DIY Survival: Projects for the Apocalypse

Location: Marina Ballroom D Level: Novice

Whether it’s a red button, volcano, avian bird flu, meteor, cosmic superhighway or economic collapse, this lecture will give you the information you need to make things that will help you survive. Bre Pettis will present a broad array of projects (both handmade and over-the-top) that will be practical and humorous.

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Bre Pettis

MakerBot Industries

BRE PETTIS is a founder of Makerbot, a company that produces robots that make things. Bre is also a founder of NYCResistor, a hacker collective in Brooklyn. Besides being a TV host and Video Podcast producer, he’s created new media for, hosted Make: Magazine’s Weekend Projects podcast, and has been a schoolteacher, artist, and puppeteer. Bre is passionate about invention, innovation, and all things DIY.


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