel images in real time.

Video
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Innovation Stage Experience Flight with Aero!

Experience Flight with Aero! - Lucien Vattel

Try out GameDesk's latest embodied learning experience, Aero! Put on our wings to control an albatross in our flight simulator, complete with fans to give you the sensation of flight as experienced by the bird.

Video

Sunday

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Innovation Stage Experience Flight with Aero!

Experience Flight with Aero! - Lucien Vattel

Try out GameDesk's latest embodied learning experience, Aero! Put on our wings to control an albatross in our flight simulator, complete with fans to give you the sensation of flight as experienced by the bird.

Video
11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Innovation Stage Cutting the Car in Half (How I Learned to Loved KERS on Actuated Gimbals)

Cutting the Car in Half (How I Learned to Loved KERS on Actuated Gimbals) - Daniel Kim

The C-1, the world's first gyroscopically stabilized rolling smart phone. Combining the efficiency and freedom of a motorcycle with the safety and convenience of a car. An alternated to alternatives on an exciting and safe platform.

11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Innovation Stage Radioactivity: It’s In The Air for You And Me

Radioactivity: It’s In The Air for You And Me - Kristen McIntyre

Learn about Geiger-Mueller tubes, scintillation counters, ion chambers, decaying atoms, and how to make your own radiation detectors. With a little extra work, you might even be able to tell the energy of the emitted high energy photons.

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Innovation Stage

Hyperspectral Imaging and Other Ways of Seeing the Invisible - Torbjorn Skauli

The eye is a fantastic camera in itself, but many types of cameras can see things that are invisible to the eye. This talk will give a quick tour of some of these technologies, such as thermal and hyperspectral imaging.

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Innovation Stage Meet the Muffins!  The Secrets Behind the Cupcake Cars You Love

Meet the Muffins! The Secrets Behind the Cupcake Cars You Love - Jennifer Williams

You love the cupcake cars here at Maker Faire, Burning Man, SF Pride Parade, and more. Now join Acme Muffineer founders, Lisa Pongrace and Greg Solzberg, and their cupcake colleagues, and find out just what goes on under that yummy topping!

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Innovation Stage Zero to Maker - Getting Up to Speed with DIY

Zero to Maker - Getting Up to Speed with DIY - David Lang

David Lang spent the last six months intensively immersing himself in maker culture and learning as many DIY skills as he could. This presentation will be a condensed recap of everything he learned and how you, too, can get up to speed with DIY.

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Innovation Stage Teaching and Inspiring New Makers

Teaching and Inspiring New Makers - Workshop Weekend, Lee Sonko, Katie Dektar, Anca Mosoiu, Michael Shiloh

The hands-on discovery and exploration typical of Maker projects presents different challenges from traditional step-by-step instruction. Five Maker teachers with experience teaching Maker subjects discuss their experiences.

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Innovation Stage

Making Stuff Social - Charles Theurer

Dr. Charles (Burt) Theurer is a researcher and a maker at one of the oldest and last remaining Industrial research labs GE's Global Research. His work focuses on the development of Cyber Physical Systems and the interactions between us and our machines.

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Innovation Stage Making Professional Makers - Career Tech Ed Instructors Talk Shop

Making Professional Makers - Career Tech Ed Instructors Talk Shop - Liisa Pine Schoonmaker, Louis Quindlen, Dan Sunia, Mike Appio

Three shop teachers talk about running exceptional programs, the great opportunities available for students, and what everyone can do to ensure that "making things" remains a significant part of the American educational curriculum

Video
3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Innovation Stage Meet the Makers:  Marnia Johnston+Corey McGuire, and Christian Ristow

Meet the Makers: Marnia Johnston+Corey McGuire, and Christian Ristow - Christian Ristow, Marnia Johnston, Corey McGuire

Christian Ristow and Marnia Johnston both are artists working with robotics in provocative ways. They will each present some of their projects, views on where they work (and favorite tools), and a bit about why they make.

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Innovation Stage

Meet the Makers of MAKE Magazine - Mark Frauenfelder, Gareth Branwyn

Here's your chance to meet the editors of MAKE Magazine, Mark Frauenfelder & Gareth Branwyn. Find out what kind of content the editors are looking for, and where MAKE is headed.

4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Innovation Stage Ask a Maker Master

Ask a Maker Master - Jon Sarriugarte, Jeffrey McGrew + Jillian Northrup, Alexis Berger, Almost Scientific

A panel of Makers who have become masters of their craft will answer all the questions you ever had. Come test their knowledge and get the next best thing to figuring it out yourself! Having someone tell you!

