Young Makers Projects: Bay Area Maker Faire 2013

67 projects listed

Ace
Makers: Billy Guo
Mentors: Mark VandeWettering
Club: LCCS
Website: http://lighthousecharter.org
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

My project is a radio controlled airplane. The structure of the plane is made out of foam board and the propeller is controlled by a electric motor. The flaps and the rudder is controlled by servos that are mounted on the wings. The plane will be controlled by a remote control.
ACE-Bot (Arachnid Charlie Ethan-Bot)
Makers: Ethan Hsiao, Charlie Huang
Mentors: Lendy Dunaway, Sean Hendrick
Club: Willow Glen Makers
Website: http://www.willowglenmakers.org/project-updates/charliesprojectpresentation
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 12 pm - 4 pm

The Ace-Bot is a robot like a hexapod, except obtaining a total of 8 legs. It will be a radio controlled robot. This robot is controlled by an arduino, which is operating several servos, motors, and other stuff. So, hopefully you will see our creation and enjoy it.
Anti-Unwanted Guest
Makers: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Clarke
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison, Becci Danford
Club: Makin\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 10 am - 12 pm

I have two sisters that are always going into my room, so I wanted to make a lock that is electronic. I first wanted to use a key card, but that was too difficult, so I changed it to a code. When you press down the right buttons it completes the circuit, but when you press the wrong ones you have to restart.
Arm Wing Fan
Makers: Baron Chase
Mentors: Colin Dixon
Club: WSECP
Website: http://westsacmakingstuff.blogspot.com/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 12 pm - 2 pm

My project is going to be a part of an avian based samba costume. there are supposed to be two arm bands with track that do up each arm and a string that goes around one or more of the fingers, In side of the tracks are going to be feathers running though a custom object made with Tinkercad to hold it and allow it to pivot foreword when the string it pulled and retract back when its not.
Armchair Go Kart Trailer
Makers: Kelly Schertle, Micah Schertle
Mentors: Rick Schertle
Club: San Jose South Bay Hub
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rocketgliderbiz/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 2 pm - 4 pm

Our project is a funky armchair trailer that will attach to a standard go kart. The kart may be equipped with LED's and other Young Maker and Maker Faire swag. Picture and website to be uploaded once we make some good progress on this during our Spring Break next week. Cheers!
Awesome Epic Manliness Inc.
Makers: John Bricker, Douglas Zuercher
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison
Club: Makin\\\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 12 pm - 2 pm

Air cannons in several sizes and designs. We're also trying to develop some fun and safe projectiles.
Breakout!
Makers: Andrew Ke, Ashley Ke, Elizabeth Ke
Mentors: Jack Ke, Lendy Dunaway
Club: Willow Glen Young Makers
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/willowglenmakers/home
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 4 pm - 8 pm

Breakout is a classic arcade game where you have a paddle and try to destroy a layer of bricks on the top of a screen using a ball. In our version, we'll add a new twist to the game, controlling the paddle using a balance board. Hope you can come to the Maker Faire and enjoy our game!
Ceremonial Elephant - Wearable Tech
Makers: Aaron Morgan
Mentors: Gwyn Morgan, Paul Morgan
Club:
Website: http://elephantech.wordpress.com
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 10 am - 12 pm

Wearable tech for a model ceremonial elephant
Chubby Ball
Makers: Raymond Cao, Andrew Wu
Mentors: Sean Headrick, Lendy Dunaway, Scott Carpenter
Club: Willow Glen Young Makers Club
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/chubnauts/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 12 pm - 4 pm

We are building a 12" transparent remote-controlled ball that uses motors, gears and weights to move around.
Cyber-Dollhouse
Makers: Chelsea Bartlett, Andrew Wallace
Mentors: Art & Alfia Wallace
Club: Terra Linda Young Makers
Website: http://ateammakers.blogspot.com/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 4 pm - 8 pm

This is a dollhouse made out of an old iMac G3 ("jellybean") computer. We researched how to dismantle the iMac and then took it apart, which was more work than we thought it would be. We measured it, created prototypes and floor plans, and made furniture and decorations out of recycled materials. We are planning on making it interactive.
Dragon Horse
Makers: Isabella Kacic
Mentors: Zoran Kacic-Alesic
Club: Kacic-Family
Website: will be created soon
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 2 pm - 4 pm

