Speaker


Some Talks I Have Given

Robots, Spaceships, and Greeblies
TEDx Nashville, March 2014


Embracing Your Inner Nerd
Movers & Thinkers | Nashville Public Radio, March 2017

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A Life of Droids
Creative Mornings Nashville, June 2015

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Full-Scale Falcon Project Talk
Science Club Nashville, December 2014


Available Topics

The Maker Revolution:
Consumers Are Becoming Creators

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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.”

Session length: 1 hour, including Q&A
Requirements: Projector or large flat screen display with computer inputs, sound amplification system with microphone and input for computer audio. Presenter will bring Mac laptop with all necessary adapters.

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Build and Race a $500 Electric Car:
Competing in The Power Racing Series

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See what it takes to build a high-performance electric car for under $500. Start with a kid’s Fisher Price ride-on toy, and end up with a 20mph racing kart! There’s even a national racing league with regional competitions and an autonomous division.

Session length: 1 hour, including Q&A
Requirements: Projector or large flat screen display with computer inputs, sound amplification system with microphone and input for computer audio. Presenter will bring Mac laptop with all necessary adapters.

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“Don’t Worry, She’ll Hold Together”:
The Full Scale Millennium Falcon Project

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Get the inside scoop on what it takes to build a full size replica of the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy. Find out what’s next for this insane project, with a recap on getting the plans correct, recent press coverage, celebrity encounters, the master plan for the building site, materials, funding, and other issues. Don’t worry, she’ll hold together.

Session length: 1 hour, including Q&A
Requirements: Projector or large flat screen display with computer inputs, sound amplification system with microphone and input for computer audio. Presenter will bring Mac laptop with all necessary adapters.

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Pew Pew Pew:
The Sounds of Star Wars

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See and hear how and where many of your favorite and legendary Star Wars sound effects originated. From lightsabers to droids, the obscure and sometimes surprising origins of sound effects used in the saga will be revealed.

Session length: 1 hour, including Q&A
Requirements: Projector or large flat screen display with computer inputs, sound amplification system with microphone and input for computer audio. Presenter will bring Mac laptop with all necessary adapters.

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From Trash to Treasure:
Steampunk Prop Building

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Chris Lee creates all of the weapons, hard costume gear, and props used by the award-winning steampunk costuming group The Apparition Abolishers. See examples of his work and learn the ins and outs of using found objects, brass, copper, and a little home improvement store sleuthing to create your own works of steampunk wonderment. Many projects are shown step by step from start to finish in great visual detail.

Session length: 1 hour, including Q&A
Requirements: Projector or large flat screen display with computer inputs, sound amplification system with microphone and input for computer audio. Presenter will bring Mac laptop with all necessary adapters.

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This Machine Really Sucks:
DIY Vacuum Forming

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Learn what it takes to put together a vacuum forming machine, make molds, and pull plastic armor pieces. Topics include the process of vacuum forming, equipment options, common problems, resources, and an example project of a Robotech Cyclone Suit.

Session length: 1 hour, including Q&A
Requirements: Projector or large flat screen display with computer inputs, sound amplification system with microphone and input for computer audio. Presenter will bring Mac laptop with all necessary adapters.

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R2-D2 Where Are You?
Droid Building 101

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Meet astromech droid R2-G4, see how he was put together, and learn what it takes to build your very own.

Session length: 1 hour, including Q&A
Requirements: Projector or large flat screen display with computer inputs, sound amplification system with microphone and input for computer audio. Presenter will bring Mac laptop with all necessary adapters.

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