Makers of West Africa

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Anna Waldman-Brown from the Fab Lab Foundation and Ghana Fab Lab and Sename Koffi, founder of WoeLab in Togo, will discuss the maker movement throughout West Africa and its contribution to sustainable development. There is a long history of making in Africa, where 75% of the population work in informal industries such as small-scale manufacturing. Now, the Maker Movement and community maker spaces are springing up across the continent to provide public access to tools like programmable electronics and digital manufacturing, which democratize creation and support entrepreneurship.




21st Century Robot: The Dr. Simon Egerton Stories

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In this fascinating book, Intel's futurist-in-residence Brian David Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that focus on the same theme: scientists and thinkers exploring personal robotics as a new form of artificial intelligence.






RadioShack

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RadioShack, a leading national retailer with more than 27,000 knowledgeable associates at more than 5,000 stores in 26 countries, is proud to return as a Goldsmith Sponsor of World Maker Faire New York. After high demand at Maker Faire Bay Area earlier this year, RadioShack will again host a learn-to-solder area, teaching participants of all ages the ins and outs of soldering. While trying out their soldering skills, faire-goers can experience RadioShack's on-site mobile device repair station, Fix It Here! Common device issues such as broken buttons, cracked screens and water damage can be repaired usually in a few hours by our trained Fix It Here! technicians. In addition, RadioShack will highlight weekend projects with DIY products and Make instructions. RadioShack is focused on connecting consumers with personalized solutions and discovering what's possible through the latest in consumer electronics. The company's updated product assortment incorporates national brands, industry-leading private brand products, mobile devices and wireless carriers. Customers can shop leading brands in headphones and speakers, wearable technology, smart toys and DIY supplies, connected home, power accessories and home entertainment. Find RadioShack on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.


Creative Electron

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Creative Electron manufactures and distributes high performance, cost-effective, offline x-ray and optical inspection systems and test equipment used for quality assurance and counterfeit detection by the manufacturers and distributors of electronic systems and components.





The Future of Toys

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Toymakers talk about making Toys, using nu-manufacturing and maker tools. From Home-made to Hasbro, we'll be telling stories about how toys are made, can be made and will be made in the future, and how you can invent, make, and manufacture toys too.




New Modes of Collaboration: Making with Universities and Companies

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In an emerging trend, makers are beginning to collaborate with larger, very organized groups of professional makers (companies and universities). Autodesk's artist in residence program, Jordan Miller's Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute at Rice University, and the open source prosthetics e-NABLE community all demonstrate these new modes of collaboration. Transcending these organizational boundaries allows a pace of creativity and development fueled by maker methods and institutional resources.


LabFab

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The LabFab is a french FabLab based in Britanny. We are developing a large variety of projects with our community from the bionic hand to the art installation (and some rabbit elevators to !)


Shenzhen Esun Industrial Co.,Ltd

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Established in 2002, Shenzhen ESUN Industrial Co., Ltd. is a high-tech enterprise specializing in researching, developing, producing and operating degradable polymer materials. ESUN own three different R&D centers, which specialized in material syntheses, modification and application. Since 2007 ESUN has began to research 3D printing material , PLA,ABS,PVA,conductive,HIPS,nylon,Polymorph,and flexible filament etc. With exclusive professional formulas and professional production lines, ESUN 3D filament is characterized by round shape, accurate diameter, high tenacity, uniform color shade and stable melting point.


Mozilla Webmaker

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About Mozilla Webmaker
Webmaker is a part of Mozilla's non-profit mission to create a more open, web literate world. Our free, online toolsu2013X-Ray Goggles, Thimble, Popcorn and Appmakeru2013help people become makers while learning web mechanics, code and other valuable skills as they go. Webmaker's global community of educators and mentors also promote web literacy through hosting events and creating curriculum and other content that focuses on making and learning. Visit http://webmaker.org to learn more.
About Hive Learning Networks
Hive Learning Networks are a growing constellation of communities around the globe that are championing digital skills and web literacy through connected learning. Organizations (libraries, museums, schools and non-profit startups) and individuals (educators, designers, community catalysts and makers) come together to create learning opportunities for youth, and to design innovative practices and tools that build the field for greater impact, and contribute to their own professional development within an active community of practice.


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