My project is a sculpture of a mix between a horse and a dragon with a sensor that moves the wings.
Echo Chamber
Makers: Isaac Wilcove
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison, Becci Danford
Club: Makin\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 11 am - 1 pm

My project is a whistle that you can play and it will echo the sound. It will be easy to play and will be able to hold with your hands.
EL Furioso Electrico
Makers: Junior Soto, Kevin Barrios
Mentors: K.O
Club: Lighthouse Community Charter School
Website: http://lighthousecharter.org/
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

. The idea of making an electric Go Kart goes back to when Kevin and I went to Boomers in eighth grade and we rode the Go Karts in the amusement park. We said that one day we were going to build a working Go Kart out of scratch and this year we were given the opportunity to create a running Go Kart. For a few weeks, we researched various possible shapes and forms the Go Kart could have looked like. We discussed making it a four wheeler, other times making it have three wheels etc. With the help of our mentor, who helped us facilitate the project with wheelchair motors, we were able to see how fast we wanted the Go Kart to travel and how heavy it would be. One Saturday, we traveled with our Robotics teacher to an electric wheel convention and the guys at the shop there gave us a free Go Kart frame that we could use. From there, our task has been to sand it down and apply a liquid that will take all of the rust away. Next, we have to weld the front part of the Go Kart, so we could flip the back wheel backwards and have the passenger driving with the front two wheels. Eventually the Go Kart will be black, have one passenger which will be the driver, and drive with two motors. In order to charge the Go Kart, there will be a solar panel station where we will take it and connect it and charge it. We calculate a top speed of 15-20 miles per hour.
Emma Mini Jewelry Designs
Makers: Emma Waldspurger
Mentors: Paige Parsons
Club:
Website: https://www.facebook.com/EmmaMiniJewelryDesigns
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 10 am - 2 pm

Emma Waldspurger is a 14-year-old jewelry maker. She has been designing one-of-a-kind beaded jewelry and Decoden for five years. Her wares can be found on Etsy. She attends Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. She was a popular Young Maker exhibitor at Maker Faire 2012: http://archive.makerfaire.com/pub/e/8158
Exploding Creeper
Makers: Henri Marchant
Mentors: Jill Marchant
Club: Lawrence Hall of Science
Website: http://youngmakers.org/about/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 1 pm - 3 pm

Attempting to make a creeper (a character from the on-line game Minecraft). It will be remote controlled using Lego Power Functions. The head will pop off when the creeper gets within a certain distance of any object using Lego Mindstorms.
Fleischer-Yamamoto Family Projects
Makers: Lena Fleischer, Toby Fleischer, Ella Rudy Fleischer
Mentors: Kurt Fleischer, Nagisa Yamamoto
Club: Fleischer-Yamamoto Family
Website: http://asobiclothes.com/mf2013
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 12 pm - 4 pm

We'd like to have a "Maker Family" table, where we'll all show our projects (kids & grownups). Here's what we have going this year: - Lena has made her own fairy wings which (hopefully) will flap when she walks - Ella has made a pair of Japanese geta shoes (well, one is finished). And she hopes to make a rocking dolphin, like a rocking horse. We'll see. - Toby is working on a small bridge for his toy trucks. - Mama made a hat and jacket decorated with LED and EL wire. - Papa is working on a custom alarm clock for his nearly-teenage daughter, featuring an LED strip and a picture of hedgehog. It’s Arduino-based.
Flow x26
Makers: Davis Dunaway, Samantha McGinnis, Matthew Tung
Mentors: Lendy Dunaway, Jackson Tung
Club: Willow Glen Makers
Website: http://www.willowglenmakers.org/
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

Flow•26 is a life-size version of the app Flow Free. It is a puzzle game where players will have to work together in order to connect their circles while filling up the whole board. They will have to accomplish this while not crossing each other's paths. In order to create a platform that is interactive, we will use tiles that have an Arduino and a load cell in each in order to allow them to communicate with each other and control LEDs within the tile. This ability will allow the tiles to react to a player stepping on it.
Glitter
Makers: Campbell Gilbert
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison, Faith Peters
Club: Makin\\\\\\\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 10 am - 12 pm

