Getting Started with Arduino Yun

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The Arduino Yun combines the simplicity of Arduino with an easy-to-use wifi computer. Ardunio team member Michael Shiloh will show you how to write simple sketches that connect your Arduino to the internet.


    From Maker to Manufacturer

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    The journey from your first prototype to a product that you deliver to customers at scale can be long and arduous. Join Zach Supalla, CEO of Spark, as he provides step-by-step instructions for growing from a Maker to a manufacturer, based on his experience delivering ten thousand Spark Cores after their blowout Kickstarter campaign.


      Taking Maker Toys to the Mainstream

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      This is a tale of industry disruption: Alice Taylor is CEO of Makielab, a London-based startup that 3D prints personalized action dolls called Makies. Customers design their doll on the Makie website and the dolls are printed on demand and shipped. Come see the future of production through the lens of Alice and Makielab.



        Which Board is Right for Your Project

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        Choosing the right microcontroller for you next project should not be the hardest part of the build. There are so many options, at least one of these boards will fit your needs. MAKE Special Projects Engineer Nick Raymond will share his experience trying to find the right board for the job and give a basic overview about current boards available in the market including: motion controllers, data loggers, and internet connected platforms.


        TrasHion Show with Kids: Design Techniques and Show Planning

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        How do you teach kids to sew if the fabric is trash? Wait, how do you get kids to even wear trash? These questions and more are discussed when the Coordinator for Sunol Glen School Trashion Collective, Cammie Clark, gives a presentation on how to successfully plan, create, educate and execute a Trashion Show for kids, focusing on the most difficult challenge: creating wearable, beautiful fashions constructed entirely out of trash. Come see beautiful creations made from trashy items like Starbucks Coffee bags, Charmin packaging, Kellogg's Cereal lids, Target bags, old comic books and so much more!


        Prize Drawings at Swap-O-Rama-Rama

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        Create to win! Complete a project at Swap-O-Rama-Rama and enter to win great new sewing tools. Complete 6 projects to enter to win The Grand Prize: sewing machine and full tool kit! Show completed projects at the Textile Talk Lounge to enter. Located in the Textile Talk Lounge, inside Swap-O-Rama-Rama - Sat 3:30 pm, Sun 3:00 pm.





        Behind the Scenes With LEO the Maker Prince: 3D Printing

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        In this talk, Carla Diana will share research, inspiration and design work from LEO the Maker Prince, the world's first 3D printing book for kids, which comes with a number of carefully designed objects that readers can download and 3D print for free. Carla will share the process and motivations behind the project, discussing physical-digital design techniques as well as what happens when you unleash new visions out into the world and allow people to download and remix them at will.n


        Connecting: Makers Documentary Screening

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        In conversations with culture and thought leaders, Connecting: Makers examines how the connected world is changing the nature of creativity. When everyone is a maker, new possibilities emerge, but with them come new responsibilities about digital transparency, cultural awareness, and the role of the designer.
        Connecting: Makers is second in the Connecting Series, short films exploring trends in interaction and experience design. Produced by Microsoft Design and Bassett & Partners


        Up-cycled Necktie Vest How-to

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        Turn Grandpa's ol' neckties into a stylish vest!! In this demo you will learn how to turn a handful of regular neckties into a sleek n' sassy unisex woven cross-back vest! Project can be done by hand or with a sewing machine. We will also discuss various closure options and other finishing techniques--plus a bonus project you can do with the unused necktie ends! 2:30 at Swap-O-Rama-Rama, at the Textile Talk Lounge.



          Textiles in the Tech Space/Hacker Space

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          Textiles in the Tech Space/Hacker SpacennSewing, knitting, embroidery... many of these occupations are considered old fashioned and purely crafty. Certainly not things associated with the "tech space". Creating a niche for these arts in traditionally tech-heavy hackerspaces poses challenges and has considered rewards for crafters and techies alike. This is my story about what it was like to blend these two things I love so much in my communities.