Makers & Demos

Friday 1 July – Saturday 2 July
10.00 – 19.00

Plaça Gutemberg

UPC ecoRacing

Quim Segura, team director, Technology Research Association, engineering students, ESEIAAT-UPC.

Designing and manufacturing single-seat competition cars to participate in international Formula Student events, they gather teams from universities around the world to test the cars designed by the pupils themselves.

In these competitions, which are held in different countries such as the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, the United States, Australia and Spain, the team and single-seat are subject to different tests so that judges, prestigious automotive professionals, value what is the best project.

AUDITORIUM HALL

TransfoLAB BCN

Neda Tozija, founder Sustainable Design & Circularity Expert, Faku Uzal, founder Maker & Sustainable Fabrication Expert.

Centre dedicated to the creative ecosystem of Barcelona focused on design, innovation, production and experimentation with waste, the circular economy and environmental sustainability. “Basically, we offer space and support to makers, designers, architects, artists, students, amateurs and creative enthusiasts who seek an environment for developing and designing their ideas or projects. We provide support throughout the life cycle of their projects, from conception, planning, prototyping, production and promotion”.

STEMerica

Roberto Vdovic,
co-founder and president of FabLab Zagreb (Croacia).

Come closer to the space of the FabLab Zagreb, they’re waiting for you to present some of the work they do and some activities related to the STEMerica project.

It participates in practical experiments and interactive experiences related to STEAM, with some experiments of human-to-human sensors and interfaces.

Roberto is an architect, researcher, pedagogue and entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and president of FabLab Zagreb and national coordinator of several European projects. He is a producer of Maker Faire Zagreb from 2019. Since 2020 he is head of the Department of Research, Development and Innovation at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb.

Domingo Club

Maud Bausier i Antoine Jaunard, founders of Domingo Club Barcelona.

One of the best solutions to provide the necessary proteins for the human body is tempeh, a fermented product, rich in plant proteins and made from legumes and mushrooms. It is an Indonesian invention that can be deployed as an innovative and regenerative solution anywhere in the world using local resources and a decentralised process.

Our mission is to develop the tools necessary for everyone to be able to ferment their own tempeh home. Because every small step, multiplied by thousands, can make a difference.

Domingo Club is an initiative by Maud Bausier and Antoine Jaunard. Our respective backgrounds ranging from design to digital manufacturing, electronics, programming and biohacking and the fantastic world of fungi, have led us to found Domingo Club in 2021.

Tangencial

Nestor Aparico, Tangencial, Barcelona.

A non-profit project that was born in 2014 in Barcelona to train and form people in the use of digital manufacturing technology within the framework of the Maker culture, promoting principles of inclusion, cooperation and networking in technological settings.

They make use of free technology and argue that technology has the ability to appease people, so it must be free, accessible and close. That is why they are developing projects, training and actions to bring this tool closer to all kinds of groups. They collaborate with other entities and administrations in order to grow the networks of the Maker community and accompany them in their first steps.

BIOPLAnet

Zrinka Valetic, biologist, president of The Institute of Entrepreneurial Education, national leader of BIOPLAnet, Zagreb, (Croacia).

The project deals with how to arouse interest in STEAM by engaging with the circular economy. An open look at various aspects of a circular economy but focused on plastic recycling.

With more than 50 events of a day in Croatia and the region with the BIOPLAnet mobile centre, several workshops and the final event, BIOPLAnet wants to spread the importance of responsible use of resources.

ELISAVA Blue Project

Juan Crespo, doctor in biomedicine by the UB, he is director of the Materials and Design Area of Industrial Design Engineering, Gerard Bel, Alejandro Arasanz and Nico Furriol, Alumni Elisava TFG Clearwater, Ricardo Camilleri, co-founder of 3D Printing Nautic Services, ELISAVA (UVIC)

Elisava Blue Project focuses on generating innovative approaches to disposing of and transforming waste from our seas by exploring the contribution of design and engineering as a potential tool to improve their regeneration and recovery.

