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Friday, April 28
 

17:00

Get Plastered -- How to make a foam dress form Part 1
A (lecture/demonstration/workshop) designed to show/teach attendees/participants how to create a dress form using plaster bandages to make a custom cast which is then used as a mold to create the foam dress form. This is part 1 of 3. Drying and curing takes time, so there will be multiple parts for the different steps over the course of the weekend. 


18:00

Crochet 101
Learn to use a hook to turn string into a useable object.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Vanderwell

Kelly Vanderwell

I love knitting, crochet, yarn (anything....), jewelry making and I do a bit of sewing and cross stitch. Beyond crafts, I hoard yarn (oops, thats crafts), have an odd sense of humor, am LGBT (asexual and agender), love cats, dogs, and penguins, and my favorite color is purple.


Friday April 28, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
FiberLab (GR 315) 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

18:00

Muscle Testing: Human Lie Detection and More
Come learn how to use the energy and impulses of your own body to tell if something is good for you or not. This technique can also be used fairly accurately to tell if someone is lying about something. This can be a great tool for anyone with kids or teenagers. Audience participation welcome.


Friday April 28, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
EMC IV 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

19:00

Embroidery 101
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Come learn the basics of hand embroidery! You'll learn some stitches and have plenty of time to practice. Materials will be provided, but spots are limited - please sign up in advance at Ops!

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Friday April 28, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
FiberLab (GR 315) 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE
 
Saturday, April 29
 

08:00

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Painting a miniature and taking it home. If help is needed we can give ideas, show how things are done.

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10:00

Needle Felting 101
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Intro to needle felting. Learn how and why felting works, and make a penguin to bring home. Limited space available. Sign up in advance at Ops.

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Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00 - 11:00
FiberLab (GR 315) 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

11:00

Fun with Origami
Origami is the art of folding paper into various shapes without using scissors or glue. Join us for this introductory workshop where we will learn to fold a balloon, a crane, and more! Materials will be provided but spots are limited, so sign up at Ops!

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Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
FiberLab (GR 315) 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

11:00

How to Change a Tire
Just the basics: how to change that flat when you're stranded. Plus some "cheats" to make it easier and tips for doing it alone vs with a friend. We'll be demonstrating for real, on a real car, in front of the real hotel. Please meet in the Algonquin Foyer.


Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Algonquin Foyer 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075

12:00

Dadaism and Collage
Before there was surrealist art, there was dada. Please join this workshop to learn about this art movement, notable artists, and learn to create your own dada style collages. Note: the first quarter of this workshop will be dedicated to the history and the rest of the time will be dedicated to creating. Anyone may drop in at any point!

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13:00

Cross Stitch Workshop
Try a new (old) craft. Learn the basics of counted cross-stitch. Patterns and supplies provided.

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Saturday April 29, 2017 13:00 - 14:00
FiberLab (GR 315) 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

13:00

Get Plastered -- How to make a foam dress form Part 2
A (lecture/demonstration/workshop) designed to show/teach attendees/participants how to create a dress form using plaster bandages to make a custom cast which is then used as a mold to create the foam dress form. This is part 2 of 3. Drying and curing takes time, so there will be multiple parts for the different steps over the course of the weekend. 


15:00

Hands-on Jewelery making
Limited Capacity seats available

In this class, you will have the opportunity to create your very own necklace, bracelet or earings! I will have a few styles to choose from, or you can come up with your own. I will walk you through the process from laying out your design to stringing it together and ending with a beautiful piece to treasure or give as a gift. Limited space available. Sign up at Ops.

Speakers

  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

16:00

Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board
For those who want to learn how to subtly alter their nerdcrafts (or general crafts) to maintain structural integrity while making them not so bleeping heavy!


  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

16:00

Knitting 101
Learn how to knit! Learn a few basics of how to use two sticks and some string to create functional items. Space is limited. Sign up in advance at Ops.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Vanderwell

Kelly Vanderwell

I love knitting, crochet, yarn (anything....), jewelry making and I do a bit of sewing and cross stitch. Beyond crafts, I hoard yarn (oops, thats crafts), have an odd sense of humor, am LGBT (asexual and agender), love cats, dogs, and penguins, and my favorite color is purple.


