Making new instruments has always been part of music's progress through society, and technology has afforded tremendous innovation. Adam Somers has taken a leap into the future of music by creating powerful new instruments for the Leap Motion Controller, a 3-D motion control device that senses both hands and all fingers at up to 1/100th millimeter. In this hands-off live demo, Adam will discuss the making of Air Harp and Air Beats, and how his Leap Motion instruments can open new possibilities for musicians and makers of all levels.
Zazzle and Rickshaw Bagworks are transforming the manufacturing process away from mass manufacturing to local, custom making. By using technology to innovate across the entire technology stack from visualization to manufacturing operations, Zazzle is transforming the commerce experience for customers from a "buy" model to a "make" model.
I design and craft glycerin soaps that are bright and cheery, ruffle your senses, fun to use and makes you feel good (or someone else if you give it as a gift). 2 of my suppliers are local - the soap base formulator and the cosmetic grade colorants for the soap. Packaging is biodegradable.
Charlieplexing is a good way to control many LEDs. For small arrays the wiring is simple. Building anything else can get complicated. Splitting an array into a series of smaller ones makes building and programming much easier
ROBLOX is a hub for virtual Makers -- Every month on ROBLOX, millions of Builders create models, places, even whole worlds that they share with others. See what they've made! What will you build?
Words of wisdom and tales of adventures in making from Mythbusters star Adam Savage.
The AeroQuad is an open source quadcopter/multicopter project which provides freely available software and hardware designs, with a friendly and helpful online community since 2009. Turn your Arduino into a flying quacopter!
Instructor Al Linke products to reality, including PIXEL, which surpassed its fundraising goal on Kickstarter in less than 48 hours. (Al's other products include the Magic Mirror and the Smart Phone Breathalyzer). You'll come away from this workshop with a roadmap for taking your product idea and turning it into reality!
Meet Alex Hornstein and Shawn Frayne, whose Kickstarter project the Solar Pocket Factory manufactures solar panels on your desktop; and Jerrold Karmin, who builds portable solar power plants, light towers, and
fantastic solar vehicles for Burning Man.
Alice Taylor will talk about the challenges and opportunities of using 3D printing and other nu-manufacturing techniques to produce consumer-facing retail products, using Makies(R) as a live example.