Maker Faire 2007 Saturday

 

Weekend Projects/Drawbot Bre Pettis and Phillip Torrone
Stop by and meet Phillip and Bre of the blog and podcast who will be putting the drawing robot through its paces!
10:00 AM
Spins & Needles

Make Your Own Video Game Pixel Projects Spins & Needles
Using iron and beads, design an image of your favourite video game character. Take home cool pixelated objects to wear or to display. All materials and instructions provided.
10:00 AM
Lion Brand Booth

Power Tool Drag Races Power Tool Drag Races
Super Stock off-the-shelf machines and full-tilt multi-motor Top Fuel monstrosities go head-to-head in this capacitor-blowing shrapnel mayhem. Thrill to the speed and smells as hardware store favorites battle down a racetrack to glory.
10:30 AM
Maker Main Stage

Make Your Own Soft Circuits Syuzi Pakhchyan
Create your own wearables and interactive toys using these basic techniques for sewing simple, soft circuits with conductive threads, fabrics, inks, hook-and-loop, and zipper tapes.
10:30 AM
Craft Demo Area 2

How to Silkscreen
Get a quick overview of using photo-emulsion for silkscreening at home or in your workshop. Learn about designing successful prints and preparing screens for exposure and printing.
10:30 AM
Tesla Coil Stage

Man-Made Lightning Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics
This 5-foot-tall Tesla Coil generates dazzling, long, electrical arcs while also revealing basic physics principles with the Jacob's Ladder, Faraday's Cage, and grounding.
10:30 AM
Makeshift Theatre

Kamishibai: Japanese Storycard Theater David Battino and Hazuki Kataoka
Classic folktales told with kamishibai ("paper theater") storycards enchant kids of all ages. Japanese street performers popularized this format in the days before television.
10:30 AM
Make Your Own Veeblefetzers Demo Area

Make Your Own Veeblefetzers Rachel McConnell and Annie Shao
Love everything blinky, wiggly, and fluffy? Of course you do! Incorporate electronics into soft, stuffed toys as you make a blinky-eyed Veeblefetzer.
11:00 AM
Maker Main Stage

Art of the Catapult Bill Gurstelle
Author of "Backyard Ballistics" and "Art of the Catapult", Bill Gurstelle offers a historical and technological review of the catapult as well as a preview of the day's King of Fling contest.
11:00 AM
Makeshift Theatre

Weekend Projects/Drawbot Bre Pettis and Phillip Torrone
Stop by and meet Phillip and Bre of the blog and podcast who will be putting the drawing robot through its paces!
11:00 AM
Craft Corner

RoboGames Presents: The ComBot Cup Combots Competition (ongoing)
RoboGames
Rev your microprocessors with two days of grudge matches and class competitions. What attack hacks will prevail? This rowdy event will deliver $10,000 in prizes to the toughest, hottest bots on the block.
11:15 AM
Craft Demo Area 1


Man-Made Lightning Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics
This 5-foot-tall Tesla Coil generates dazzling, long, electrical arcs while also revealing basic physics principles with the Jacob's Ladder, Faraday's Cage, and grounding.
12:00 PM
Maker Main Stage

Build a Giant Whale Robin Lise Nielsen
Help build a 25-foot-long orca whale. After constructing the whale and a boost from Bernoulli, you can climb inside the belly of the beast!
12:00 PM
MAKE Booth

Retro-Gaming Hacks How to put together one of the MAKE "Build Your Own Game Kits"
Joe Grand
Homebrew games and hardware, created by gamers, for gamers, combine nostalgia with modern technology--just for the thrill and challenge. Play with Atari and other retro gaming goodies.
12:00 PM
Spins & Needles

Kamishibai: Japanese Storycard Theater David Battino and Hazuki Kataoka
Classic folktales told with kamishibai ("paper theater") storycards enchant kids of all ages. Japanese street performers popularized this format in the days before television.
12:00 PM
Make Your Own Tribbles Demo Area

Make Your Own Tribbles Rachel McConnell and Annie Shao
Love everything blinky, wiggly, and fluffy? Of course you do! Incorporate electronics into soft, stuffed toys as you make a wiggly Tribble.
12:00 PM
Hacks Booth

