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Pabellon de Moda y Arte> PRESENTATION STAGE > Maker Culture 101
Pabellon de Oficios Tradicionales > MATH ROOM > Maker Culture 202
Pabellon de Vida Sana > HOMESTEADER STAGE > bees to mead to dirt to bread
Pabellon Tecnologico > WORKSHOPS > deeper lessons in crafting or hacking
Field > MUSIC STAGE > East Bay talent across genres
Hang Out Heaven > PULSEWAVE STAGE > chip music emporium
Flying Fishbowl > MAKER MUSIC > hoedowns, hotjazz and handmade

Magnolia Building > PRESENTATION STAGE >
Maker Culture 101

11AM — How to Start your Own Cultural Revolution: Laughing Squid’s Mikl-Em interviews John Law, co-founder of Burning Man and a long-time member of such counter culture institutions as The Suicide Club, The Cacophony Society, and Survival Research Labs. John will discuss  climbing bridges, hunting robot cars, giant dog heads, cheap Santa suits, what the Moonies and Old Navy have in common, and making your own culture at home and in the streets.

12PM — DIY Drones: Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of Wired and the man behind, shows off the latest in unmanned aerial vehicles you can make in your garage. Including an amazing demo!

1PM — How to Build a Combat Robot: Witness a 220 pound combat robot, learn how to make a smaller version of your own, and understand the basics for controlling robot movement and speed. David Calkins, founder of Robogames, will illuminate why custom, radio-controlled bot battles are the new rage but the rules can be applied to any mobile bot!

2PM — Using Digital Fabrication to Change the World: Jillian Northrup of ‘Because We Can Architecture and Design Studio’ in Oakland shares how automated tools like routers, lasercutters and 3D printers can help everyday people make big things happen

3PM — 21st Century Shop Class: Join shop teacher, David H. Clifford, and a panel of educators discuss why learning with one’s hands is critical in today’s complex world. Hear ways schools can build on students’ capacities to empathize, think creatively, and tackle diverse dilemmas by creating real and engaging applications of—that’s right— school work.

4PM — The Future of the Maker Movement: Tim O’Reilly, founder of O’Reilly Media and MAKE magazine, explores where the maker movement is taking us and what it tells us about the future of manufacturing, health care, education, and the economy—anticipate the cultural and technological implications of this growing phenomenon.

Magnolia Building > MATH ROOM > Maker Culture 202

11AM — Fashioning Apollo: Hear Nicholas De Monchaux connect the dots between Playtex, makers of women’s underwear, and the Spacesuits worn by Armstrong and Aldrin on the moon in 1969. An artifact of maker culture long-before-the-fact, the Apollo spacesuit holds critical lessons for how we approach technology and our own human nature.

12PM — Arduino 101: Arduino is an inexpensive open source electronic prototyping platform for artists, designers, hackers, and makers. Come learn the basics of installing Arduino software on your computer, connecting Arduino to your computer and uploading your first Arduino program (called a sketch), blinking an LED from the Arduino, and reading a value from an analog sensor. Arudino kits available for purchase at the MAKE magazine booth.

1PM – DIY Education: How to Engage Your Child in the Maker Modes You Care About: Panelists are Rachelle Doorley (, Grace Hawthorne (, and Susie Wise ( They will talk about tackling the unknown and building things they never thought they would. Weaving together their their work with children and own creative endeavors, they will present frameworks for thinking about building children’s creative confidence, enhancing their build to think tendencies, and engaging their delight in exploring materials. Tips for starting your own ventures will be sprinkled in too!

2PM — Arduino 101: Arduino is an inexpensive open source electronic prototyping platform for artists, designers, hackers, and makers. Come learn the basics of installing Arduino software on your computer, connecting Arduino to your computer and uploading your first Arduino program (called a sketch), blinking an LED from the Arduino, and reading a value from an analog sensor. Arduino kits available for purchase at the MAKE magazine booth.

