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Open Make @ The Tech: Robots

Saturday, January 12, 2013

All Open Make events are held inside The Tech Studio, our innovative new space for prototoyping, making, and learning.



Maker Workshops: SpinBots
1-hour workshops starting at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.
Led by Makers Anne Mayoral & Chris Myers from ArtBot Toys

Join Anne & Chris to make robots that spin as they create artistic masterpieces. SpinBots are made with laser-cut parts, zip ties, and surplus/recycled motors. The 'bots are designed to spin around in circles, so when you attach markers to their legs they draw gorgeous spiraling patterns. You may have seen these robots spinning in our Maker Faire gallery this past summer.

Free with museum admission. Space is limited. Reserve your ticket now
 
Meet-the-Makers: Robots
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.



Meet-the-Makers as they share their passions for making, followed by a Q&A session. The talks bring together Makers working with kids in robotics, Young Makers doing something innovative with robotics, and professional Makers from robotics industry. You'll get insight into many levels of robot making!
 
Makers who work with kids in robotics:
Karl Wendt from Kahn Academy and the Maker Faire @ The Tech gallery
Sharon Marzouk from Willow Garage's PR2 Program at the Tech

Makers from robotics industry:
Andra Keay from Robot Garden, Robot Launchpad, and Silicon Valley Robotics
Aaron Carrano from Intuitive Surgical

Young Makers:
Joey Hunt, Maximum Distortion VEX Robotics team
Jeremy Lee, Quixilver FIRST Robotics team from Leland High School
Suzannah Osekowsky, Electrical Co-Captian, Space Cookies FIRST Robotics team from NASA & Girl Scouts

Maker Moderator:
Rick Schertle
MAKE Author, Co-regional Coordinator, MAKE’s Young Maker
Program, Middle School Teacher

Free with museum admission. Space is limited. Reserve your ticket now

 
Young Makers Kick-off and Plussing Session #1
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Young Makers get together monthly to share their innovations for Maker Faire. Plussing Sessions allow project teams to get feedback on their in-progress projects from other participants. They also provide teams practice talking about their projects, the challenges they are facing, and how they intend to overcome them. Even if you don’t have your project started yet, students ages 12-18 and their parents can meet other Makers and learn more about becoming Young Makers of the South Bay.

Registered Young Makers get free museum admission on Open Make days. Learn more about how to join a Young Makers club.

Space is limited. Reserve your ticket now