Dale Dougherty Hosts Final “Open MAKE” Event Tomorrow

Dale Dougherty Hosts Final “Open MAKE” Event Tomorrow


Dash, a super fast six legged robot made from cardboard.

The season’s final Open Make @ the Hall ends on a tiny note. The idea is to bring your little ones to UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science and get inspired by the big impact your mini-creations can have. The fun starts tomorrow, April 20, and runs from 10am-2pm. 

The event coincides with a campus-wide Cal Day. Jennifer Jordan-Wong of the East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse upcycles little mint tins. The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network will help you make your own gummy capsule, play with smart metals, make a liquid crystal sensor, and experiment with superhydrophobic surfaces. Finally, Sam Burden cleans up NISE’s gummy capsules with some hungry, robotic cockroaches.

MAKE founder Dale Dougherty will host a lively “Meet the Makers” session that will include short presentations from:

  • Young Makers from the Lighthouse Charter School.
  • Valentina Naglieri: PhD in Materials Science from Politecnico di Torino, Italy. She works as a post-doctoral student at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  with a research focus on materials processing and mechanical properties.
  • Sam Burden: PhD candidate, EECS, Robotoc Cockraoches.  
  • Fatima Alleyne:  Doctoral candidate in Material Science and Engineering Department at UC Berkeley. She research focus is nanotechnology.
  • Paul Birkmeyer: PhD candidate at UC Berkeley and co-founder of Dash Robotics.
Admission is free free museum admission for registered Young Makers. If you are a young maker interested in creating your own project to exhibit at Maker Faire this year or someday in the future, just fill out our registration form to get started. Catch up with what happened at our earlier events by reading the Young Makers blog.
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Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

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