Public Lab: Collaborative Making for a Better World

Presenter

Public Lab functions as a learning, living network of people who collaborate to make environmental research accessible and affordable. Hardware, software, datasets and environmental victories emerge from our social infrastructure for public research. We work online to build a global knowledge base for environmental investigation fueled by place-specific research conducted offline by local chapters. No finite amount of people could tackle a project this big--open source collaboration provides a way of working and making that enables everyone to grow their own capacity to act.nThis presentation will be given by a Public Lab Director.




Affine Creations

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Examples and demonstration of woodworking. Boxes, Tool Caddies and Clocks and more. Hand cut box joinery, wood carving and developing beautiful finishes. Inspired by mathematics and made by hand.



PlayBall

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PlayBall is a mobile application that helps you find, join, and create local pick-up games in over 50 different sports. Anywhere. Any time. Socialize with friends, create a team, and build your network. PlayBall.




Voltset

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VOLTSET connects to smart devices and turns them into SMART MULTIMETERS, allowing you to TINKER, LEARN and COLLABORATE with electronics. With open API and SDK you can hack and tweak and share your projects with the world.


MakeWorks Toronto

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MakeWorks is a MakerSpace for makers, startups and designers that can benefit from shared resources, shared space and shared ideas! We have a large prototyping lab, electronics lab, and a fully featured maker workshop.



Taktia

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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


Octave/Polymakr

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Octave/Polymakr is a partnership to promote a new generation of specialized 3D printer filament. In addition we market a broad line of 3D printers, accessories, consumables and tools. Primarily we are presenting PolyMax, an extremely strong PLA filament, PolyFlex a highly flexible rubber-like filament and PolyWood a professional grade wood filament. These filaments have been thoroughly tested on many 3D printers including MakerBot, Afinia/UP, 3D Systems, Ultimaker and many more. Product is available in the US for faster delivery.






Cognizant

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Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services is proud to sponsor the Young Makers Tent as part of its Making the Future education initiative which seeks to inspire young learners in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts by providing fun hands-on learning opportunities. Young Makers and their instructors from Cognizant's Making the Future Afterschool and Summer programs from across the U.S. will be conducting workshops for children attending the Faire, demonstrating how children can


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