The LaunchPad Ecosystem from Texas Instruments allows makers to rapidly prototype projects and applications using affordable modular hardware powered by TI technology. TI has one of the largest portfolios of embedded processing, analog, and wireless integrated circuits and you can use LaunchPad to start evaluating these parts for your next project. The Energia IDE allows makers to quickly create code to run on the LaunchPads and drive BoosterPack plug-in modules. Quickly add WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, sensors, displays, LEDs, and more to your LaunchPad project to create demonstrations of home automation, motor control, and dynamic lighting.
Learn how Near Field Communication (NFC) can be added to your Arduino project using the Adafruit or Seeed Studio NFC Shield. I'll demonstrate reading and writing NFC tags with Arduino. I'll also show to send data between Arduino and your NFC phone.
Clone Cloud is a cloud web platform where you can host all of your files as well as edit them and use and write apps. One of the unique things about Clone Cloud is unlike Google docs, you can host it on your own computer.
Knockout Concepts has developed a dedicated all in one real-time mobile 3D scanner. A sleek design utilizing custom algorithms, the Knockout Concept's Mobile 3D Scanner is an essential new tool for the Modern Maker's toolbox.
Come design a castle or your dream home in minutes on a tablet, then see it print on our 3d printer. We'll show you how to go from an idea to a real printed model, and let you know how to get the app and the printer.
Home automation tailored to each individual, using RFID. Customizations for each family member include music, air freshener scent, lighting, and more! Completely open source, involving Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
Super Blocks is meant to reinforce math skills in children. In the game the player is presented with math problems of varying difficulties. Points can be spent to provide visual upgrades to the game experience.
How did you get online before the Internet and smartphones? Explore our exhibit and use a teletype, green-screen terminal, or (gasp!) a dial-up modem to connect to vintage computers of the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
Graphing calculators are ubiquitous, surprisingly powerful pocket computers. They're a great way to learn programming or to get started with controlling DIY hardware. Come see projects and learn how you can get started.
Concepts: Smarter Sketching is reinventing design for the mobile era. It’s precise, it’s intuitive, and it’s infinitely flexible. Come learn about industrial design sketching, enter to win a full set of COPIC markers, and see an exclusive tech preview of the future of design!
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.