Angie & Wes Wortman Family Makers Angie, Wes & Nathanael Wortman Family Makers

We are a family of Makers. At our booth,  Angie will exhibit computer embroidery machine design that are mostly made mostly “in The Hoop" using her Husquvarna Viking Topaz 20 Embroidery Machine such as fashion paper dolls.  Wes is the electronics enthusiast dad with his microcontroller robots and blinking LED projects.  He made a large 3D print of a Star Wars Rifle.  This year he will display a  standing Robotfest and R2D2 Blinky 3D print to build with children at the fair. Vacuum forming 3D technology will also be demonstrated.  Finally  Wes will have some Minecraft 3D Prints and Laser etched 5 inch lights.


Circuits on Paper Robodyssey Systems

Participants create their own original work of art and illuminate their art with LEDs by learning to manipulate materials to make complete circuits with conductive tape, batteries and LEDs. We will also have ATTiny85 Arduino controllers that you can learn program with Arduino/C++ to control inputs and outputs on your artwork.

Participants take their working illuminated artwork with them when finished. Examples at www.circuitsonpaper.com

R2 DC Builders Club R2 DC Builders Club

R2DC is the Washington D.C. (MD, DC, PA, VA) sub group of the worldwide R2-D2 Builders Club. We exist to share information and techniques on how to build the famous Astromech droids as seen in the Star Wars movie saga. These robots are accurate replicas of the movie props, featuring sound, lights and radio control for a realistic experience. There are twelve members participating locally who have built several droids (as well as other non-Star Wars robots) that visit conventions and charity events. Our robots are made from a variety of materials and most are radio controlled. Some of our builders have been experimenting with other means of operation i.e. microcontroller, Arduino and wi-fi. The robots range from fairly simple operation (rolling, head spin and sound) to more complex functions like changing from three-legged mode to two-legged mode or having doors open and close and objects popping in and out. Our club incorporates members from all levels of expertise from novice to engineers. We enjoy sharing our experiences and learning from each other. For more information about R2DC, please visit us at www.r2dc.com.

International R/C Warship Combat Club International R/C Warship Combat Club

Founded in 1978, the International R/C Warship Combat Club, Inc. (IRCWCC) is the original organization dedicated exclusively to promoting safety, good sportsmanship and fun in the hobby of radio controlled semi-scale model warship competition. Battery operated 1/144 scale models of warships which operated between 1905 and 1946 are constructed by members. They are equipped with CO2 gas powered cannons and maneuver in mock battles as they attempt to damage or sink their opponents.

Arthur Harrison Arthur Harrison

Arthur Harrison is the president and CEO of Harrison Instruments, Inc., a Maryland-based company that designs and manufactures electronic systems for 

a wide range of applications, including consumer articles for electronic music. Mr. Harrison has over 40 years of experience with electronic music, and has performed 

on theremin for 20 years. His work appears on numerous audio recordings and sound tracks, and he is considered one of the world's technical authorities on 

the theremin, with his circuit designs implemented by electronic music enthusiasts, world-over.

He is pleased to join the 2015 Robot Festival at the National Electronics Museum today to display some of his theremin instruments, and give visitors an opportunity to experience playing this unusual instrument.

St. Philip Neri Technology Club St. Philip Neri Technology Club

St. Philip Neri Catholic School is a co-ed elementary and middle school with grades from Pre-K(4) through eight located in Linthicum, Maryland just minutes from downtown Baltimore.

The St. Philip Neri Technology Club will be demonstrating their autonomous Robot Sumo Wrestling. These students in 4th-8th grade have completed projects in digital photography, digital music, movie making, and Lego NXT Robotics. These robots are NOT remote controlled. Once the students hit go, its every robot for themselves... itself... well you get it...! Sponsored by St. Philip Neri Catholic School


Don't forget to visit us! We will be more than happy to tell you about the exciting things we do! The Unallocated Space will have a variety of friendly demonstrations and FREE projects for all ages! We will also be raffling an exciting kid friendly Electronic Project Kit for $1 donation per ticket. All proceeds will be split with the National Electronics Museum and Unallocated Space. De

Demonstrations and Free projects for all ages!

Art Institute of Washington Art Institute of Washington

The Art Institutes system of schools, we believe creativity is more than just a word. It’s a passport to a life less ordinary. It’s what drives us to foster and facilitate an inspiring community of creativity. One that's full of the guidance, technology, and instruction you need to bring your ideas to life in new and exciting ways.

Sally Byers Sally Byers

Sally Byers sewed her first dress at age ten, and never stopped sewing. A few years ago an afternoon workshop with Lynne Bruning on e-textiles added a new and exciting dimension to clothes, and she has been lighting up clothing and hats, both handmade and salvaged, ever since.

In this workshop, participants will be learn how to light up an LED using conductive thread instead of wire for the circuit. They will sew a simple circuit (shape of their choice) with a battery at one end and an LED somewhere in it, and use sticky tape to fasten the battery to the conductive leads. Troubleshooting supplied if the LED doesn't light up; everyone who wants to light up an LED should be able to do so before they leave. Please Note: Participants need to be able to thread a needle and sew a simple line, or have someone with them who can do so. Experience more of Sally Byers at www.threadwitch.com/.


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