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.


Full Spectrum Laser

Exhibit

FSL3D is the newest division of the Las Vegas based laser engraver manufacturer Full Spectrum Laser. Located in Las Vegas, NV, Full Spectrum Laser (FSL) is an advanced engineering and manufacturing firm founded by a Stanford PhD grad. FSL employs around 25 staff (including 3 Stanford PhDs) with offices in the USA and China. Our primary business is building computer controlled lasers and 3D printers. As a cross disciplinary company, we have a wide range of engineering needs from pure R&D to manufacturing.


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.



Autodesk

Exhibit

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.



CNCRouter Parts

Exhibit

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.


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.


ShopBot Tools

Exhibit

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.




If You Build It…

Presenter

Emily believes that every person is a creative superhero. In her presentation, she will tell the stories of her students who range from ages 8 to 18, and how they used design and building projects to reimagine their own futures and communities. These projects include 10-year-old girls learning to weld, 8th graders CNC-cutting 900 pieces of wood to build their own school library, high school students erecting a farmers market for their small town that would create 4 new businesses and 15 jobs.








Tiny Homes on the Move

Presenter

Lloyd Kahn, author of SHELTER, the classic 1973 book on hand made housing, will present a slide show of photos and stories from his new book TINY HOMES ON THE MOVE, about 20th century nomads— people whose homes are tiny and mobile, and either on wheels or in the water. There are:n* 8 vansn* 8 pickup-trucks-with-camper-shellsn* 9 housetrucksn* 7 house busesn* 23 trailersn* 15 sailboatsn* 8 houseboatsnnThese are people who, either permanently or temporarily, have chosen to build and inhabit homes that move
Lloyd Kahn is editor-in-chief at Shelter Publications, which has been producing books on owner-built homes for over 40 years.


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