We are excited to help welcome inventor and social entrepreneur Carlos Marroquin who will present a talk about his work at Maya Pedal designing Bicimaquinas, (Bike Machines) on Thursday November 3rd at 6pm at PLACE for Sustainable Living.
Carlos was the recipient of the Curry Stone Design Prize in 2010 for his work with Maya Pedal, a company he founded in 1997 that repurposes donated bicycles into pedal-powered machines that are sturdy enough to perform tasks like lifting water from wells, yet simple enough for children to use. These machines are then used to ease the labor intensive day to day life in rural Guatemala and surrounding areas where traditional energy sources are scarce to non-existent.
Check out his prize winning work here: http://currystonedesignprize.com/winners/maya-pedal/
We think his perspective will be fresh and valuable as a developing-world counterpoint to Rock The Bike’s experience and we expect his talk to be relevant to anyone who is interested in innovative environmental and social justice.
PLACE for Sustainable living is located at 64th Street and San Pablo Avenue in Oakland, right behind the Rock The Bike workshop.
Pedal-Powered refreshments will be served. Hope to see you there.
A Maker Faire is about celebrating learning and doing – not just the finished and perfect end product. It’s a place to show projects, and share what we’re learning with others.
RTB Founder, Paul Freedman’s ‘BooLander‘ creation has been accepted into the East Bay Mini Maker Faire! The EBMMF will take place in Oakland, California at the Park Day School on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 10AM to 5PM.
In addition to the BooLander, we’ll set up a Pedal Powered Stage to elevate beautiful voices and amplify astounding creativity!
The East Bay Mini Maker Faire is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased online before the event here: https://ebmakerfaire2016.eventbrite.com
The Park Day School is at 360 42nd Street, Oakland, CA and Studio One Art Center, 365 45th Street, Oakland, CA 94609.
Faire entrance is at corner of 42nd & Opal. You can get to the Park Day School by:
And of course, private automobile.
We hope you come and see all the amazing creations these makers have to show.
Catch ya’ there!