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.
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!
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
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.