A menagerie of working soldering irons in plastic toys. Team Glitter is based off the idea that soldering (and making) is for all ages. We stole our idea from Sparkles, the Magical Soldering Alicorn and want everyone to know that safety does not equal fun. Our only rule is don't hurt stuff, people or yourself.
Hexacopter
Makers: Naya Verdier
Mentors: Sean Headrick, Lendy Dunaway
Club:
Website: Https://sites.google.com/site/nayashexacopter/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 12 pm - 4 pm

A hexacopter is a multicopter with six rotors. I am just trying to get it to fly right now, but after would add a camera, a parachute, and sensors to avoid hitting things.
Lego Tank
Makers: Carter Fong
Mentors: Gary Fong
Club:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/thelegotank/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 10 am - 12 pm

A tank made out of half Legos and half other tank parts. It has a spinning turret, independent left and right tank tread motors, sound effects, an LED gun and a laser gun. It is driven by two Arduinos, one for the motors and one for the sound effects. And it is controlled with an Android phone via Bluetooth signal.
Life Sized Angry Birds Sling Shot
Makers: Skyler Mira
Mentors: Cameron Mira
Club:
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/skyrainsprojects/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 4 pm - 6 pm

Life Sized Angry Bird Slingshot made from lumber, hardware, canvas toolbelts, and exercise tubing.
Love and Rockets and Foam Weapons
Makers: Max Van Valkenberg
Mentors: Geoff Van Valkenberg, William Van Valkenberg, Alex Van Valkenberg
Club: Love & Rockets~ Art & Engineering
Website: http://www.youngmakersclub.blogspot.com
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 3 pm - 7 pm

This project is about modeling historic weaponry with PVC, foam, and duct tape. Using these materials, I recreate swords, axes, and cudgels, which we use for mock swordplay and fun. I like to research old weapons from different periods in history, and different countries, for ideas, and I also like to make my own designs.
Love and Rockets and Wool
Makers: Maria Van Valkenberg
Mentors: Natalie Van Valkenberg, Geoff Van Valkenberg
Club: Love & Rockets~ Art & Engineering
Website: http://www.youngmakersclub.blogspot.com
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 2 pm - 6 pm

Using wool and special needles, I am creating pictures. These wool images are made by carefully poking wool roving onto felted wool fabric. The needles I use are sharp and have tiny notches in them that grab the fibers of the wool, tangling them together so they attach. When I do this I can make pictures with the colored wool. It's fun, and takes some patience.
Mechanical Hand
Makers: Spencer Pugh, Jordan Grelling
Mentors: Brian Green, Ryan Idryo
Club:
Website: http://cbp68.tumblr.com/post/46687958560/spencer-and-jordan
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 4 pm - 8 pm

An arduino-powered mechanical hand made from 3d printed parts that you can control with your phone.
Monkeying Around
Makers: Perri Szabo, Braiden Szabo,Griffin Ashburn, Koii Benvenutto, Bobby Lester
Mentors: Steve Berl, Richard Jesch
Club: Fez Monkey
Website: http://youngmakers2.blogspot.com/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 1 pm - 5 pm

Our idea is a creepy monkey robot controlled by an Arduino that interacts with random civilians around maker faire. Also we were thinking about incorporating clashing drum cymbals and a fez hat for more of a cartoony effect. We are looking to make it scary, but not too scary.
My Nest
Makers: Silvia Kacic
Mentors: Dunja Kacic-Alesic
Club: Kacic Family
Website: will be created soon
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 3 pm - 5 pm

My idea is to make a comfortable, relaxing, secure pod (nest) that one person could fit in. The Nest should be made out of soft but sturdy materials, and should be portable.
Papapa Party Shirt
Makers: Flavio Martinez, Cynthia Rojas
Mentors: Mark
Club: Lighthouse Community Charter School
Website: http://lighthousecharter.org
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

