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A Restored 95 year old 1 1/2 HP Hercules Engine

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BoXZY is a production-ready desktop makerspace that rapidly transforms into 3 kinds of machines: CNC Mill, 3D Printer & Laser Engraver, while enhancing precision & power with ballscrews.

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Do you know what an integrative sport is? Join us to BUILD and take home your very own inclusive game kit. DESIGN your own accessible features for a new integrative sport, StoneHenge! PLAY TEST your equipment before taking it home!

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See the ancient miracle of wool fibers be turned into felted hats!

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Agrimat is a modular aquaponic systems controlled by your smartphone.

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This is an area for us to work on out go kart during and in between the races.

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Make your own chocolate bar: 3-D CAD to 3-D Printer to Vacuum Former to Chocolate Bar to Yum!

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With the help of parents, children will make a Mondrian-inspired work of art using color “pixels” obtained from old magazines.

Custom CNC Controller and retrofitted CNC mill

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These are laser etched acrylic lamps that display various transmutation circles.

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Oribotix is the combination of origami art and robotics. Our exhibit will demonstrate a few DIY creations that views can try at home. All of the origami are original works of art by Ethan Priore (age 10), and the robotics are comprised of Arduino-based microcontrollers and simple servo motors and sensors.

We would like to set up a 60 watt laser cutter and demonstrate laser cutting and assembly of laser cut products.

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This exhibit features a digital art exhibit and capacity for visitors to create their own digital art (take pictures of themselves and then redraw their portraits using text or a topographic map). Our augmented reality sandbox allows visitors to interact with colorful maps or photos of themselves projected onto the sand.

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Help construct a kinetic sculpture using collected recycled and donated materials into a large, movable group project!!!

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This is a hand cranked gatling gun capable of firing 144 rubber bands in approximately 8 seconds.

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​DON’T JUST WATCH VIDEOS. MAKE VIDEOS. Steeltown is hosting an interactive exhibit where participants will choose from a selection of mini scenes to try out one of many offered roles: talent, director, or cinematographer. A Steeltown representative will post the video at a later date for participants to view their completed “mini film.”

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We build an electric vehicle for less than $500 and test our work by racing them!

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A model Hit and Miss engine build from castings

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Demonstrating what the team has built to compete in the FIRST Robotics program.

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This is a 42 note MIDI street organ capable of being driven any midi controller.

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A team of student makers in grades 6-8 will display various items, from self-made guitars to Rube Goldberg machines.

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Wood and metal furniture and décor pieces designed for the bar and home.

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The Steel City robotics alliance is a collection of teams in the greater Pittsburgh Area. Our exhibit will include several different teams, with driving experiences for younger children.

Repurpose a vintage 8 Track tape cartridge into a funky wallet

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AutoSet is a CNC attachment for your miter saw.

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Modified toys and custom made synthesizers.

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Power Racing Team. This team is entering their second year of racing silly sub $500 electric cars. This car is built from a children’s ride on toy, spare parts and dreams.

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A collection of blocks containing switches, lights, motors, relays, etc., which can be wired together with alligator-clipped wire (no soldering required) which illustrate basic concepts of electricity

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This is a four tap kegerator with an arduino based monitoring system capable of dispensing any carbonated beverage. The kegerator is loaded with seltzer water in order to serve italian sodas at Maker Faire.

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Vintage Robot designs and hand makes Robot apparel, art work, and jewelry crafted from recycled computers, watchers, and other materials.

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Come play with Hummingbird kits and Finch robots. Build a recycled robot, engineer an animatronic creature, or learn to code a small, friendly robot!

Create and test a musical instrument to play with others and take home to enjoy.

Handmade jewelry made from recycled circuit boards and resin

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Custom home made Tube amplifier and custom built speaker cabinets

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Project MoNET is interactive art project that creates semi-abstract paintings based on crowd-sourced colors.

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Children will experience making and racing their very own Brush Bots. Musical sounds will also be created utilizing kitchen utensils and the Makey Makey. Opportunity to view Hummingbird robots that have been created by second grade students based on their environmental field trip.

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3D Printing

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These are gear clocks cut on the HackPGH CNC machine. They are powered by either an electromagnetically driven pendulum or a stepper motor.

3D printing can serve many masters. I’ve turned 3D printing into a successful business and happy to help others avoid the pitfalls I’ve found along the way.

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We have a race car for the Power Racing Series.

