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.







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.


Ford

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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.


3DRobotics

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3DR’s UAV platforms capture breathtaking aerial imagery for consumer enjoyment and data analysis, enabling mapping, surveying, 3D modeling and more. Our technology is currently used across multiple industries around the world, including agriculture, photography, construction, search and rescue and ecological study. 3DR is committed to bringing the power of UAV technology to the mainstream market.


EcoReco Corporation

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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.



Cricut

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Cricut® is a world leader in personal electronic cutting machines that enable people to achieve their creative best. For 50 years, Cricut has sold tools that inspire creativity, including the Cricut electronic cutting machine, Cricut Design Space® online design software, and the Cricut Cuttlebug™ embosser and die cutter. We will be demonstrating the new Cricut Explore machine and will have make n' take projects available.



Other Machine

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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.


Onlinecomponents.com

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Onlinecomponents.com, founded in 1999, is an authorized e-commerce distributor of electronic components featuring over one million part numbers for purchase exclusively over the Internet. The site features over 350,000 in-stock part numbers from a selection of more than 250 premier brands. Onlinecomponents.com offers a one stop shop offering customers a broad product offering spanning active, passive, interconnect, and electromechanical. Users can search this vast inventory of product by part number, keyword, product category, or manufacture. The site offers users tools and information to aid in the buying decision featuring over 250,000 data sheets and product images.


CNCRouter Parts

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CNC Router Parts offers a variety of professional, affordable parts and kits for the DIY CNC machine builder, and provides free instructions including complete 3D viewable plans for all of our CNC machine kits. At MakerFaire 2014, we will unveil our new Benchtop CNC series of small-footprint machines, and will be demonstrating them right along side our existing large-format PRO CNC machines.


Seeed Studio

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Seeed is a hardware innovation platform for makers to grow inspirations into differentiating products. By working closely with technology providers of all scale, Seeed provides accessible technologies with quality, speed and supply chain knowledge. When prototypes are ready to iterate, Seeed helps productize 1 to 1,000 pcs using in-house engineering, supply chain management and agile manufacture forces. Seeed also team up with incubators, China tech ecosystem, investors and distribution channels to portal Maker startups beyond.



ShopBot Tools

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Since 1996, ShopBot Tools' mission has been to make the empowering technology of digital fabrication widely accessible and usable. ShopBot's subtractive digital fabrication (CNC) tools, working across a range of sizes, deliver the power, precision and reliability of digital tools traditionally costing thousands of dollars more. ShopBot tools are designed and built in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Stop by our booth and you'll see our popular Desktop tools and our Handibot Smart Power Tools at work! You can even enter to win a FREE Handibot Tool.


Autodesk

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Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.


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