Maker Faire 2007 Sunday
 

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
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.
10:30 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.
10:30 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.
10:30 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.
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    

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.
11:00 AM
Craft Corner    

Josh Paul on Digital Video Hacks
With digital video, the hacking possibilities are limitless, for both amateurs and professional artists. From acquiring footage, mixing, editing, and adding effects to final distribution, you can learn some unique tips, tools, and techniques for every stage of video production.
11:00 AM
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.
11:15 AM
Maker Faire Outdoor Stage    


Kite Aerial Photography Cris Benton

Who needs satellite photography? Get a kite's-eye view of what's happening down below. See how you can make your own aerial photography apparatus at home.
11:30 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.
12:00 PM
Maker Main Stage    

Searching for ET with SETI@home Dan Werthimer
Are we alone? Discover life in the universe--or at least the possibility of it. Learn how your computer could be the one to detect the first signal from a civilization beyond Earth.
12:00 PM
Craft Demo Area 1    

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!
12:00 PM
Lion Brand Booth    

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    

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.
12:00 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.
12:30 PM
Maker Faire Outdoor Stage    

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!
12:45 PM
Craft Demo Area 2    

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    

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!
1:00 PM
Craft Corner    

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.
1:30 PM
Maker Main Stage    

Paper Airplanes John Collins
These paper airplanes tumble, flip, flap, circle, drop helicopters, pierce the air like darts, and even stay aloft indefinitely. Learn to fold some simple planes yourself!
1:30 PM
Craft Demo Area 1    

Make Your Own Calligraphy & Suminagashi Marbling Marcia Friedman
Try your hand at elegant lettering. Expert calligraphers demonstrate using metal pens, quills & reeds. Then, marble paper with bright colors using the Japanese suminagashi technique.
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.
1:45 PM
Maker Faire Outdoor 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.
2:00 PM
Makeshift Theatre    

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    

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!
2:00 PM
Hacks Booth    

Backyard Ballistics Bill Gurstelle
Get a historical and technological review of potato cannons, air cannons, trebuchets and catapults from the author of "Backyard Ballistics" and "Art of the Catapult."
3:00 PM
Maker Main Stage    

Graffiti Research Lab & the Anti-Advertising Agency James Powderly and Steve Lambert

Learn how technologies and urban systems are hacked to take back control of the streets and other public spaces from corporations, advertisers and local and federal governments.
3:00 PM
Craft Demo Area 1    

Backyard Ballistics Bill Gurstelle
Get a historical and technological review of potato cannons, air cannons, trebuchets and catapults from the author of "Backyard Ballistics" and "Art of the Catapult."
3:00 PM
Craft Corner    

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    

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.
3:30 PM
Maker Main Stage    

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!
3:30 PM
Makeshift Theatre    

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
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.
3:45 PM
Craft Demo Area 2    

Backyard Ballistics Bill Gurstelle
Get a historical and technological review of potato cannons, air cannons, trebuchets and catapults from the author of "Backyard Ballistics" and "Art of the Catapult."
4:00 PM
Lion Brand Booth    

Andrew Lockhart on Network Security Hacks
Learn effective methods for defending your servers and networks from a variety of devious and subtle attacks.
4:30 PM
Craft Demo Area 1    

Fire Skirt Laura Cesari
Use electroluminescent (EL) wire and reflective and transparent fabrics for a glow-in-the-dark clothing technique that mimics the look of fire.
4:30 PM
Craft Demo Area 2    

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.