Vex Robotics

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VEX IQ is a robotics platform designed to transform STEM learning for young students and their teachers. Students as young as 8 can jump right in and snap robots together using this intuitive, toolless platform while educators can utilize the free VEX IQ Curriculum to help teach them valuable lessons and skills that are needed in today's changing world. The VEX IQ system was designed to be simple and easy for students to use. Structural pieces snap together and come apart without tools, allowing for quick build times and easy modifications. A variety of gears, wheels and other accessories allows for complete customization of VEX IQ projects and mobile robots. The Robot Brain takes high-end, powerful technology and simplifies it for educational use while keeping a high ceiling. Connect any combination of up to 12 Smart Port devices to the Robot Brain, which can then be controlled by built-in programs or programmed via a computer and compatible software program. In addition to using pre-programmed instructions, VEX IQ robots can be controlled by drivers using the Controller. VEX IQ sensors, including a color sensor, gyroscope, or distance sensor allow for advanced robots and teaching opportunities. Free graphical programming software, powered by Modkit, allows for custom robot commands, sensor interaction and more. ROBOTC 4.0 for VEX IQ, created by Robomatter Inc. and supported by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy, allows robot programming in C. VEX Assembler powered by Autodesk 123D adapts the power of Autodesk's advanced 3D modeling tools, giving students the ability to assemble and test VEX IQ mechanisms and robots virtually. The affordable, accessible and scalable VEX IQ system will take STEM education at younger ages to a whole new level.


Freescale Inc.

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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..


Autodesk

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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.


MathWorks

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MathWorks is the leading developer of mathematical computing software. Engineers and scientists worldwide rely on its products to accelerate the pace of discovery, innovation, and development. Demonstrations of MATLAB and Simulink integrated with Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and Lego Mindstorms.







SUBMERGE!

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Preview SUBMERGE! NYC's Marine Science Festival, and learn about local waters through marine-inspired makers! Build and race plankton, steam-powered boats, and underwater robotic vehicles with Hudson River Park and OpenROV!


Civilian Drones: The Legal Landscape

Presenter

Drones are increasingly popular for recreation and useful purposes like cinematography, search and rescue, real estate photos, farming, and lots more. These uses have raised questions about the legal framework. Brendan Schulman, the attorney who is defending Raphael Pirker, Texas EquuSearch and others in the FAA drone cases, will present an overview and update on the current legal situation and what drone enthusiasts might expect in the future.





PourSteady

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PourSteady is a Brooklyn-based startup that is building a robotic coffee system that makes consistent, great tasting cups of freshly brewed pour-over coffee for commercial clients and discerning coffee drinkers everywhere.



Connected Exploration: Makers are the New Explorers of the Universe!

Presenter

Over the past few years, the Maker Movement has created a whole suite of low-cost exploration tools (drones, ROVs, satellites, sensors) that rival the expensive, commercial counterparts. Along with trends in citizen science, this is reshaping the process of science and discovery, especially in fields that can benefit from large, public participation. It's more than just garage tinkering - makers are taking their tools into the natural and physical world. It's curiosity gone wild!





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