The project ranges from regeneration of submarine ecosystems and floating devices to collect plastics and microplastics to processing waste, into new products. The range of projects developed in collaboration with various companies covers a wide range of results.

Sound and Neopixel devices for multisensory classrooms

Jesús Arbues, Sacosta. Org.

Low-cost devices, with different types of sensors, such as aid tools to special education professionals and can be used in both multi-sensory classrooms and stagnation.

These devices feature different types of activation: RFID targes, colored sensors, presenic sensors, mobile device infrared, etc., with the idea of allowing everyone to access inclusive and scalable solutions.

Sacosta.org  is a multidisciplinary team that, entirely altruistic, is concerned with designing, constructing and implementing low-cost devices that facilitate access to their use for disabled people or special education pupils.

TUNNEL

MotoSpirit ESEIAAT

Albert Lliria, engineering student, Polytechnic University of Catalonia Terrassa, (ESEIAAT).

Design and manufacture of a fully functional electric racing motorcycle that can compete worldwide against other teams from other universities.

The main purpose is the implementation, within the framework of the INSPIRE3 programme, of innovative and real projects, constituting a new training experience in engineering.

We are in the fifth edition of the MotoStudent contest, the fourth electric. We want to position the UPC Terrassa, ESEIAAT, as an innovative and university-level reference school, presenting a remarkable and breaking project among the other participants of the VII edition while simultaneously improving the results of previous editions.

Bondar Mission

Alba Badia Rifà, chairman and team leader of the UPC Cosmic Researh Association, High School of Industrial Engineering, Aerospace and Audiovisual de Terrassa (ESEIAAT).

Cosmic Research, founded in 2016, has since launched 36 rockets and over 100 CanSat minisatellites. On 30 November 2021 they launched Bondar the most powerful rocket ever developed by students from our country. It was launched from CEDEA, a historic spaceport of the INTA (National Institute of Aerospace Technical), located in southern Spain, Huelva.

Alba Badia, is a senior student of industrial engineering at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. On Comsic Research has been: rocket design engineer, manufacturing and testing manager, and launch operations manager.

GoGreen

Bruno Peral, industrial designer, Philippe Engels, entrepreneur and blockchain expert, founders of GoGreen, UPF Workshop Area.

4.2 million people die prematurely every year because of air pollution. In our cities, the combustion engine is the main source of this pollution.

GoGreen, is a gamified “movement to help” application that rewards users for sustainable travel.

They use various technologies, including the block chain for tokenization and transparency and mobile applications to identify users movement.

TRENCALÒS

Albert Cànovas, team leader, High School of Industrial Engineering, Aerospace and Audiovisual of Terrassa (ESEIAAT).

Founded in 2006 by a group of ESEIAAT students, Trencalòs was born with the aim of designing, constructing and flying unmanned aircraft (UAV).

The team participates in the two-year international Air Cargo Challenge competition, featuring about 30 teams of universities from around the world. Trencalòs, present in all editions, runs parallel with other projects, such as the first Spanish solar aircraft built by students. These activities contribute to the accumulation and acquisition of notable experience in the fields of aeronautics and unmanned aircraft.

Albert Cànovas, the team leader, races the last course of Aerospace Vehicle Engineering and has been in the association for almost three years doing research on aerodynamic design.

Special Times

DTIC-UPF Lab 55.328. Schedule: Friday 12.00 to 14.00

REACTABLE

Sergi Jordà, Tecnologia Musical Group (DTIC, UPF), Barcelona.

Seventeen years after its world premiere, the Reactable still fascinates everyone for their intuity, their beauty and apparent simplicity, and their unique way of performing electronic music. The Reactable became popular worldwide when Björk incorporated it into his world tour Volta (2007–2008).

Reactable was developed between 2003 and 2007 by a research team from the Musical Technology Group (DTIC, UPF), led by Sergi Jordà and integrated by Marcos Alonso, Günter Geiger and Martin Kaltenbrunner.

