The Walt Disney Company

Exhibit

As a company that sparks the imaginations of kids and families all over the world through storytelling, Disney plays an important role in nurturing the creative-thinking skills of the next generation of innovators and makers.

At the Disney World Maker Faire booth, kids and families are challenged to solve the Friends for Change Tangram Puzzle with help from Disney VoluntEARS. Puzzles are a great way to join together to practice problem solving, while creating inspiring designs of your own. The rules are simple; use all seven pieces to create a picture or design. The pieces must lie flat and are not allowed to overlap. It's a fun game with endless possibilities!

Disney is also excited to present its newest animated feature film, Disney's Big Hero Six at this year's Faire. Come see 3D printers in action creating miniature models of the film's robotic star Baymax, test your electronics building skills with littleBits, and sign up for the Big Hero Six XPRIZE Challenge where you can submit your idea to change the world.

There's more! Enjoy connected play and digital exploration through demos provided by Sphero and Snowshoe u2013 startup companies selected for a first-of-its-kind Disney Accelerator program powered by Techstars. The 15-week Accelerator mentorship and investment program gives today's innovators the opportunity to design the future of entertainment and technology like never before.

Complete your Disney Citizenship experience by joining us at our exclusive World Maker Faire KaBOOM! Imagination Playgroundu2122. Whether you're a kid or young at heart, put your creativity on display.

Continuing its longstanding support of the Maker Movement, Disney is the title sponsor of the 2014 New York World Maker Faire, bringing the best of DIY ingenuity to 75,000 kids and families. Disney supports dreamers and doers through a wide variety of programs across the Company's businesses and brands, which include: Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Walt Disney Interactive, Disney | ABC Television Group, Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm, and ESPN, among others.



Autodesk

Exhibit

Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone--from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.


Mozilla Webmaker

Exhibit

About Mozilla Webmaker
Webmaker is a part of Mozilla's non-profit mission to create a more open, web literate world. Our free, online toolsu2013X-Ray Goggles, Thimble, Popcorn and Appmakeru2013help people become makers while learning web mechanics, code and other valuable skills as they go. Webmaker's global community of educators and mentors also promote web literacy through hosting events and creating curriculum and other content that focuses on making and learning. Visit http://webmaker.org to learn more.
About Hive Learning Networks
Hive Learning Networks are a growing constellation of communities around the globe that are championing digital skills and web literacy through connected learning. Organizations (libraries, museums, schools and non-profit startups) and individuals (educators, designers, community catalysts and makers) come together to create learning opportunities for youth, and to design innovative practices and tools that build the field for greater impact, and contribute to their own professional development within an active community of practice.


Micro Center

Exhibit

Micro Center is introducing our new $999.99 PowerSpec 3D Pro 3D Printer at World Maker Faire New York. To celebrate, we will be giving away one of these new 3D printers per hour during World Maker Faire New York. Attendees can register in our booth for a chance to win one of the 17 new PowerSpec 3D Pro 3D Printers we will be giving away. Those who visit our booth will also receive free filaments.


SciPlay

Exhibit

The Picture Dots app invites young children to take pictures and label them with interactive dots that add color, text, music and sound. GeniGames is a computer based game that teaches kids about genetics by breeding dragons.






Make Tools, Not Products

Presenter

The landscape of entrepreneurship is affected by the Maker Movement and Jesse Genet, Founder of Lumi, believes the most compelling companies are focusing on building tools instead of products. How can you turn your idea into a tool others can use?
Genet will share her journey from selling fabric prints in the Los Angeles area to selling her Lumi printing kits in over 1400 stores and 40+ countries around the world. She'll explore how you can decide if your product or project idea would grow faster if you sold components and kits instead of finished goods.










Maker: A Documentary on the Maker Movement

Presenter

Maker, a new documentary on the Maker Movement, is a feature length film that looks into the Maker Movement and its impact on society, culture and economy in the U.S. ''Maker'' was successfully funded on Kickstarter back in Nov, 2013. Catch the World Premiere at Maker Faire Bay Area!


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