"It's really about how well we can play together." ~Josh Short from Cardboard Institute of TechnologyWhat can you make with cardboard?
You can make miniature buildings, adding paint and architectural features, even scaled photos of actual doors and windows.
The speaker session included this cardboard stop-motion video:
If you want to listen to the hourlong speaker session in its entirety, the webcast is here.
Just as inspiring was the plussing session. Young Makers from the Bay Area presented their projects in whatever stages they were in. Sometimes this meant printouts from the web, sometimes there were drawings or wiring diagrams, and a few were in the first stage of creation.
John and Alex (and also Sam, who was skiing) plan to make a Ruben's Tube.
secret-knock gumball machine, and a power-saving mechanism to turn off electrical power to appliances when the room is unoccupied.
Whether they had begun working or not, all the Makers were articulate in describing their projects and what they wanted to do next. Those who had begun the iterative process were also clear about what they wanted to improve.
We left inspired to begin projects and meet up with our group again.