2/16 Open Make events in the San Francisco Bay Area

There will be two Open Make/Young Maker events being held this Saturday, February 16, 2013 at San Francisco Bay Area museums:

  • The Tech Museum of Innovation (San Jose) is focused on Flight
  • Lawrence Hall of Science (Berkeley) is focused on Games & Toy

From 12pm-1:30pm in San Jose, there is a Meet-the-Makers panel (bios online):

  • Dale Dougherty (moderator), Founder of MAKE Magazine, Maker Faire, Maker Education Initiative, and Maker Media.
  • Chris Anderson, author, CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones, and former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine
  • Rick Schertle, middle school teacher, MAKE Magazine contributor, and Young Makers South Bay Region Coordinator
  • Team Viper, a team of Young Makers who, for last year’s Maker Faire, raised funds on Kickstarter and built The Viper, a full-motion flight simulator based on the Sci-Fi TV series Battlestar Galactica.

There will also be Young Maker events from 10am-12pm and 2pm-3pm. Registered Young Makers get into the museum for free on Open Make days (registration info online).

In Berkeley from 10am-2pm, workshop presenters will include:

  • Jay Silver, inventor of MaKey MaKey,
  • Ignacio Zulueta, East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse – floppy-disk derby cars and pinwheels
  • Ace Monster Toys – speedy mouse trap cars
  • Young makers Elsa Rudolph-Swanson and Annabel Dudash of MUTANTS – hybrid-toy sculptures
  • Alice Brooks and Bettina Chan of Roominate – how to wire your dollhouse
  • Craig Hansen – demonstrates his finished Giant City-Bot Man X-3!
  • Young Maker CamDAX (aka Cameron Mira) – demonstrates how to generate high frequencies using his audio-modulated full-bridge Tesla coil

The Open Make events are being sponsored by MAKE Magazine, Pixar Animation studios, and the respective museum where the event is being held.

My thanks to the Exploratorium’s “The Tinkering Studio Blog” for the link to the MAKE blog article: “Two Bay Area Young Maker Events This Weekend“.


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