4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Innovation Stage DIY Home Security

DIY Home Security - Peter Vieth

Do you want to secure your home? We have built a home security system using wireless webcams, our smartphones, and an old PC. Come see how it works and how you can build your own.

Tesla Stage

electricity + music = ArcAttack!

Saturday

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Sunday

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Tesla Stage Why We Make

Why We Make - Adam Savage

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Tesla Stage ArcAttack!

ArcAttack! -

Creators of the original Singing Tesla Coils, the crew of ArcAttack uses their high tech wizardry to generate a truly 'electrifying' live music performance.

Pedal Powered Stage

Maker music, powered by You!

Saturday

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage Fossil Fool
The Science of Pedal Power

paul freedman

The Bike Rapper hails from an alternate universe where bikes are cool, cars are lame, and the baddest rappers are human-powered. He will perform through a new Stomp-Powered subwoofer called the Stompodium.

Video
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage The Genie

The Genie - Genie Love

Sponsored by Line6, The Genie is an avant garde guitarist and looping innovator.

Video
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage Major Powers and the Lo Fi Symphony

Major Powers and the Lo Fi Symphony - Kevin Gautschi

Adventurous three piece piano rock music with lots of three part harmonies and intricate arrangements.

Video
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage

Third Date - Will Glaser

Third Date is a seriously Maker type of band. The lyrics are smart and the stage show is engaging. They perform with a one-of-a-kind Fretted Theremin and occasionally with a percussion-synced Tesla coil. Oh yeah, and the music is pretty darn good too.

Video
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage Earth Amplified

Earth Amplified - Alli Starr

Earth Amplified is a four-piece band that has heated up stages across the nation with artists ranging from Blackalicious, Dead Prez, Midnite and more. The band plays hard, conscious Roots-Rap-Reggae to uplift the people and the planet.

Video
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage Nataraj

Nataraj - Nicco Tyson

World music of African Roots.

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage Songbird Radio

Songbird Radio - Lauren Larken Spees

Aerial Songbird, Lauren Larken, will croon from the top of el Arbol, the tall bike powered tree at twilight (6pmish) on Saturday! Come help us human power the stage by volunteering to pedal and Rock the Bike powered stage.

Video
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage Fossil Fool

Fossil Fool - paul freedman

The Bike Rapper hails from an alternate universe where bikes are cool, cars are lame, and the baddest rappers are human-powered. He will perform through a new Stomp-Powered subwoofer called the Stompodium.

Video

Sunday

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage The Monkeybutts

The Monkeybutts - Kimba Anderson

THE MONKEYBUTTS, SF's monkey-faced pop stars play a combination of hard-rocking kid's hits, originals, and favorites from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. Catchy tunes, monkey fun, and kooky kids spiral into an interactive sing along dance party for all ages.

Video
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage SHAKE YOUR PEACE!

SHAKE YOUR PEACE! - Gabe Dominguez

Back from "The Bay Rising" bioregional bicycle music tour, the band's created "Whup" a celebratory and political dance music combining: Afro-Latin rhythm, bluegrass fiddle, gospel choir harmony, and anarchistic folk/pop/rock.

Video
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage

kate kilbane & the cellar doors - kate kilbane

Imagine Fiona Apple and Sting wrote a rock opera based on ancient Greek tragedy: this is the sound of kate kilbane & the cellar doors. Bassist and lead singer kate kilbane sings about ancient Greek women whose stories still captivate audiences today.

Video
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage AMALGAMATION

AMALGAMATION - Robin Lovejoy

Amalgamation ~ Indie Rock that's built like no other. A melding of sounds for the thinkers and lovers. Formulated in San Francisco and heard across the waves.

Video
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage

Beautiful Machines - Conrad Schuman

Beautiful Machines is an SF electronic/synth/pop/rock band that produces a visually-stimulating, interactive and upbeat show - featuring lights, lasers, visuals, costumes, interactive elements and audience participation.

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage Nightgown

Nightgown - Ela J

Nightgown is a three piece San Francisco cosmic rock band founded by Russell James Miller on vocals and guitar including Ela J on vocals and bass guitar and Nick Odd on drums.

Video
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pedal Powered Stage Shovelman

Shovelman - Isaac Frankle

Shovelman is a junkyard beatnik, a shovel guitar wielding surrealist folk superhero. Armed with a collection of pawnshop effects pedals and an old barn-shovel turned slide-guitar, Shovelman plays ol’ fashioned folktronica-grooves looped straight out of the ground.