Rich Gibson on Wireless Hacks
Whether your wireless network needs to extend to the edge of your office or to the other end of town, some non-obvious, "from the field" techniques will show you how to get the job done.
12:00 PM
Make Way Theater

Moonshine-Powered Motors David Blume
See how to produce your own alcohol auto fuel from ground corn and enzymes, and how to convert your car to run on it.
12:30 PM
King of Fling

King of Fling Catapult Contest Official English Hurling Battle
Bill Gurstelle
See who becomes the Count of Catapults, the Earl of Hurl, the Baroness of Ballistas. Saturday only.
12:30 PM
Makeshift Theatre

Make Your Own Yoda Doll Bonnie Burton
A Jedi crafter must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. Serious fans of all ages come craft cute but simple Yoda dolls!
1:00 PM
Maker Main Stage



Diet Coke and Mentos Mega-Fountains Eepybird

Help the original Eepybird guys build their amazing Mega-Fountain using Diet Coke and Mentos! Soda practically explodes as carbon dioxide rapidly escapes from the bottle. Note: Saturday only.
1:00 PM
Outside PlayDay

Make Your Own Water Rockets Morgan Woodson
Build a "Coney" back-gliding water rocket from a plastic bottle and cardboard. Learn to construct simple and complex launchers, fins, and nosecones. Materials supplied.
1:00 PM
Bike Town

How to Design and Build Wooden Bikes Tom Kabat
Learn unusual design and easy construction techniques to use to build your own unique, fantastic bike at home.
1:00 PM
MAKE Booth

Make Your Own Vibrobot Mark Frauenfelder
Learn to make the Vibrobot featured on the cover of MAKE 10, and meet the editor of MAKE who will show you how you can make your own!
1:00 PM
Hacks Booth

Rich Gibson on Google Maps and Mapping Hacks
Learn creative ways to add to and customize the satellite images and underlying API of Google Maps. Plus, learn some simple techniques available to developers and power users who want to draw digital maps.
1:00 PM
Make Way Theater

Power Tool Drag Races Power Tool Drag Races
Super Stock off-the-shelf machines and full-tilt multi-motor Top Fuel monstrosities go head-to-head in this capacitor-blowing shrapnel mayhem. Thrill to the speed and smells as hardware store favorites battle down a racetrack to glory.
1:30 PM
Maker Main Stage

The Woz Steve Wozniak
Meet the renowned Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist who helped shape the computing industry.
1:30 PM
Craft Demo Area 1

Make Your Own Gocco Prints Francois Paultre
This clever, hard-to-get Japanese printing technology makes it a snap to print your own stationery, cards, and zines in minutes. Try this cult favorite and you too will be loco for Gocco.
1:30 PM
Makeshift Theatre

Kamishibai: Japanese Storycard Theater David Battino and Hazuki Kataoka
Classic folktales told with kamishibai ("paper theater") storycards enchant kids of all ages. Japanese street performers popularized this format in the days before television.
2:00 PM
Maker Faire Outdoor Stage

Man-Made Lightning Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics
This 5-foot-tall Tesla Coil generates dazzling, long, electrical arcs while also revealing basic physics principles with the Jacob's Ladder, Faraday's Cage, and grounding.
2:00 PM
MAKE Booth

Make Your Own Vibrobot Mark Frauenfelder
Learn to make the Vibrobot featured on the cover of MAKE 10, and meet the editor of MAKE who will show you how you can make your own!
2:00 PM
Craft Corner

Make Your Own Veeblefetzers Rachel McConnell and Annie Shao
Love everything blinky, wiggly, and fluffy? Of course you do! Incorporate electronics into soft, stuffed toys as you make a blinky-eyed Veeblefetzer.
2:00 PM
Combots Arena

RoboGames Presents: The ComBot Cup Combots Competition (ongoing)
RoboGames
Rev your microprocessors with two days of grudge matches and class competitions. What attack hacks will prevail? This rowdy event will deliver $10,000 in prizes to the toughest, hottest bots on the block.
2:00 PM
Hacks Booth

Andrew Lockhart on Network Security Hacks
Learn effective methods for defending your servers and networks from a variety of devious and subtle attacks.
2:15 PM
Craft Demo Area 1


The Art of Motion Control Bruce Shapiro
The history of Bruce Shapiro's large-scale motion control installations at national and international science centers.
3:00 PM
Craft Demo Area 1

