Carl Bass is CEO of 3D design and engineering software company Autodesk. Bass is a maker and spends his spare time building things—from chairs and tables to boats, and most recently, an electric go-kart. He'll talk about the tools that anyone can use to bring their ideas into the physical world--from CAD software to rapid prototyping by 3D printer to CNC.n
The MiniCut2d is a computer controled hot wire cutting machine.rnShe is mobile (foldable), easy to use, does little noise and provides fast cutting, which makes it an effective tool for a great range of cool projects.
MIT has sent their Mobile Fab Lab across the country and is currently making its home in San Diego. This bus-sized laboratory comes equipped with everything needed to start a Fab Lab, included a 4'x8' ShopBot!
Soapbox cars are otherwise known as gravity cars. Essentially, they are three or four wheeled vehicles that are only powered by gravity. Soapbox derbies are still fairly popular for children with nationally organized races. However, there are only a handful of adult soapbox derby events across the country. We have participated in two events; one in Nevada City, CA and the other in Portland, OR. Both events were unique in their own regard. We are ready to add our own twist to the adult soapbox derby arena with the first annual San Jose Adult Soapbox Derby. There will be three classes of cars including artistic, speed, and ultimate.
Makers are innovators. They are trail-blazers capable of powering advancement in a range of industries. But what happens when makers run into common roadblocks u2013 like lack of funding or resources u2013 that prevent them from progressing a great idea? Join Proto Labs' Cool Idea! Award judges as they discuss where big ideas come from, the importance of creating opportunities that recognize and reward these ideas with the resources and tools necessary, the significance a working prototype plays to get others to buy into the idea (such as venture capitalists, potential backers in a crowd-funding campaign, etc.), popular hardware trends & projections.
Kinetic Steam Works returns with 1920 traction engine Hortense, our lineshaft driving our 1890s printing press and two couches which vibrate and undulate - all powered by steam!
''Gilly'' is a unique hand crafted sculpture that is the evolution of a previous work of mine, the ''Twins''. Ninety-nine percent of this material is reclaimed material from previous projects I have made over the past decade.
Begin with a piece of cardboard and a jet engine. Sharpen pencil.
Focus and be present every day, spend 7,000 hours on a project what might that look like? How is a project defined?
Is it art, or automotive masterpiece?
Bboard is an isomorphic midi controller that consists of 96 wooden balls floating on columns about 1.5'' of air pressure. The inputs sense the velocity and position of the ball. The board lay out is non-linear / isomorphic.