How 2 Today is dedicated to helping everybody get started learning by removing barriers to making. These projects focus on minimal use of tools, supplies, simple language and a brief time to begin learning to make.
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.
Today, Electric Car market is in desperate need of a "Killer App." Without it, EVs might not be able to graduate from their current status as a niche product. Dr. Valery Miftakhov will share his thoughts on what such a Killer App for electric cars might be. He will review the progress his group of EV enthusiasts (dubbed "EMW", or Electric Motor Werks) made against the three major areas with a potential for being killer apps: Electric Car Conversions, Universal Range Extenders and Mobile Fast Charge.
Knowable.org links tech centric innovation hubs, citizen scientists/activists, hackerspaces & makerspaces as social/collective businesses - building capacity while evangelizing open source hardware and software.
Invented and built by two long time friends, award winning designers, and creative conspirators, KOOBA is a labor of love and fun example of how inventors and makers of all ages can realize their vision.
Let's play KOOBA!
Come build the booth in augmented reality on your phone/tablet! - Apps created by an independent hacker named @yosun
MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything in between.
With so many buzz-word-kits on the DIY Electronics market today Intro-level makers are faced with building their cathedrals of knowledge out of black-brick kits without ever seeing what makes them tick. We're here to fix that
Easily create web-enabled, wireless DIY projects. Pinoccio is a complete hardware + software ecosystem: a wireless, web-ready microcontroller with WiFi, LiPo battery, built-in radio for mesh networking, and an API.
The Pinoccio team will give a sneak peek at the Pinoccio platform: a complete hardware + software ecosystem for easily building the Internet of Things.
We will discuss the trials and tribulations of creating a maker/hackerspace! The money, business and politics will be covered.
Build big with playing cards! SKALLOPS are laser-cut wooden clips that hold cards together to help you build amazing things. From houses to hats, triangular trusses to T-rexes, there's no limit to the things you can create!
SparkTruck is an educational build-mobile! We're traveling across the USA with cool 21st-century maker tools, spreading the fun of hands-on learning and encouraging kids to find their inner maker.