Schedule

Maker Faire Detroit

Maker Faire Detroit Event Schedule: July 25

Make: Live Stage (Drive-In Theater, Henry Ford Museum)

10:30 am: Gabrielle Hemesath, 2015 American Honey Queen
Bees and Blossoms:Learn about the fascinating and resourceful world of the honeybee in the United States.

11:15 am: Pamela Rosen, General Manager for Shell Eco-marathon Americas and Adrian Juergens, Shell Eco-marathon Americas Technical Director
How a student-built concept car got more than 3,400 MPG on the streets of downtown Detroit: For more than 30 years the Shell Eco-marathon competitions have challenged future automotive engineers and scientists to push the limits — drive the farthest distance using the least energy. Learn more about this innovative annual competition.

12:15 pm: Dewayne Hendricks, Tetherless Access
Rediscovering the Internet: Looking Back to Look Forward – A look through history, starting with the British science historian James Burke who pioneered using the ‘Connections’ methodology. From that perspective, discussing today’s Internet and speculate on just what its ‘Second Curve’ might look like.

1 pm: Jon Washington, Innovaton Garage
StartUp 101: Many start-up founders and their companies struggle with the what, why, and how to turn their ideas and their businesses into something meaningful to their customers. Join the Founder and Proprietor of The Innovation Garage as he shares 3 Simple Steps some very key lessons from companies of many sizes on how best to begin your own start-up adventure.

1:45 pm: Andrew Reinhard, Punk Archaeology
Digging Atari: In April 2014 a team of archaeologists and a documentary film crew joined forces in a landfill in Alamogordo, New Mexico, to excavate thousands of game cartridges that were dumped there by Atari in 1983.

2:30 pm: Dara Dotz, Designer and Innovative Humanitarian
Outer Space to the Edge of Disaster: Dara Dotz will discuss resilience, disrupting supply chains, and making for good in extreme environments.

3:15 pm: Jason Kridner, Co-Founder of Beagleboard.org
Building 3D printers with Machinekit and BeagleBone Black: Still using a computer, or walking over an SD card, to feed GCode build instructions to your 3D printer? Local 3D previews? Remote network status? Complex geometry? With BeagleBone Black running Machinekit, computer and fast controller are all-in-one.

4 pm: Special screening of Pivot TV’s “Human Resources” (45 minutes)
Pivot’s Human Resources is a comedic, behind-the-scenes look at TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company whose mission is to eliminate the idea of waste. TerraCycle takes anything and everything that is landfill bound—from potato chip bags to cigarette butts—and recycles, upcycles, or transforms it using science, ingenuity, and creativity. Check out a preview screening of the Season 2 premiere followed by a Q&A! 

4:15 pm: Q & A with Rafe Needleman, MAKE Magazine, Editor and Chief.

Heroes of the Sky

2 pm: Invotraonica

Make:Demo Stage (Maker Shed)

Hands-on demonstrations throughout the weekend. Stop by the shed to see what’s new!

Outdoor Midway

10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm: Hot Wheels Big Loop Drops

Cirque Mechanics (Maker Faire Midway)

11:15 am: Live Performance
1:15 pm: Live Performance
2 pm: Innovatronica2010
3:45 pm: Live Performance

Les Paul Music Experience Zone (Maker Faire Midway)

12 pm: Ron English Trio
1 pm: Maculli Maddox
2 pm: Soul Cycle

Coke Zero & Mentos Stage (Front Lawn, Henry Ford Museum)

5 pm: Coke Zero and Mentos Live

Power Wheels Race Track (Maker Midway)

11 am: Qualifying Race
1 pm: Race #1: Moxie Race
3 pm: Race #2: Heat 1 Road Course
3:30 pm: PPPRS Race #2: Heat 2 Road Course
4:30 pm: PPPRS Race #2: Final Road Course

Hands-On Crafting (Henry Ford Museum)

All day: Bead crafting with Mark Montano and the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild
1:30 pm, Genius at Play Store: Book Signing with Mark Montano: Author Mark Montano will sign copies of the Big Ass Book of Crafts and Big Ass Book of Crafts II (available for purchase).

