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.


Micro Center

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Micro Center is introducing our new $999.99 PowerSpec 3D Pro 3D Printer at World Maker Faire New York. To celebrate, we will be giving away one of these new 3D printers per hour during World Maker Faire New York. Attendees can register in our booth for a chance to win one of the 17 new PowerSpec 3D Pro 3D Printers we will be giving away. Those who visit our booth will also receive free filaments.


ROBLOX

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ROBLOX is the most flexible free online platform on which to create and publish engaging, multi-player games. Learn from experts how to start creating games using the free ROBLOX integrated dev environment, multi-platform support, and a global cloud of servers. With ROBLOX, you make the game.



ITS-A-BOB

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The ITS-A-BOB extends playtime with one of the most universal objects in the world—a balloon — and transforms balloons into a playful, social experience to share with othersrn


Maker Camp

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Maker Camp inspires kids and adults alike to embrace their inner maker, get their hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it.



Cases for Makerspaces

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Explore how Maker Ed's vision of "Every Child a Maker" extends to providing more opportunities for youth in a surprising variety of makerspaces. All children, who are all born makers, deserve and need time and places to play, learn, and make. We will discuss ways of starting, share a a large variety of examples and makerspace types, from the traditional to non-traditional. Together, let's make the case for making space.




Space Pressure

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The Air Pressure is pretty low in Outer Space. What happens when we subject a marshmallow, a balloon, or shaving cream to these conditions? Check out the mess we make when we place them in a vacuum.






This Is Not A Test: Getting Critical About Feedback For Learning

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A massive barrier to the Maker ethos in education is the predominance of weak, limited, static, mechanical, high-stakes standardized testing. Machine-gradable multiple choice tests are a 19th century technology embedded with an outdated fixed mindset about achievement and, worse, aptitude. I'll give a quick tour of emerging alternatives, including games-as-tests, performance assessments, and measures of social and emotional learning, and we'll talk about what WE can do to make this future a reality.n




3D Printing and Storytelling: LEO the Maker Prince

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In this talk, Carla Diana will share research, inspiration and design work from LEO the Maker Prince, the world's first 3D printing book for kids, which comes with a number of carefully designed objects that readers can download and 3D print for free. Carla will share the process and motivations behind the project, discussing physical-digital design techniques as well as what happens when you unleash new visions out into the world and allow people to download and remix them at will.



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