Video

Maker Square Stage

Food and farming demos

Saturday

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Maker Square Stage
Worms, Worms, Worms! How to Compost

County of San Mateo/RecycleWorks.org

Learn how to: create a sustainable, healthy, chemical free garden by composting; which type of compost bin is right for you; which materials to use and how to use the finished product; appreciate the critters in your bin that live and party there.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maker Square Stage
DIY Chocolate: Break Away from the Bar

Karen Solomon

Learn to make chocolate from cacao beans, sugar, and a food processor. Karen Solomon, author of Jam It, Pickle It, Cure It, will teach the simple satisfaction of roasting, grinding, and flavoring your own DIY dark, chocolatey confection.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Maker Square Stage Mushrooms on Coffee
Mushrooms on Coffee

Jared Abbott

We'll be discussing Back to the Roots' Grow-at-Home Mushroom Garden--a fun, exciting project for anyone. Grow your own pearl oyster mushrooms in only 10 days!

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Maker Square Stage Sustainably Sourcing Specialty Coffee
Sustainably Sourcing Specialty Coffee

Steve Ford

Steve Ford, the coffee buyer for Ritual Coffee Roasters, and Nancy Majano of El Salvador, one of Ritual's coffee producers, will cover the basics of farming coffee & building relationships with companies like Ritual.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Maker Square Stage Milkin' in the City
Milkin' in the City

Heidi Kooy

Goat milk? Learn how you can have some too with your very own urban goats. We'll discuss the ins and outs of keeping dairy goats in the city.

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Maker Square Stage
Organic Beekeeping: Saving the Honey Bee One Bee at a Time

Tyler Henthorne

Organic Beekeeping in an Urban Environment presents many challenges. I will discuss how each one of us can make a difference by utilizing our maker skills to create a safe haven for the honey bee.

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Maker Square Stage
Backyard Beekeeping 101

Mike Harrel

Beekeeping (or apiculture, from Latin apis, bee) is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans. Our skilled beekeepers will teach you the basics of backyard beekeeping. You will learn what equipment and skills you need to get started with your very own beehive.

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Maker Square Stage
Extracting Honey 101

G&M Honey

Have you ever wondered how a frame of honey comb from a beehive turns into a bottle of honey for your table? This is your chance to see the whole process from frame to bottle. Our beekeeping professionals will show you how it's done in a live demo. (No bees will be present)

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Maker Square Stage
Sweet Maria's Home Coffee Roasting

Byron Dote

Learn how simple it is to roast your own coffee. With just a few household items and a popcorn popper, you can have coffee that's fresher, better tasting and cheaper than any commercial coffee you can buy at the market.

Video
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Maker Square Stage The Happy Chicken
The Happy Chicken

Rachel Brinkerhoff

Interested in keeping chickens? Learn the basics from housing to feeding to basic healthcare. We'll help you realize if chickens are for you.

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Maker Square Stage
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter

Shelter Publications, Inc.

Lloyd Kahn discusses his new book TINY HOMES while showing a slide show of some of the 1,300 photos from the book. There's a growing tiny house movement all over the world--which we've been tracking over the past two years.

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Maker Square Stage Low Tech at Home: Simple Projects to Boost Your Household's Resiliency and Independence
Low Tech at Home: Simple Projects to Boost Your Household's Resiliency and Independence

Erik Knutzen

Learn how to build solar cookers, rocket ovens and even keep bees. Erik Knutzen, co-author of The Urban Homestead and Making It will offer tips to make your crib a low-tech paradise.
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
Maker Square Stage Habitile™ Modular Living Wall System
Habitile Modular Living Wall System

Aurora Mahassine

Aurora Mahassine is developing the Habitile Modular Living Wall System. Cities come alive with niches for wildlife and food! Air, water and building energy performance all benefit from the living insulation that will recover the concrete surfaces.

Video

Sunday

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Maker Square Stage
Worms, Worms, Worms! How to Compost

County of San Mateo/RecycleWorks.org

Learn how to: create a sustainable, healthy, chemical free garden by composting; which type of compost bin is right for you; which materials to use and how to use the finished product; appreciate the critters in your bin that live and party there.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Maker Square Stage Farming FOR Mother Nature
Farming FOR Mother Nature

Paul Kaiser

Find out what organic agriculture really means and how including Mother Nature in our food production is both mutually beneficial and necessary for our future; learn ecological farming techniques for your own backyard garden!

