Makers of West Africa

Presenter

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

Presenter

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

Exhibit

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

Presenter

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

Presenter

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

Exhibit

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 !)


Simplify3D Software

Exhibit

Simplify3Du2122 Software is a powerful, integrated control center for all your 3D printing projects. The software includes model preparation tools, model repair tools, print customization settings, a lightening-fast slicing utility, a highly detailed print visualizer, and a customized printer control panel. Simplify3D replaces several individual applications with one integrated program. Take control of your 3D printing workflow and produce stunning results with Simplify3D Software! Simplify the workflow. Improve the end result. Both are possible! During Maker Faire, we will demonstrate the software and the unique capabilities to do some of the following: - demonstrate how to print multi-part build plates - demonstrate how to use support structures to enable printing of large, complex models - demonstrate how to use the print visualizer to identify areas to improve your prints - demonstrate our software being used on 3 state-of-the-art new 3D printers (different manufacturers)



OGOSPORT LLC

Exhibit

We are designers. But we don't just design products. From award-winning classics like the Super SportsDisk to newer creations like OGOBILD, we don't just design toys or sporting goods - we design something more...We design active play for all ages. We design endless hours of fun for your children. And hours of fun with your children. OgoSport was founded in 2004 by a duo of accomplished designers from world-renowned school of design, the Pratt Institute. Our talented roster of creators formed the company to question the current direction of play, and these inquires have inspired us to seek new directions in product development. Accordingly, we have set the following criteria for products that carry the OgoSport name: Encourage active play and exercise Age ranges span from young children to grandparents Encourage play between all age combinations in-between Allow for open-ended exploration and experimentation Opportunities for both indoor and outdoor play Benefits for therapy and children with special needs Safety, quality, and integrity Batteries not required


Ford

Exhibit

Transit Connect Pinewood Race. Ford designed this space to speak to the ingenuity of the thinkers, tinkers, hobbyists and tech enthusiasts who use "remaking" to fulfill an individual vision. Stop by to create and race your own mini Pinewood Transit Connect Vehicle. And share your experience via our Instagram hashtag printer. Check out the winning Transit Connect designs from the Makers Design Challenge—a partnership with DIY blogs, Boing Boing and Make. The challenge encouraged Makers to put their creative vision on display by transforming the Transit Connect into their very own mobile lab.


SeeMeCNC

Exhibit

The worlds leading delta style 3D Printers. From DIY kits to completely assembled ready to print machines, materials and supplies, and one of the larges online desktop 3D printing communities, SeeMeCNC has you covered. Come see the NEW Rostock MAX v2 DIY kits and Orion Delta ready to print desktop 3D printers and meet the guys behind them.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 284 other followers