Our project is a LED-music party shirt that is going to be flashing LEDs to the type of music that is playing. It is going to be programmed by an organ kit and the depending on the type of sound it makes, it going to flash certain color of LEDs. We are going to have the the LEDs attached/sewed on the shirt and the arduino is going to be hidden on the inside of the shirt. We are going to have music playing on our area that are going to be programmed to the arduino and that is going to make our shirt light up. Blue LEDs are going to flash to the bass, Red mid and Yellow the treble.
Pedal Car
Makers: Hannah Swenson,Trinity Jentzch, Jack Swenson
Mentors: Travis Swenson, Jeanne Swenson
Club: Pedal To The Metal
Website: http://P-T-T-M-C.COM
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 1 pm - 5 pm

A pedal car made from a plastic drum with a surprising paint job.
Photon Reflections
Makers: Mihir Harshe
Mentors: Abhay Harshe
Club: Convelescence
Website: http://inprocess.com
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 2 pm - 4 pm

Surfaces with high reflectivity can bounce photons multiple times before they are absorbed. This inter-active exhibit allows users to bouce LED light on multiple reflective surfaces inside a dark space. Specific combinations will reveal hidden objects in a Trivia.
Pipe Instrument
Makers: Jason Duckering
Mentors: Brian Duckering
Club:
Website: http://
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 11 am - 1 pm

This is a percussion instrument made from PVC pipes. Each pipe is "tuned" by cutting it to the proper length for the desired note. All pipes are routed with elbows to fit neatly in a wooden frame. Music is made by hitting the top of each pipe with a paddle made from old flip flops and sticks.
pop up book
Makers: India Prasad, Itzi Perdomo, Raul Montoya
Mentors: Natalie Freed
Club:
Website: http://lighthousecharter.org/about-lighthouse/contact-us/
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

We are making a pop up book that will have different drawings and paper designs and incorporate LED light and sound. It will have about 2-3 different pages, each with a unique theme.
Portable Boom Box
Makers: Cameron Li
Mentors: Damon Li
Club:
Website: http://http://kingofthepawn.wordpress.com/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 5 pm - 7 pm

This is a portable boom box that is made from two salvaged car speakers. The amplifier is powered by a recycled UPS, but can also be powered by a wall socket. It can be really loud and sounds great. It can be taken on the go and is convenient for picnics and parties.
Pour-n-Play
Makers: Linc Dauer
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison, Faith Peters
Club: Makin\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 11 am - 1 pm

I have built a machine that you pour water in funnels and it goes through a bunch of clear pipes. Then it goes into a tub and you put it back into the funnels.
Prank Talk
Makers: Jake Delgado, Lan Chi Lam, Alex Freitas
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison
Club: Makin\\\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 10 am - 12 pm

Deceptively ordinary objects with a surprising tendency to talk back...
Recycled House
Makers: Ava Baker, Ellora Laskar
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison, Becci Danford
Club: Makin\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 2 pm - 4 pm

We are constructing a house made out of recycled materials. Our goal is for the house to be large enough for a child to go in, walk around, and come out. The house's support beams will be cardboard tubes, the insulation plastic, and the final layer papercrete, possibly with some paint for finishing. If built to the scale of a real house, it should cost less than $100.
Remote Control Sub
Makers: Elias Brune Deuss,Raffa Motomura
Mentors: Sara Bolduc,Gustav Deuss
Club: SR Clubhouse
Website: http://sites.google.com/site/srclubhouse
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 12 pm - 2 pm

I have designed a remote controlled submarine out of PVC pipe
Remote Controlled Air Plane
Makers: Leo Granados-Gersalia
Mentors: Jim Steward, Doug Van Camp
Club: Yolo Young Makers
Website: http://youngmakersyolo.blogspot.com/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 4 pm - 6 pm

Remote Controlled Airplane. The Towel, a radio control airplane project originally from Brooklyn Aerodrome, published in the Make Volume 30,
RepRap Prusa Mendel
Makers: Tam, High, Electronics Club
Mentors: Sara Bolduc
Club: SRClubhouse
Website: http://tamhighelectronics.tumblr.com/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 2 pm - 6 pm

We are a high school club from California interested in fostering education in STEM related fields. We built a 3D printer, specifically the RepRap Prusa Mendel Iteration 2. This is a low cost, open source 3D printer that is made partially from 3D printed parts.
Santa Cruz Log Ride
Makers: Chase Bent
Mentors: Steve Bent, Christine Bent
Club: FRA Builders
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/santacruzlogride/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 10 am - 12 pm

