We are 32 Square, and we would like to build you some dinosaurs! Using designs inspired by classic balsa wood toys, we have created a line of 3D dinosaur puzzles made from colorful neon acrylic and laminated birch.
Award winning PS 57R 2nd & 5 th grade FLL Robotics Teams built an actual solar powered hovercraft that you can ride on! This flood rescue solution was created in response to saving stranded families during Superstorm Sandy!
PedX is a device for families worried about crossing the street safely with small kids. Attached to a stroller, PedX alerts vehicles to your presence via a bright LED, horn & one-touch camera for taking photos of bad drivers.
Learn how Near Field Communication (NFC) can be added to your Arduino project using the Adafruit or Seeed Studio NFC Shield. I'll demonstrate reading and writing NFC tags with Arduino. I'll also show to send data between Arduino and your NFC phone.
When people ask ''What's 3D printing for?'' they expect simple answers. But in the wild, designers find uses for 3D printing in a vast range of fields. Here's a quick survey from my book-in-progress ''Design & Modeling for 3D Printing'' (MakerMedia 2014).
A number of those who I am featuring in the Field Guides are attending Maker Faire New York, and I will be introducing a handful of them and inviting them to join me on stage to share their unique perspectives to this medium.
One of the biggest obstacles for those getting started with design for 3D printing are the wide range of approaches to using design software to get what you want -- in many cases with steep learning curves for learning each new type. Core to my book in-progress ''Design & Modeling for 3D Printing'' (Make:Books 2014) are chapters guiding the reader through the basics for each of the core approaches, to prepare the reader to tackle the ''3D Design Mode'' appropriate to the task at hand. This talk offers a brisk stroll through these fundamentals from a vendor-agnostic perspective and should arm both those entirely new to 3D design and those who hav
All kids are wondrously curious and crazy amazingly creative when given the opportunity to explore and discover in ''making environments.'' Learn how to ''hack'' schooling and help foster the next generation of Makers with Sarah Hodsdon, a Maker Mom who ''hack schools'' her three children and instigates others to do so as well.
We're Lumi and we're pioneering the Lumi printing process, a revolutionary photographic print process that takes photography out of the darkroom by using sunlight to make durable prints on sustainable materials.
Inspired by the ''IoT'' and ''the cloud'' but don't know where to start? Create smarter products by easily combining low-cost modular hardware, easy-to-use software & free cloud services for a new twist to projects. Participants will influence a live build from start-to-finish for a garden moisture sensor that texts, tweets and data-logs information to the cloud when it needs water. The open-source hardware/software demo uses a wiring-based rapid prototype platform to program the microcontroller and Node.JS to trigger events in the cloud. Participants will leave with the ability to replicate this project and implement this tech in more designs.
PicassoBot, an open source drawing arm robot that can take pictures from the computer or an Android camera and sketch them on paper. USB powered and Arduino compatible, this robot kit is perfect for learning at all ages.
In this talk we'll explore our project from v. 39 and the intersection of biology and robotics — by creating a demonstrating a remote-controlled Venus flytrap that can close its leaf on our command!nnWe'll:nn * Explain the project background, present state of biorobotics and future implicationsnn * Show how to make your own biorobotnn * Demonstrate a venus-flytrap closing on command!
A guide for crafters and their parental units on how Minecraft is inspiring a generation of Makers. Kids who attend will build a redstone torch from an LED and parents will finally know why ''Minecraft isn't just another video game.'' Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mass Communication, Video Production, Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences, Project Management, and more are skills being used and learned through Minecraft.
BattleCross - Gaming System Prototype. Our ''Safe, Smart & Sweeet'' Multi-Player Gaming App is designed for 5+ Teammates. Collaboration and cooperation is emphasized over a 'mindless death-match against others'.