Orbotix

Exhibit

Sphero is the world’s first robotic ball that you control from your smartphone or tablet. Choose from over 30 apps and launch a whole new world of gameplay. Drive Sphero, turn your living room into a video game with augmented reality apps, or upgrade family game night with multiplayer games. Sphero is even making moves in the classroom with crash courses in programming using MacroLab. The result is limitless possibilities for new types of gameplay that meld the virtual and real worlds for a fun gaming experience.


Cognizant

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Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services is proud to sponsor the Young Makers Tent as part of its Making the Future education initiative which seeks to inspire young learners in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts by providing fun hands-on learning opportunities. Young Makers and their instructors from Cognizant's Making the Future Afterschool and Summer programs from across the U.S. will be conducting workshops for children attending the Faire, demonstrating how children can



3DRobotics

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3DR’s UAV platforms capture breathtaking aerial imagery for consumer enjoyment and data analysis, enabling mapping, surveying, 3D modeling and more. Our technology is currently used across multiple industries around the world, including agriculture, photography, construction, search and rescue and ecological study. 3DR is committed to bringing the power of UAV technology to the mainstream market.


Sony Corporation

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Sony unveils the prototype of MESH at Maker Faire Bay Area for the first time. MESH is a concept of open platform that helps you invent. You can connect various functional blocks, such as buttons, LEDs, acceleration sensors, and speakers, all wirelessly. Anyone can use the fun and simple visual UI of MESH to create anything and then share their invention with users all over the world! At the Sony booth, come and play with prototypes or attend a mini-workshop to see how easy and fun MESH is to use. Watch our demo movie to learn more about “What is MESH?” and “How To Use MESH”.


ROBLOX

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ROBLOX is the largest user-powered content site in online games and the #1 entertainment site for kids and teens, giving players powerful tools to make and share fantastic games -– and be rewarded for their creations. With an expanding arsenal of development features and a engaged global playerbase of millions, ROBLOX gives players the fuel to launch into indie game development. Visit us at Maker Faire Bay Area to meet our staff as well as some of our top developers who will be showcasing their creations. For more information, go to www.ROBLOX.com.


Qualcomm

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About Qualcomm Incorporated Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. We will be showcasing demos on Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM processor based development boards. Inforce Computing will be giving away 3D Printed Robots with development Kit at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Intrinsyc Software International will be giving away Snapdragon 800 processor based DragonBoardTM. Also, there will be opporunties to order discounted Snapdragon 600 processor based Single Board Computer at the booth. The demos are as follows: 1) Thing Development Kit (TDK): Snapdragon 800 processor based DragongonBoard with TDK adaptor board and Arduino shield, controlled from a tablet via Alljoyn 3) 3D Printed Robot: A robot developed to showcase autonomous robotics capability. This robot has a 3D printed body that is MakerBot compliant. The robot uses VuforiaTM to track and follow a visual target. The robot can also pick up objects and transmit video to a smartphone in tele-op mode. 3) PLCdunio Demo: Show a garage door opener and and a lamp that can be controlled using an Arduino with builtin Powerline Communications (the PLCduino prototype))



SparkIO & Pebble

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Spark + Pebble = hacking the internet of things at Maker Faire Bay Area Pebble was born from hacking. Back in 2008, Eric plugged a Nokia phone display and Bluetooth radio into an Arduino board and our first prototype came to life. Hacking is part of Pebble’s DNA, and is reflected today in the awesome apps made by Pebble developers using our SDK -- from flying an AR Drone to controlling a Tesla. That’s why you’ll find Pebble at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 17 and 18 at the San Mateo Event Center. But we’re not doing it alone. We’re sharing a booth with the wonderful folks at Spark, makers of the Spark Core -- a tiny, Arduino-compatible WiFi development board. The Spark team created an easy-to-use product that allows anyone to connect everyday electronics to the internet over WiFi. We have a lot in common, from our Kickstarter beginnings and passion for hacking to our open platforms and strong developer communities. Spark and Pebble are joining forces at Maker Faire to enable makers and developers to explore new and exciting ideas that connect our two platforms. We believe that, just like the web, the internet of things will only thrive when people collaborate. Join us next weekend in San Mateo for two fun-filled days of hacking on Pebble and Spark Core.


Nuts & Volts/ServoMag

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Nuts & Volts is the leading magazine for those seriously interested in electronics. There now remain only a few magazines written for the electronics community with Nuts & Volts being the highest readership, longest running electronics publication left in the US today. We also have readers and advertisers that have been with us since the early 80s. Nuts & Volts is written for the hands-on hobbyist, design engineer, technician, and experimenter. The diversity of subjects appeals to all levels of experience and spans such topics as Arduino projects, Raspberry Pi projects, amateur robotics, circuit design, lasers, computer control, home automation, microcontrollers, data acquisition, new technology, DIY projects, electronic theory, and more, not to mention the popular BASIC Stamp. We're looking forward to meeting you so stop by booth 307 and say hello!





Linino

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Linino modules are now available: ONE, Freedog, Chiwawa with Collar and Arduino Yun. These boards are based on OpenWRT distribution. Linino provides a fully writable filesystem with package management with GPG signature. dog hunter produces A MIPS GNU/Linux box for Arduino™ and Internet of Everything. Combining the Linux OS with IoE HW + certified WiFi 802.11n connectivity and use OpenWRT and Peer-to-Peer (AllJoyn software framework) to customize your own project. The product hopes to make an open source WiFi home automation seamless and easy to understand for all levels of technology users. The Linino ™ ONE is a MIPS board based on the Atheros AR9331 and the ATmega32u4 (datasheet). The Atheros processor supports Linino, a Linux distribution based on OpenWRT. The board has built-in WiFi support, 20 digital input/output pins (of which 7 can be used as PWM outputs and 12 as analog inputs), a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a micro USB connection, an ICSP header, 2 reset buttons and 1 user button. The Freedog is a MIPS board based on the Atheros AR9331 and the Kinetis L Series KL25Z MCUs built on ARM® Cortex™-M0+ processor. The Atheros processor supports Linino, a Linux distribution based on OpenWRT. The board has built-in Ethernet and WiFi support, a USB-A port, micro-SD card slot, 20 digital input/output pins (of which 7 can be used as PWM outputs and 12 as analog inputs), a 8 MHz crystal oscillator, a micro USB connection, an SWD header, and 3 reset buttons. The external row of the pin-header is Arduino compatible. The Linino Chiwawa is an LGA module based on the a Atheros MIPS AR9331. The Atheros processor supports Linino, a Linux distribution based on OpenWRT. The module is provided with a daughter board where all the signals coming form the module are exported. The board has built-in Ethernet and WiFi support, a USB-A port, micro-SD card slot, a 16 MHz crystal oscillator, a micro USB connection, PoE module connection, and reset button. Follow us @LininoWo


ASUS

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ASUS is a global technology leader in the digital era. It is the world’s top 3 consumer notebook vendor and the maker of the world’s best-selling and most award-winning motherboards.


Uber

Exhibit

Uber is a mobile app that connects riders to drivers with the push of a button. Request a ride in the app and a driver will appear in minutes to take you where you need to go. Payment is automatic and no cash or tip needed.



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.



Connecting: Makers Documentary Screening

Presenter

In conversations with culture and thought leaders, Connecting: Makers examines how the connected world is changing the nature of creativity. When everyone is a maker, new possibilities emerge, but with them come new responsibilities about digital transparency, cultural awareness, and the role of the designer.
Connecting: Makers is second in the Connecting Series, short films exploring trends in interaction and experience design. Produced by Microsoft Design and Bassett & Partners