3PM — DIY Amplifiers: Vintage tube amplifiers from the 50′s to the 70′s get bid up on ebay while old scientific equipment sells for chump change or heads straight to the dump. Learn how a soldering iron and a few new parts can turn an old oscilloscope into a high quality guitar or stereo amp!

4PM — Homebrewing 101: Members of the Alameda County Brewers Club describe how to make your own beer at home and serve it on tap from a kegerator made from an old dorm fridge. Led by Ben Riddell and Ben Smith.

The Grove > HOMESTEADER STAGE > bees to mead to dirt

10:30AM — Make Your Own Mead
Learn how to make a high-octane base and turn it into delicious, seasonable and very palatable mead with multi-talented electrical engineer, Lars Gilstrom.

11:15AM — Manifesto Bicycles Flat Fix Demo & Race
Learn to repair your bicycle tubes and participate in a flat fix race to win a Manifesto Gift Certificate! Manifesto will provide a limited number of supplies for this hands on demo.

12PM – 2PM: Homemade Food Swap in the Magnolia Building

12PM — Intro to Canning with Punk Domestics
Curious about canning? Join Sean Timberlake of Punk Domestics to learn the basics of water-bath canning technique so you can put up your pickles, preserves and more.

12:30PM — Helpful Hacks for Home Coffee Roasting
Join San Francisco machinist and inventor Kevin Binkert for mods to make your classic air popcorn popper into a coffee roaster. Binkert will cover bean supply, the right popper and what you need to do to it, and roasting techniques for flavor, style, and caffeinated transcendence.

1PM — DIY Herbal Personal Care
Rachel Berry of Sierra Botanica shows how some common herbs and ingredients from the kitchen cupboard, you can make simple, high quality personal care products at home. Liberate yourself from store-bought products and eliminate unwanted exposure to phalates, dioxin, and other chemicals. She’ll review DIY approaches to toothpaste, deodorant, facial care, and make a lotion using an herbal oil, water, and beeswax.

1:45PM — Honey Harvesting
Novella Carpenter of BioFuel Oasis will extract honey from beehive frames from her home hive using a honey extractor.

2:30PM — Raising Rabbits: For Fun and Fur
Rabbits are the perfect urban livestock! Quiet, shade-loving and relatively odor free they provide lean meat, fur and ample fertilizer for your garden. Plus baby bunnies are to-die-for adorable! Come learn about the benefits of raising rabbits, how they may be integrated into a productive urban homestead and how to get started with your own low maintenance herd. With K. Ruby Blume of Institute for Urban Homesteading.

3:15PM — Wildforaging: Acorns
Learn how to process one of the most abundant wild foods of California into delicious foods. Matt Berry of Sierra Living Skills will demo making flour, oil and beverages from acorns. He’ll discuss their Wild Food And Medicinal Plant CSA and the idea of a community press/mill for acorn oil and flour.

3:45PM — Dirt Farming 101
«Feed the soil, not the plant» is the call of organic gardeners everywhere. Good dirt is the foundation of a healthy garden eco-system and investing in it ensures productivity whether you are growing potatoes or petunias. Self-proclaimed dirt farmer, K.Ruby Blume will give you the low down on local dirt. Whether it is east bay clay or alameda sand she’ll give you some tricks to increasing soil health and laying the foundation for healthy harvest for years to come. We’ll talk about sheet mulching, double digging, options for composting and more.

4:30PM — Real Bread in 10 Minutes
Lee Sonko shows how making bread is easier, faster and more flexible than you thought. You can make fantastic bread every day inexpensively with less than 10 minutes effort, including cleanup! Learn about instant yeast vs sourdough, refrigerated dough, crust, crumb, shaping, amendments, the chemistry and biology of bread, and the thousands of varieties of this staple food.

Studio One Theater > WORKSHOPS > deeper lessons in crafting or hacking

11AM — Bonsai: Bonsai expert and past president of the East Bay Bonsai Society, Bill Castellon, demonstrates the ancient Japanese art of Bonsai.

12PM — PLARN: Transform plastic grocery bags into plastic yarn – «Plarn» – and then crochet a tote. Upcycling at its best!

