RadioShack

Exhibit

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.



Nuts & Volts/ServoMag

Exhibit

Nuts & Volts is the leading magazine for those seriously interested in electronics. There now remain only a few magazines written for the electronics community with Nuts & Volts being the highest readership, longest running electronics publication left in the US today. We also have readers and advertisers that have been with us since the early 80s. Nuts & Volts is written for the hands-on hobbyist, design engineer, technician, and experimenter. The diversity of subjects appeals to all levels of experience and spans such topics as Arduino projects, Raspberry Pi projects, amateur robotics, circuit design, lasers, computer control, home automation, microcontrollers, data acquisition, new technology, DIY projects, electronic theory, and more, not to mention the popular BASIC Stamp. We're looking forward to meeting you so stop by booth 307 and say hello!




Making Toys with Maker Tech and Selling Them: Tales from the Frontline

Presenter

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.


Start Making! @ Computer Clubhouses

Presenter

In 2014 & 2015, the Making! @ Clubhouses is a Computer Clubhouse Network-wide education and outreach initiative, sponsored by Intel in partnership with the MIT Media Lab Lifelong Kindergarten Group, is providing financial and professional development support to Clubhouses to foster more engineering and "do-it-yourself" activities. These activities can lead into individual and small group open make self-designed projects. The program was successfully piloted with girls in 5 Clubhouses in the summer and fall of 2013, and is spreading to 25 more Clubhouses internationally in 2014. We'll share both our evaluation report and new Session Guide.








We Can Pickle That!

Presenter

Cucumbers are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to veggies that can be transformed into tasty pickled treats. In this hands-on workshop, Kelly McVicker of McVicker Pickles will show you how to make delicious pickles at home. After a quick demo of the steps involved in making both fermented and vinegar-brined pickles, we'll get to chopping. As we work, we'll talk about flavor combinations, how to experiment with new recipes without compromising food safety, and how to incorporate pickles into your meals.


Making the Perfect Dip

Presenter

Learn to create the perfect dips by pairing spice packets with various bases to best enhance the flavor of your final dish! Spice packets contain dehydrated vegetables, herbs, spices and cheese with no added salt or sugar. Dip base options include Greek yogurt, hummus, sour cream, cream cheese and mayonnaise. n * which spice packets naturally pair best with each base optionn * how to choose the appropriate base for your purposen * how to create your family's favorite healthy dip basen





Meet Modio, a new app that lets you design and print your own toys at home

Presenter

Modio, it's the new app that lets you design & customize incredible creatures and turn them into toys using a desktop 3D printer. Easy to use drag and drop functionality lets you build creatures, characters and constructs free-form or from pre-designed templates. Customization features including surface textures let you personalize your creation and then, with the press of a button, your parts are magically sorted by color and prepped to print. So the app is fun but the outcome is also outstanding. With Modio, you get to play! These creations are printed bit by bit and designed to snap together and provide some pretty amazing pose-ability.