Innovation Stage, presented by the University of Oregon

The Innovation Stage showcases Makers and projects making an impact in the community. The Innovation Stage will be located in Zone 1 in the North Parking Lot and will feature 20-30 minute presentations followed by Q&A.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

11:00AM | Science Circus, with Rhys Thomas

This popular OMSI Outreach program teaches basic Newtonian Physics using circus tricks.

 

12:00PM | Seeing Sound: An Experience Beyond the Auditory with Myles de Bastion, President at CymaSpace

Did you know that sound can be seen? Deaf musician & visual sound artist Myles de Bastion creates works which transform sound into light. “See Sound” and learn more about the latest sound visualization techniques during this interactive presentation.

 

12:30PM | Cosplay 3D Printed Props with Paul Karyakos, Novice Maker & Cosplayer

Learn the fastest and most efficient way to create cosplay 3D printed props. It’s so easy, you can become a Maker while you sleep.

 

1:30PM | Breaking Barriers: A Journey of 10 Middle School Girls Exploring Robotics with the Piece of Pi FIRST Robotics Team

This is about our team, Piece of Pi, a group of 10 middle school girls breaking through personal, technical, and stereotypical barriers on our journey of competing in and exploring the field of robotics. We’ll describe how we overcame the challenges we faced, and the support and encouragement we received from the community. We expect the audience to walk away knowing that with the right attitude, they can break any barriers.

 

2:00PM | Industrial Wearable Computing: The First Head-Mounted Computer with Stan Hanks, Chief Architect of the HMT-1, RealWear

Learn about the newest creation, HMT-1!  It’s a completely hands-free voice-controlled user interface that’s changing the landscape of the industrial workforce.

 

3:00PM | The Makers At LAIKA’s Puppet Hospital with Jisoo Rim, Austen Weitzel, and Nicholas Smalley-Ramsdale

Learn about the famed LAIKA Puppet Hospital, where Jisoo Rim, Austen Weitzel and Nick Smalley-Ramsdale patrol the studio’s triage unit on a daily basis, creating, making and mending puppets, armatures and costumes.

 

4:00PM | Sneaker Science: How Designers Protect Athletes with Susan Sokolowski, PhD, Director and Assoc Prof, Sports Product Design Graduate Program, UO and Alex Xu, Asst. Prof, Sports Product Design, UO

Sneaker Scientists, Susan and Alex, will conduct experiments with audience participants around sport footwear traction and impact protection. Learn the story of Bill Bowerman’s (of Nike) waffle outsole and how to make one.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2018

11:00AM | 10 Things I Wish I Learned in Engineering School with Michael Graham, BSME, EngineerDog.com

Considering a career in a STEM field? Young Makers gather round for a fun peek into the world of engineering! Hear about lessons learned the hard way, tips of the trade, and witness a demonstration of a new one-of-a-kind educational robot: The Mug-O-Matic Tiny CNC!

 

12:00PM | The Smart Sneaker: Using IoT to Engineer Fun with Garrett Broughton & Michael Wild, Software Architects

Want to add LED lights to your sneakers? Come learn how you can use IoT devices to add pressure activated sensors, sound and LED lights to your shoes!

 

12:30PM | The PixelNut Story: Smart & Fun LED Lighting Systems with Greg de Valois, Founder, Devicenut

Come see how a simple project turned into an open source code framework for the development of fun and educational LED lighting systems that can be easily customized using phone apps and the Arduino development environment.

 

1:00PM | What I Learned From a Year of Posting my Projects with Clare Mason, Maker

The only thing better than making is getting to share what you make with others. Clare spent an entire year posting her projects on the internet. What she discovered was a great community, the power of representation, and that the act of sharing is really, really important.

 

2:00PM | Sneaker Science: How Designers Protect Athletes with Susan Sokolowski, PhD, Director and Assoc Prof, Sports Product Design Graduate Program, UO and Alex Xu, Asst. Prof, Sports Product Design, UO

Sneaker Scientists, Susan and Alex, will conduct experiments with audience participants around sport footwear traction and impact protection. Learn the story of Bill Bowerman’s (of Nike) waffle outsole and how to make one.

 

3:00PM | “Making” Access for People with Disabilities with Harry Lew, Manager of Research and Development at Neil Squire Society

Learn how one company is creating unique solutions to help people with disabilities. They connect makers to local people to build accessible solutions for their day to day lives helping with issues including vision, mobility, agility and more.