Learn about some of the advanced manufacturing programs at Mesa Community College: additive manufacturing, electronics, and machining. View example parts, projects, and equipment and speak with a representative about their programs and projects.
Cactus Brick AZ is an Adult LEGO user group which aims to inspire others with our builds and designs. Come view our fantastic cityscapes with train layouts and ask us about what we do!
Cactus Brick AZ
Experience the gravity of different planets with GravBot, the interactive gravity simulator. Play with an interactive gravity-simulating shuffleboard puck. Choose a planet to simulate using either the on-board slider or our GravBot companion app, and slide the puck along the gameboard. Learn why it is harder to push when simulating heavier planets than it is when simulating lighter planets. Also learn about the application of Arduino in the project, and ask GravBot specialists any other technical or STEM based questions you have!
Neel Mehta, award winning Chief Strategy Officer and co-founder of EpiFinder Inc., will be speaking about the many tools needed to be successful in business. As both an award winner and a recognized local entrepreneur, Mehta is well suited to discuss the ins and outs of the subject, and is excited to share her experiences and lessons with the community.
Flite Factory is a drone manufacturing company that aims to implement a drone training program at all school districts across the valley. The Factory teaches learners how to fly and build drones as well as comply with the drone industry’s safety requirements; they believe that by implementing this training early kids will be ready to engage with the world of drones by the time they graduate high school.
Intel Makers will be presenting a variety of demonstrations of projects created by the Intel Maker Space -- examples of previous projects include a spider bot that dances to Uptown Funk, a small tabletop robot controlled from a tablet, and a car seat that contains a feature alerting parents when their child has been left behind. There will also be hands-on demonstrations featuring Makey Makey boards with their own games for visitors to try out.
Cheaper Than Therapy showcases Roy Tuttle’s unique labors of love- a heavily modified 1947 International truck and an original metal sculpture of a man on a motorcycle. Built from scrap salvaged from junkyards, craigslist, yard sales and farm yards, the truck is a true original, with details as minute as fingernails on the bike’s rider. The man can even be taken off the bike for any children who want to take pictures on this work of art.
Students from the ASPIRE Academy at Connolly Middle School will be showcasing STEM Project Based Learning (PBL) projects that they created in their PBL elective classes like Math Explorations and Electronics, as well as STEM exhibits that ASPIRE and Connolly 7th grade Honors Science students created as part of the AZ SciTech Festival's Geeks' Night Out Event. The Math Explorations PBL teacher along with several of her students would like to present on Origami and Polyhedra as part of N-Compass. They will be exhibiting completed 3D models of complex polyhedra and showing visitors how to construct their own 3D models. They will also be selling packets of paper and lights for guests who do not have materials at home.
ASPIRE Academy at Connolly Middle School
Join us at SWMF as we celebrate the grand opening of our new Ahwatukee Design Studio!
Visit our interactive maker booth to see the latest in prosumer desktop 3D Printing technology! See a variety of parts printed in a wide array of ever-growing materials from our selection of FDM, SLA, & SLS 3D printers. FreeForm proudly supports Arizona makers, educators, and entrepreneurs with the best selection of 3D printers and scanners as well as offering design and prototyping services that are fast and affordable.
With the opening of our new design studio in Ahwatukee, FreeForm is pleased to announce our 3D Printing training curriculum for professionals and educators. As strong advocates of STEM outreach, we work closely with Arizona's educational institutions to provide customized solutions including 3D printer bundles and onsite training.
In addition to our exhibit, come see our presentation on the current state of desktop 3D printing technology including the best of CES'17 open to all show attendees.
We will also give a special presentation for educators in the N-Compass village on integrating 3D printing into curricula across a broad range of subjects (beyond just STEM), including History, Social Studies, Visual & Performing Arts, Languages and Language Arts.
A community of homeschoolers exhibiting projects from our 'Creating Innovators', 'Geared for Girls', and 'Launch Forth' classes.
Branches Homeschool Community
Branches Homeschool Community
Nerding Classes in Tempe, AZ are all about STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Making. Kids can explore amazing tools like Makey Makeys and 3D printers, build robots, code games, create rocket launchers, or learn to sew! Stop by our booth to play the Banana Piano, Gummy Bear Game Controllers, and other equally hilarious inventions!
Tripoli Phoenix aims to provide a safe, fun, inclusive environment for high power rocket enthusiasts, which enable them to further their aims and purposes as related to high power rocketry. Arizona's premier high power rocketry club, Tripoli Phoenix encourages all generations of fliers.
At Southwest Maker Fest, the club will display all aspects of a High Power Rocket system:
- Types of Rockets
- Propulsion Components
- Launch Systems
- Avionics and Tracking Systems
- Recovery Systems
Club members will be on hand to discuss:
- How to get started in High Power Rocketry
- How to build a rocket
- How to build the major components of a rocket
- How to build a launch system, towers and controllers
- How to successfully recover a rocket
- Where to launch a rocket
- Permits that are required to obtain airspace
- Rocketry events in AZ, the USA and around the world
Alexis Noriega from The Crooked Feather creates costume props and accessories, which have been featured at Comic Con, beauty and fitness pageants, music and theater productions, and other occasions both large and small. Her work has even made an appearance on both Outrageous Acts of Science as well as live performances by R. Kelly and Lady Gaga! Come and see some spectacular props and costumes on display, and learn how these pieces are made.
Amateur Radio, kit building, computers and hi-tech for youth. Send and receive Morse code. Operate a digital Amateur Radio station to talk with a friend on another digital Amateur Radio station nearby. Track objects on a map that are reporting their position via amateur radio.
BSA Explorer Post 599
EarthSeed is a Sustainability Prototype for space settlement: a mobile tiny home that includes not only living space, but fish and garden for food production. Exhibits will include displays detailing individual components of the tiny home, and how they work. We will have an activity for visitors: eggshell plantings of NASA's Seeds for Space. Those who plant a seed in an eggshell may take it home to nurture.
CREATE at Arizona Science Center® is a place where science, design, and engineering collide! Inspired by the productivity of an inventor’s workshop, the creativity of an art studio, the experimentation of a lab, and the connectivity of a commons, CREATE is a 6,500 square-foot community hub for turning dreams into reality.
At CREATE, people of all ages can share ideas, collaborate on projects and learn about science, technology, engineering, math and art through making. By using state-of-the-art, computer-controlled equipment and traditional crafting tools, visitors will have the chance to cut, saw, code, hammer, sew, paint, solder, and much more!
At SWMF, we will proudly show off the things made in our space by some of our talented passholders and staff as well as demonstrate 3D resin printing. In addition, we will offer a make-and-take rocket-launch activity.