Empowering Diverse Young Techies through Soft Circuits

Presenter

Young women frequently avoid electronics and programming because of its cultural stigmas and apparent lack of creativity. How do we expand computer science culture to be more inclusive to women? Here, we introduce Sew Electric -- a book that engages young people (and adults!) who don't consider themselves techies in creating technology -- by teaching electronics and programming through a series of sewable electronics projects, from building a singing plush monster to crafting a touch-sensitive fabric piano.


Sentry Gun Robot

Exhibit

The Sentry Gun Robot is an Arduino controlled robot that carries a sentry gun. We aim and fire the gun from a computer, and the robot uses infrared LEDS and sensors to randomly navigate through obstacles and rooms.






Don’t Forget Your Camera: Lessons Learned in Documentation

Presenter

Of all the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, one of the easiest to prepare for is the creation of your next project. Like every such event, you should have lots of pictures of the process and your only chance is now. After making the novice mistakes of relying on fuzzy photographs of a (temporarily) working circuit with an iPhone 2G and arranging for people to demonstrate a piece without taking lighting into account, Elizabeth wants to spare you the same agonies. Learn why, what, and how to document your next great project. Elizabeth will share opportunities missed, lessons learned, specific tips for documenting your next great project.




castAR

Exhibit

castAR is the premier projected augmented reality system. With the look and feel of sunglasses, castAR lets multiple users see and manipulate holographic-like images, all while still being visually grounded in the real world.



10 Wifi Projects with Raspberry Pi

Presenter

The Raspberry Pi loves Wifi. Using it to scan wifi traffic is fun and educational. With a few off the shelf components the possibilities, and projects, are endless
This presentation will cover mobile and in-home projects including:nn* Record and analyze wifi trafficn* Identify nearby access points and clientsn* Listen for rogue access points and scannersn* Use a spectrum analyzer to watch wifi signalsn



How to crowdfund your hardware project?

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In November 2013, we at Integreight launched a 30-days crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, to raise $10,000 for our product 1Sheeld, a new Arduino shield that allows you to use your smartphone as a re-configurable shield, we ended up getting $85,000
There a lot of homework before the campaign, a lot of do's and don'ts while executing your campaign, and a lot to follow up on after the campaign
When crowd-funding a maker's product there are a lot of things to take in consideration, how to present your idea, how to shoot a video, design your rewards level, design your campaign page and gain the backers' trust.



Solving Rubik’s Cubes and Multilingual Printing Using EV3

Presenter

My robots can solve scrambled Rubik's cubes in any orientation in less than 30 moves under 110 seconds. They are also capable of writing in English, some foreign languages, and Braille making them a multilingual printer. I will bring Rubik's Cube Solver, three Rubik's Cubes, the Lego printer, and paper to the Maker Faire. Participants can scramble Rubik's cubes so that the robots can solve them. They can also print their names using my robots and take the banner home.