Carbon Origins is a start up aerospace company with the goal to make space commonplace. They are currently developing the next generation of suborbital rockets designed to carry small to mid-sized payloads to space. At Maker Faire they are launching an
Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services is proud to sponsor the Young Makers Tent as part of its Making the Future education initiative which seeks to inspire young learners in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts by providing fun hands-on learning opportunities. Young Makers and their instructors from Cognizant's Making the Future Afterschool and Summer programs from across the U.S. will be conducting workshops for children attending the Faire, demonstrating how children can
We create, publish and promote high-quality, eco-friendly games for the whole family. We are driven to inspire families to “unplug” and connect face to face with the people who matter most by playing games together. We will play games, sell them, and giveaway samples. We will also present our 2014 collection.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA The 2014 ISPO Product of the Year, the Oru Kayak, uses a brilliantly innovative, origami-inspired design to transform from a compact suitcase into an elegant, high-performance 12 foot boat. Now in the second year of production, the Oru Kayak is changing the way people explore the outdoors and experience nature. Originally conceived as a kayak for urban apartment dwellers, the Oru Kayak can be stored and transported anywhere, and the applications for it are endless. Paddlers can keep an Oru Kayak in the trunk of the car for spur of the moment expeditions or hike it through the backcountry to remote waters. And, it can be or checked on airplanes as luggage, carried on the back of a bicycle, or transported by train or bus. The Oru Kayak has won widespread praise not just for its clever design and unique capacity to fold up, but also for its on-the-water performance.
Integreight develops novel products for the electronic hobbyists and education market. 1Sheeld is the first product, a new hardware gadget comes with an app. that turns your smart phone into any Arduino shield, it recently hit more than 800% of its goal on Kickstarter. The second product is a Smart breadboard that enables you to connect between components on a breadboard without using jumper wires.
Activation Space Title: Transit Connect Pinewood Race Description: 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.
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.
3DR’s UAV platforms capture breathtaking aerial imagery for consumer enjoyment and data analysis, enabling mapping, surveying, 3D modeling and more. Our technology is currently used across multiple industries around the world, including agriculture, photography, construction, search and rescue and ecological study. 3DR is committed to bringing the power of UAV technology to the mainstream market.
RadioShack will host a Learn-To-Solder area for Maker Faire attendees to build their own Maker Faire rocket flashlight. RadioShack will also open a pop-up shop on site with DIY products, portable chargers, and batteries for sale, including 20% off select products. Maker Faire Attendees can see a 3D printer in action at the RadioShack booth and also charge their smartphone or tablet with the free RadioShack charging stations. Associates will be handing out $10 off a $30 purchase coupons valid at local stores.
Working to spark the imagination of electronics enthusiasts everywhere by providing the means to bring creative dreams to life. Fort Worth, Texas
ROBLOX is the largest user-powered content site in online games and the #1 entertainment site for kids and teens, giving players powerful tools to make and share fantastic games -– and be rewarded for their creations. With an expanding arsenal of development features and a engaged global playerbase of millions, ROBLOX gives players the fuel to launch into indie game development. Visit us at Maker Faire Bay Area to meet our staff as well as some of our top developers who will be showcasing their creations. For more information, go to www.ROBLOX.com.
EcoReco Corp. is dedicated to provide eco-friendly alternatives to today’s energy-depleting, environment-threatening norms in urban transportation. We put our efforts to innovate and to develop practical and affordable technologies in order to achieve the goal, because we know only the combination of the right product and the right business model can create sustainable impacts.
Cricut® is a world leader in personal electronic cutting machines that enable people to achieve their creative best. For 50 years, Cricut has sold tools that inspire creativity, including the Cricut electronic cutting machine, Cricut Design Space® online design software, and the Cricut Cuttlebug™ embosser and die cutter. We will be demonstrating the new Cricut Explore machine and will have make n' take projects available.
I'll talk about using 3D printing, textile printing, laser cutting and games to make customised toys, and how we brought Makies through traditional toy safety certification and got them onto real shelves at retail.
I'll talk about sales, margins, materials, design techniques and software, pitfalls, things to avoid, where the opportunity lies: make it quite a How-To.
Pro snowboarder Mike Basich has been pushing boundaries on and off the snow for the past 20 years and has come to be known as the DIY guru of the snowboarding community. His largest-scale venture has been building an off-grid cabin deep in the Sierra Nevada—complete with self-made chairlift—and more recently has made a tiny house on a trailer.