1PM — Light Pipes: Join Kent Suzuki from Right Brain Electronics in making a light-up Rainbow FairyWand or LightPipe Saber using a color-changing LED. Take home your invention!

2PM — Making Music on Your Handheld Console with Little Piggy Tracker: Want to bust some beats or program bass lines on portable electronics that cost under a Benjamin? Stop by the LGPT aka Piggy Tracker workshop to learn the art of composing «chip» music on handheld gaming systems like psp, gamepark and dingoo.  Besides a head full of know-how you’ll walk away with a cheat sheet zine & if you want to practice at home before picking up hardware, piggy also runs on windows/macintosh/linux computers. Lead by local electro/techno/chip producers Starpause and E.N. Cowell.

3PM — Life-Casting Dad: Making Masks with Alginate:  Ruby and Arlo’s dad, Jason Hadley, has been making multimedia sculpture using life-casts of friends and family for years. Now the tables are turned when the kids cover dad’s head in alginate and plaster and pour cement casts of his ugly old face.

4PM — Origami Cranes: Have you ever wanted to know how to make an origami crane? This class will teach you that and more. Learn the basics, including some fun origami history. Race for a prize in a speed-making contest, and learn how to add some personality and personal style with variations on the basic form.

Field > MUSIC STAGE > East Bay sound talent from bluegrass to vintage vinyl to mod punk rock

10AM — Chris Silvey: super cool DJ mixes for your listening enjoyment and provocation.

10:30AM — Crank Ensemble: Larnie Fox and his band of musical outlaws will wow you with their inventive, found sound crank creations and improvisational artistry. You will be changed (for the better) forever.

11:15AM — Heco Music Machine: An original—11 turntables, bass clarinet, code oscillators and other sound making devices…

12:00PM — Chicken Paw: Home-crafted neo-aboriginal future jams. Yeehaw!

12:45PM — Chris Silvey Redux

1PM — Eurostache: Custom hand-built and circuit-bent instruments mingle with traditional ones to create a layered electro-acoustic experience. Trippy.

2PM — Conspiracy of Beards: 30-member a capella male choir performing the songs of the legendary poet, novelist, and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen.

3PM — The Blondies: Original new music and covers inspired by the Beatles, the Kinks, and the Rolling Stones by popular and talented Berkeley-based youth band.

4PM — Old Tunnel Road: Bluegrass, newgrass, oldgrass and everything in between.

Hang Out Heaven > PULSEWAVE STAGE > chip music emporium

Pulsewave SF is the West Coast sister of New York’s longest running Chip Music event Pulsewave, showcasing fantastic local acts, drawing international talent to the SF Bay Area, and spreading the gospel of Chip Music—the art of repurposing otherwise obsolete hardware such as video game consoles and home computing systems to make improvised music and visuals that tick, tock, bleep and bloop.

10:00 – 10:15 – Jahnonymous
10:25 – 11:00 – The Dualies
11:15 – 11:50 – Starpause
12:00 – 12:35 – Doctor Popular
12:45 – 1:20 – E.N. Cowell
1:30 – 2:05 – Louis Gorenfeld
2:15 – 2:45 – Kevin Smith/Bureau of NonStandards
2:55 – 3:30 – A_Rival
3:40 – 4:15 – The Glowing Stars
4:25 – 5:00 – Open Jam – Come play with us – non-chip instruments welcome as well!

Visuals schedule:
10:00 – 11:50 – Mister Scradam
12:00 – 1:20 – Starpause
1:30 – 4:15 – Max Capacity
4:25 – 5:00 – audience members (NES running Litewall)

Flying Fishbowl > MAKER MUSIC > hoedowns, hotjazz and handmade

11:30AM — One Man Banjo: Sean Lee plays his back-pack bass drum & tambourine contraption, plus vox and banjo—14 years in the making.

12:30PM — Sour Mash Hug Band:  Klezmer and Hot Jazz Cabaret

3:15PM — Strange Attractor: Multi-talented artist and performer Peter Whitehead performs original music on self-made instruments. It’s live-art-in-action to see, hear and behold.

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