Sergi Jordà is an associate professor in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies. His current research combines human interaction with computer, music technology, machine learning and physiological computing for the development of the next generation of interactive multimodal expressive music interfaces.

DTIC-UPF LABORATORIES TANGER BUILDING Lab 55.002. Schedule: Friday 11.00 to 18.00

Can you find a chicken wing or a cauliflower in the heart and save a patient from having a stroke?

Oscar Camara, Titular professor at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Barcelona.

Close to playing with medical image display tools, augmented/virtual reality, and 3D print models to study the morphology of the heart and implant a virtual medical device to prevent the formation of thrombs and strokes in the patient.

Finding the best device as well as the optimal size and position is not easy. The people’s left earphone appendage is shaped like chicken wing, cactus, coliflor or wind.

Oscar Camara focuses his research on developing data sciences and modeling techniques for biomedical applications.

GIANT VIDEO GAME. DTIC-UPF BUILDING LA NAU, Plaça Gutemberg. Schedule: Friday July 1, 11.00 to 18.00 and Saturday July 2, 10:00 to 18:00

DragonIce: helps escape a dragon that is trapped under the ice of a lake!

Olga Galí, pre-doctoral researcher FuBlntLab (Sence Corps Interaction Laboratory) DTIC-UPF.

In an interactive Mixed Reality space you can play a giant video game in groups of 4 people. A virtual environment projected to the ground on a 6×6 m display will allow you to help a dragon that has been trapped under the ice of a lake. You need to help him escape by breaking the virtual ice so the dragon can free itself.

This giant video game is designed to promote prosocial attitudes in children with Outline Spectrum (TEA) and thus help them improve their social skills.

Come live as we do research in this branch of the human computer interaction.

Narcis Pares, Tenure Associate Professor Head of the Full-Body Interaction Lab.

SALA ARANYÓ- 1st floor

Educative Domotic House Pack

Jordi Mayné, Mecatronic Study

A modular house made of 3D can be made to control the domotic lights, windows, doors, air conditioning, sensing temperature, moisture, CO2, elevator control…

Jordi Mayné is a retired application engineer dedicated to providing tools to the educational world and participating in social projects.

UPC Space Program

Ernest Tortosa Masbernat i Xavi Casajoana, Space program UPC team, High School of Industrial Engineering, Aerospace and Audiovisual of Terrassa (ESEIAAT).

A student organization that develops innovative space related projects, focusing on five programs: Ares for rockets, Drones Aldora, Martian Rovers Grass, altitude balloon Zephyros and Horus for nanosatellites.

Ernest and Xavi, with a great passion for the aerospace field, are advancing along with the rest of the team committed to the application of the most innovative technologies related to space, aircraft and rockets.

Building a Mars rover prototype

Pol Valero Arjona, technology and DiY.

Design, 3D printing, assembly and programming of a Mars rover prototype. Rovers are robots designed to explore planetary surfaces and collect information to send to Earth. The rover prototype has been made entirely from scratch with a 3D printer.

Pol, is an enthusiast of technology and bricolage who likes to create projects related to electronics, Arduino, 3D printing and drones and share his experiences, projects and ideas Maker with others.

Programmable Light Structures

Carles Ferran Gozálvez, artist, associate professor of the Department of Architectural Representation. UPC BarcelonaTech.

The project investigates the effects of colored light with different materials such as recycled plastic, polystyrene foam, different types of paints, wood, cartolines, paper, etc. Light sources are also different directed-focus LED bulbs, rotating bulbs, white LED hyphens, and color programmable ones.

Carles, artist, associate professor of the UPC’s Department of Architectural Representation has in this initiative a personal and vital project in technological and artistic research.

Freie Maker presenta: Alice – Between the Mirrors

Jan Thar, Freie Maker, Aachen, Germany.

Freie Maker is a community that wants to promote access to technologies through blinking, OpenSource and Fer learning. Building mad things, with the idea of enthusiating people with the possibilities of new technologies.

We want to offer people a lucid way of the basic concepts of quantum technology. This is achieved mostly with led games, with technology hidden behind an artistic and natural surface.

