Sally Byers
BIO: Sally Byers sewed her first dress at age ten, and never stopped sewing. A few years ago an afternoon workshop with Lynne Bruning on e-textiles added a new and exciting dimension to clothes, and she has been lighting up clothing and hats, both handmade and salvaged, ever since.

WORKSHOP: In this workshop, participants will be learn how to light up an LED using conductive thread instead of wire for the circuit. They will sew a simple circuit (shape of their choice) with a battery at one end and an LED somewhere in it, and use sticky tape to fasten the battery to the conductive leads. Troubleshooting supplied if the LED doesn't light up; everyone who wants to light up an LED should be able to do so before they leave. Please Note: Participants need to be able to thread a needle and sew a simple line, or have someone with them who can do so. Experience more of Sally Byers at www.threadwitch.com/.

Art Institute of Washington
See SolarBOTS create art using the Sun. Visual Effects Prof. Stefan Prosky will demonstrate robots he built than harvest energy from the sun. Check out some of Prof. Stefan's work here.


High Altitude Ballon Project and Collaborative Community Program
SpaceBlimp7 is the most recent collaboration between multiple groups and professionals including: Rockville Science Center, HacDC, and Unallocated Space. Local area hackers,enthusiasts, community members have come together to share and learn new skills in the design, construction, and launch of the SpaceBlimp. See our website: spaceblimp.org

St. Philip Neri Technology Club
The St. Philip Neri Technology Club will be demonstrating their autonomous Robot Sumo Wrestling. These students in 4th-8th grade have completed projects in digital photography, digital music, movie making, and Lego NXT Robotics. These robots are NOT remote controlled. Once the students hit go, its every robot for themselves... itself... well you get it...! Sponsored by St. Philip Neri Catholic School (Linthicum, MD).

ROBOXEN - Chesapeake Arts Center MakerSpace
Build your own ROBOX a cardboard Robot Kit. A simple kid friendly robot that you get to build and take with you. Learn about the MakerSpace and how you can get involved. Robot builders of all ages can come a build a simple little robot out of card board

Micro:Bit Programming with Blockly

Learn to program the Micro:bit in Blockly.

Paper Circuits

Explore your creative side by building artistic Paper Circuits using LEDs, copper foil, and a battery.

Shippenburg College
Computer Controlled Wonderfall. Designed and developed at Shippensburg University. Software on a laptop lets you specify a pattern and uploads it into a custom designed circuit board. That board controls 32 solenoid valves so that the falling water matches the pattern you specified.

Harford Hackerspace
Baltimore's Harford Hackerspace is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization whose members teach each other through group and individual projects. Each of our members have their own skills but we all share one thing in common and that is our love for science and technology. We operate out of Baltimore County in Rosedale. For more information on becoming a member, check out www.harfordhackerspace.org.

Baltimore NODE
The Baltimore Node is a member-run hackerspace where people can hack, craft, and make interesting things in a supportive and collaborative environment. This year we're bringing back the popular compressed air rocket launcher to shoot paper cardboard tube rockets and nerf darts. We'll also bring a 3D printer makerbot and also a stormtrooper. The Node sponsors regular workshops and events on a broad range of topics. Come find us at 120 W North Avenue in Baltimore or online at baltimorenode.org.

R2 DC Builders Club
R2DC is the Washington D.C. (MD, DC, PA, VA) sub group of the worldwide R2-D2 Builders Club. We exist to share information and techniques on how to build the famous Astromech droids as seen in the Star Wars movie saga. These robots are accurate replicas of the movie props, featuring sound, lights and radio control for a realistic experience. There are twelve members participating locally who have built several droids (as well as other non-Star Wars robots) that visit conventions and charity events. Our robots are made from a variety of materials and most are radio controlled. Some of our builders have been experimenting with other means of operation i.e. microcontroller, Arduino and wi-fi. The robots range from fairly simple operation (rolling, head spin and sound) to more complex functions like changing from three-legged mode to two-legged mode or having doors open and close and objects popping in and out. Our club incorporates members from all levels of expertise from novice to engineers. We enjoy sharing our experiences and learning from each other. For more information about R2DC, please visit us at www.r2dc.com.

Maryland State Police Bomb Squad
See a demo of the Bomb Robot used by the Maryland State Police Bomb Squad.

Classic Plastic Bricks
Classic Plastic Bricks....Where your Lego dreams come alive. Stop by our booth Robot Fest to build some of your own Lego creations. We will have over a 100 pounds of Lego to build with. Also at our booth: - learn Lego building techniques . - Use a Rainbow Lego loom to make bracelets - See our Lego battle bots. - Learn how to organize your Legos - See custom Lego creations And much much more make sure to stop by and see us. Visit us on the web here.

Lego Rubic Cube Solver

Demonstration of a Rubic Cube Solver buit by a 9 year old robot builder and some other cool robots. A father and son team who love to explore and curious about everything.

The Baltimore SDIY Group
Electronic Music & sound effects provided by Logan Mitchell Sr, Dave Vosh, Keith Sinzinger, Art Harrison, Mike Jeffries & Frank Vanaman of the Baltimore SDIY Group: The Baltimore SDIY Group.

International R/C Warship Combat Club
Founded in 1978, the International R/C Warship Combat Club, Inc. (IRCWCC) is the original organization dedicated exclusively to promoting safety, good sportsmanship and fun in the hobby of radio controlled semi-scale model warship competition. Battery operated 1/144 scale models of warships which operated between 1905 and 1946 are constructed by members. They are equipped with CO2 gas powered cannons and maneuver in mock battles as they attempt to damage or sink their opponents.


Angie, Wes & Nathanael Wortman Family Makers

We are a family of Makers. At our booth, you will see the mom with her Husquvarna Viking Topaz 20 Embroidery Machine that makes fashion paper dolls; the son with his Afinia 3D printer, which will be making a Robot Whistle army; and the electronics enthusiast dad with his microcontroller robots and blinking LED projects.

Cosmos Pioneering

We will be showing our Cosmoneer kits and our new back yard satellies and high altitude payload designs. We will be introducing our meetup groupL Cosmoneer Spacecraft Makers.


Demo of handheld electronic game shield for the Circuit Playground to demonstrate a 4 player Pong games and Simon game in Python. Learn about Circuit Python and Circuit Playground by ADAFRUIT


Don't forget to visit us! We will be more than happy to tell you about the exciting things we do! The Unallocated Space will have a variety of friendly demonstrations and FREE projects for all ages! We will also be raffling an exciting kid friendly Electronic Project Kit for $1 donation per ticket. All proceeds will be split with the National Electronics Museum and Unallocated Space.


See many more exhibits!

Our Website crashed two weeks ago so we have not been able to add all the exhibitors that are coming to the 2018 Robot Fest.
Many late additions comming in!!!