Nuts & Volts/ServoMag

Exhibit

Nuts & Volts is the leading magazine for those seriously interested in electronics. There now remain only a few magazines written for the electronics community with Nuts & Volts being the highest readership, longest running electronics publication left in the US today. We also have readers and advertisers that have been with us since the early 80s. Nuts & Volts is written for the hands-on hobbyist, design engineer, technician, and experimenter. The diversity of subjects appeals to all levels of experience and spans such topics as Arduino projects, Raspberry Pi projects, amateur robotics, circuit design, lasers, computer control, home automation, microcontrollers, data acquisition, new technology, DIY projects, electronic theory, and more, not to mention the popular BASIC Stamp. We're looking forward to meeting you so stop by booth 307 and say hello!


Taktia

Exhibit

Taktia will be demonstrating our first-of-its-kind handheld CNC machine. Attendees will be able to try out our working prototype, which is the size of a handheld router and can be used to precisely cut shapes of any size out of wood, plastic, or sheet metal, directly from a digital design. How does it work? The user loads a 2D shape that they want to cut, and then positions the tool manually in the approximate area of the tool path. The tool then uses a camera to track where it is, and can adjust its own position to move the cutting device to be exactly on the plan. To cut a shape, the user just approximately follows the desired path by following graphics on an onboard screen, and the tool constantly self-adjusts to follow the plan perfectly. You can see a YouTube video of the tool here: http://youtu.be/-UmL7xZZSUk


Imagination Technologies

Exhibit

Imagination Visualizer™ is your virtual camera in SketchUp® that is as simple to use as your smartphone camera. With Visualizer, Artists, designers, and hobbyists alike can instantly see a photographic version of their SketchUp scenes as they work. Visitors to our Visualizer tent (Location G3) will have the opportunity to work in SketchUp and Visualizer to transform their creations into beautiful photos without any special settings, materials, or lighting. And when you're done, snap the shutter button in Visualizer and take a home a digital photo of your creation as a souvenir.


Other Machine

Exhibit

Other Machine Co. is blending desktop hardware, simple software, and inclusive community to make design and manufacturing more accessible. Based in San Francisco, OMC makes the Othermill, a desktop CNC milling machine that is optimized for high-precision manufacturing in a wide array of materials. Stop by our booth to learn how to use the Othermill to make custom circuit boards, engrave metals, carve wood, and craft intricate jewelry, and create molds.



Ford

Exhibit

Activation Space Title: Transit Connect Pinewood Race Description: 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.




Type A

Exhibit

Having quadrupled in sales last year, Type A Machines recently expanded their factory line to San Leandro, inside of the Gate - an old Caterpillar plant. With new facilities in place, Type A is quickly responding to demand and becoming the quality brand choice for developers, professionals and expert makers looking to produce on the FFF platform. With fully integrated wifi, a 12x12x12


EcoReco Corporation

Exhibit

EcoReco Corp. is dedicated to provide eco-friendly alternatives to today’s energy-depleting, environment-threatening norms in urban transportation. We put our efforts to innovate and to develop practical and affordable technologies in order to achieve the goal, because we know only the combination of the right product and the right business model can create sustainable impacts.





Small, Local and Customized: How Makers Will Re-make Manufacturing

Presenter

Duleesha Kulasooriya, Maker Enthusiast and Chief Strategist for the Deloitte Center for the Edge, in discussion with Lyn Jeffrey from Institute for the Future and Richard Kelly from Li &Fung's Fung Academy. The conversation, from the outside looking in, will focus on the impact the Maker Movement is having on the way we think about manufacturing and complexity and how this movement may reorganize the manufacturing landscape.



Making/CAD: Shaping Atoms Using Bits

Presenter

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





First Annual San Jose Adult Soapbox Derby

Presenter

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.


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