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TechFest 2017
Held at Sinclair College in Dayton, Ohio.
Panarama of our TechFest 2017 Table

Enjoy our photos of this annual event. These photos were taken on Sunday February 19, 2017.
See our bonus video of a 4 bit homebuilt computer below!

Tom, John in back, Leslie in front, and Jeramey
From the left: Tom Chatterton, John Thomas, his wife Leslie in front, and Jeramey Napier.
TechFest 2017, just opening.
Mars Society is on the left.
From the balcony.
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The Cafeteria.
John is demonstrating his program.
A Mars relief Globe.
See Val Marinaris.
Aviation Crash Dummies
Another Hall Shot
A 4 Bit Computer,
built from scratch

A Flightsuit.
Jerry Black arrives from the airport and helps us pack up. 
A Star Wars Character

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Watch the 4 bit computer in action as it flashes and clicks!

Video File is 21 megs, please be patient. It will play in your default video player after it downloads.

video of the 4 Bit Computer
 - with the owner.

Here's a FUN Mars Glider you can assemble. Cut out the pattern, and glue it together. I suggest having it printed at Kinko's on cardstock at about 11x17 or larger. It is in PDF format, from NASA.
The PDF image is a bit light.
You may want to increase contrast when printing or copying.
Ares Glider Link in PDF

Ares Glider Image
It got much more crowded an hour later.
All my photos are in full rez (why they are a bit slow loading) and videos are now in the web folder on this site for later reference. I may design a zoom feature later.

If having trouble playing Videos, they are in MOV format. A suggested player is VLC (it also plays DVD files). It can be downloaded for a PC or for Android, for free. Look in Google Play if on a smart phone or tablet. The VLC player gives a much smoother playback than others. Or look for a MOV player for iPhone or iPad.
A printable image of our Original
ON TO MARS! Sign from year 2000. Click for a slightly better Rez image, then download with your right mouse button, or cut & paste into a Paint program.

On To Mars icon
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A Video of our Booth.

* Look for links to most of our Brochures available for Download soon.


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