Traditional retail involves guesswork, forecasting, and often times a lot of wastage in inventory and shipping costs. Makers "going pro" are looking for a new approach to manufacturing that allows for 'made-to-order' merchandise and thus supports local manufacturing rather than the traditional 'pick, pack, and ship' model for e-commerce. Zazzle co-founder Jeff Beaver and partner Klaus Wegener, Co-Founder of Caseable, will share how Zazzle's platform is transforming the commerce experience for customers from a 'buy' model to a 'make' model.
This summer, four fellows representing some of the best young talent in advanced manufacturing descended upon Houston to work on rapid prototyping for Bioengineering and Regenerative Medicine. This is their story.
For years now most of us with 3D printers have been using the same two plastics (ABS and PLA) to make our creations. In 2013 though we have seen a surge of materials come to market, each of them bringing their own properties to the table. With an understanding of what's available you can now create things that were not possible before.
The AeroQuad is an open source quadcopter/multicopter project which provides freely available software and hardware designs, with a friendly and helpful online community since 2009. Turn your Arduino into a flying quacopter!
Afinia sells the award-winning H-Series Desktop 3D Printer, which was named by Make Magazine as "Best Overall Experience", "Easiest To Set Up" and "Easiest To Use". The Afinia has an industry-leading 1-year warranty and real, live, honest-to-goodness telephone support.
Robert Scoble believes we are entering a new era: the age of context. It's a freaky, contextual world he envisions in his
keynote talk at NEXT Berlin 2013. Don't be fooled by the hype It's way more than just Google Glasses.
Meet MAKE author and kit designer Rick Schertle along with Keith Violette as they share the history behind some wildly popular Maker Shed kits like the Compressed Air Rocket (MAKE 15) and Folding-Wing Glider (MAKE: 31). Rick and Keith are working on a new article and kit based on both of these: the Air Rocket Glider. Along with talking about the project, we'll get outside and demo it as well!
Learn all about the physics of flight, basic circuitry, Arduinos and controlling motors by building your own cheap, easy to build, open-source, fully-functional air-crafts, hovercrafts & quadcopters. Come build one with us! Also come learn about our kickstarter project, TeslaTruck, a mobile maker-space for the masses!
Measure pollution levels throughout MakerFaire using personal air monitoring pods. This interactive exhibit will seek help from attendees to map out pollution levels. Learn about air quality pollution and monitoring.
The Raspberry Pi makes for an ideal platform for designing your own musical instruments and controllers. See what we've done with the Alcyone MIDI controller and get some ideas for your own creation.
Starting with a simple square wave oscillator Chris Kaczmarek creates custom electronic instruments. Easier to build than you may think, come play with some and get inspiration on how to make your own DIY audio circuits.
This is a low cost Open Source DIY Autonomous Car Kit. It can be assembled into a fully functional Arduino controlled autonomous car complete with sensors and lights. It can also work in the RC and Hybrid Modes.