Thar, is Maker and fan of the open source Aix-La-Chapelle. His projects can be found mainly in Instructables.

Minimakers, robots de cartró per a l’educació STEAM

Alan Silva B, architect and designer, Barcelona.

The educational, social and ecological project with which it seeks to rethink the current processes of designing and manufacturing techno-educational toys, inviting the educating community and digital manufacturing spaces for their production and distribution within the territory.

Alan Silva B, a Chilean architect and designer based in Barcelona, founding partner of Márquez&Silva Arquitectes Associats (Chile), and of the non-profit entities Demolab Association and Makers Zone Association (Barcelona), is also creative director of the startups “Minimakers, cardboard robots for the STEAM education” and “Bricologic, handcrafted smart for living”.

Forma – Customizable Object Digital Library

Jordi Adanuy, ADDA – Advanced Digital Design & Architecture.

Forma.Barcelona is an open digital platform that allows the configuration of furniture elements to be adapted to users’ needs.

Is one of the winning projects of the 2021 Proactive City of BIT Habitat (City of Barcelona) call with the aim of responding to environmental and social challenges in the city of Barcelona. The designs have been co-created with the Manufacturing Athenaeus of Meridian City and its communities and allow their non-commercial use to any citizen and entity.

Available on the Forma.Barcelona platform for anyone who wants to configure and download them for manufacturing.

ADDA is a computational engineering agency based on the Barcelona Active Almogavers incubator, in the Sant Martí district of Barcelona, and works in the nexus of design and architecture to speed up the shift towards more productive, efficient and sustainable production and environment.

Genomic Art

Ferran Fabregas, Barcelona computer, programmer and bioinformation.

The human genome is a set of giant DNA sequences, based on the combination of only 4 nucleotides (adenine, cytosine, guanine, and thymine).

All information about every human being, what you are and how you are, is stored and encoded in a surprisingly long sequence of combinations of these only 4 nucleotides.

These digital art creations have been generated by the implementation of different procedure algorithms, using short fragments of real sequences of hand-held DNA with some imagination.

Ferran Fábregas, has developed cross-cutting knowledge in different disciplines of digital fabrication, electronics, robotics, microcontroller programming and education, trying to turn his passion into a full-time job.

Maker tools for border research in health and quantum technologies

Turgut Durduran, physicist and professor ICREA, Michael Tayler, the Caixa Research Fellow of the Atomic Quantum Optics Group, Lidya Sanmartí-Vila, Neurobiochemistry doctor, Outreach team coordinator, Federica Beduini, PhD in Photonics and Silvia Tognetti, PhD in Biotechnology, Outreach team, Institute of Photonic Sciences, ICFO.

ICFO is a young institution that aims to advance the limits of knowledge of photonics, science and light technology. Our research programmes focus on world-wide border lines and aim to address the major challenges facing society in general. We focus on current and future problems, on health, energy, information, safety, protection and environmental care.

As you can imagine with this introduction, ICFO researchers use avant-garde technologies and tools to carry out their work. But you knew that sometimes they also use maker tools like Arduinos and Raspberry Pi?. Maker Faire will show you how!

THE PURHYPHAE PROJECT

Annah Olalade Sangosanya, Fabricademy, IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona.

The purhyphae project focuses on bioremediation and recycling of textile waste from the fashion industry. An industry that produces 100,000 million clothes per year, 60% of which are plastic and 85% end up in the garbage. How can we reduce production? What can we do with this waste?

Annah-Ololade tried to answer these questions using these waste as a raw material for the growth of fungi. Fungi are incredible species, capable of feeding on a wide variety of substrates, including toxic ones. The fungus mycelium can be used to create leather-like materials.

In the current state of research, prototypes of purhyphae grew from jelly textile waste, but also from synthetic textile waste. The next step would be to train the current strain and make it evolve to pair textile waste more efficiently, whether synthetic or natural.

Mutualence

Vidisha Goel, Fabricademy, IAAC FabLab Barcelona. 

