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3D Printed Dog Bowl Water Carrier

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I keep my dog hydrated with this 3D printed bottle carrier that doubles as a bowl.
I designed it specifically to work with 16.9oz Poland Spring bottles - one of the more ubiquitous water bottles you can find.


A Revolution in the Making

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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.


Bike Zoo

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The Bike Zoo combines the simplicity of pedal-power, with the animation of puppets . We take the world to a fantasy land of giant animals, where anything is possible with the power of your own legs and some imagination.


Bilbao: the Next Guggenheim Effect is the Maker Effect

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Industrial skills, very horizontal and cooperativist structures and one of southern Europe's first Mini Maker Faires... the maker movement is finding its way in Bilbao, changing the soul of the city in the same way the Guggenheim did a decade ago.


Bite Your Tongue

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I have a device that is made to keep from people biting their tongue while sleeping. This device is made of soft durable plastic, although i designed the first layout of clay. It can be packaged in different colors and sizes and can come in packages of 1 or more for the entire family or for those that have a problem biting their tongue or grinding their teeth at night while sleeping. It can be sold in dentist office or stores worldwide.


CoLaboratory Projects at UNIS

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Elementary School Maker Projects from United Nations International School's CoLaboratory.


Don’t Forget Your Camera: Lessons Learned in Documentation

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Of all the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, one of the easiest to prepare for is the creation of your next project. Like every such event, you should have lots of pictures of the process and your only chance is now. After making the novice mistakes of relying on fuzzy photographs of a (temporarily) working circuit with an iPhone 2G and arranging for people to demonstrate a piece without taking lighting into account, Elizabeth wants to spare you the same agonies. Learn why, what, and how to document your next great project. Elizabeth will share opportunities missed, lessons learned, specific tips for documenting your next great project.


EarthMake

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EarthMake is a division of Earth Computer Technologies, Inc. a maker of industrial and embedded LCD products. EarthMake's vision is to introduce EarthLCD technology to the Maker Market through special products, application and special end of life deals on LCD displays and electronics to control them. The award winning ezLCD technology from EarthLCD, is the basis of the first EarthMake product. At the World Maker Fair in 2012 we introduce the arLCD (formerly ArduinoLCD) to the Maker marketplace. The arLCD combines the EarthLCD award wining ezLCD smart LCD technology with an Arduino UNO for only $89. We feel that the ability to integrate a color touchscreen GUI into a project will draw more people into the Maker and Arduino marketplaces. While the first product we hope to offer affordable LCD solutions of all kinds to the Maker marketplace.


Evolution of Shelter 2.0: Lessons from Haiti

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Shelter 2.0 is a digitally fabricated transitional shelter intended to serve disaster relief, homelessness, or other needs. In 2011, we installed 3 in Haiti. This talk describes the shelter, it's recent evolution, as well as the process of delivery.


Formlabs

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Formlabs makes the Form 1 3D-printer, a high-resolution desktop stereolithographic (SL) printer. Stop by to look at amazingly high-resolution parts, learn about designing your own complex assemblies, lightpipes, and other awesome pieces made possible with high-resolution SL printing!


Fractured Atlas

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We're a national organization that supports folks at every level of the cultural ecosystem. - See more at: http://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/about/#sthash.iiHYEiUN.dpuf


Gimme Shelter!

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CNC design for an easy-assembly transitional shelter... able to go where the disaster happens and build until the plywood runs out.


How.Do – Capturing DIY skills with Micro Guides

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How.Do is a platform to capture and acquire DIY skills. Create your own Micro Guide on what you are making or be inspired by the thousands already created. We'll be at the Maker Faire publishing what the Makers are doing!


Lagoa

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Lagoa is the world's first web-based platform for photoreal 3D visualization and rendering. Fast and powerful, Lagoa enables artists, designers, engineers, architects and advertisers to collaborate while producing spectacular 3D content.


Life-Size Mousetrap

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The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style show, original Musical score by the one woman band Esmerelda Strange, Sexy Mice can-can dancers, clown workers, acrobatic hi jinks, and other spectacular scenes dedicated to the pursuit of spectacle-laden fun!


Maker Camp

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Visit the Maker Camp exhibit to learn more about Maker Camp on Google+. Plus, make your own duct tape wallet, LED throwie, and more!


Making the Case for Making in Schools

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Why can't school be more like a Maker Faire? The answer is: it can. Learn how to advocate for making in your school based on the latest research in learning and best practices found in innovative schools. The authors of the new book, "Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom" will share:

* Why making and tinkering is the way real science is done
* How to start a maker program
* How to find allies and advocates
* What teacher and parents can say and don't do


Making We Are Makers

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We Are Makers is a short documentary introducing the people and places taking making mainstream. We'll share the way the film has sparked discussions about learning by doing in K-20 education and directed planning for a university makerspace.


Means to an End: The Convergence of Japanese and Western Woodworking Tools

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Japanese and western woodworking traditions developed completely separately from each other, resulting in different styles, methods, and tools. But even with this parallel development, some striking similarities can be found between the two types of woodworking. This presentation will show how Japanese and western woodworking tools are often much more similar than they appear, with implications for makers looking for the best method of work.


Motorola Mobility

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MAKEwithMOTO is a VELCRO-clad van full of 3D printers, unlocked, hackable phones, and electronic prototyping equipment traveling the country to connect and create cool things with makers. Get in touch with your maker skills and stick a creation to the van, 3D print something cool, hack a smartphone, and share your technology dreams! In addition to these activities, the truck crew will be offer a taste of the MAKEwithMOTO experience to new Moto X owners. We have designed a set of delightful co-creation experiences for Moto X owners to make personal, one-of-a-kind gifts to complement their custom Moto X and explore the capabilities afforded by state-of-the-art 3D printing. We are calling this #MAKEwithX.