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.




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 !)


MakerBot

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MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem drives accessibility and rapid adoption of 3D printing and includes Thingiverse.com, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot Replicator line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerBot Desktop, the MakerBot MakerCareu00ae Protection Plan, the MakerBot Retail Stores and strategic partnerships with top-tier brands. MakerBot has been honored with many accolades, including Popular Mechanics' "Overall Winner" for best 3D printer, Time's "Best Inventions of 2012," Popular Mechanics' "Editor's Choice Award," Popular Science's "Product of the Year," Fast Company's "One of the World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics" and many more. Join the Next Industrial Revolution by following MakerBot at makerbot.com.


XYZ Printing

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Founded in 2013, XYZprinting is dedicated to bringing cost-effective 3D printing to consumers and businesses around the world. With proven industry expertise and an innovative spirit, XYZprinting is poised to break down the barriers of the 3D printing industry by creating easy-to-use devices that provide an outstanding user experience. XYZprinting is backed by world's leading electronic manufacturing conglomerate--- Kinpo Group, which earns more than $30 Billion in revenue annually and has more than 8,500 engineers in research and development across four continents. Kinpo Group has more than 15 years of experience developing and manufacturing printers for both personal and commercial use. XYZprinting's first printer, da Vinci 1.0, won the CES 2014 Editors' Choice Award for being the most approachable and affordable 3D printing machine. It was also recognized by Tom's Guide Readers' Choice Award in the same year. Currently, XYZprinting has offices in China, Japan, the United States and Europe.


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.


3D Maker World

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3D Maker World is a U.S.-based 3D printing technology company. At the NYC World Maker Faire, the company will demonstrate its newly released Artifex-2 3D Printer, which comes with both flexible material extrusion and dual extrusion capability in a single unit without tool change.


Shapeways

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We will be hosting a meetup at TechShop with Autodesk, FormLabs and Occipital, open to all 3D printing enthusiasts!


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