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Saturday, May 12
 

11:00am PDT

Getting Started with SLA Resin 3D Printing
Limited Capacity seats available

You may have seen the high quality and fine detail of resin 3D prints and wondered what was involved in getting started with it. This session will go over the differences between creating something with filament-based printers and SLA and discuss the workflow and expertise needed. The presenters will NOT assume that you have used a 3D printer before, and will talk about the relative strengths and issues with a resin 3D printer. If you are thinking about making jewelry or fine detail parts, you will be particularly interested in this.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Cameron

Rich Cameron

Co-founder, Nonscriptum LLC
Rich Cameron is a co-founder of Nonscriptum LLC 3D printing and maker tech consultants, founded in 2015 in Pasadena. Rich (known online as “Whosawhatsis”) is an experienced open source developer who has been a key member of the RepRap 3D-printer development community for many years He designed the RepRap Wallace and Bukito... Read More →
avatar for Joan Horvath

Joan Horvath

Co-founder, Nonscriptum LLC
Joan Horvath is a co-founder of Nonscriptum LLC. This Pasadena-based consulting and training firm was founded in early 2015 and focuses on teaching educators and scientists how to use maker tech. Joan is an MIT alumna, recovering rocket scientist and educator, with a position as a Core Adjunct faculty member for National University... Read More →


Saturday May 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
470 Science building (second floor - middle)

11:00am PDT

Michigan Tech's Genuinely Self Replicating RepRap 3D Printer
Limited Capacity seats available

Members of the Pearce Lab at Michigan Technological University have been offering teacher workshops on the assembly of a delta RepRap 3D printer named Athena 2014.  Participant teaching levels range from K-12 through university, and everyone walks away with a printer. Every aspect of Athena is open source.  The frame can be constructed from plywood, and the printer can replicate all of its plastic parts. Athena can print designs created in open source CAD programs, and has its own open source interface named Franklin. Parts for the printer can be accessed locally, and "build" instructions are online.  Operating costs include filament, glue sticks, and electricity.  That's it!  The Michigan Tech mentors feel the Athena is one of the world's most easily assembled 3d printers.  It can be built by an individual or by a class.  Nothing to sell, no smoke, no mirrors!  This is 3D printing at the grassroots!

Speakers
avatar for Doug Foster

Doug Foster

member, The LAB Inc./ PVNet


Saturday May 12, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
455 Science building (second floor - south end)

11:35am PDT

3D Printing Curriculum
Limited Capacity filling up

Get inspired by how 3D printers are being used in the classroom, and walk away with resources for 3D printing and design curriculum aligned to CORE standards.

Speakers
avatar for Mara Hitner

Mara Hitner

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, MatterHackers
After 16 years in advertising and ad tech sales, Mara became obsessed with desktop 3D printing, and inspired by the possibilities it held for the future of personal manufacturing.  Mara joined MatterHackers in March 2015 as Director of Business Development, and was promoted to Vice... Read More →
avatar for Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Heather Wolpert-Gawron

teacher/coach, Jefferson Middle School
Heather Wolpert-Gawron is an award-winning middle school teacher and PBL coach. She was the 2013 Department of Education Profiled Connected Educator as well as the San Gabriel Valley CUE Teacher of the Year for 2009.  Heather is the author of Just Ask Us: Kids Speak Out on Stude... Read More →


Saturday May 12, 2018 11:35am - 12:05pm PDT
CREATE Studio (810) 800 building (facing the bridge)

11:35am PDT

Which Microcontroller Board is Right for Me?
Limited Capacity filling up

There are many different microcontroller development boards available for electronics projects today. How do you choose which one is right for your project? What's the difference between an Arduino and a Raspberry Pi? 8-bit or 32-bit? Sewable or breadboardable? Do I need to learn to solder? I'll help you answer questions like these.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Cameron

Rich Cameron

Co-founder, Nonscriptum LLC
Rich Cameron is a co-founder of Nonscriptum LLC 3D printing and maker tech consultants, founded in 2015 in Pasadena. Rich (known online as “Whosawhatsis”) is an experienced open source developer who has been a key member of the RepRap 3D-printer development community for many years He designed the RepRap Wallace and Bukito... Read More →
avatar for Simon Huss

