The Maker Revolution: Moving from Consumer to Creator

Speaker: Chris Lee, VP of Technology for Anode, Inc.

Recent innovations such as open-source design, crowdsourcing, and 3-D printing are enabling inventors to become entrepreneurs. Chris Lee will talk about maker culture, tinkering, and the fun of "learning by doing."

Chris Lee ( has been making things, building gadgets, and creating costumes and props as a hobby since 1977. He is a founding member of the Apparition Abolishers, ( a steampunk costuming group. He creates all of the weapons, hard costume gear, and most of the props used by the group. The group is currently promoting their steampunk sideshow known as "Dr. Torque's Traveling Exposition of Curious Contraptions and Fantastical Oddities," which debuted during GMX 2011 ( In 1995, Chris was one of the first stormtroopers of the 501st Legion (, which has grown to thousands of active members worldwide. He is a member of the Rebel Legion and R2 Builders club ( His droid R2-G4 can be seen at many conventions and charity events. Chris is also building an online community ( to crowdsource the construction a full scale replica of the Millennium Falcon. In the business world, Chris is VP of Technology for Anode, Inc. ( where he has worked for over 20 years creating world-class interactive experiences for museums, science centers, schools, and libraries.

(In case you missed it above....he's building a FULL SCALE FALCON!!!)

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  • Mitchell D.

    The presentation was excellent. It was not only encouraging dialog, but handouts were availbable listing several sources and resourses for the maker community.

    2 · June 24, 2013

  • Chris H.

    Don't these events usually have a cover? Is there any other information regarding the venue and requirements for going to this?

    June 17, 2013

    • Adventure Science C.

      Science Caffe is always a free event (as in no cover).

      June 18, 2013

    • Adventure Science C.

      On occasion, we'll have one at another venue. When that happens there is still no cover, but other drinks will be cash bar.

      June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to learning more about the maker community & becoming less consumer & more creator :-)

    1 · June 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    daughter will be there with me; so awesome

    1 · June 15, 2013

  • Audrey C.

    Bringing my daughter.

    1 · June 8, 2013

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