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The Lost Triangle.

Cool Cameras: An up-close look at the evolution of photography

Hosted by C. Hoage

A look at the evolution of photography as told by cameras ranging from 1885-1970 from the Fred Bray Collection. From the wooden plate cameras of the old west to the miniature spy cameras of the 1960’s, photographic technology improved greatly over the steam, diesel and atomic ages. Attendees will not only see a presentation of the history and technology of the cameras on display, but will also be able to get up close and personal with these pieces of history.

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Hosted by A. Bakker

A hands off examination and interactive demonstration of the confounded contraption heard in Science Fiction films since it’s invention in the 20’s . It’s one of the only instruments that you play without touching it.

Steam Trains of Steampunk Movies & TV: Where are they now?

Hosted by C. Hoage

A look at the real steam locomotives used in the production of your favorite movies and TV shows of the steampunk genre, from Around the World in 80 Days to Hugo. Along the way you will learn about each locomotive’ history, and get an idea about railroading technology during the age of steam. Along with the real locomotives, we will also look at the other ways filmmakers bring trains to the big screen such as full-scale replicas, including one which will be on display!

Real Steampunk Trains: The real weird & wonderful locomotives of the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Hosted by C. Hoage

A look at real historical locomotives that look as if they belong in fantasy, from the early grasshopper locomotives of the 1830’s to the gigantic hinged-boilered Mallet engines of 1910. We will examine the technology of each weird train, and compare and contrast them with an example of a classic steam locomotive of the era, as well as looking at their impact in railroading history.

The Lost Triangle

Gregg Fleishman

Fitting naturally between the square and the equilateral triangle is the “Lost Triangle”. With edge lengths of 1, square root 2, square root 3, it can most easily be found inside of a 1 unit cube with it’s hypotenuse as the opposite corner to corner diagonal. Reected twice, it becomes the panel facet of a Rhombic Dodecahedron, the long axis of which denes an octahedron, the short axis a cube. Also interesting about the “Lost Triangle” is that it’s internal angles dene the dihedral angles of the cubic polyhedra, tetrahedron, octahedron, truncated cube, etc.

Steamy Tech Junk Build Challenge

Join Steamy Tech for our Scrap Build competition.  We want to give you a chance to create using the scraps from our building process to create your own beautiful art work.  We build kinetic geared items and then take the scrap from those projects and give them to you to build your own amazing art.  We’ll provide you with scraps, glue, and art supplies, you provide your art skills to create something truly amazing.  Winners from the scrap build-off each day get gift certificates to use for products in the Steamy Tech booth.  What could be a better way to enjoy your day at the festival?

Drake & McTrowell’s Hot Potato School of Writing™

The authors of “The Adventures of Drake & McTrowell” will lead two guest authors and the audience in a madcap improvisational writing game show reminiscent of their signature “Hot Potato” team writing style. Two audience volunteers will each team up with two guest authors to form two “writing teams.” The audience will select three plot elements from a list provided by Drake & McTrowell. The two teams will take turns “writing” the beginning, middle, and end of a story incorporating all three elements with two audience-created “Hot Potatoes” thrown in for excitement. It is both instructional and fun, and has an emphasis on audience participation.

The authors of “The Adventures of Drake & McTrowell” will lead two guest authors and the audience in a madcap improvisational writing game show reminiscent of their signature “Hot Potato” team writing style. It is both instructional and fun, and has an emphasis on audience participation.

The authors of “The Adventures of Drake & McTrowell” will lead guest authors and the audience in a madcap improvisational writing game show reminiscent of their signature “Hot Potato” team writing style.

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