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Benicia Makerspace Laser Maze

Benicia Makerspace Laser Maze

Unleash your inner cat burglar to retrieve the loot!

ROV Tour: Underwater Robotics Adventures

ROV Tour: Underwater Robotics Adventures

Come to ROV Tour's booth and learn about underwater robotics. Have fun driving our prototype rovs in a pool!

Musical Tesla Coil

Musical Tesla Coil

See and hear the musical lightning from the Tesla Coil. If you can play the piano you may be able to play your song on the Tesla Coil's keyboard.

Paper Rockets

Paper Rockets

No need to be a Rocket Scientist (yet). Decorate, build, and launch your custom rocket. Check out how high your rocket will fly.

Unitree Go1 Robotic Dog Demonstrations

Unitree Go1 Robotic Dog Demonstrations

The quadruped robotics industry has seen tremendous growth, both in terms of software and hardware development. The Unitree Robotics Go1 is a bionic quadruped robot that behaves like a real dog — it accompanies you while you are jogging or walking in the park, helps you carry your stuff, and can even bring your morning paper. The Go1 Pro model amazes everyone with its dog-like behavior and is speedy and robust, and can follow its ‘dog owner’ while avoiding obstacles along the way, trotting at a maximum speed of 10 mph. Come see this robotic dog in action in Room 1855.

River Race

River Race

In this twin river challenge you design, build, and test your watercraft. Then race a friend or just see how well your design works.

Giant bubbles

Giant bubbles

If you enjoy blowing bubbles, try your hand at making GIANT Bubbles. How large a bubble can you make?

Learn to solder

Learn to solder

Soldering is an important skill in Electronics, Plumbing, Electrical work, as well as many industrial uses. Learn to solder and you get to keep your circuit that you soldered together.  You will assemble and solder a robot badge with two blinking LEDs, resistors, a battery clip, ane either a tie clip or lanyard.  You get to keep your robot badge!

Advanced Manufacturing and Automation

Advanced Manufacturing and Automation

Watch Industrial Robots load and unload material into various CNC mills and lathes as they cut various aluminum parts. You can also interact with various Automation Equipment students use to train with. You will have a chance to talk with students and learn more about the Advanced Manufacturing programs at Solano College. This exhibit will be located in Room 1855.

Makerspace Arcade consoles

Makerspace Arcade consoles

See how a home-made game console can be built and try your hand at some retro video games.

Tie Fighter

Tie Fighter

Are you a Star Wars fan? Appeal to your inner captain and pilot the Benicia Makerspace’s Tie Fighter.

Harmonic pendulums

Harmonic pendulums

A mesmerizing display of fifteen pendulums with different frequencies. Watch the physics of harmonics in action as the pendulums form patterns going in and out of phase with each other.

Pick and place robot

Pick and place robot

Watch an example of a Pick and Place Robot in action. This type of robot is popular in the electronics industry for placing components onto printed circuit boards.

Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits

Snap Circuits, Sponsored by Matthew Turner Elementry School. Learn more than just the basics of electronics, how switches and circuits work. Over 300 unique electronic projects within the Beginner and Junior kits, you’ll build simple problem-solving, troubleshooting, and planning skills!

Fun with Oobleck

Fun with Oobleck

Oobleck is a non-newtonian fluid. That is, it acts like a liquid when sitting still, but acts like a solid when a force is acting on it (strained). Oobleck gets its name from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck where a gooey green substance, Oobleck, fell from the sky and wreaked havoc in the kingdom. Here the Oobleck will be made from corn starch and water on top of a speaker. You get to control the excitation using Frequency and Amplitude knobs to watch the Oobleck dance! If you touch the dancing peaks the liquid will feel like rubber.

R2 Builders Club

R2 Builders Club

The R2 Builders Club was founded in April 1999 by Dave Everett of Sydney, Australia. The club began with only a few enthusiasts pooling their resources and sharing ideas to create plans for building their own life-sized R2-D2 droids. It has grown considerably since then, and now has members all over the world. When I first started, there was me and my friend Gerard in the Bay Area who were into this. Now, there’s close to a dozen builders in the Bay Area, including Don Bies, former ILM model maker and Episode II & III Droid Wrangler. While we do meet throughout the year in person, a lot of the help and support happens online. The pictured robot is the creation of local robot builder, Chris James.

