We have an amazing lineup of makers, talks, and performances for you to enjoy on Saturday! Check out the list below for projects, displays, and activities that will appeal to all ages.
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Advanced Magnetic Propulsions: Electric conversion of a Suzuki GSXR motorcycles, built for racing against conventional gas powered bikes, will be on display.
arttransitauthority: Amsynth is a collection of poetry engines for turning video and audio into a poetic language. Participants can manipulate visual mashups with visual dj software.
Austin Tie Dye Co.: Learn how to tie dye clothing, as well as how to screenprint.
The bALLY who?: INTO THE WOOD is a shapeshifting, handson recycled cardboard multimedia theater experiment enjoyed by up to four headphoned folks at a time.
The Bubble Man: Make and use your own bubble tools, learn bubble science, and watch amazing demonstrations including the astounding bubble cube.
The Chalkboard Shop: A fun space to play and make your very own custom chalkboard magnet.
Coffee Roasting: Coffee roasting demonstrations, learn about and taste the differences in coffee roasts.
IDIYA: Learn about the latest in 3D Printing, CNC milling, and laser cutting.
The Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus: This krewe of makers will be showing off some of their parade contraptions.
Jason Carpentier: Demonstrations of pen making and woodturning using a mini-lathe.
Jefferson Amateur Radio Club (W5GAD): Learn all about amateur radio and it’s many uses.
LSU Digital Media Center’s Cultural Computing Group: Feel forcefeedback interaction with a vibrating string, play an embedded musical instrument, or telematically interact with the shape of the Mississippi River.
makers of no: A weekly meeting of makers and hackers; members will be showing off their various projects.
Matter, Design for Social Change: Handson activities include learning about slipcasting, and showcasing their Social Goods that give to education, literacy, and Sandy restoration.
Mystic Krewe of the Silver Ball: This local maker group will be showing off some of their many projects, including a modified pinball machine, a DIY CNC machine, and creating music using the Nintendo Entertainment System.
Night Shift Bikes:We build custom electric motorcycles and bikes. Check out finished bikes, works in progress, and learn how to motorize your own bike!
Noisician Coalition: Learn the basics of rhythm & melody and handson instrument making. Make your own instrument and even participate in a performance!
Pirate Pizza NOLA: Pizzamaking exhibitions, unique and original contraptions, and “The Pizza Maria”, a pizza vending ship.
Propeller: Providing information about the local nonprofit that helps launch social and environmental ventures to address local challenges.
Public Lab: Demonstrating open source tools for environmental exploration and investigation.
Scott Thomas: Demonstrations of an arduinobased autonomous r/c airplane, also known as a drone or Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
Solar Alternatives: Learn about mobile solar generators, made from offtheshelf parts. Story Makers: Use comics, puppets and the magic of stop motion to tell your story.
Thomas Mann studioFLUX: Learn how to use a jeweler’s saw to saw precise designs out of everything from paper to steel.
Wiley Cousins: Demoing two products, clockblock and lamp. They will also be showing some of their previous work and showcasing their amazing maker skillz!
Activities for young makers:
Bricolage Academy Makers: Projects will be on display, including robots, masks with moving mechanical parts, and networks of structures.
Critter Cure: Science based exhibit about head lice, including crafts to create hair ties and cotton hats to help keep the critters away.
Cub Scouts: Come learn how to tie knots, and see demonstrations of Pinewood Derby car building and racing.
Isidore Newman School: Learn how to create and share your own interactive computer stories, games, music, and art using a programming language called Scratch.
Maker Krewe: Tools and materials are provided to young makers, but no instruction, allowing for learning through handson experimentation.
MakerState: Young makers will learn about simple circuits as they design their own electronic creations.
Thinkerella: Hands on activities include building straw airplanes and rocket balloon cars.
1:30 pm Sylvia Martinez: The coauthor of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom will be presenting the topic “Why Can’t School Be More Like Maker Faire.”
11:30 am Travis Andrews (Propeller): “Technology and Public Relations: Marketing your Tech to Journalists (Q&A)”
12:30 pm Kody Najarian (Advanced Magnetic Propulsions): “Intro to 3D Printing”
2:30 pm Cole Wiley and Michael Cousins (Wiley Cousins): “Open Source Hardware and Software, and Why It Matters”
Performances and Entertainment:
12:00 pm Brown Coat Brass Band: Performance by Chewbacchus’ inhouse band.
2:00 pm Noisician Coalition: The Noisician Coalition and new recruits will perform using the instruments that they have created throughout the day.
5:30 pm Afterparty: Join us after the Maker Faire for a Maker’s Happy Hour at NOLA Brewing Co.’s Tap Room (3001 Tchoupitoulas, 5 blocks from the Lyons Center). A percentage of beer sales at the Tap Room will be donated to Bricolage Academy.
Crêpes à la Cart: Parisianstyle crêpes filled with happiness.
Grilling Shilling: Barbeque from the best.
Pirate Pizza: Served from a pirate ship.
Lyons Center Booster Club: Support the awesome Lyons Center!