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Maker Square Stage
Beer Brewing Basics

Anthony Tsangaropoulos Anthony DeFerrari

How to brew your own beer at home, step-by-step! You'll be surprised how easy it is to make. Materials such as grains, hop varieties and yeast will be discussed, as well as brewing process, fermentation, kegging and bottling.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Maker Square Stage
Backyard Beekeeping 101

Mike Harrel

Beekeeping (or apiculture, from Latin apis, bee) is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans. Our skilled beekeepers will teach you the basics of backyard beekeeping. You will learn what equipment and skills you need to get started with your very own beehive.

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Maker Square Stage
Extracting Honey 101

G&M Honey

Have you ever wondered how a frame of honey comb from a beehive turns into a bottle of honey for your table? This is your chance to see the whole process from frame to bottle. Our beekeeping professionals will show you how it's done in a live demo. (No bees will be present)

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Maker Square Stage Barista goes to Guatemala!
Barista goes to Guatemala!

Kevin Bohlin

Kevin will discuss his experience with Ritual Coffee as a barista, as well as his experience sourcing his own coffee from Honduras and Guatemala--which he used to achieve impressive results at the Regional and US Barista competitions in 2011 & 2012.
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Maker Square Stage Herban Creations: Cordials & Syrups
Herban Creations: Cordials & Syrups

Dawn Zaft

Cordials infuse a bit of lore & alchemy into any event! Learn basic cordial & syrup making. Traditional techniques & other methods will be covered. Go home and make something delicious to sip with friends!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Maker Square Stage Sonatas of the Soil
Sonatas of the Soil

Lily Films

Lily Films (makers of the documentary, The Future of Food) will show three shorts from their new film project, Symphony of the Soil. These short Sonatas of the Soil are each 10-15 minutes long and delve deeply into one topic.

Video
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Maker Square Stage
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter

Shelter Publications, Inc.

Lloyd Kahn discusses his new book TINY HOMES while showing a slide show of some of the 1,300 photos from the book. There's a growing tiny house movement all over the world--which we've been tracking over the past two years.

Citizen Science

Saturday

No events scheduled, yet...

Sunday

No events scheduled, yet...

Coke Zero and Mentos Stage

Eepybird's artful soda geyser spectacle

Saturday

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Coke Zero and Mentos Stage Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains

Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains - Eepybird.com

See the original Internet sensation LIVE! Geysers of soda shoot over twenty feet into the air in this spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Coke Zero and Mentos Stage Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains

Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains - Eepybird.com

See the original Internet sensation LIVE! Geysers of soda shoot over twenty feet into the air in this spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains.

5:30 PM - 5:40 PM
Coke Zero and Mentos Stage Recycled Fashions from Camp Couture

Recycled Fashions from Camp Couture - The Camp Couture

The Camp Couture - A sewing & design program where kids, teens and adults learn how to create and sew their own designs.

Video

Sunday

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Coke Zero and Mentos Stage Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains

Coke Zero & Mentos Fountains - Eepybird.com

See the original Internet sensation LIVE! Geysers of soda shoot over twenty feet into the air in this spectacular mint-powered version of the Bellagio Fountains.

Competitions

Saturday

No events scheduled, yet...

Sunday

No events scheduled, yet...

Front Porch

Vintage variety show of tunes & tricks

Saturday

No events scheduled, yet...

Sunday

No events scheduled, yet...

Homegrown Village Workshop

Hands-on homesteader how-tos

Saturday

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Homegrown Village Workshop Herb Spiral Revolution
Herb Spiral Revolution

Nik Dyer

Herb spirals demonstrate permaculture and sustainable edible landscape design and can enhance the aesthetics and productivity of any garden. Walk away inspired and empowered to make an herb spiral in any size backyard or local community garden!

Video
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Homegrown Village Workshop Butter! Shake it and Make it!
Butter! Shake it and Make it!

Farm Aid / HOMEGROWN.org

Watch the magical transformation from cream to butter in this fun and lively workshop with HOMEGROWN.org's Cornelia Homegrown. Sweet organic butter happens before your eyes--and wait until you taste the results!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Homegrown Village Workshop Chinese Noodle Maker Mr. Wang
Chinese Noodle Maker Mr. Wang

This ancient culinary art form from the Chiang Dong Province transforms dough into hundreds of strands of perfectly shaped noodles. Roll up your sleeves, flour your palms, and join the fun!

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Homegrown Village Workshop

Direct Trade Coffees Taste Better: Ritual Coffee Tasting - Steve Ford

Steve Ford, Ritual's dedicated coffee buyer, alongside Nancy Majano of El Salvador, will walk through a group tasting of a coffee from Nancy's farm and others, in which they explain what sorts of details in the coffee growing/roasting process lend to particular flavors.

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Homegrown Village Workshop Kraut-a-thon
Kraut-a-thon

Happy Girl Kitchen Co.