RoboVikes Team 701

RoboVikes Team 701

Team 701, the RoboVikes, is a student led robotics team that teaches STEM to people in our community in fun and exciting ways. We build a new robot every year to compete in the FIRST Robotics competition. This gives participants the opportunity for hands on learning. We also compete for awards that recognize our community outreach, team organization, business plan, and creativity.

Benicia Amateur Radio Club

Benicia Amateur Radio Club

The Benicia Amateur Radio Club will be running an HF station and allowing people to come learn more about Ham Radio! We will also have handheld radios and other fun radio gear to explore. There will also be a "foxhunt" where people can look around for a hidden transmitter.

 

 

Vallejo Gem and Mineral Society

Vallejo Gem and Mineral Society

Vallejo Gem and Mineral is a non-profit organization that has been around since 1954. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to sharing our knowledge of lapidary arts and mineralogy. We encourage the interest of geology, mineralogy and metalsmithing among people of all ages, young and old.

Our club has a workshop at the Vallejo Fairgrounds with lapidary equipment for members use. We have field trips throughout the year for rock collecting. We also offer classes in metalsmithing and mineralogy.

Our booth at the Steam Discovery Festival will have ongoing demonstrations of cabochon making using a multi wheeled Genie cabbing machine. We will have a display of different rocks and a simple bracelet making project for kids. (5 years and above)

Please come by and see us!

Robot Rumble

Robot Rumble

Come join the crew of Obtainium Works and demonstrate your skills with our robots made from "obtainium", materials that were scavenged and upcycled. There will be opportunities to drive the robots in a contained arena and to interact with other contestants in our Robot Rumble!

 

Obtainium Works is an art studio in Vallejo, CA that produces art vehicles from found objects and exhibits them in many venues including the Mad Hatter Parade in downtown Vallejo every first Saturday in December.

 

Solano College Keyboarding

Solano College Keyboarding

Touchtyping is an essential skill for everyone using a computer. OT 054A Beginning Keyboarding will teach you this skill. If you use a computer or are considering a career that might use a computer, you need to be able to touchtype! Programmers and Software Engineers should be able to type 50 words per minute. Can you type that fast? Take a 1-minute timed writing at our table to see how fast you can type. Take a 1-minute timed writing to compete against a friend! OT 054A Beginning Keyboarding can help you learn or type faster. See if this class is for you!

Solano Community College SCC Rotaract Club Sponsored by Fairfield-Suisun Rotary

Solano Community College SCC Rotaract Club Sponsored by Fairfield-Suisun Rotary

Solano Community College SCC Rotaract Club Sponsored by Fairfield-Suisun Rotary

Solano Community College Rotaract Club

Serving Our Local and Global Community

Club ID: 8823240

Description:

The Rotaract Club brings together people to exchange ideas with leaders in the community, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun through service. In communities worldwide, Rotary and Rotaract members work side by side to take action through service. We are sponsored by Fairfield-Suisun Rotary https://www.fsrotary.org/. Meet our sponsors Fairfield-Suisun Rotary members.

Serving Our Local and Global Community. Doing Good In the World!

Join Community Service Projects Meals on Wheels, Food Bank, Fruit Glenning, Food Pantry Cabinets, Construction Projects, Animal Shelters, Support Single Parents, and Young Women Health & Education International Projects.

You're Invited to Join Club Meetings Every other Tuesday at 11am. Join Zoom Meeting

https://solano-edu.zoom.us/j/95876896537

Please email me if you have questions lavonne.slaton@solano.edu

Outreach Table

Outreach Table

The Outreach and Recruitment Office at Solano Community College (SCC) is dedicated to connecting students, community organizations and businesses with SCC’s educational opportunities. We provide assistance with all aspects of the college’s admission through the registration process. It is our goal to provide equitable services for each student.

 

Financial Aid Table

Financial Aid Table

Our table will feature the 5 Steps in Applying to Financial Aid at Solano Community College along with give aways. We will also have financial aid administrators available for any inquiries you may have on how financial aid can make college affordable.

The photo is an example of our table will look. We will also have spin wheel. This encourages

StepMania - A DIY Dance Dance Revolution

StepMania - A DIY Dance Dance Revolution

The exhibit will need a table. It will include a computer, a monitor, stereo equipment, and two dance pads

4-H

4-H

STEAM based activities that we offer in our 4-H Solano program!

