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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Maker Faire 2009 Time Lapse 2 (Clip)
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This is a time-lapse movie of a chain reaction activity presented at the Exploratorium booth during Maker Faire 2009. Participants were asked to build a portion of a collective chain reaction contraption, which was set off twice during the day. Photos were taken every 30 seconds and then joined in a 24 fps movie.

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Date: June 29, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, General Science, Physics

Keywords: maker faire, chain reaction


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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Maker Faire Chain Reaction (Webcast)
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00:13:23
The Exploratorium's Playful Invention and Exploration (PIE) department is inviting the public to create components of a multi-step chain reaction at Bay Area Maker Faire, 2009. Watch live as each maker's machine sets off the next, culminating in a grand finale!

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Date: May 30, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Physics

Keywords: pie, chain reaction, maker faire, build, machine


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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Maker Faire Chain Reaction 2 (Webcast)
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00:16:50
For the second time, the Exploratorium's Playful Invention and Exploration (PIE) department is inviting the public to create components of a multi-step chain reaction at Bay Area Maker Faire, 2009. Watch live as each maker's machine sets off the next, culminating in a grand finale!

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Date: May 30, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): Art, Physics

Keywords: pie, chain reaction, maker faire, build, machine

Links: Play - Invent - Explore (PIE) Department

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Making Your Own Kind of Music (Webcast)
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00:23:54
Ezra Daly explains how he makes musical instruments out of car and motorcycle parts, then plays his Frankenbass, created from a Moto Guzzi motorcycle gas tank, a chrome tailpipe, and scrap mahogany. Next, Doc Popular (aka Brian Roberts) shows how he creates instruments by circuit-bending toys. Doc--not just an inventor and a video editor but a yo-yo champion as well--will also demonstrate some yo-yo tricks.

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Date: August 4, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, musical instruments, motorcycles, frankenbass, hacking, wires

Links: Learn more about Ezra Daly

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Like Making Candy: A 3D Sugar Printer with Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman (Webcast)
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00:24:53
Inventors Windell Oskay and Lenore Edman demonstrate the CandyFab 4000, a printer that creates 3D sculpture by stacking 2D images made of sugar. Drawing from disciplines as varied as circuit hacking and sewing, the sugar printer is only one of Oskay and Edman's many projects, which include an interactive dining table and hard-drive wind chimes.

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Date: July 28, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, sugar, candy, 3d, printer,

Links: Learn more about Windell and Lenore

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Tools for Making Things with Jim Newton (Webcast)
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00:20:27
While demonstrating how to build an electromechanical digital clock, Jim Newton talks about different kinds of tools—from low-tech, such as a drill press or a welder, to high-tech, such as laser and plasma cutters. Jim is a lifetime maker, veteran BattleBots builder, and former MythBuster.

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Date: July 21, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, tools, techshop, machine shop, clock

Links: Learn more about TechShop

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Making Hyperbolic Crochet with Margaret Wertheim (Webcast)
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00:27:55
It's geometry! It's knitting! It's—hyperbolic crochet! Artist and science writer Margaret Wertheim shows you how to represent a hyperbolic plane using crochet hooks and yarn. Beginning with a simple crochet chain, learn how to create a geometric shape with a constant negative curvature just by adding stitches.

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Date: July 14, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science, Art

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, crochet, coral reefs, math, hyperbolic, iff

Links: Learn more about Margaret Wertheim and The Institute for Figuring

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MAKE at the Exploratorium:  Making BlinkyBugs with Ken Murphy (Webcast)
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00:33:42
Tinkerer, programmer, and musician Ken Murphy shows how to build electromechanical "bugs" built from scavenged materials and powered with a single coin-cell battery. When the Blinkybug's wire antennae detect motion from air currents or vibrations, the bug comes to life, with its LED eyes blinking in rhythmic patterns.

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Date: July 7, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Everyday Science
Subject(s): General Science

Keywords: make magazine, makers, inventors, demos, crafts, leds, blinkybug

Links: Learn more about Ken Murphy and blinkybugs

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