The ChipiKart is the smallest entry to the 2013 Power Racing Series. Powered by two brushless electric motors, it's a brutally effective tire-to-dust converter, and all the fun you can fit in a lawn tractor seat.
Picture a world where Amazon.com is a factory instead of a warehouse. Products are made in small quantities, as needed, based on direct input from users to designers and developers. Consumption directly drives product creation, and data informs design. Consumer products are made locally, with local materials and workers, while at the same time using design and engineering talent from anywhere on earth. It simultaneously looks exactly like our world, but is totally different. And it's almost here.
In a world of digital books and streaming media, libraries are going through a fundamental transition. We'll discuss what's happening, how libraries are coping, and how makers can help. Three very different library makerspaces will be described as well as important initiatives which can help libraries through the transition.
"littleBits is an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets for prototyping, learning and fun.
We'll be running hands on demos all weekend and showcasing our SF-themed littleBits projects. Stop by our booth (#455) for a chance to win $500 worth of Bits!"
When key institutions embrace making and when the silos
separating them get bridged then the result can transform a city.
We'll discuss who these players are, describe a vision for maker cities
and cite a few examples that are emerging across the United States.
Are you curious about makerspaces but find yourself hesitant to get involved? Worried that you're not techy/geeky/artsy/etc.enough to fit in? Feel like there are barriers, although you're not quite sure how to define them? We felt this way too, at first, but now we would like to help you work through these concerns. Please join us as we share our stories of how being members, instructors, board members and founders of makerspaces have changed what and how we make and why we want you to be involved, too.
This is a brief talk on what it means in regards to clothing specifically to be "Sustainable," why it's important, and how investing locally, regionally and then internationally, thrifting, 2nd-hand, remake, upcycling, artist-made, indie designer, commissioned, or limited run clothing purchases are a great goal.