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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
Gertie is an egg-like robot that moves around by jumping! His outside is make out of silicone so that it squashes and stretches as it moves around. Swing by and button mash the hacked wireless buttons and watch them jump!
Experience the intersection of code, art, and music. See the results of interdisciplinary collaboration as you play code-augmented instruments, make generative art with your hands, grow virtual plants, and more!
Alexandra Jordan (9 years old) and her dad Richard Jordan will talk through the inexpensive setup for teaching kids to code:
Raspberry Pin- Software tools (including vim, ruby)n- $10 keyboard and mousen- household TV / old monitornnA few rigs like this and you can make a difference in your local community. Take home our lesson plan:
how computers workn- basic unix commandsn- simple text editorn- scripting in rubyn- testing coden- programming for the webnn...all while learning good habits of Pair Programming & Test Driven Development. We will set up a website for Maker Faire with lesson plan & code samples for download.
We'll show you our physical computing boards with open-source apps and libraries.rnPocketDuino:similar as Arduino Pro Mini. It can directly connect to Android.rnPhysicaloid FPGA:The FPGA can connecct with Android/Chrome.
Start with $500 and a Power Wheel. (Or any electric kids' ride on vehicle.) Get some new batteries. A new motor. Heck, some nice new tires. Tie LEDs to the hood. Sprinkle it with glitter. Maybe a feather for class.
With the remarkable compact Universal Cross-Members anyone can quickly convert large food cans or coffee cans into the BEST and most versatile of all portable wood-burning, wood-gas and multi-fuel camping and survival stoves.
Novena is a quad-core ARM-based open source mobile computing platform that runs Linux. We designed and built every component in the system, from the motherboard to the case. We'll share our experiences making Novena, and demo the platform
We'll also talk about some of the more esoteric features, such as the integrated FPGA, expansion boards, and other high hack-value design highlights.
The Amphibious Tandem Trike is Dawn Thomas and Robert Van De Walle's latest Human Powered Vehicle, built to compete in the Grand Kinetic Championship. It transports two pedalers across land, sea, and sand in stylish comfort.
PC computer and a touch screen communication with an Arduino microcontroller. The projects also include a Arduino controlled robotic puppet that responds to the users skeleton that is read by a Kinect sensor. There is another
Using sensors and e-Health sensor platform (from Cooking Hacks, Libelium's DIY division), inventor Michael Script created a sophisticated device that will prevent millions of babies from dying of infant pneumonia by accurately measuring breath rate. The sensor platform allows for the integration of multiple biometric tests (breath rate, body position, etc.) and Script found he could link body position, heart rate, and a breath monitor to derive an accurate breath rate. At $15-$20/unit, the game-changing INSPIRE devices are accessible, and have the potential to save millions of young lives. This is innovation and problem solving at its finest.