Solano County Library

Solano County Library

Solano County Library's mission is to spark curiosity, inspire creativity, and champion learning. For our exhibit, we will bring and demonstrate library materials such as our Citizen Science Kits, which can be checked-out from any Solano County library for a 3 week period. We will also bring an additional activity for hands-on science-y fun!

Berbawy Makers

Berbawy Makers

Berbawy Makers consists of Ms. Berbawy's Engineering and Maker students from Irvington High School. We have a passion for creating things that are useful and beautiful, and love sharing what we make with those around us.

VEX ROBOTICS / Science Fair Experiments

VEX ROBOTICS / Science Fair Experiments

The Academy of 21st Century Learning will be demonstrating Vex Robotics challenges and showcasing the Science Fair projects for 2023.

Solano Community College (SCC) Entrepreneur Club

Solano Community College (SCC) Entrepreneur Club

STEAM Entrepreneurs

Solano Community College (SCC) Entrepreneur Club

Description:

The Entrepreneur Club supports students with entrepreneurial interests. Members will participate in organizational talks, workshops, networking events, and field trips to allow interaction with entrepreneurs in the Community and Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Our goal is to help you develop an entrepreneurial mindset that will benefit you in both the workplace or in starting your own business.

 

Join Club Meetings 1st Friday of each month or email Dr. Slaton at lavonne.slaton@solano.edu

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://solano-edu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqdumvrDsqEtHOjiGpZUKwuq7YbcJ80kOO

Vic's Creations

Vic's Creations

I have a bunch of my creations to display. Par One is a rolling ball sculpture with miniature golfers hitting balls on a wacky little golf course, using microcontrollers, motors, linear actuators and servos. My Musical Laser Rainbow Machine has seven colored lasers controlled by music to create colorful patterns that move to the music. It involves the use of mcrocontrollers and many 3d printed parts. The Floating Castle is a 3d printed castle that floats on a magnetic field, with lights inside that are powered from below and through the magnetic field. A Weather Machine displays graphs of temperature, humidity, wind speed, air quality and rainfall. Also are a backpacking banjo, music kaleidoscope, and LED creations. My display won an Editor's Choice award at the Bay Area Maker Faire in 2019.

Renewable Energy for Boats

Renewable Energy for Boats

Social outcomes over the eight-week intensive science/STEM summer program for 18-24 disadvantaged youth include: 1) developing project management skills, specifically, how to turn an idea into a deliverable; 2) developing social skills, that is, by functioning as a cooperative team; 3) developing engineering skills with training in: CAD design, drawing and reading circuit diagrams, building “breadboards,” soldering circuit parts and assembling a model; 4) developing a sense for “thinking outside the box,” research, planning, innovation, and entrepreneurship; and 5) developing prototypes for what will ultimately become socially and environmentally responsible products.

Bay Area Engine Modelers Club (scale model IC engines and Steam Engines) that run

Bay Area Engine Modelers Club (scale model IC engines and Steam Engines) that run

Bay Area Engine Modelers Club will display running engines and converse with the public about how machine models

Hydra Robotics Team 2288

Hydra Robotics Team 2288

Hydra Robotics Team 2288 based in Vacaville, CA. Offered to all high school students in the VUSD district. We compete annually in the FIRST Robotics Competition.

Automotive Technology

Automotive Technology

Solano Community College Automotive Technology program

  • You will be introduced to the theory and practice of automotive repair and maintenance, and study the vital parts of the internal combustion engine and power transmission.

  • You will learn basic electronic concepts while testing, maintaining, adjusting, and repairing batteries, alternators, starters, wiring, ignition systems, and accessories.

  • You will be shown methods of scientifically diagnosing automotive malfunctions, and the techniques of troubleshooting.

  • You will practice using various specialized equipment for examination of exhaust emissions, fuel, and other systems.

 

 

 

The In's and Out's of Weaving

The In's and Out's of Weaving

An interactive demonstration of how to weave on a floor loom. Examine up close the different designs in everyday cloth and try your hand at recreating them on the loom.

Quilting

Quilting

There will be quilts, patterns, a quilt in process, and information about local quilts and classes.

Crank organ

Crank organ

A small crank organ

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