Does Being a Maker Matter?

Presenter

What role can making play in developing a generation know for their gracious professionalism and ability to actively make a difference in the world around them? Woodie and AnnMarie will discuss how being a maker allows us to mix technology and society in a way that relates to the concept of a liberal education for the 21st Century.




Investing in Today for a Secure Tomorrow

Presenter

Dean Kamen holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents and has improved thousands of lives through his health care inventions. But one of Dean's proudest accomplishments is founding FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to motivating the next generation to understand, use and enjoy science and technology.


Carbide Labs

Exhibit

Carbide Labs is working to make modern electronics design accessible to everyone. We'll be demonstrating the Pick 'n Paste: a low-cost desktop circuit board assembly tool. The Pick 'n Paste enables circuit design with components both smaller and more powerful than those used in typical breadboard designs. We'll be running the prototype and discussing ways the system can help your next project! Feel free to stop by!


Sphero

Exhibit

As the industry leader in Connected Play, we are defining the future of fun. Founded by Ian Bernstein and Adam Wilson, passionate robotics and software engineers, we create connected toys, fusing emerging technology with the latest innovations in robotics. Unlike traditional toys, our robots and software allow us to create ever-evolving experiences u2013 changing the way people play, learn and explore. Based in Boulder, Colorado, the Sphero team takes fun very seriously. We have found that people learn about Sphero best when they get to play with it. So we have developed an event track (can vary in size but is optimal at 6' x 18') that allows for up to 6 different people to drive and play with Sphero at the same time. In the track are certain obstacles and jumps that add to the challenge. We bring with us a branded backdrop that is 8' x 20' to fit behind the track, and a TV monitor with video of Sphero and Ollie in action. In addition to the driving experience, we sometimes do on-site giveaways and live demonstrations.



ANNIKKEN PTE LTD

Exhibit

Annikken Andee has simplified the entire process for mobile integration with Arduino projects. You don't need iOS or Android programming to create functional UI on your touch screen device. Buttons, sliders, graphs, text input and many more for all the customisation you need! Bundled together with Annikken App and Annikken resource library, our board brings your Arduino projects to the next level.


Texas Instruments

Exhibit

We'll be showcasing our MCU LaunchPad development ecosystem and Energia open-source software framework for rapid prototyping. We'll even have Robert Wessels, creator of Energia, in our booth teaching showgoers how to get started using his open-source software framework with our LaunchPad development kits.


Formlabs

Exhibit

Formlabs is revolutionizing 3D printing by making the precision of stereolithography more attainable with the Form 1: an affordable high-resolution desktop printers for professional makers, designers, and engineers.



Freescale Inc.

Exhibit

Freescale is a maker of microcontrollers, microprocessors, sensors, analog ICs and connectivity. Come browse some great boards to get you started like Teensy 3.1, Freedom Board, Humming Board, RIoT Board, Wand Board and more..


Ford

Exhibit

Transit Connect Pinewood Race. Ford designed this space to speak to the ingenuity of the thinkers, tinkers, hobbyists and tech enthusiasts who use "remaking" to fulfill an individual vision. Stop by to create and race your own mini Pinewood Transit Connect Vehicle. And share your experience via our Instagram hashtag printer. Check out the winning Transit Connect designs from the Makers Design Challenge—a partnership with DIY blogs, Boing Boing and Make. The challenge encouraged Makers to put their creative vision on display by transforming the Transit Connect into their very own mobile lab.


LEGO Mindstorms

Exhibit

LEGO bricks allows you to build and rebuild anything you can imagine, even working robots! At the World Makerfaire, LEGO presents LEGOu00ae MINDSTORMSu2122, the construction system that allows you to build and program robots that walk, talk, think and do anything you can imagine! At the LEGO booth you will meet fan ROBOT MAK3RS that show only the mind is the limit for what you can create using LEGOu00ae MINDSTORMSu2122.



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