Mutualence aims to inculcate sustainable and futuristic techniques in fashion production while inspired by symbiotic relationships and forms of cohabitation found in nature. The concept is led by organic forms, accepting and celebrating the chosen results and modifying the final result accordingly.

Coralle

Janvi Gohel, Fabricademy, IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona. 

Coralle aims to merge fashion, technology and biology, demonstrating innovation in materials technologies and digital manufacturing while addressing some of the major problems of the fashion industry, borrowing his aesthetics from coral biology.

Unflatables

Saskia Helinska, Fabricademy, IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona.

A research project exploring the potential uses of soft robotics in wearable and e-textiles. It covers three different processes used to produce actuators and investigates design methods for predefined three-dimensional deformation, which can be used for feedback.

Matter States

Petra Garajová, Fabricademy, IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona.

The food industry and mass production have long been producing a large amount of wool waste. The project aims to define a new value of wool as material, using current technologies and design as a tool. It analyzes wool in all states of matter using green chemicals, biomaterials, and additive fabrication.

Petra, is a Slovak designer who explores the limits of materials science, digital manufacturing, and innovation. She is part of the European project Shemakes.eu as Ambassador between Fab Lab Barcelona and TextileLab Iceland working on the Lab to Lab-Rethinking Wool project today and is co-founder of p2.lab in SokoTech.

SX-POIESIS

Cristina Dezi, Fabricademy, IAAC Fab Lab Barcelona.

Sx-Poiesis is an aesthetic experience beyond the pleasure principle, this pleasure restricted to the norms of heterosexuality and patriarchal systems.

It is a hybrid identity, a cyborg made of unrequited desires and censored affections, creates new dialogues to unmount taboos by recognizing them as resources, thus pushing body boundaries and knowledge of itself.

Cristina Dezi, through a feminist review, experiences intersecting biomateriality fashion, video performance, sound, biology and technology.

Wines Maker

Located in the Fab City Hub in collaboration with the Vi Català Space.

Rearning the winemaking culture in urban areas can help reconnect people with a forgotten urban-rural bond while sharing the wonders of the historic biological processes of wine making through all senses in a real opportunity to learn by doing.

COSPLAY Help BCN

Anam Stubbington, creative educator, Barcelona.

Cosplay Help BCN helps cosplayers improve cosplays while learning new skills such as foam manufacturing, special effects, haircuts, 3D resin, and LED programming.

His mission is to encourage people to feel comfortable making incredible costumes. Cosplay Help BCN is a project directed by Anam Stubbington (familyof4cosplay)with 10 years of experience personally performing over 70 cosplays.

Anam has a study dedicated to encouraging new cosplayers. Over the past 3 years they have managed the Cosplay Aid Area for «Comic & Manga Barcelona», one of the largest conventions in Spain.

My first robot

José Rafael Cortés León, electronic engineer and entrepreneur.


Online education platform for learning robotics, programming and new technologies for children. You can find more data in www.miprimerrobot.com.

Rafael Cortés is an entrepreneur, electronic engineer, and CEO of “Mi primer robot“, Catalan startup that helps learn programming and robotics for children using video games and robots.

Product design, to give life to ideas through technology and art

Juan Jose Ballesteros, electronic engineer and Joan Sunyol, product diver, Trebinella, Barcelona.

You will know different bluetooth speakers and the process of giving life to ideas through technology and art; the physical construction of an artifact and the process of research and development of alternatives.

Our motivation is to show others, especially young people, that there is a career path where technology and design are found and that it gives great satisfaction.

Joan Sunyol, product designer with over 40 years experience, he studied at the Art Center in California and taught at Elisava and Massana for many years. Juanjo Ballesteros, an electronic engineer works for the aerospace industry as a test engineer. His motivation is to share the beauty behind the product design.

The 6 to 100-year-old STEAM parade

David Rodriguez, designer/coordinator of STEAM activities in Eixos Creativa, Barcelona.

Come closer to the puppet where you’ll find a number of computers with video games programmed by the students of our extra-schoolers and, that all of them have some kind of (or peripheral) input device created especially for the game.

