2019 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 20-25 minute presentations followed by Q&A.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2019

11:00AM | Science Circus, with Rhys Thomas

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

 

12:00PM | Intro to 3D Printing and Cosplay with Paul Karyakos, 3D Printer and Maker at PKTEK

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.

 

12:30PM | 360 Documentary Storytelling with Rachel Bracker, Director of “With the Wind and the Stars” and Virtual Reality/360 Instructor at NW Documentary

Learn more about the art of 360 documentary storytelling and the opportunities for diverse creatives in the VR industry as Rachel shares her experiences making “With the Wind and the Stars”- a 360 docuseries that follows the lives of female pilots. If you’re curious about virtual reality and storytelling, this presentation will offer advice and tips for getting started!

 

1:00 PM | UX/UI Prototyping for Fitness Wearables with Alena Imamura, Graphic and UX Designer at Humanity Innovation Labs

Take a look inside the world of fitness app design with Humanity Innovation Labs. See how we turn user research and analytics into the interfaces you interact with every day.

 

2:00PM | Sneaker Science: How Designers Protect Athletes with Carly Anderson and Jenny Null, Graduate Students in the Sports Product Design Program at the University of Oregon

Sneaker Scientists, Carly and Jenny, 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 | Breaking Barriers: A Journey of 10 Middle School Girls Exploring Robotics with 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.

 

4:00PM | The Making of Susan – How LAIKA’s Puppet Makers Found the Missing Link with Brenda Baumgarten, Character Project Manager; André Michaud, Armaturist and Animation Rigger; and Austen Weitzel, Hair and Fur Fabricator at LAIKA

Members of LAIKA’s Puppet Fabrication Department will present their part in the development and fabrication of LAIKA’s latest feature film star, Mr. Link. Starting with the concept design of the character and leading all the way through armature design, body construction, and hair and fur development, they will share some of the collaborative innovation needed to turn Mr. Link into a reality: a highly sophisticated puppet capable of living up to the demands of stop-motion animation.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2019

11:00AM | The Science of Magic with Aaron O’Neal, President of the Portland Society of Magicians

How does a magician make a coin disappear? Where did that rabbit come from? Come watch some incredible magic and learn some of the ways magicians use science to fool our brain and senses. What is real? Come discover the wonder of illusion…

 

12:00PM | Imprintable Cookie Dough with Sue Queisser, Food Scientist at Oregon State University and former owner of Melarova Baking

Come learn how Sue’s experience making lots of German Springerle cookies (~40,000!) led her to figuring out how to make a butter cookie dough that would hold an imprint so she could make beautiful cookies for other times of the year.

 

12:30PM | Prickly Pears and Printed Circuit Boards: Designing and Building Your Own Soldering Kits with Terri Oda, Designer of the 2019 Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire Soldering Kit

Soldering is fun, and there are lots of kits available for people from beginners to experts. But what if you wanted to design your own? Join Terri Oda as she walks you through the process of designing, building, testing and kitting out the soldering kits used at Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire. This will include a mini tutorial on how to use KiCAD, open source design software for building printed circuit boards.

 

1:00PM | Liquid Sculpture with Martin Waugh, Owner, Artist, and Inventor at Liquid Sculpture

The physics, photography, art, and fun of high speed water drop photography.

 

2:00PM | Sneaker Science: How Designers Protect Athletes with Carly Anderson and Jenny Null, Graduate Students in the Sports Product Design Program at the University of Oregon

Sneaker Scientists, Carly and Jenny, 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 | Shovelman

Shovelman will draw psychedelic rock melodies out of a barn shovel turned slide guitar.