Saturday April 29, 2017 16:00 - 17:00
FiberLab (GR 315) 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

17:00

Personal Mandalas for fun and relaxation
Come get your craft on as we create mandalas that represent ourselves. You can add sequins, glitter or sand to create a permanent piece of art or draw a representation of a dark time in your life, rip it up and destroy it. Mandalas can be therapeutic and a great way to express yourself! I will provide paper, markers, colored pencils, glue and a number of things to embellish your creation with.

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  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

18:00

How to Make a Pinback Button (and Take One Home!)
Learn how to design a pinback button and make one to take home with you! This panel covers the basics of pinback button designing, making, and troubleshooting.

Speakers
avatar for Toni Conn

Toni Conn

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I make pinback buttons for geeky businesses and organizations so that they can spoil and grow their community.


Saturday April 29, 2017 18:00 - 19:00
FiberLab (GR 315) 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES

19:00

Frankenstuffies
Come join us in playing “mad scientist” as we deconstruct stuffed animals, and reconstruct them into new and glorious creations! We have even more test subjects to choose from this year! Everyone is welcome, though I do ask that parents/guardians stay with children. Basic sewing skills are a plus, but not mandatory. This is a limited attendance event. Please sign up in advance at Ops.


Saturday April 29, 2017 19:00 - 20:00
FiberLab (GR 315) 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

19:00

Sci-fi and Fantasy Card Making
I'll discuss the various techniques and possibilities for making some awesome sf/fantasy themed greeting cards, including watercoloring a galaxy background and die-cuts of fantasy creatures. Examples will be brought. After that, I will open it up for participants to make either a Tardis watercolor card or a die-cut wizard/dragon/unicorn scene or an alien/spaceship scene from supplies I will provide.

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22:00

Table Top Gaming With Projectors
Table top games and video games are great. Let's blur the lines between the two. I'll be demonstrating my ARTT (Augmented Reality Table Top) project. The current focus is to improve the table top war gaming experience by using Python, OpenCV, projectors, and webcams.

Speakers
S

SWiT

Matt Switlik is one of the founders of i3Detroit hacker space in Ferndale, MI.


Saturday April 29, 2017 22:00 - 23:00
EMC V 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 1hr
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators YES
 
Sunday, April 30
 

09:00

Homemade Ghostbusters PKE Meter on Raspberry Pi 2
In time for the Ghostbusters blitz last summer my team at work was asked to make a demo for a homemade PKE Meter. Using the Rapsberry Pi 2, 3D Printing, and a program that we open sourced we created a homemade device that emulates the PKE including a big screen that gives readouts and the ability to stream data to Azure Cloud. Along the way we also learned about real paranormal places in our home area of Philadelphia, hit some tech roadbumps, and we visited some haunted locations to test our device out. I'll explain how to use the code to make your own device and how we can improve on this hack in the future.

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Sunday April 30, 2017 09:00 - 10:00
EMC I 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

10:00

Get Plastered -- How to make a foam dress form Part 3
A (lecture/demonstration/workshop) designed to show/teach attendees/participants how to create a dress form using plaster bandages to make a custom cast which is then used as a mold to create the foam dress form. This is part 3 of 3. Drying and curing takes time, so there will be multiple parts for the different steps over the course of the weekend. 


11:00

Reality Compression: carrying a toolset designed for electronics on your back
Showing people that a largeish backpack can carry a LOT of useful stuff.

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Sunday April 30, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
EMC IV 2000 Town Center, Southfield, MI 48075
  • Duration 50 Minutes
  • will you need additional speakers or moderators MAYBE

12:00

Paint and Take
Limited Capacity seats available

Painting a miniature and taking it home. If help is needed we can give ideas, show how things are done.

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