Meet the 2016 Makers

Sponsors: Pervasive Technology Institute

The Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University has been sponsoring Makevention since it began, and they are again a platinum sponsor for the 2016 event. PTI provides cutting edge high performance computing and storage to researchers at IU and around the country, and PTI researchers use those resources to tackle problems in Big Data, cybersecurity, […]

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Sponsors: Pinnacle Learning Center

Thanks so much to the Pinnacle Learning Center for their sponsorship of Makevention. Pinnacle has sponsored Makevention from the beginning, and without their support, the first Makevention might not have happened. Make sure to stop by their booth and check out Pinnacle’s hands-on approach to learning.

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Sponsors: Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is a returning sponsor for Makevention. Their technology team will be at Makevention showcasing their Raspberry Pis, lab created guitars, chairs designed and created by their Design Technology students, 3D printed items, and more. Make sure to stop by their booth and show your appreciation for their ongoing support of Makevention.

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Meet the Makers: Soapy Soap

Soapy Soap Company manufactures all natural bar soap in Bloomington, Indiana. They would like to show and tell people about their style of soap making. The audience will be able to participate by mixing in their soap additives such as oatmeal, fennel, clay, etc. Each participant will be able to leave the Soapy Soap Company […]

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Meet the Makers: HART Rock and Ichiyo One Leaf

Our exhibit will feature HART Rock and Wellness Arts Cafe offers prints, handmade books, cards and herbal products – teas, seasonings and beer jelly. Quilter’s Comfort and Yuko Okumura of Ichiyo Dharma offers, kimono silk scarves and bags, kimono sachets, rakusu and okesa case and otedama.

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Meet the Makers: Ol Timey Recordings

Ol Timey Recordings will set up and demonstrate a portable record cutter lathe booth. We will cut records one at a time of live performances or directly from a smart phone or digital device. Each record is cut on to repurposed laser discs or solo brand picnic plates and can be played back on a […]

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Meet the Makers: Success Work!

We have all cooked up messes and had to figure out how to fix them! Join Success Work! and sample new creative thinking snacks that help you discover missing ingredients, mix up some new insights,dream up more unique recipes for success & taste your new results. Come enjoy playing around with lots of food for […]

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Meet the Makers: florum metal jewelry

At the florum metal jewelry booth, we will be showing attendees how to cut, file, and sand sheet metal to create jewelry pieces and teaching wire working skills such as chain making and wire forming. florum metal jewelry will be selling their handmade metal jewelry at the booth.

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Meet the Makers: Restructify

Restructify is a slang term for recycling, upcycling, refurbishing , and reinventing reclaimed objects into industrial, steampunk, and unique, funky pieces of art. Come check out their upcycled pieces of artwork.

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Meet the Makers: WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology

Become an “epic engineer” at WonderLab’s Epic Fun Park Challenge by helping to build a huge roller coaster out of paper!

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Meet the Makers: MILL – IU School of Education

The MILL is a new, small makerspace at the School of Education. They’ll talk to folks about what they have available and have a few projects and demos.

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Meet the Makers: Monroe County Public Library

MCPL plans to bring two different tech setups to share with the public. Both will be interactive. The first will be an audio production rig. This will include a guitar, midi keyboard, and microphone all hooked into Garageband. Folks can stop by and record a song and mess with some of the effects on the […]

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Meet the Makers: Discardia

Discardia will be providing materials and instruction to make water bottles from re-used glass bottles and bicycle inner tubes.

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Meet the Makers: Beauty and Belongings

Beauty and Belongings: Handcrafted baskets, bowls, and trivets from 100% cotton clothesline with demonstration. We’ll be holding ongoing booth demonstrations.

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Meet the Makers: Indie Ninja Design

Indie Ninja Design exhibits will include an interactive demonstrations of the games “Hivez” and “Evil Genius”. These are two board games designed by a local Bloomington maker. Copies of Hivez will be available for purchase. We will also have blank cards and markers available so that attendees of the convention can design their own cards […]

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Meet the Maker: EFF 5 Robotics

EFF 5 Robotics will be demonstrating First Tech Challenge robotics, RepRap 3D printing, and basics of design using CAD software. The robot and the 3D printer were both built by team members. The team will have 3D printed items such as earrings and key chains for sale to raise money for the 2016-2017 competition season. […]

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Meet the Makers: Artisan Alley

Our Exhibit will highlight the programs, spaces, artists and makers that are associate with the Artisan Alley. Artisan Alley is a rich and bustling creative environment where individual artistic pursuits come together into a collaborative and energizing space where creative ideas become a reality. Our warehouses, located on the south side of Bloomington, Indiana, are […]

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Meet the Makers: Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington

Members of Ivy Tech’s technology team will showcase their raspberry pis, lab created guitars, chairs designed and created by their Design Technology students, 3D printed items, and more.

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Meet the Makers: Bloomington Home Brewed Robotics

Bloomington Home Brewed Robotics will show off their outdoor autonomous robot.

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Meet the Makers: climagic

climagic will inspire attendees to get involved in circuit electronics, microcontrollers, etc. by showing off various projects. Interactive exhibits planned: + 3 x 6 foot mini golf game (lights and sounds when you get the ball in) + internet controlled lights (lights.climagic.com) + IR remote control to light and sound demo + banana piano + […]

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Meet the Makers: Outdoor Autonomous Robot

The Outdoor Autonomous Robot is making another appearance at Makevention. Come check out how a robot can chart its own course and operate without human intervention – and also robots!

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Meet the Makers: NSWC Crane STEM

NSWC Crane STEM will be presenting SeaPerch – an innovative underwater robotics program that trains educators to teach their students in grades 5-12 how to build an underwater vehicle. Come see how you can get involved.

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Meet the Makers: Columbus Key

Come check out everything about locks at the Columbus Key booth. They will be showing electronic lock building and allowing people to wire electric locks and pick locks using various types of locks, keys, and picks.

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Meet the Makers: Jerry Slocum Mechanical Puzzle Collection at Indiana University’s Lilly Library

The Jerry Slocum Collection of Mechanical Puzzles embodies a lifetime pursuit of the intriguing and the perplexing. The result is the largest assemblage of its kind in the world, with over 35,000 puzzles and 4,000 puzzle related books. The puzzles in the collection range from Victorian era amusements to cutting edge designs by modern designers […]

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Meet the Makers: Creativity Labs at Indiana University

Sew Your Own Bookmark Book Light with Creativity Labs! Sew a little light into your life! Come learn about the exciting new domain of e-textiles—electronics embedded into clothing and other soft articles. Then, learn how to use conductive thread to sew an LED light into a fabric bookmark! No prior experience with sewing or electronics […]

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Meet the Makers: Robotic Drawing Collective

The Robotic Drawing Collective is a group of robots operating out of a bedroom in Bloomington, IN. They draw pictures. For this exhibit, the RDC will be bringing one of the drawing robots, a repurposed vinyl cutting machine, which will draw live. In addition, there will be an interactive software program, written in Processing, one […]

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