Part of A+L+T (Art + Life + Tech)
Saturday, April 8 – 4 p.m.
BUY FESTIVAL PASS ($164)
ALT is co-presented with UI Office of Outreach and Engagement and ICAD (Iowa City Area Development Group)
Donald Bell is the creator of Maker Project Lab. As a former Projects Editor for Make: Magazine, he knows how to spot great projects and how to make them shine. Prior to his tenure at Make, he spent 8 years as a Senior Editor at CNET, reviewing tech products, producing podcasts, and starring in a DIY online video series called The Fix. Today he spends much of his time working on Maker Project Lab and his weekly YouTube show Maker Update, but also works as a freelance writer and constructs commissioned projects.
Presentation: Demystifying the Maker Movement
A crash course on the DIY Maker Movement, how it started, where it’s going, and the misconceptions that are holding it back.
Workshop: Learn to Solder (10 a.m. at Iowa City Public Library)
Learn the basics of soldering electronics and put it to use by assembling a cool LED light project called a Larson Scanner, famously used as KITT’s hood lights on the TV series Knight Rider.