Sony Corporation

Exhibit

Sony unveils the prototype of MESH at Maker Faire Bay Area for the first time. MESH is a concept of open platform that helps you invent. You can connect various functional blocks, such as buttons, LEDs, acceleration sensors, and speakers, all wirelessly. Anyone can use the fun and simple visual UI of MESH to create anything and then share their invention with users all over the world! At the Sony booth, come and play with prototypes or attend a mini-workshop to see how easy and fun MESH is to use. Watch our demo movie to learn more about “What is MESH?” and “How To Use MESH”.


Cognizant

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Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services is proud to sponsor the Young Makers Tent as part of its Making the Future education initiative which seeks to inspire young learners in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts by providing fun hands-on learning opportunities. Young Makers and their instructors from Cognizant's Making the Future Afterschool and Summer programs from across the U.S. will be conducting workshops for children attending the Faire, demonstrating how children can


Structure3D Printing

Exhibit

Structur3D Printing offers 3D printing enthusiasts a simple, ingenious and affordable add-on hardware solution for printing a wide range of pastes. Now Makers can quickly and inexpensively experiment with easily sourced materials, like silicone, clay and cake frosting — allowing them to do more. Extrude. Experiment. Explore.


Meccano

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We will be performing seminars, teaching how to build a Meccano models and the customer can take it home to continue the fun. We will also have tables with Free play where people can came and spend time using the parts and build whatever they want. Kids and Family will all enjoy the Meccano zone.


Blue Orange Games

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We create, publish and promote high-quality, eco-friendly games for the whole family. We are driven to inspire families to “unplug” and connect face to face with the people who matter most by playing games together. We will play games, sell them, and giveaway samples. We will also present our 2014 collection.


Pinshape

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pinshape is a 3D printing community that makes exploring, sharing, selling, downloading and ordering 3D prints simple & fun! We're a startup in Mountain View's #500Startups accelerator program. To celebrate Maker Faire - we're giving away a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer - Register to win in 10 seconds here - www.pinshape.com/contest Come by and meet the founders of Pinshape, watch us 3D print a few cool shapes, and win a 3D printer!





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.


kid*spark Powered by Rokenbok

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A family friendly booth Rokenbok and kid*spark have paired up to create an amazing totally hands on building and constructing adventure for kids and families. From a massive 2 day community build section with tons of building material, RC vehicles, conveyor ladders, chute systems and hands on play! We'll also have a section to build your own catapults and shoot at moving targets as well as an Educators section for teachers to hear more about our Student Engineering System and classroom curriculum products.


1Sheeld

Exhibit

Integreight develops novel products for the electronic hobbyists and education market. 1Sheeld is the first product, a new hardware gadget comes with an app. that turns your smart phone into any Arduino shield, it recently hit more than 800% of its goal on Kickstarter. The second product is a Smart breadboard that enables you to connect between components on a breadboard without using jumper wires.






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

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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.