We will empower you to make sauerkraut in your own home with ease and grace! Get your hands into massaging the sea salt into the cabbage to encourage it to release its juices and make the best kraut ever!

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Homegrown Village Workshop Guerrilla Gardening: Making Seed Balls
Guerrilla Gardening: Making Seed Balls

Guerrilla Gardens

Become a modern Johnny Appleseed and learn how to make seed bombs, small balls comprised of soil, clay, and seed that can be readily broadcast into any garden or abandoned lot to bring blooms where there were none before!

Sunday

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Homegrown Village Workshop Seed Catalog Crafts!

Seed Catalog Crafts! - Cornelia Homegrown

Repurpose last season's pretty seed catalogs into colorful bookmarks, seed packets, and "bouquets"! A self-directed workshop for all ages.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Homegrown Village Workshop Butter! Shake it and Make it!
Butter! Shake it and Make it!

Farm Aid / HOMEGROWN.org

Watch the magical transformation from cream to butter in this fun and lively workshop with HOMEGROWN.org's Cornelia Homegrown. Sweet organic butter happens before your eyes--and wait until you taste the results!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Homegrown Village Workshop Chinese Noodle Maker Mr. Wang
Chinese Noodle Maker Mr. Wang

This ancient culinary art form from the Chiang Dong Province transforms dough into hundreds of strands of perfectly shaped noodles. Roll up your sleeves, flour your palms, and join the fun!

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Homegrown Village Workshop Kraut-a-thon
Kraut-a-thon

Happy Girl Kitchen Co.

We will empower you to make sauerkraut in your own home with ease and grace! Get your hands into massaging the sea salt into the cabbage to encourage it to release its juices and make the best kraut ever!

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Homegrown Village Workshop Guerrilla Gardening: Making Seed Balls
Guerrilla Gardening: Making Seed Balls

Guerrilla Gardens

Become a modern Johnny Appleseed and learn how to make seed bombs, small balls comprised of soil, clay, and seed that can be readily broadcast into any garden or abandoned lot to bring blooms where there were none before!

Make: Projects Stage

Practical lessons on maker tools, kits & tech

Saturday

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Make: Projects Stage Compressed Air Rockets
Flying Kits for Kids

Rick Schertle

Shoot rockets hundreds of feet in the air with the Compressed Air Rocket, or send a plane hundreds of yards with the Flying Wing Glider.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Make: Projects Stage Bleep Labs
DIY Music - Analog & Digital Noisemakers

Handmade Music Austin

Come make some noise with Dr. Bleep of Bleep Labs! Dr. Bleep's passion is creating unique, musically oriented kits. Join him as he creates music and noise from analog and digital electronics!
Video
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage Build a Breadboard Arduino (as seen in MAKE vol. 25)
MintDuino, the DIY Microcontroller

Dale Wheat

Build an Arduino-compatible microcontroller on a breadboard with your bare hands -- no soldering required! Learn the basics of microcontrollers and how you can build your own from Dale Wheat.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage
Obstacle-Avoiding and Light-Chasing Robots

Solarbotics Ltd.

Meet two Solarbotics robot kits: the no-soldering, obstacle-avoiding Beetlebot kit, and Herbie, the easy-to-solder light-chasing Mousebot.
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage Wicked Device - Sketch Garden
Arduino Programming with Sketch Garden

Wicked Device LLC

Learn Arduino programming from the proprietors of Sketch Garden, a community website where you can share sketches and download them to your Ethernet-connected Arduino.
Video
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage Netduino
Getting Started with Netduino

Secret Labs LLC

Learn about Netduino, the open-source microcontroller using the .NET micro framework.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage Open Source Hardware
Blinky Open Source Hardware

Wayne and Layne, LLC

Have blinky fun with Wayne and Layne, LLC, makers of the Blinky POV (persistence-of-vision kit) and Blinky Grid (LED matrix kit). See the kits in action and learn about their "upblink" over-the-web programming technology.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage
Open Source Hardware

MAKE Editor Phil Torrone knows a thing or two about Open Source Hardware. Join him as he talks about the pros, cons, and joys of open source and kit making.
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage
3D Printing 101

MakerBot Industries

Advances in 3D printers have made desktop manufacturing increasingly affordable and accessible. MakerBot Industries will demonstrate their dual-extruder Replicator in the Maker Shed store.
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage Arduino GRANDE - How To Build a Comically Large Microcontroller
Arduino 101

John Park

Learn the basics of Arduino from MAKE's own John Edgar Park on his comically large microcontroller - a functioning, six-times-bigger-than-real-life Arduino microcontroller.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino
iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino

Alasdair Allan

Join the author of iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino for a demonstration of how to connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to the real world.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage Hacking with Sugru
Hacking with Sugru

Sugru is an amazing, super tough, silicone based putty with all kinds of uses! Come and learn how to use this versatile substance to hack everyday items.
Video
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage Arduino Cookbook
Recipes for Arduino Experimentation

Michael Margolis

Michael Margolis, the author of the Arduino Cookbook, offers tips and techniques for experimenting with the Arduino microcontroller and programming environment.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage 3x3x3 LED Cube Arduino Shield Kit
Kit Making

Joe Hudy

Young kit maker Joey Hudy has recently made headlines by introducing President Obama to the maker movement. Join Joey as he talks about how he got his start with kit making and what it means to be a maker. Don't be bored. Make something!
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage
The Art of Kit Making

SpikenzieLabs

Spikenzie Labs' Mark Demers produces amazingly well done kits. Join him as he talks about kit making, Arduino, and his latest and greatest products!
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage Open Source Geiger Counter

Open Source Geiger Counter - Jeff Keyzer

Explore radioactivity in the world around you with this open source Geiger Counter kit.

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage EZ-Robot

EZ-Robot - DJ Sures

Let's face the fact: robots are our future, which is why DJ Sures designed the revolutionary EZ-Robot Platform. The concept is quite simple: we take care of the programming and provide tutorials to help build your dream robot.

Video
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage

20 Things to do with an Arduino Uno - Simon Monk

In this talk, I introduce the Arduino and showcase a selection of projects that you can easily make, as well as some of the more interesting Arduino projects from the Internet.

Sunday

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Make: Projects Stage Compressed Air Rockets
Flying Kits for Kids

Rick Schertle

Shoot rockets hundreds of feet in the air with the Compressed Air Rocket, or send a plane hundreds of yards with the Flying Wing Glider.
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Make: Projects Stage EZ-Robot

EZ-Robot - DJ Sures

Let's face the fact: robots are our future, which is why DJ Sures designed the revolutionary EZ-Robot Platform. The concept is quite simple: we take care of the programming and provide tutorials to help build your dream robot.

Video
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage Build a Breadboard Arduino (as seen in MAKE vol. 25)
Getting Started with Arduino

Dale Wheat

Learn the basics of Arduino and how to make an Arduino blink from Dale Wheat as he demos the Maker Shed's Getting Started with Arduino Kit.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage

Parallax, Inc. Product Demos at Maker Shed - Parallax, Inc.

We will be doing demos of a few Parallax products at Maker Faire.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage Netduino
Getting Started with Netduino

Secret Labs LLC

Learn about Netduino, the open-source microcontroller using the .NET micro framework.
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage Open Source Hardware
Blinky Open Source Hardware

Wayne and Layne, LLC

Have blinky fun with Wayne and Layne, LLC, makers of the Blinky POV (persistence-of-vision kit) and Blinky Grid (LED matrix kit). See the kits in action and learn about their "upblink" over-the-web programming technology.
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage Kippkitts LLC

Kippkitts LLC -

Kippkits does amazing things with Arduinos! Check out their Hovercraft and KippCool, a compact cooling system that can make any project icy cold! Learn how to use some cool Arduino Shields that gives you Arduino superpowers!

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage Printrbot
Start to Part 3D Printing

Printrbot, Inc.

Everyone loves 3D printing! Join Printrbot as they take you from start to part using their low cost, expandable 3D printers.
Video
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino
iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino

Alasdair Allan

Join the author of iOS Sensor Apps with Arduino for a demonstration of how to connect your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to the real world.
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage
The Art of Kit Making

SpikenzieLabs

Spikenzie Labs' Mark Demers produces amazingly well done kits. Join him as he talks about kit making, Arduino, and his latest and greatest products!
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage Hacking with Sugru
Hacking with Sugru

Sugru is an amazing, super tough, silicone based putty with all kinds of uses! Come and learn how to use this versatile substance to hack everyday items.
Video
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Make: Projects Stage Coobro: Geocaching and Arduino Kits
Getting Started with Kit Making

Coobro

Thinking about making kits? Come listen to Tyler Cooper of Coobro Labs talk about how he got started with kit making, the products and tools that made it possible, and advice for new makers.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Make: Projects Stage 3x3x3 LED Cube Arduino Shield Kit
Kit Making

Joe Hudy

Young kit maker Joey Hudy has recently made headlines by introducing President Obama to the maker movement. Join Joey as he talks about how he got his start with kit making and what it means to be a maker. Don't be bored. Make something!

