truTV’s Hack My Life

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Join hosts of truTV's Hack My Life, Kevin Pereira and Brooke van Poppelen, as they talk about how this new show came to be. Who knew that what started off as an idea on the internet could turn into a television show! nCome meet Kevin & Brooke, learn some hacks from the show and even be part of our live hacker demo competition. Hack My Life coming to truTV January 2015.


The 2600 Hacker Van

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The 2600 Hacker Van is a refurbished New York Telephone van from the 1980s which fell into the hands of 2600 Magazine: The Hacker Quarterly. Staffmembers will be on hand to show what the hacker world is REALLY all about.


TruTV

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truTV new series Hack My Life, coming in early 2015, will be giving hands-on access and live demonstrations of everyday life hacks guaranteed to save today's busy adult a lot of time, effort and money.



Mozilla Webmaker

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About Mozilla Webmaker
Webmaker is a part of Mozilla's non-profit mission to create a more open, web literate world. Our free, online toolsu2013X-Ray Goggles, Thimble, Popcorn and Appmakeru2013help people become makers while learning web mechanics, code and other valuable skills as they go. Webmaker's global community of educators and mentors also promote web literacy through hosting events and creating curriculum and other content that focuses on making and learning. Visit http://webmaker.org to learn more.
About Hive Learning Networks
Hive Learning Networks are a growing constellation of communities around the globe that are championing digital skills and web literacy through connected learning. Organizations (libraries, museums, schools and non-profit startups) and individuals (educators, designers, community catalysts and makers) come together to create learning opportunities for youth, and to design innovative practices and tools that build the field for greater impact, and contribute to their own professional development within an active community of practice.


littleBits

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littleBits is the New York-u00adbased startup that is making hardware limitless. The company makes a library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets to let anyone build, invent, and prototype with electronics u00adu00adu2013 no soldering, wiring, or programming required. littleBits breaks down powerful technology u2013 from music with the littleBits Synth Kit, to space exploration with the littleBits Space Kit, to the Internet of Things with the cloudBit u2013 and makes them accessible and easy to understand. The littleBits library includes more than five kits and nearly 60 interoperable modules with products sold in 70 countries around the world. The company was founded in 2011 by MIT graduate, TED Senior Fellow and Open Hardware Summit cofounder Ayah Bdeir, and has grown to be a global leader in hardware. littleBits has one mission: To put the power of electronics into everyone's hands.



Metasphere

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Metasphere is a platform that connects hardware and software interfaces for developers of any skill level, from beginner to enterprise. Metasphere addresses the lack of flexible communication between hardware and software with instant plug and go connections in few lines of ready-made code. Metasphere brings higher level programming languages and powerful features to low level hardware, shortening the length of time and effort required to engineer new ideas from prototyping to product. We will be demonstrating the metasphere platform with one of our projects, a motorcycle remote started using an Arduino and a smart phone. The project includes a riding jacket with wearable LED's that sync with the motorcycle's turn signals and break lights. The project will highlight metasphere's realtime data capture taking statistics from the motorcycle including geospatial data, gauge outputs, and more.



The Grommet

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Founded by Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi, The Grommet is a launch platform for innovative products with a purpose by Makers with stories. Visit our booth to experience a variety of early-stage products in action.




Serious Robots on a Budget

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This presentation will outline how to create robots with a purpose for less then you'd ever imagine. Cost cutting strategies such as repurposing common materials, using parts from old, broken or discarded appliances, and online bargain resources will be discussed. Examples of actual, functional ''budget'' parts, such as linear slides, will be revealed. Presentation by Ben Hylak (White House Science Fair 2012, invited by both Make and Broadcom, Disney Peer Mentor 2014, and 5-time blue ribbon winner at NYC Maker Fair 2011).


DIYing the Smart Home with WeMo Maker

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In this presentation, members of the WeMo engineering team will showcase the limitless creativity and customization the WeMo maker brings to the DIY/Maker community. Watch them wire up a model smart home using the WeMo maker to illustrate how easy it is to bring the home of the future to your existing house and all that it will allow you to do. Perfect for hobbyists that have mastered wiring skills, but lack sophisticated coding skills, the WeMo maker connects nearly any device controlled with a DC switch to the WeMo ecosystem and IFTTT making the possibilities almost endless.




Super Fat: Furbie as a Voodoo Chat Client

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It is a trend that the web client is becoming fatter, with more computing and data storage leveraged to front end. The concept of a thin client is becoming more and more obsolete as more interaction, timeliness and personification are required from the user facing the client.nI am exploring how toys can become super fat, interactive web clients. I will be presenting what I have discovered along the way as I hack a Furby, connect it to a Meteor chat app and make the toy literally ''possessed'' by other users. Warning: It can be scary!n





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