This is a young makers project. It is a working model of the Santa Cruz Log Ride. Miniature logs are propelled by water on an elevated track made of gutters. Logs go down a "drop", load passengers, and are brought back up by a manual conveyor belt.
Saphira 2
Makers: Megan Marinchak, Cassandra Marinchak, Peter Coish, Mallory Coish, Felix Nordmark, Jasper Fung, Mark Grivnin, Malik Deslauriers, James Good
Mentors: Jeff Marinchak, Susan Marinchak, Roxanne Coish, Erik Nordmark, Jean Deslauriers, Gordon Good
Club: Silicon Valley Young Makers
Website: http://siliconvalleyyoungmakers.org
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

We are updating Saphira the fire breathing dragon - a project that was built for by Team Viper for Maker Faire 2010. Our new Young Makers group in Mountain View is updating the wings, adding sound, along with other updates to Saphira.
Simple Hovercraft
Makers: S'Nova Kayfetz
Mentors: Sara Bolduc
Club: SR Clubhouse
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/srclubhousemakers/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 1 pm - 3 pm

A simple hovercraft controlled by leaf blowers and a fan for steering.
Sky Surfer
Makers: Leaf Allen
Mentors: SaraBolduc, Trip Allen
Club: SRClubhouse
Website: sites.google.com/site/srclubhousemakers
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 10 am - 12 pm

Hovercraft
Snowball & Water Balloon Launcher
Makers: Kyle Lin
Mentors: Marcus Wang, Lendy Dunaway, Julie Lin, Jeffrey Lin
Club: Willow Glen Makers
Website: http://www.willowglenmakers.org/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 4 pm - 6 pm

This device is ultimately supposed to repeatedly launch snowballs and/or water balloons one after another. However, I am bringing my work-in-progress launcher, which currently has to be manually locked and loaded.
Solar Walker
Makers: Ben Noall, Rishav Mitra, Joshua Kim, Nicholas Pugh
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison, Becci Danford
Club: Makin\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 1 pm - 3 pm

We are making a (totally epic) solar car. (Don't expect a real, full-size car, with all the necessary parts, we are not miracle workers! LOL.) It will be RC, 100% solar powered, and it makes a great toy. It might be small, but may be big...
SoundServoSwitch
Makers: Isaiah Sawyer Moore
Mentors: Jeremiah Moore
Club: SoundServoSwitchTeam
Website: http://blog.carefulpeek.com
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 11 am - 3 pm

If the kids in the art room get too loud, the teachers turn off the lights to calm them down. We thought: Why not build a robot to do it automatically? SoundServoSwitch is created for the Jackson Playground After School Program of San Francisco Parks and Rec.
Spy Cam
Makers: Russel Arbore, Ilse Kuper
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison, Becci Danford
Club: Makin\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 10 am - 12 pm

Our project is to send a camera into the air to film and photograph wild life or people. It will be small and portable. After trying to put it on a toy plane, we decided to use helium balloons instead, and to make the box holding the camera look like the house from UP. The box will be made from balsa wood.
Super Cool RCs
Makers: Jake Wallin, Stavros Boutris
Mentors: Basil Boutris, Jeanette Wallin
Club: North Berkeley Hills Young Makers
Website: http://www.traxxas.com
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 10 am - 2 pm

Jake and Stavros are building remote-controlled cars.
SurvivorBot
Makers: Jeremy Green, Oliver Green
Mentors: Brian Green
Club: Walnut Creek Young Makers
Website: http://youngmakers.org/affiliated-clubs-2/?clubid=9
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 3 pm - 5 pm

The idea is to have a predator robot chase another robot (SurvivorBot) and try to capture him.
TARDIS Tesla
Makers: CamDAX
Mentors: Hacker Scouts, Arc Attack, Steve Ward
Club:
Website: http://camdax.dyndns-free.com/My-Projects.php
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

TARDIS Tesla is a lightning performance/game involving two large tesla coils, and a replica TARDIS, and sonic screwdriver TV remotes.
Team Folktails
Makers: Ksenia Medvedev, Sydney Murphy
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison, Nichole Murphy, Angela Bellino
Club: Makin\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 12 pm - 2 pm

