Raspberry Pi: Digital Creativity

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Clive Beale (Director of Educational Development) and Rachel Rayns (Creative Producer) from the Raspberry Pi Foundation will talk about how the Raspberry Pi is being used for digital creativity, how we are supporting this and our plans for the future. There will be a chance for Q & A.



How to Transform a Container into a Makerspace

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We invited makers from all around the world and fellows from Afrimakers to spend one month in Berlin, attend the first MakerCamp in Europe and build the first makerspace in a shipping container in Germany. The makers used the space they built for prototyping meaningful maker projects and for organizing many workshops and events for the local community. The container, the furniture and space were documented in 3d and all our projects were documented and shared here: >a href="https://github.com/hackidemia/makercamphttps://github.com/hackidemia/makercamp>/a>. We had more than 15 learning modules in our MakerCamp and 5 project were created and demo-ed at the end of the camp (makercamp.co/blog)


21st Century Robot: The Dr. Simon Egerton Stories

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In this fascinating book, Intel's futurist-in-residence Brian David Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that focus on the same theme: scientists and thinkers exploring personal robotics as a new form of artificial intelligence.






RadioShack

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RadioShack, a leading national retailer with more than 27,000 knowledgeable associates at more than 5,000 stores in 26 countries, is proud to return as a Goldsmith Sponsor of World Maker Faire New York. After high demand at Maker Faire Bay Area earlier this year, RadioShack will again host a learn-to-solder area, teaching participants of all ages the ins and outs of soldering. While trying out their soldering skills, faire-goers can experience RadioShack's on-site mobile device repair station, Fix It Here! Common device issues such as broken buttons, cracked screens and water damage can be repaired usually in a few hours by our trained Fix It Here! technicians. In addition, RadioShack will highlight weekend projects with DIY products and Make instructions. RadioShack is focused on connecting consumers with personalized solutions and discovering what's possible through the latest in consumer electronics. The company's updated product assortment incorporates national brands, industry-leading private brand products, mobile devices and wireless carriers. Customers can shop leading brands in headphones and speakers, wearable technology, smart toys and DIY supplies, connected home, power accessories and home entertainment. Find RadioShack on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


Creative Electron

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Creative Electron manufactures and distributes high performance, cost-effective, offline x-ray and optical inspection systems and test equipment used for quality assurance and counterfeit detection by the manufacturers and distributors of electronic systems and components.



The Walt Disney Company

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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.



Electronics: Where to Start?

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In the last few years there has been an avalanche of new technologies and information made available to people wanting to get started in electronics. With so many possibilities where is someone to start? We will cover what types of material are available and appropriate for different levels of beginners and how it is important to encouraging young people to start making.



Being Human in a Digital World: Lessons from the Intersections of Technology and Culture

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As the Director of User Experience Research in Intel Labs, Bell leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists. Bell will share how her and her team's approach has fundamentally altered the way Intel envisions and plans its products so that they are centered on people's needs rather than simply silicon capabilities.


Toyota

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Toyota Activities at World Maker Faire
World Maker Faire is very pleased to welcome back Toyota as a Goldsmith Sponsor. Toyota will host several exciting opportunities for Faire attendees to get hands-on with Toyota, including:

u2022 Power Racing Series—Attendees can watch teams from around the country compete in this nationwide circuit in their self-created electric vehicles as their race on unique full-size tracks.

u2022 Prius Plug-in Hybrid Derby—Mini Prius Plug-in Hybrids will be available for attendees to race on a special electric slot car track in Toyota's exhibit.

u2022 Vehicle Demonstration—The full-size Prius Plug-in Hybrid will be on hand for Faire goers to learn all about the most efficient Prius yet. In addition, Toyota will also be showcasing the "U2" Urban Utility concept by Calty Design Research.

u2022 Charging Stations in Toyota Exhibit—Attendees can enjoy recharging their devices while at the event utilizing power stations inside Toyota's exhibit.

o About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through itsToyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, Toyota has built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where it operates 14 manufacturing plants and directly employs more than 40,000 people. The company's 1,800 North American dealerships sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks in 2013 u2013 and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today. For more information about Toyota, visitwww.toyotanewsroom.com.


FirstBuild

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Visitors will be able to see and interact with several of our products as well as learn about our First Build collaborative initiative. We will be demonstrating how our smart water pitcher and our revolutionary food waste disposer work. In addition, we will be showcasing some of the innovative prototypes our community is building for our Chill Hub project.


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