Texas Instruments

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Texas Instruments serves the world's most innovative electronics companies, as well as hobbyists just like you, helping to develop new ideas that change the way we live. By providing semiconductor technologies that promote greater power efficiency, enable more features, enhance performance and deliver more value, TI expands the possibilities every day for how we learn, connect, grow and discover.


Digi International

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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

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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.


ShopBot Tools, Inc.

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ShopBot, always an innovator in digital fabrication, is further amping up its commitment to making technology for Making accessible, usable and affordable.

We'll be highlighting our ShopBot Desktop Tool, a powerful and precise CNC tool that is widely at work in small to medium size businesses and educational settings (STEM and other education)

Also demonstrating our latest innovation, the Handibotu2122 Smart Power Tool. This is a truly portable power tool run by apps on smartphones and tablets that brings the power & precision of CNC technology right to your work: on the floor, the wall, the workbench, the ceiling -- wherever your DIY work takes you.

Founded in 1996, ShopBot's unique mission is to make the empowering technology of digital fabrication widely accessible and usable. ShopBot's subtractive digital fabrication tools, working across a range of sizes, deliver the power, precision and reliability of digital tools traditionally costing thousands of dollars more.
With almost 7000 tools at work around the world, ShopBot Tools, Inc., is one of the largest producers of digital fabrication equipment for small-to-midsized manufacturing, DIY, and education markets. All ShopBots are designed and built in ShopBot's Durham headquarters.
ShopBot supports the growing DIY/maker movement with 100kGarages.com, a free resource that enables people with ideas for custom products to connect with others using digital fabrication tools to prototype and make them.
In 2008, ShopBot was named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America and was recently named one of the top-25 North Carolina companies to watch by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.


MatterHackers

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MatterHackers makes 3D Printing fun, easy, and useful. We will be demonstrating our world class 3D Printing software, MatterControl. MatterControl incorporates simple "plug and print" set up, drag and drop queuing, and a friendly user interface.


GeekDad LLC

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GeekDad.com and GeekMom.com are the parenting sites for the geek generation. We love Dr. Who and gaming and electronics and food-hacking and everything else that makes geeks passionate. We want to share these things with our kids, and ensure they know that being different is the best thing in the world.


Garrett Wade

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Our Mission Since 1975 - The Garrett Wade philosophy is simple: to find and bring you unique tools and other hands-on products of exceptional quality and solid value, in terms of design, materials, and workmanship-in short: tools that will improve your work, enrich your life and, hopefully, make your heart beat just a little bit faster.
Everything we sell is backed by our 90-Day Money Back Guarantee.


Beta LAYOUT Ltd

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Scared of Surface Mount Components? At Maker Faire, Beta LAYOUT will be taking the fear out of SMD assembly for hobbyists and small batch electronics. At our workshop, you will assemble and reflow a PCB to make a flashing badge. Our workstation is easy, safe and can make your workbench into a professional assembly line.

Beta LAYOUT has been servicing hobbyists, designers and students for over 20 years with PCBs and other components for electronic designers. By combining our many orders we have cut costs, eliminated tooling and shared the savings with designers globally. Prototypes made easy, as our 30,000 customers might say.


re:3D

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re:3D is committed to trailblazing new frontiers in 3D printing. Our flagship technology, "The Gigabot" large format 3D printer, maximizes output volumes with respect to size, speed, and quantity of objects printed during a single production run. re:3D is also developing novel printer feedstock including cost-efficient recyclables and enriched composites. With a global online marketplace and a localized presence in both Latin America and the United States, re:3D is reaching untapped emerging markets worldwide. After a successful Kickstarter debut, our diverse team looks forward to an active presence in the international entrepreneurial and maker communities, and sharing our experience in StartUp Chile, one of the world's largest global accelerators.



NASA Centennial Challenges

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Centennial Challenges is NASA's multi-million-dollar prize competition program that engages citizen inventors, academia and small businesses to solve problems that benefit NASA and the nation. Program Manager Sam Ortega will be speaking in a panel discussion — NASA: Challenging America To Invent — and the program will have an exhibit space throughout the event.







Maker Corps: Cultivating Makers and Creativity in Our Pilot Year and Beyond

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This hybrid presentation/ panel will include 10 minutes of a presentation and videos about Maker Corps, followed by a 15 minute Q & A with a panel of 2013 Maker Corps Mentors and Host Site representatives.

Join us in celebrating a spectacular pilot year and for information about the future of Maker Corps, including opportunities for new Host Sites and Maker Corps Members for 2014!


The Accessible Makerspace: Makers with Mixed Abilities

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The Maker Movement has the potential to create new opportunities for people with disabilities, their families and community by creating equal opportunities, increased independence and quality of life. With access to appropriate technology a person, regardless of their ability, may design a 3D model and use a 3D printer, program electronics or control a CNC machine to make their ideas real
DIYAbility is an organization in New York City for Makers of all abilities and hosts workshops on assistive technology, access to tools, collaboration and making.


r2maker

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Our project is hacking the licensed Don Post or SideShow R2-D2s to make them dimensionally accurate to those used in the Star Wars films and to convert them to fully functional autonomous robots.