Fulfilling a childhood wish to swim like fish, we are creating a pair of wearable mermaid tails. The tail will look and behave in the water like a real mermaid.
Tesla Coil
Makers: Oliver, Jeremy
Mentors: Brian
Club: Walnut Creek
Website: http://youngmakers.org
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 3 pm - 7 pm

We are making a tesla coil.
The Doom Girls
Makers: Caitlin Werth, Isabella Schantz
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison, Becci Danford
Club: Makin\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 12 pm - 2 pm

We are making robots of our little brothers favorite toys - a dragon and a soccer ball. We are making them move so our brothers will get distracted and we can steal their stuff. Eventually we want to add cameras so we can see the right way for it to go.
The Dudes
Makers: Bill Shao, Jacob Kandel
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison, Faith Peters
Club: Makin\\\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 10 am - 12 pm

This project creates alternative hydroelectic energy using the water that flows down through pipes.
The Electric Couch
Makers: Duncan King, Lucas Van Eyck
Mentors: Chris King
Club: North Berkeley Makers
Website: http://www.tumblr.com/blog/berkeleymaker
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

A couch with wheels, motors, that you drive with a joy stick.
The Levitation Table
Makers: Tasha Malcolm, Alain Malcolm, Sasmit Agarwal, Siyona Agarwal
Mentors: Tim Malcolm
Club:
Website: https://sites.google.com/a/xmfi.org/the-levitation-table/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 2 pm - 6 pm

The Levitation Table is a fun 4th grade science project based around a small air table. By levitating different shapes, sizes and weights of paper and cardboard on the air table, young makers can explore the science of wind resistance. The original experiments were all devised by Tasha (4th grade) and the Maker Faire 'hands-on experience' have been created by Tasha, Samit, Alain and Siyona, 4th and 1st graders. The Levitation Table ... proving science isn't a drag!
The Magical Tutu
Makers: Natalie, Brisia
Mentors: Tom
Club: Lighthouse Community Charter
Website: http://lighthousecharter.org
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

Our tutu is made out of tulle. We attached 2-3 LED’s on each other strand with thread, a total of 50+ LED’s on the tutu. The tutu will work different ways. For example, if you jump up and down you with get a different reaction versus when you spin around. The LED’s will react a different way depending on the motion you do. We used an accelerometer to accomplish these actions.
The Modular Guitar
Makers: Q.V. Huynh, Mathew Gery
Mentors: Hannah, Lora A. Gery
Club:
Website: http://qvguitar.blogspot.com
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 10 am - 2 pm

What's the next revolutionary design of the electric guitar? I think I got it! The world of Electric Guitars as we know it today, has not changed for decades. Guitars in stores today sell overpriced guitars that look nearly identical to the next! I set out to change that by introducing a customizable electric guitar that can easily be switched around to create new tones and looks rivaling that of a more expensve guitar. Imagine being able to switch out for new pickups(microphones) to alter the sound just by snapping in a module in under a minute! Even better yet, imagine being able to carry around five different guitar tones in just one backpack. Or bring five different guitar body styles in a small suitcase. The Modular Guitar design allows you to litterally snap together your dream guitar in minutes. You will have the ability to upgrade your guitar over time, ultimately saving you a lot of money. Need a double neck guitar? Check.
The Nothings
Makers: Leila Shahidi, Eliza Morgan, Will Armbruster
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison, Faith Peters
Club: Makin\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 2 pm - 6 pm

We wanted to build a robot that goes around and collects trash, recycling and metals. It would also help with keeping the Earth clean.
The Superiors
Makers: Richard Cao, Ethan Lin, Jesse Liu
Mentors: Liang-Fang Chao, Helen Lin, Annie Kao
Club: Willow Glen Young Makers Club
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/thesuperiors2013/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 12 pm - 4 pm

We are building fighting robots using Lego Mindstorms. The rules are to be finalized later. The robots might be controlled by Wiimote.
The Viper
Makers: John Boyer, Joseph DeRose, Sam Frank, Laurent Hery, Alex Jacobson
Mentors: Tony DeRose, David Jacobson, Mark Boyer, Jessica Cole, Paul Novak
Club: Central Marin Young Makers
Website: http://the-viper.org
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

