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DNA Makers: Dawei Lin (video)

Dawei Lin studies DNA at UC, but also started building Lego models of DNA as a teaching tool for his young daughter. At Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 he displays the various DNA models he's made, while explaining that the act of construction can often be the most valuable learning... Read more »

Automatic Media Deactivation System (video)

Jake Ketchum's Automatic Media Deactivation System attaches to a standard power strip and shuts off all power to a room's electronics when its smart sensor detects that a person is no longer in the room. When someone re-enters, the system is switched back on. He demonstrated his invention at Maker... Read more »

Higher: Benjamin Carpenter (video)

Artist Benjamin Carpenter explores interactions between systems in his mechanical kinetic sculpture "Higher". At Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 he demonstrates the work, consisting of 3 vertically oscillating eyeballs atop springs. The movement is controlled by a single button the user presses which activates the piece's mechanism. Read more »