Cinco De Make-O: A Free Day of Maker Workshops
Saturday, May 4, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
For a different twist on celebrating Cinco de Mayo weekend,
join us for Cinco de MAKE-O on
Saturday, May 4th from 1 – 3 p.m.
Bring out the Maker in you as Burning Man Project presents a FREE day of ‘maker’ workshops. Learn how to create your own solar system or make beautiful music (or both!) at the Burning Man headquarters. The ‘Maker’ workshops are part of a series sponsored by Burning Man Project, which cover areas including the arts, education and civic engagement.
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Small Scale Solar 101
This workshop will present an overview of small and portable solar technology and include solar terminology, how it can be used for art, tricks to limit power usage and more. After a break, it will be followed by Small Scale Solar 102 at 2 p.m. This will be led by burner Chaz Peling of Sol Solutions.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Small Scale Solar 102
This workshop takes the concepts discussed in Small Scale Solar 101 and applies them with a hands-on experience of putting together a small solar technology system. However, it is not necessary to participate in Small Scale Solar 101 to join Small Scale Solar 102. This will be led by burner Chaz Peling of Sol Solutions.
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Making Music with Found Objects
Come and be amazed at what can be done with common household objects and the right kind of foam and mallet to create shakers and metallophones. Lydia from GamelanX, who will join creative forces with the Exploratorium's Explorables volunteers, will teach you to make a variety of musical instruments from drinking straws, cardboard and miscellaneous trash. Some supplies will be provided but participants should bring discarded METAL objects such as cans, pipes, car parts, kitchen utensils, etc. The workshop will conclude by making music as a group.
Please RSVP for each workshop you would like to attend. Note that some workshops run simultaneously, so please select only one workshop to attend at those times.