The Viper is a Battlestar Galactica themed flight simulator capable of 360 degree rotation on two axes. It was first exhibited at Maker Faire 2013 and has since gone on to be featured in Popular Science, The Discovery Channel Canada, The Huffington Post, and many other on-line publications.
Touchy bot
Makers: Kevin Merino, Ignacio Guerra, Juan Valdez, and Oscar Arriaga
Mentors: Collin Dixon
Club:
Website: http://westsacmakingstuff.blogspot.com/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Saturday, May 18, 1 pm - 5 pm

It's an FTIR multitouch surface, which will be controlling a Lego Mind-storm NXT robot design to transmit live data. A Raspberry Pi will be placed onto the robot so that we have full communication. The robot will approach a person and began a conversation, from it's own or contact the main console which is the touch screen and we would began a conversation.
Trebuchet
Makers: Aidan Perseto
Mentors: Roy Seto
Club: SF/North Bay
Website: http://aidanyoungmaker.blogspot.com/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 11 am - 1 pm

The project is a small wooden trebuchet that launches small projectiles such as marbles. It is the first Maker Faire project for both the young maker (Aidan, age 11), and his mentor father Roy.
Unidentified Annoying Objects
Makers: Kenny Price
Mentors: Kristan Hutchison
Club: Makin\' It
Website: http://www.facebook.com/imagination4kids
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 3 pm - 5 pm

This is an attempt to create a flying object that will mildly annoy people.
Using a drum to activate light show using sound and touch
Makers: Amira Moment
Mentors: Paul Moment, Janece Moment Geoff VanValkenberg, Alex VanValkenberg
Club: Love & Rockets ~ Art & Engineering
Website: http://amiramakerfaire.blogspot.com/
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 4 pm - 6 pm

What I want to do is stick wires on the underside of the skin of the drum. Then the electric waves will go through to a huge wall or screen of multi-colored light bulbs. The lights will flash in reaction to how my finger rubs or beats on the drum. That's my Maker Faire project.
Vex Robot
Makers: Javier Gonzalez, Raul Lopez-Luna, Omar Robledo
Mentors: Steve Berl
Club: Lighthouse
Website: http://http://lighthousecharter.org/
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

The point of creating our robot is to allow individuals to interact with it. Last year we made an arduino drum kit, which was popular, mainly because it was interactive. People seemed to enjoy interactive projects and we plan to build on that.
Visual Music
Makers: Lyle Rumon
Mentors: Kevin Rumon
Club: dead:beef:feed
Website: http://www.deadbeeffeed.com
Exhibiting in the Young Makers area: Sunday, May 19, 10 am - 12 pm

A series of sound-activated programmable LED arrays based upon WS2801 chip and the Arduino microcontroller. Project is a mashup of several Adafruit projects, without whom none of this would have been possible.
Water Balloon Making Device W.B.M.D.
Makers: Jake Ketchum, Micheal Yee, Christopher Yee
Mentors: Thomas Myers
Club:
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/waterballoonmakingdevice/
Exhibiting outside the Young Makers area.

The W.M.B.D. is split into two stages. The first is the filling/sealing stage which takes water balloons (mounted onto clips) and then fills them to a specific – configurable – size before “tying” them by spinning them shut. After they have been sealed, the water balloons are sent to the second stage (the launcher), where they are thrown a short distance to a target. Because it was not an original design priority, the launcher is not currently as far along as the rest of the system. However, at the moment our plan is to use a pneumatic piston run off of an air compressor and powered by solenoid valve to provide the push for a simple funnel launcher. The entire system is controlled by Arduino with a combination of touch and IR sensors providing the feedback. We are using a small “battleship pump” (I’m really not sure what else to call it; we are currently borrowing it from one of the Western Warship Combat Club ships). The water balloons are spun by a shallow bowl (into which they fill) that is attached to a small DC motor which the Arduino controlled by way of a relay. The water balloons are pushed from one part of the system to another by servo arms. Though we expect the system to operate primarily without human intervention (except for switching out the clips), we also hope to have an overridable control box so that people can get a chance to interact with and control parts of the system. We intend to bring the entire assembly to Maker Faire along with a target and piping so that we can make the water as much of a closed-circuit as possible. With that said, access to a hose would be very useful (if not absolutely essential).