Clay sculpting with ordinary items and stone molding.

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Dorseyville Middle School will showcase: Project Based Learning activities that have been completed by students in grades 6-8. Student designed Apps created in App Lab from Code.org will also be showcased Attendees will be able to make and take an LED flashlight.

BotsIQ is a manufacturing workforce development program disguised as a high school robotics competition. The Smart Sport is designed to provide high school students with an exciting, hands-on team experience while they learn about the pathways to a rewarding career in manufacturing. Our exhibit will include our smaller arena and some of our high school created Bots demolishing old computers, telephones and projectors demonstrating their power and capability.

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Geodesic Dome model kits

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The Arustocrats participate in the Power Racing Series, a budget racing series where teams must get creative to build the fastest electric go-kart possible under a $500 limit and conforming to the original size/ridiculousness of a children’s ride on toy.

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Demonstrations (w/ hands on setups) of tablet weaving and possibly of warp-weighted weaving techniques.

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This exhibit will have all hands-on toys for younger kids to play and tinker with! We are encouraging younger kids that they can join the maker movement too! Some cool hands-on activities include MakeyMakey, Arduino, and learning to program.

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Nature themed artwork includes realistic color pencil illustrations of animals and plants, and decorative items made with found bones and dried plant material.

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A advanced open-source human size robot designed to do a variety of human size tasks for students, educators, hobbyists and researchers.

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Ever sew a robot? Here’s your chance! Make a paper robot shape, decorate, sew and stuff, then choose a name and, voila: You have a new SewBot Friend!

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Abandoned Pittsburgh is an ongoing photography project exploring the industrial past of the Steel City. We research and photograph abandoned churches, steel mills, bridges, foundries, distilleries, and more. Prints and books of the project are available.

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SorceryScience makes nerdy scientific jewelry with lasers. Our geeky accessories are modeled after the molecular structure of some of your favorite chemicals. You can wear your caffeine fix or always be happy wearing serotonin and dopamine earrings. Rock your science every day with SorceryScience!

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Homemade/DIY mechanical and electrical demonstrations.

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Learn self reliance, do your own science! Build your own low-tech equipment to generate renewable energy, grow and cook your own food, conduct and communicate your own science experiments and more!

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The ability to 3D print real metal parts is here! 3D Metal Printing is “the final frontier” of 3D printing. Metal is strong, durable, hard… no wonder it’s so desirable as a 3D printing material. See our machine and our 3D Metal Printed parts.

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A presentation on how to design and build an First person view racing drone and course using 3-D printing and basic household items.

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The members of the South Hills Model Railroad Club have built and maintain a large modular HO train layout

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Makers will have the opportunity to learn about color, blending of different fibers, spinning, weaving, and dyeing

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We are showing off our Raspberry Pi Cluster computer.

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Baltimore Burners has been racing with the Power Racing Series since 2012, fielding many entries in the series that focuses on building and racing an electric vehicle on a shoestring budget.

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This exhibit will introduce people of all ages to the brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla in a fun, interactive exhibit. Combining art and technology, people can learn his story while playing with inventions in an immersive experience. Color in Nikola’s legacy in the Tesla coloring book while controlling a musical Tesla Coil and create fluorescent art that glows in the dark.

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Maker Faire attendees can get up close to realistic latex rubber monster masks, puppets, and props and learn how they are made.

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Students in the IDeATe program at Carnegie Mellon University will display the creative and maker/maker-related projects that they have produced in interdisciplinary courses. Projects may be related to course work in Game Design, Animation & Special Effects, Sound Design, Learning Media, Media Design, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Intelligent Environments, and Physical Computing

Design and create an adhesive sticker to apply onto any surface!

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RealBotics is an online community allowing makers and inventors the ability to share remote control of their robots and devices with people from around the world.

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PittMesh is Pittsburgh’s Community Wireless Network. It is built using mesh networking technology and allows local neighborhoods to provide free public WiFi for their residents, businesses, and visitors. PittMesh is supported by local community leaders and volunteers and is administered by Meta Mesh Wireless Communities, a non-profit organization.

The Oasis Project is hosting a table for people of all ages to complete LEGO Robotics and coding challenges.

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Project MoNET is interactive art project that creates semi-abstract paintings based on crowd-sourced colors.

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We will share the advent of CAD Design and rapid model making to inspire kids and adults that they can make anything they want.

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