Gertie the jumping robot

Exhibit

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!



Technology of Total Control Lighting LEDs

Presenter

Benjamin James will demonstrate various aspects of Total Control Lighting, a line of individually addressable LEDs. Attendees will learn about RGB LED serial protocol lighting technology, how to use our open-source libraries and free software to program patterns and capture live video input, and how to use Arduino shields to make their projects interactive.


Teach Kids To Code: one girl’s journey with Raspberry Pi

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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.


Got Robots?

Exhibit

Got Robots? We do, amongst them Glider, a six-legged robot with the ability to both skate and walk, a Halloween Monster Shooting Gallery, and a global army of shoulder sitting monkeys...








Novena: An Open Source, Do-It-Yourself Mobile Computing Platform

Presenter

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.


Amphibious Tandem Tricycle

Exhibit

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.



e-Health Hacks, Sensors, and Saving Lives

Presenter

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.


Makerswarm

Exhibit

MakerSwarm is an authoring tool for the Internet of Everything.

It's about building apps across atoms and bits that flow liquidly across the social life of products, environments, and people. MakerSwarm unlocks the power of a trillion-node world so that everyday people; kids, moms, dads, weekend tinkerers, and burgeoning entrepreneurs can build powerful and fun new products and experiences in minutes instead of weeks or months.

MakerSwarm gives the power of X-ray vision to makers, so that they can ""see"" into any of the smart devices around them, from cell phones to TV sets, from connected thermostats to wearable sensors. It's about giving them visual tools so that they can grab ahold of any capability within a device and drag and drop it into a new app that spans across a swarm of your friend's devices in a massively peer-to-peer community.

MakerSwarm lowers the bar for building never-before-seen Internet of Everything experiences and unlocks the power of Trillions so that the best makers can earn rewards in the market of ideas.


Digi International

Exhibit

Digi International is the M2M expert, combining products and services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides the industry's broadest range of wireless products, a cloud computing platform tailored for devices and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications. Digi's entire solution set is tailored to allow any device to communicate with any application, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com.


Deezmaker 3D Printers

Exhibit

Deezmaker manufactures the popular and robust Bukobot 3D Printer and Bukito Portable 3D Printer starting at $699. We pride ourselves in making quality products. We were the first walk-in retail 3D printer store and hackerspace on the west coast providing 3D printers, 3D printing services, classes and 3D printing supplies to the Los Angeles area.



Makeblock

Exhibit

Makeblock is an open source robot construction platform, most of parts included are made of strong aluminum extrusions, customers can use it to build many kinds of really cool robots, such as wheeled or tracked vechiles, robot arms,camera sliders, music robot, XY ploter even a 3D printer.
Makeblock controller in based on Arduino, and it's compatiable with many kinds industry standard parts, also compatiable with Lego bricks.