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.
We make The Nomad 883, a ready to run CNC Mill that's at home anywhere.
Fuel 3D Technologies, developer of 3D scanning solutions, will be demonstrating its ground-breaking 3D scanner at Maker Faire. Throughout the show, visitors to the company’s stand will be able to find out more about 3D scanning and receive a free 3D scan of their own face. They will then be able to access their file online for 3D printing or to experiment with other applications. In addition, the Fuel 3D scanner will be present on the Feetz stand at Maker Faire to showcase our recent collaboration with the developer of custom fit footwear. Why should I care? The world is getting very excited about 3D and 3D printing, but people are struggling to understand how they can get the content they need for these applications. The Fuel 3D scanner has been developed to allow anyone to generate high-quality 3D models from real-life objects. Fuel 3D has developed an affordable handheld 3D scanner that delivers high resolution shape and color capture for a range of 3D modeling applications, such as 3D printing, as well as on-screen applications like 3D art, animation and game development. The scanner’s ability to accurately capture color 3D models of the face is ideally suited to the rapidly growing trend of personalization.