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Alcyone: A Raspberry Pi Path To Music

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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.


An Open Source Autonomous Self Driving DIY Toy Car

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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.


Arduino Kits Made by “Factory For All”

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"Modular Arduino Prototyping System" we often think and solve problems modules, with this you can prototype modules.rn"7-Segment Doomsday Clock" countdown clock useful for counting down to life events, or just scaring your rn


B9Creations

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The B9Creator is an open source hardware/software high resolution 3D Printer. The B9Creator combines innovative methods with off the shelf DLP technology to produce parts that compare with machines costing thousands more. A wide range of photo-polymer based resins can be used to obtain the material properties desired. From resins that are suitable for lost wax casting applications to very reactive "fast grow" resins for quick proto-typing. No other machine comes close to offering the flexibility and low entry cost. Launched in early spring of 2012, the B9Creator has been delivered and is in use by hundreds of satisfied users already and enjoys the largest resin based printer user community anywhere. Don't wait any longer, get printing "hi-res" today!


Battery-less smart universal remote

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Energy harvesting battery-less remote, based on the ultra low-power ARMu00ae Cortexu00ae-M0+ processor powering an E-Ink screen and other smart features.


BBot! The BeagleBone + FPGA remote control robot!

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BBot! An open source, remote controlled, drink serving robot that features great examples of how to: interface hardware to a BeagleBone Black, use an FPGA cape, make a .NET GUI that links to the bot via XBee's and more!


Beta LAYOUT Ltd

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Scared of Surface Mount Components? At Maker Faire, Beta LAYOUT will be taking the fear out of SMD assembly for hobbyists and small batch electronics. At our workshop, you will assemble and reflow a PCB to make a flashing badge. Our workstation is easy, safe and can make your workbench into a professional assembly line.

Beta LAYOUT has been servicing hobbyists, designers and students for over 20 years with PCBs and other components for electronic designers. By combining our many orders we have cut costs, eliminated tooling and shared the savings with designers globally. Prototypes made easy, as our 30,000 customers might say.


Build a Fitness Tracker with Ultra-Low-Power Arduino

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Taming power consumption of billion of connected devices in the near future will be key. In this presentation we will dig into the low level optimization of an Arduino - you will learn about the tools to do so. Alternate power sources like coin cell and super caps will be used and a wireless communication to your favored smartphone based on Bluetooth(TM) SMART established. Projects like fitness tracker, plant monitoring sensors and most of your fantastic ideas becoming possible - easily. The used PCB design will be made available under OHW.


Children Are Teaching Adults to Make Again

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Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits, has long been a part of the maker movement and has lead several STEAM initiatives. She has observed how quickly young children can take to building with electronics and craft materials. A child's innate desire to create and transcend boundaries is something adults can learn from.
In this presentation, Ayah will combine the lessons she's learned with ongoing trends. She will also announce the winners of the littleBits Global Makeathon.


ClothBot Designs

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Open, hackable personal 3D printing lets you embrace and extend the technology in new and unexpected ways. Fuse plastic on paper to make lamp shades and glider wings, or print finger bones into fabric to make robot hands.rn


ConceptFORGE

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RepRap Simpson and RepRap Wally are two very cool and experimental 3D printers. They are very cheap to make, open source, and use no linear rails. Once you see them move, you will be mesmerized.


Concerto No. 1

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Concerto No. 1 explores whether a Robot can trigger the same reactions of euphoria and inspiration as a Contemporary Piece of Dance.rnrnIs writing a Piece of Code equivalent to writing a Choreography?rn


Crystal Archway

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The Crystal Archway is a large light sculpture covered in LEDs. Equal parts installation, party space, and disco beacon, it's an experiment in combining graph theory and high intensity lights to make a blinkin' awesome party!


Deltaprintr – A new affordable 3D Delta Printer!

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Deltaprintr is a new affordable 3D Printer that uses lasercut parts and a new approach to lower costs of 3D Printers by getting rid of belts in place of a fishing line, which makes it far more accurate as well.




Digi International

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Digi International is the M2M expert, combining products and services as end-to-end solutions to drive business efficiencies. Digi provides the industry's broadest range of wireless products, a cloud computing platform tailored for devices and development services to help customers get to market fast with wireless devices and applications. Digi's entire solution set is tailored to allow any device to communicate with any application, anywhere in the world. For more information, visit Digi's website at www.digi.com.


DIWire

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The DIWire is a wire printer, a new archetype for rapid prototyping. This new 3D printer bends wire into curves that can be assembled to make just about anything.


E-APS Emergency Antenna Platform System

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This lightweight open source portable tool helps Amateur Radio Operators deploy HF and VHF/UHF antennas high in the field using standard parking lot light / flag poles.


Electricity on Tap: Emergency & Supplemental Power

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Use Electric Vehicle (EV) technology and Arduino controls to dramatically reduce the economic and environmental impact of using emergency power generators to compensate for saturated, unreliable, or nonexistent power grids.