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Behind the Scenes at Consumer Reports


Get a chance to talk to our experts and see some of our test equipment. Learn about our organization/mission. Find out how we have empowered consumers to make better buying decisions for over 75 years.

Bio-Sensing: The Y in DIY


Bio-sensing is in the midst of a revolution that will change nearly every aspect of our lives from health to education to retail experience. Measuring more than just basic vital signs, state-of-the-art algorithms are making it possible to identify up to 8 or more distinct emotional states and beginning to open the door for greater understanding of ourselves and each other. With more and more bio-sensors becoming available and hackable, the opportunity for the DIY community is great. Come to this talk to learn how you can participate in the bio-sensing revolution and change the way you look at yourself and the people around you.



BioLite develops and manufactures advanced energy products that make cooking with wood as clean, safe, and easy as modern fuels while also providing electricity to charge small devices like cell phones and LED lights off-grid. Headquartered in Brooklyn, NY, the company was founded in 2009 by Jonathan Cedar and Alec Drummond. Discover more about BioLite at, and

Bite Your Tongue


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.



Browsercize promotes healthy computer work habits by prompting its user to take physical-exercise breaks. The computer's internet browser locks the user out of its use until he/she touches his/her toes 10 times.

Cafeteria Culture- Alternative Messaging- Giant no-styro Puppets


No Styro-Giant back-pack and pole puppets made from thousands of used (and washed) plastic foam school lunch trays, turning the topic of garbage into a sexy sustainability topic.

Delta Faucet


At Delta Faucet, we believe there are better ways to experience water. This conviction goes beyond design to incorporate smart thinking that anticipates people's needs - from the intuitive capacitance technology inside our touch faucets to the science of fluidics, which helps shape every drop of water in our H2Okinetic showers. Visit us at Maker Faire to meet the engineers behind our most popular innovations and experience the cutting edge of water technology in the home for yourself.

DIY Health Technology Hands-on Demo


Come play with DIY Health Technology made at MITs Little Devices Lab. Devices include: legofluidics, solar instrument sterilization and pop-up biosensor kiosks. We're also bring materials, tools and engineers to help you design your own DIY Health Technology at the Medical Making Help Desk.

EMG controlled prosthetic hand


EMG controlled robotic hand - with intuitive individual digit control and pattern recognition



EngageSense shows the future potential of biosensing in classroom settings, demonstrating how sensing biometrics with standard webcams can give teachers additional tools to tailor lesson plans and improve student engagement.

Fractured Atlas


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How Making Helps Us Learn to Realize Empathy


We often think that making is a means to an end, a way to produce an artifact. But the attitude and the process that drives the making is just as important as the product. This is especially so once you realize that the attitude and process that facilitates a smooth making process parallels that which empowers us to realize our empathy in relation to other people.



Jay is a character who functions as a first aid caddy, providing basic tools & supplies for emergency care education to children.

KARTS for Vets – Kinect and Arduino Rehab System


A Microsoft Kinect and Arduino based rehabilitation system to help injured veterans in physical therapy. A hardware-software prototype, with feedback to power limb movement and exercises at home in a game like fashion,

MakerNurse: The Stealth Ingenuity of Inventive Nurses in America


Nurses, the ultimate Medical Makers, are creating advanced devices, new ways of caring for patients, and everyday health hacks that save lives. The Maker Movement can learn from the past and the future of nurse inventions and find opportunities for affordable prototyping. Lori Melichar of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Jose Gomez-Marquez of Little Devices Lab at MIT discuss the impact of inventive fabrication by nurses in America. They are bringing together Makers and nurses around the country; celebrating and equipping inventive nurses in clinics and hospitals to make health care in America more affordable, inventive and effective.

Making Sense of Air Sensing


Air pollution harms millions of people and shortens lives. Technology & Maker efforts now let people, not just governments, develop & deploy their own monitors. Learn why you'd want to measure air pollution and see current examples.

MindRider and the Maker’s Brain


MindRider is a brain-reading bike helmet developed at the MIT Media Lab that converts a cyclist's EEG levels into an LED display. It also geo-locates the EEG data so that cyclists can review their "Experience Maps" later. For Maker Faire, Catherine Cramer and Stephen Uzzo of the NY Hall of Science will place MindRiders on various Makers throughout the Faire to study the "Maker's Brain." We'll show and discuss our findings during the presentation.

Moving made Easy – A wheelchair transfer mechanism


I created a motorized wheelchair transfer device that allows users to get in and out of wheelchairs by themselves. This is a screw based device to move the seat, with a reclaimed ATV motor and battery pack.



The Odiologie is an advanced life navigation aid that will revolutionize all hearing aids that can be expensive or inexpensive depending on the amount of features you want, because with the Odiologie, everything is UP TO YOU.


Exhibit is an open and non-profit project to develop cheap and smart radiation detector. The project is supported by volunteer scientists, engineers and designers.


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