Mister Jalopy's Garage Mister Jalopy
Mister Jalopy says, "a throwaway society means rocket science technology is available for bubble gum money and a willingness to get dirty." Exploring "Deep Sea Suburbs" has given him insight into custom vans, backyard anthropology, and the California dream.
3:00 PM
Makeshift Theatre

Kamishibai: Japanese Storycard Theater David Battino and Hazuki Kataoka
Classic folktales told with kamishibai ("paper theater") storycards enchant kids of all ages. Japanese street performers popularized this format in the days before television.
3:00 PM
Hacks Booth

Man-Made Lightning Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics
This 5-foot-tall Tesla Coil generates dazzling, long, electrical arcs while also revealing basic physics principles with the Jacob's Ladder, Faraday's Cage, and grounding.
3:30 PM
Spins & Needles

Make Your Own Tribbles Rachel McConnell and Annie Shao
Love everything blinky, wiggly, and fluffy? Of course you do! Incorporate electronics into soft, stuffed toys as you make a wiggly Tribble.
3:45 PM
Craft Demo Area 1

King of Fling Catapult Contest Hurling Awards Presented
Bill Gurstelle
See who becomes the Count of Catapults, the Earl of Hurl, the Baroness of Ballistas. Saturday only.
4:00 PM
MAKE Booth

Retro-Gaming Hacks How to put together one of the MAKE "Build Your Own Game Kits"
Joe Grand
Homebrew games and hardware, created by gamers, for gamers, combine nostalgia with modern technology--just for the thrill and challenge. Play with Atari and other retro gaming goodies.
4:00 PM
Craft Corner

King of Fling Catapult Contest Chinese Hurling Battle
Bill Gurstelle
See who becomes the Count of Catapults, the Earl of Hurl, the Baroness of Ballistas. Saturday only.
4:30 PM
Maker Main Stage

Mister Jalopy's Garage Mister Jalopy
Mister Jalopy says, "a throwaway society means rocket science technology is available for bubble gum money and a willingness to get dirty." Exploring "Deep Sea Suburbs" has given him insight into custom vans, backyard anthropology, and the California dream.
4:30 PM
Craft Demo Area 1

How to Silkscreen
Get a quick overview of using photo-emulsion for silkscreening at home or in your workshop. Learn about designing successful prints and preparing screens for exposure and printing.
4:30 PM
Combots Arena

RoboGames Presents: The ComBot Cup Combots Competition (ongoing)
RoboGames
Rev your microprocessors with two days of grudge matches and class competitions. What attack hacks will prevail? This rowdy event will deliver $10,000 in prizes to the toughest, hottest bots on the block.
4:30 PM
Make Way Theater

Rocket Launch Pad LUNAR
Be a rocket scientist! Build and fly a rocket with LUNAR, the Livermore Unit of the National Association of Rocketry, the nation's largest model rocket club.
5:00 PM
Maker Faire Outdoor Stage

Aquaskipper the Hydrofoil Ornithopter Tim Anderson
Bounce up and down and the Aquaskipper's wing flaps and propels this homemade, human-powered, wooden, hull-less hydrofoil ornithopter like Sweden's Trampofoil and South Africa's Pumpabike.
5:00 PM
MAKE Booth

Yo-Yo to Wow You Doctor Popular
Five minutes, music, and a yo-yo is all Dr. Popular needs to amaze you with the newest styles of innovative yo-yo play.
5:00 PM
Hacks Booth

Jason Striegel Hackszine.com
O'Reilly's Hacks Series reclaims the term 'hacking' for the good guys--innovators who explore and experiment, unearth shortcuts, create useful tools, and come up with fun things to try on their own.
5:15 PM
Craft Demo Area 1

How to Yo-Yo Doctor Popular
Learn to use and maintain a modern yo-yo from a master of the art.
5:30 PM
Maker Main Stage

RoboGames Presents: The ComBot Cup Combots Competition (ongoing)
RoboGames
Rev your microprocessors with two days of grudge matches and class competitions. What attack hacks will prevail? This rowdy event will deliver $10,000 in prizes to the toughest, hottest bots on the block.
10:00 AM
Maker Faire Outdoor Stage