3D printing has been around since the 1970's, but it's changed a lot recently. Printers are cheaper, easier to use, and more accurate than ever. 3D imaging is next and is about to make a big splash for makers and others.
Build a do it yourself mini-forklift robot to get boxes out from under your house. Along the way, explore Mobius Loops, Klein Bottles, and other mathematical curiosities!
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.
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?
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!
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.
ALL Power Labs focuses on small-scale gasification. We make biomass gasifiers that are ready for everyday use, to serve real world distributed energy needs.
Play with analog computers, experiment with chaos, and fly an analog lunar lander simulation.
Before digital computers, analog computers were the standard way to solve solve equations and perform simulations.