You will not want to miss the talented speakers and their presentations at the Faire. Make sure to plan your weekend around catching these. Here are just a few of our speakers, for the full schedule, click on Makers/Speakers.
Pluto New Horizons Mission briefing and Build your own SpaceBling workshop
Kimberly Ennico Smith, deputy Project Scientist on the New Horizons Pluto Fly-By with NASA/Southwest Research Institute and with Susanna Speier, founder of SpaceBling. Kim will answer questions and discuss the New Horizons mission while Susanna Speier leads a 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.
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.
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. The YA’s are also learning from their awesome engineer mentors how to make the instrument panel functional, how to used C.A.D. to replicate parts we don’t have, and what will be required to safely transport the weight and bulk of the project 1,000 miles each way to Wisconsin.