Let's Get Excited About the 2013 Bay Area Maker Faire

This year the Nerd Stalker gang is excited to again cover the 2013 Bay Area Maker Faire. If you missed last year,  here is the Nerd Stalkers Maker posts from 2012. Better yet, order your tickets to the "Greatest Show & Tell On Earth" here.


Educreations - A Free Screen Capture App For Educators


Nerd Stalker interview with Co-Founder of Educreations Chris Streeter at the 2012 Maker Faire. Teach what you know. Learn what you don't. Create and share great video lessons with your iPad or browser.

Maker Faire Interview: Kurt Opsahl of Electronic Frontier Foundation


Our SocialGreg interviewed Kurt Opsahl with the Electronic Frontier Foundation at the 2012 O'Reilly Maker Faire. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is "Protecting Freedom Where Law and Technology Collide." Kurt gave some insight on the foundation and how their organization protects online privacy rights of the individual.

Need an iPhone Microscope? UC Berkeley Researchers say you do


Our Social Greg at Maker Faire 2012, interviews Clay Reber with a research group from UC Berkeley who has created an application turning your iPhone into a microscope called CellScope. It is fascinating to see the iPhone turn into a applications engine. Applications of CellScope can be mobile disease diagnosis, water analysis, and field research. Hear Clay's take on how their device can change the world.

iPhone/iPad Interface Makes Rubberband Power Obsolete


Another Nerdstalker interview from the 2012 O'Reilly Maker Faire. Greg Viloria aka SocialGreg interviews Kazu Terasaki of GlueMotor. Typical maker, Terasaki does it for the love of his hobby. GlueMotor is an Open Source interface from KTLaboratory. No need for rubberband power anymore when you have an interface as easy as this.

Whats Blue, Nerdy, Fun to make, and saves lives? Luma League


Adolfo Foronda of Nerd Stalker interviews the Founder of Luma League, Tim Z Falconer at Maker Faire. Started in April 2011 in Alameda, CA, Luma League has made and deployed bilirubin phototherapy lights (commonly called “bili lights”), and the calibration meters that go with them, to hospitals in Achham, Nepal; Goma, D.R. Congo; and St.-Marc, Haiti.


Computer Gamers Want to Preserve History


At the 2012 O'Reilly Maker Faire, there were all types of makers in the Tech Pavilion. Makers are not people who make physical objects but also make their dreams a reality. We interviewed Jeff Lin of the Digital Game Museum, whose organization's dream is to preserve computer game history here in the Silicon Valley. If you love gaming, you can contribute to their cause at www.digitalgamemuseum.org/.


Want to Have a Bunch of Ninjas Controlling Your Home?


At the 2012 O'Reily Maker Faire, we stumbled upon Marcus Schappi of Ninja Blocks. Ninja Blocks is a Kickstarter driven startup making control blocks with a variety of sensors for control and monitoring applications. The applications range from your home energy management to basic on/off control of an appliance. Their device is Linux and Arduino powered. Greg Viloria aka SocialGreg spent a few minutes interviewing Marcus about his "Legos for Life."


Want to Electrically Conductive Paint, No Really


Nerd Stalker Maker Faire interview with Matt Johnson of Bare Conductive, makers of the electrically conductive paint for makers of all ages. With Bare Conductive products you can learn how to draw paper circuits or paint physical interactive projects, oh the possibilities.


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