Make Kits Zone

Saturday

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Make Kits Zone Phantograms -- An amazing style of 3-D imagery

Phantograms -- An amazing style of 3-D imagery - Barry Rothstein

in the MAKE booth in Expo Hall. Phantograms are a "pop-up" style of 3-D imagery. Based on precisely mimicking normal vision, most people experiencing them will reach out to touch objects perceived as real. See how they're made and compare them to traditional 3-D imagery.

Sunday

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Make Kits Zone Phantograms -- An amazing style of 3-D imagery

Phantograms -- An amazing style of 3-D imagery - Barry Rothstein

in the MAKE booth in Expo Hall. Phantograms are a "pop-up" style of 3-D imagery. Based on precisely mimicking normal vision, most people experiencing them will reach out to touch objects perceived as real. See how they're made and compare them to traditional 3-D imagery.

Make: Education Stage

What makers are doing in education

Saturday

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Make: Education Stage This is What Learning Looks Like! Gary Stager Speaks with Steve Hargadon

This is What Learning Looks Like! Gary Stager Speaks with Steve Hargadon - Gary Stager

Educator Gary Stager makes the case for tinkering through learning stories of kids and adults constructing knowledge in meaningful ways. Strategies for effective project-based learning, constructionism and the importance of computing will be shared.

Video
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Make: Education Stage

How Play, Innovation and Imagination Support Learning - John Seely Brown

John Seely Brown, a well-known visionary on education and coauthor of A New Culture of Learning, will talk with Steve Hargadon about the essential ways that play, innovation and imagination support learning.

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Make: Education Stage

Tinkering and Maker Culture: Transforming K-12 Math and Science Education - Diego Fonstad

Overview of how the maker culture and tinkering can transform K-12 math and science education. It will showcase specific examples at local schools as well as provide a framework for others to approach and implement these ideas in their community.

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Make: Education Stage

Putting it All Together: How Digital Portfolios Tell a Story of Learning - Heather Hiles

Heather will talk about how digital portfolios are a way to annotate and share learning achievements for people of all ages.

1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Make: Education Stage Citizen Science and Space Exploration

Citizen Science and Space Exploration - Citizens in Space, a project of the United States Rocket Academy

If you want to fly in space, or just fly an experiment, this is for you. Low-cost suborbital spacecraft will revolutionize space science and exploration. Citizens in Space is training citizen scientists to become citizen astronauts and payload developers.

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Make: Education Stage

The Classroom of the Future - a Fireside Chat with Dale Dougherty and Steve Hargadon - Dale Dougherty

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Make: Education Stage Teaching eTextiles to Young Makers

Teaching eTextiles to Young Makers - Shannon Henry

Blending learning with creative expression, eTextiles can be a great way to introduce kids to electronics. Shannon Henry shares her insights on how to make an eTextile class for young makers fun and successful.

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Make: Education Stage

Discover, Create, Advance: Managing Innovation in 21st Century Classrooms - Discover Create Advance

Karl, a long-time teacher and now student of education, will talk about how making inspires even the most challenging -- and challenged -- students

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM
Make: Education Stage

Scratch - Programming and Animation for Kids of All Ages - Torbjorn Skauli

Learn computer programming with Scratch (free at scratch.mit.edu). Create cool animations and sounds easily on your computer. Share your programs with the world on the Scratch website.

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Make: Education Stage TweetHaus - Public Art, Citizen Science, and Collaboration

TweetHaus - Public Art, Citizen Science, and Collaboration - Elizabeth Marley

TweetHaus is a public art + ecology project focused on citizen science and interactive learning. It fosters community through the design, construction and installation of bird habitats and public pathways in urban environments.

4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Make: Education Stage OpenROV - Open Source Underwater Robots

OpenROV - Open Source Underwater Robots - OpenROV

OpenROV is an open source underwater robot for exploration and education. David Lang and Eric Stackpole will go over the history of the ROV, the current design, and what they hope to build next.

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Make: Education Stage Transformative Learning: Research Evidence for Learning Through Making

Transformative Learning: Research Evidence for Learning Through Making - Paulo Bilkstein

Dr. Blikstein will discuss research demonstrating the evidence for pedagogical support for using Making activities as learning experience

5:00 PM - 5:25 PM
Make: Education Stage Adaptive Apps to Spark Creativity and Master Language Learning

Adaptive Apps to Spark Creativity and Master Language Learning - Root-1, Inc.

