Pluto, Patents, Physics and Play – Oh My!

Check out these workshops and presentations that will delight the curious, engage the philosophical, and amaze the scientific!

Pluto New Horizons Mission briefing in a joint presentation with Build your own SpaceBling workshop
Kimberly Ennico Smith, deputy Project Scientist on the New Horizons Pluto Fly-By with NASA/Southwest Research Institute has teamed up with Susanna Speier, space jewelry creator on Sunday October 11th.
Kim will answer questions and discuss the New Horizons Pluto mission while Susanna Speier leads the Build your own Space Bling Workshop.  During the Build your own SpaceBling workshops Susanna provides materials for kids who want to design their own necklaces and keychains using resin pendants built from the New Horizons spacecraft line drawings.

Every mad scientist needs a scope and heres how
you can get a free one
Eric Bogatin, Dean of Signal Integrity Academy

Craft Works: Stitching Together Digital and Analog Media with Free and Open Source Software
JR Nielsen is the co-creator of Dototot and co-producer of The Hello World Program.  He seeks to educate and empower young and old to make their own media and engage critically with contemporary advances in technology. As a proponent of open-source technology, most of his creative works are produced on Linux-based machines using free and open-source software.

Lazy Person’s Book Club
Sharon Glassman will be performing an episode and songs from her STEAM-powered romcom, Blame It On Hoboken, whose brainy, visionary main character, tour guide Caroline Cates, is using Euclid’s Proof of Perfect Numbers to find true love and happiness on a deadline. She’ll also answer questions on how/why mixing science, math and performing arts is such a powerfully fun combo…and why breaking the rules = making art.

Re-building the B25 Bomber
Scott McEwan and Young Aviators Club
Follow the experiences of Scott and the youth makers and their mentos that have built the forward third of a full-scale North American B25J “Mitchell” bomber from scratch. Through this project the young aviators (YAs) learned how to handle aluminum, measure, cut, drill, debur, rivet, and use power and hand powered tools, just like “Rosie the Riveter” did during WWII.     

It Doesn’t Matter
As a 13 year old maker, 
Katt Hendershott embodies her topic, It Doesn’t Matter. One of the great revolutions of the maker movement is that your age, size, gender, color or income level don’t matter.  What matters is your curiosity, creativity, and capabilities.  Come and be inspired on what you can do!    

Katt is in the gifted and talented program at school, and active member in Technology Student Association, and resident expert on the laser cutter at denhac. She is building a high tech cosplay for the upcoming Supernatural convention and hosted her own booth teaching visitors on glow science at the Denver Mini Maker Faire at the Denver Museum for Nature & Science.

Maker’ a Business: Taking Your Wares to Market
In this interactive talk, Ariana Friedlander shares the 6 counter-intuitive things she has learned about building and growing a viable business in the 21st century marketplace. Makers will walk away enlightened and enlivened, as they develop a deeper understanding of how to turn an idea into a business.

Ariana Friedlander, MPA is the Founder and Principal for Rosabella Consulting, LLC and has over 11 years of experience working with small businesses, nonprofits and government agencies to create strategies for successful organizational growth.  Ariana specializes in translating complex ideas to simple, comprehensible points and finding connections when duality appears to be the norm. 

Confessions of a Fiber Addict
Lori Lynn Barker

This is just a sampling of the amazing workshops and presentations coming to the NoCo Mini Maker Faire.  Check out the full list and the schedule under Makers/Speakers on this website.

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