Make: Books' Brian Jepson interviews Wayne Losey, a career toy maker who over the past five years migrated from the traditional toy industry to founding his own digital-design toy company. Wayne is a cross-media designer, and tinkerer. His company, Dynamo Development Labs, is a design firm focused at the nexus of user-centered play systems, our connection to stories, and the future of toys.
Makeably is a place where new things get made and where every product is customizable and remixable by you (home decor, cool gadgets, toys, art, and more). We bring together users and makers in an environment that encourages individuality and creativity. Stop by and say hello to our team, check out some of the coolest creations our users and makers have made, and celebrate the maker in everyone!
Attend one of our quick Getting Started with 3D Printing sessions to get a sense of the basics of how desktop 3D printers work, what you can expect to make with one right now, and how to learn more so that you can join the "3D Printing Revolution" yourself!
Based in Brooklyn, NY, Solidoodle makes quality 3D printers that are affordable and easy to use. With rugged steel frames, heated beds on most models, large build areas (6" x 6" x 6" and 8" x 8" x 8"), and prices between $499 and $799, it's no wonder it has shipped over 6,000 printers to satisfied customers in over 60 countries since starting out in late 2011.
Make something that does something! littleBits are award-winning color-coded Bits modules that snap together magnetically to build simple circuits and inventive projects in seconds. Stop by our booth to attend a workshop and check out our brand new collection of Kits.
Zazzle will be hosting 'Make It Yours' - an event where everyone can get creative u2013 adults and children and all ages in between. We'll have postcards with robot designs that you can color in and decorate. We'll also have photo buttons that you can create by taking a picture of yourself. With your imagination and all sorts of creative supplies u2013 markers, crayons u2013 you can make these products uniquely your own. Zazzle will have merchandise on display to show all of our amazing products from skateboards to iPad cases, including products made by New York makers such as Case-Able in Brooklyn, New York.
RadioShack is proud to sponsor the Learn to Solder Area at the World's Maker Faire in New York. Come stop by RadioShack's booth to learn the basics of soldering with our great Blinky LED Robot project.
Autodesk 123D is free software integrated with content and fabrication services. At Maker Faire NY Autodesk will be hosting a hands on makerspace where participants can have hands on experiences with our free apps and 3d printers. We also will be hosting an educational hack-a-thon where educators will be answering the question ""How do you use a 3D printer in your classroom?
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.
Tools for Working Wood is a Brooklyn based manufacturer and seller of woodworking tools and accessories. We manufacture classic tools and supplies under the Gramercy Tools and Brooklyn Tool & Craft brands.
At Maker Faire we will be showing off and demonstrating a good selection of our tools. Come by our booth for a free giveaway.
Kraftwurx provides a platform that empowers everyone to create, showcase, buy and sell personalized products with 3D printing. We envision a world where the power to create and manufacture is placed in the hands of everyday people.
Afinia sells the award-winning H-Series Desktop 3D Printer, which was named by Make Magazine as "Best Overall Experience", "Easiest To Set Up" and "Easiest To Use". The Afinia has an industry-leading 1-year warranty and real, live, honest-to-goodness telephone support.
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.
"Ultimaker has been on the market since 2011 and are considered pioneers in 3D printing.
They feel 3D printing is such a magical experience, the obvious next step would be to develop an accessible new Ultimaker so everyone can get involved. And they have; Ultimaker 2!
Ultimaker has not only developed a new Ultimaker 2, but an entire experience. It comes along with an accessible tool to create your own models, an online platform to share, collaborate and meet other active makers. All this and the power to change your world.
Ultimaker will also initiate the UltiLab. It will be the interactive window to the community, and can be seen as an open R&D department."
SketchUp is the easiest way to draw in 3D.
At World Maker Faire, we've collaborated with WikiHouse and ShopBot to build a single story house out of open-sourced designs developed in SketchUp. Swing by our exhibit to learn about the basics of 3D modeling and how to create 3D designs that can be developed into CNC projects!
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 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.