Root-1 is building a suite of language learning games; CEO Manish Kothari will share some of the experiences they've had in classrooms.
5:30 PM - 5:55 PM
Make: Education Stage CK-12 FlexBooks
Better, Cheaper, Faster! Open Source Books

CK-12 Foundation

CK12 founder Neero Khosla talks with with Betsy Corcoran on Open Source Books.
Video
6:00 PM - 6:25 PM
Make: Education Stage
Designing Spaces for Inspired Learning

BrainSpaces, Inc.

Architect & educator Amy Yurko of BrainSpaces talks about how the thoughtful design of learning spaces can bolster creativity and learning.
6:30 PM - 6:55 PM
Make: Education Stage

Tinkering and Maker Culture: Transforming K-12 Math and Science Education - Diego Fonstad

Overview of how the maker culture and tinkering can transform K-12 math and science education. It will showcase specific examples at local schools as well as provide a framework for others to approach and implement these ideas in their community.

Sunday

11:00 AM - 11:25 AM
Make: Education Stage
How to Play with Numbers

Motion Math

Why using motion to teach math is a compelling approach. With Motion Math founder Gabriel Adauto.
11:30 AM - 11:55 AM
Make: Education Stage

Thinking Inside the Box: the Blessing of Constraints - Tufts University's Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO)

There are constraints on what we can make. In education we push students to develop unique, inspired products. This talk explores the "open-endedness" in projects and direct effects on engagement and creativity of students.

12:00 PM - 12:25 PM
Make: Education Stage Recycled Computers with Open Source OS for Schools and Individuals

Recycled Computers with Open Source OS for Schools and Individuals - Robert Litt

If you realize there are many discarded computers and there is user friendly open source operating systems and software for you to use, you can make the connection that you too can obtain great computers for no money.

12:30 PM - 12:55 PM
Make: Education Stage Tinker Your Way Out of This! 3.0
Lessons Learned from Creating an Innovative School: BrightworksSF

Gever Tulley

Gever Tulley will discuss his latest adventure, Brightworks,an non-profit alternative private school based on principles of experiential learning. As co-founder and director, Tulley will discuss this innovative approach to education and how other schools can drawn upon Brightworks' philosophy in this era of school reform.
1:00 PM - 1:25 PM
Make: Education Stage Major in Making!

Major in Making! - Arizona State University / College of Technology and Innovation / Department of Engineering

You too can major in making in college! See exemplar student projects prototyping the future from Arizona State University's College of Technology and Innovation's unique, hands-on, multidisciplinary engineering program.

1:30 PM - 1:55 PM
Make: Education Stage

Creating a Middle School 3D Prototyping Lab - Riley Lewis

Riley & Vernon are ardent CAD designers, 3D Printer users and above all Makers. Come see how they managed to set up a lab on a shoestring and make 3D work a part of everyday school life at a public school.

2:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Make: Education Stage The Importance of Being Earnest (in Documenting Your Stuff)

The Importance of Being Earnest (in Documenting Your Stuff) - Chris Gammell

Project documentation allows you to share your work with others and interact with your peers; your work documentation can serve also as a record of your achievement and a guide for others that follow in your footsteps.

2:30 PM - 2:55 PM
Make: Education Stage 20 Tenets of Tinkering: Learning from Kids Who Make

20 Tenets of Tinkering: Learning from Kids Who Make - Steve Davee

Math and science teacher/CoLab Tinkering Camp founder Steve Davee will share 20 insights, tips and opinions in hopes of inspiring the best possible tinkering experiences for children.

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Make: Education Stage littleBits Electronics

littleBits Electronics - littleBits Electronics

littleBits is an open-source library of electronic modules that snap together with tiny magnets for prototyping and play. Each bit has a simple, unique function (light, sound, sensors, buttons, motors, etc), and modules snap to make larger circuits.

3:30 PM - 3:55 PM
Make: Education Stage Educreations
Tell It Like It Is: Getting Your Lessons into Students Hands

Educreations

Chris Streeter, co-founder of Educreations, will talk about their free app that teachers can use to create presentations for their students' tablets (or web) that can be seen at home or whenever.
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM
Make: Education Stage

Summit Design Studio: Learning for the Next Generation - Summit Public Schools

Betsy Corcoran interviews Diane Tavenner, founder and CEO of Summit Public Schools.
4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Make: Education Stage
Connecting for Real: How Technology Helps Kids Pursue Their Dreams

Rocket21

Rocket21 leverages technology to help students explore their interests and connect with adult PROfessionals in a safe environment. Co-founder Jodell Seagrave will discuss how technology enables kids to access an entire world of expertise, ideas, and possibilities.