Simon Huss

STEAM Director, Windward School


Saturday May 12, 2018 11:35am - 12:05pm PDT
455 Science building (second floor - south end)

12:45pm PDT

ATTINY45 Programmable Circuits: Let’s Get Small!
Limited Capacity seats available

Attendees will get exposure to the AutoDesk circuits editor now wrapped into the TinkerCAD platform and see how powerful this emulator can be in the classroom. Once circuits are prototyped in the simulator, attendees will build the physical circuits on small breadboards and program an ATTINY microcontroller using the Arduino environment and see their circuit come to life!
While no prior experience is required, some exposure to using a breadboard for circuit prototyping would be beneficial. Concepts covered are part of an 8th grade curriculum. A laptop with Google Apps account required for logging in to the TinkerCAD interface, unless attendee already has TinkerCAD account set up.

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Moredock

Cameron Moredock

Director of Innovation and Design, Redwood Day School
While many kids of the 80’s played with Atari video consoles and Star Wars figurines, Cameron Moredock tinkered with his environment. Bales of hay were his building blocks and the stream that ran through the school property was his power source. As a grown-up kid, Cameron is the... Read More →


Saturday May 12, 2018 12:45pm - 2:30pm PDT
470 Science building (second floor - middle)

12:45pm PDT

Micro:bit and Circuit Playground Hands On Workshop
Limited Capacity filling up

Explore Micro:bit and/or Circuit Playground Express to see how you might integrate the use of either into your curriculum. During this hands-on workshop, you will have a chance to TINKER, MAKE, and INNOVATE as you consider a place to integrate these easy to use, programmable tools into your curriculum. Join us to reinvent part of your curriculum and provide your students an opportunity to explore the world of physical computing while exercising their creativity and coding skills.
There will be 6 Micro:bit and 6 Circuit Playground Express boards available. Please bring your own if you have them.

Speakers
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Dori Friedman

EdTech and MakerEd Coordinator, Crossroads Middle School
Dori Friedman is a passionate and collaborative teacher and tech integration specialist at Crossroads Middle School in Santa Monica. She also inspired and created their Maker Space which is considered an extension to each Middle School Classroom. She considers herself to be a lifelong... Read More →
avatar for Rob Morrill

Rob Morrill

Bourn Idea Lab Director, Castilleja School
Rob is the Bourn Idea Lab Director at Castilleja School. He works with girls in grades 6-12 to foster the maker mentality in areas like electronics, fabric arts, coding, robotics, cardboard fabrication, 3D printing, and more.


Saturday May 12, 2018 12:45pm - 2:30pm PDT
CREATE Studio (810) 800 building (facing the bridge)

12:45pm PDT

Power Tool Safety for Grades 2-8
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the safe operation of drills, saws, and accompanying tools so you can be confident in your own woodworking. reDiscover will share its model for establishing a safety culture, techniques for teaching students ages 7-14 how to safely and correctly use basic power tools, and guidelines for overseeing makerspace or classroom based woodworking activities to ensure student safety.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Bijur

Jonathan Bijur

Executive Director, reDiscover Center
Jonathan Markowitz Bijur is the Executive Director of reDiscover Center, a kids' makerspace and creative reuse materials center in Los Angeles, CA. Jonathan joined reDiscover as a Tinkering Facilitator in 2010 and has been Executive Director since 2014. He is a founding facilitator... Read More →
avatar for Barb Noren

Barb Noren

Director of Programs, reDiscover Center
Barb Noren has served as Director of Programs at reDiscover Center, a kids’ makerspace and creative reuse center in Los Angeles, since 2014. A master Maker and experienced educator, Barb has been involved with STEAM education since 1999. In addition to her YouTube channel, Barb... Read More →


Saturday May 12, 2018 12:45pm - 2:30pm PDT
DEW (407) Science building (lower level - north end)