No keyboards, mouse or gamepads! Games such as “Guitar Hero”, “Buzz Wire”, “Whack-a-mole” or “Operation” have been built using only Scratch, Makey Makey and recycled elements (cartron, aluminum paper, etc.).

David Rodriguez is a graduate in Computer Engineering (UPC), a graduate in Audiovisual Communication (UOC) and postgraduate studies in Multimedia Design and Production (UOC). He worked as a Java engineer for nearly 15 years.

Makers Zone BCN in Poble Sec

Daniel Cruz, technician in 3D printing, Barcelona.

A new cooperative workshop for creatives and makers in Barcelona, located in Ricart street, in Poble Sec. A non-profit partnership aimed at creating a community area where Makers can carry out their individual and community projects. An inclusive space for all people with metalworking facilities, carpentery, 3D printing, laser cutting, electronics, and more.

Come to know each other, we accept new members and we do courses and workshops to learn how to use design and manufacturing machines.

Aglaya Huguet

Àlex C. Huguet, patronist and modist, Barcelona.

A recycling textile project, the main mission of which is to reduce the impact of textile waste on the environment. They create useful objects with recycling technique, which allows all textiles to be used regardless of their specific components. A complete circular project, which is currently set up in ioga practice products, meditation, local creation, sustainable and ethics.

Alex C. Huguet, puts all his talent in creating things that are significant for people who want to take care of them and the world. He initiated a sustainable fashion project, an initiative that would lead to his current passion: finding solutions to textile waste.

GoSTEM

Guillem Olivella i Marcel Marin, aerospace engineers, Barcelona.

GoSTEM, It aims to motivate young students to participate in STEM racing using the attractiveness of space! They collaborate with students, schools and associations to design, build and launch different space vehicles, such as: – Altitude ball: to take pictures of the black sky at an altitude of 30 km. – Planners: to understand the foundations of aerodynamics. – 3D-printed Drone: to know the additive fabrication.

Guillem Olivella i Marcel Marín, are two aerospace engineers who created a non-profit organization, GoSTEM. The project that was born at the International Space University grew rapidly to become the most important educational space initiative in Catalonia.

Greenpower STEAM Team Bransuela

Angel Gallart, engineer, teacher of the Instituto Escuela Bransuansuela Mataró (Barcelona).

In May 2022 ESO 4th students took part in their first race and were clasified at the Bridgestones Laredo Urban Race (Cantabria).

They are the first Greenpower team in Catalonia to have built and tested their electric car F24. Greenpower grouped more than 2000 student teams around the world that promote and allow future talent to be discovered by tuned learning with the real world.

Angel Gallart discovered teaching after years as an engineer, retrieving a youth vocation: learning alongside children and teenagers. Greenpower emerged naturally, as a logical legacy of his professional experience and as a channel to convey his curiosity to students and get them to learn through the reality surrounding them.

SALA ARANYÓ- 2nd floor

Rockin’ Tech-Projects

Òscar Martínez Carmona, electronic engineer.

Rockin’ Tech-Projects is a homemade electronic instrument design laboratory to make music easier than with traditional instruments. At the fair visitors will be able to play with the instruments and enjoy the opportunity to make music without knowledge.

Òscar Martínez is passionate about music and the creation of prototypes of unusual musical instruments. Arduino and similar technologies revolted their world 10 years ago and since then he has made instruments and sound music with them.

Els GlockensPlink! i XiloPlonk!

Miriam López, La casa dels sons, Escola Municipal de Música, Premià de dalt, (Barcelona).

These are interactive musical games that consist of creating rounded wooden or metal sheets on a sloping basis and then dropping balls to make them sound.

Míriam López is percussionist, professor of Music and Maker. Experiment with sounds from the most didactic side with either fully acoustic or electronic elements. He holds school and/or family workshops for Makey Makey, Boomwhackers and GlockensPlinK! and XiloPlonk!.

Connect, participate, contribute and experience how the future is in your hands!!

 

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