Maker Faire Detroit Event Schedule: July 26

Make: Live Stage (Drive-In Theater, Henry Ford Museum)

10:30 am: Jason Kridner, Co-Founder of Beagleboard.org
Building 3D printers with Machinekit and BeagleBone Black: Using BeagleBone Black to run Machinekit, computer and fast controller are all-in-one Linux and web servers for teaching electronics Learn how to create interactive electronics labs and tutorials over web pages using HTML and JavaScript.

11:15 am: Panel Discussion, A Future in Skilled Trades
Featuring representatives from Amanda Manufacturing and its’ consumer division Amanda Products alongside global collaborator GS3. They will discuss The future of design, engineering and manufacturing; the SEMA prototype Collaboration; and, the importance of skilled trades in automotive.

12: 15 pm: David Scheltema, Technical Editor at Maker Media

1 pm: One Mile Project
The Mothership is a P-Funk-inspired urban marker launched in support of the ONE Mile project in Detroit’s North End. Revealing an Afrofuturist aesthetic sensibility, the unit is designed to activate a historically significant neighborhood, shift perception, and create value by transmitting vibrant, locally rooted performances and public events. Meet the leaders of the ONE Mile project to learn about how the Mothership was conceived, designed, fabricated, and programmed.

1:45 pm: Pamela Rosen, General Manager for Shell Eco-marathon Americas and Adrian Juergens, Shell Eco-marathon Americas Technical Director
How a student-built concept car got more than 3,400 MPG on the streets of downtown Detroit: For more than 30 years the Shell Eco-marathon competitions have challenged future automotive engineers and scientists to push the limits — drive the farthest distance using the least energy. Learn more about this innovative annual competition.

2:30 pm: The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards
Join racing legend Lyn St. James as she presents the awards to the ten first place winners from across the country, who are making a difference in education with their innovative teaching.

3:15 pm: Jose Gomez-Marquez, MIT Little Devices Lab
Making Health: What is the impact and opportunity of the Maker Movement in healthcare?

How can makers get involved in DIY health technology projects and how can patients, caregivers and health providers gain access to maker movement tools and materials? We’ll introduce you to some incredible health makers and the tools and design strategies that they use to create the next generation of medical devices.

4 pm: The Many Dimensions of the Makerspace Panel, Moderated by Phreddy Wischusen, Ponyride; Panelists Onyx Ashanti, Beatjazz; Brenna Lane, Detroit Denim; Jeff Sturges, OmniCorpDetroit & Mt. Elliot Makerspace
A discussion on the material/social/spiritual architecture needed to make a maker space work for makers.

Les Paul Music Experience Zone (Maker Faire Midway)

12 pm: Occidental Gypsy Band
1 pm: Liquid Monk
2 pm: Gosh Pith
3 pm: Bobby Murray

Outdoor Midway

10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm: Hot Wheels Big Loop Drops

Coke Zero & Mentos Stage (Front Lawn, Henry Ford Museum)

5 pm: Coke Zero and Mentos Live

Power Wheels Race Track (Maker Midway)

1pm: Finale – 75-minute Endurance Race

Hands-On Crafting (Henry Ford Museum)

All day: Bead crafting with Mark Montano and the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild
1:30 pm, Genius at Play Store: Book Signing with Mark Montano: Author Mark Montano will sign copies of the Big Ass Book of Crafts and Big Ass Book of Crafts II (available for purchase).

Make:Demo Stage (Maker Shed)

Hands-on demonstrations throughout the weekend. Stop by the shed to see what’s new!

Cirque Mechanics (Maker Faire Midway)

11:15 am: Live Performance
1:15 pm: Live Performance
3:45 pm: Live Performance

Maker Faire Detroit event schedule subject to change. Please check back frequently for additions or changes to the weekend’s schedule.