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Battery-less smart universal remote

Exhibit

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


BramsonORT: study electronics, computers, robotics

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BramsonORT welcomes high school students to come and visit to see our technical students and meet our faculty


Brown Dog Solar

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A Milwaukee startup focusing on Solar USB Power. We ran a wildly successful Kickstart for our Folding USB Solar Cells. At our booth we'll be showing off our solar USB charging solutions and setups. We believe that our solar cells are the perfect item for campers, hikers, and emergency preparedness.


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.


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.


Dumpster + Design = Home Sweet Home

Presenter

How do we equip the current generation with the sustainability skills they need to address the 'grand challenges' such as climate change? We think hands-on, design-centered challenges are the key - and that's why we got a used dumpster. From design to implementation, students will use innovative math and science curricula to help Professor Dumpster transform the barely habitable garbage container into a sustainable house and interactive teaching lab. Professor Dumpster will need all the help he can get because he's about to make the dumpster his new home address!


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.


Energy on Tap: Emergency and Supplemental Power

Presenter

Wider adoption of electric and hybrid vehicles is bringing advances to electricity storage, charging technology and generator management . I'll explain how these technologies can be applied outside just transportation, with applications from urban to rural, overpopulated to the barely inhabited.nI'll describe the enabling technologies and the tools we developed for Electricity Storage applications, particularly our Arduino- and internet-enabled CANbus controller library and device configuration files. We aim to jumpstart a development community for electricity storage that lets Makers create new uses for the technology in many situations


Farm Hack-a community for resilient agriculture

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Farm Hack is about enabling sustainable farms to build, create, or obtain the scale appropriate tools they need. We bring together farmers and makers together to document tool online and in person.


Farm Hack: A Community for Open-Source Farm Tool Innovation

Presenter

Farm Hack is about enabling sustainable farms to build, create, or obtain the scale appropriate tools they need. We bring together farmers and makers together to document tool online and in person.n nWe are excited to engage more Makers with our community, to show them how we've taken open-source principles and applied them to farm tools. We hope to inspire Makers to channel some of their energies into projects that can help solve problems faced by their local farm and to attend Farm Hack events in their region!


Hot Air Engines

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A display of low temperature hot air Stirling engines.


New Engineering University

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New Engineering University (NEU) is a new breed of university for a new breed of engineer. We're announcing NEU along with a host of really exciting partnerships, including the Geena Davis Institute. Geena herself will be part of our team to address how engineering education can and will be re-engineered by NEU.


Ohm Wrestling

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A human powered, collaborative competition of arm wrestling with two mechanical arms which are powered by human energy harvesting mechanisms.


Our water, if radioactive, will wither New York.

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Storytelling art inspired by puppetry & butoh. A sculptural garment map on how we can save ourselves, ban fracking from making our drinking water radioactive & carcinogenic, stop Spectra, & prevent a fire devastation in NY.


Power Biker

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How much power can you generate? Enough to watch TV? Charge your phone? How about run a fridge? Pedal and find out. This carnival game is built with 100% reclaimed bicycles and is bike transported.


Purina ONE

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Visitors to the Purina ONE booth at Maker Faire will have the opportunity to create and invent their own do-it-yourself (DIY) puzzle feeder projects to help enrich the feeding experiences of their cats; gather inspiration from the DIY wall u2013 a gallery of projects created from Purina ONE's cat community; and interact with a fun and shareable area at the booth. What you feed your cat is just as important as HOW you feed your cat. Cats are designed to hunt for their food, and while domestic cats have it much easier they still benefit from the stimulation that comes from the hunt. Incorporating a puzzle feeder in addition to a bowl encourages your cat to work for her food, stimulating her mind and body and helping her live her True Nature.


Teslatronix- Tesla power for the masses

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Boasting one of the most simple Tesla coil driving circuits ever, TT makes wireless electricity experimentation simple, easy, and cheap for everyone.


The KidWind Project

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The KidWind Project presents the Wind Turbine Blade Challenge! This hands-on activity is about making turbine blades out of cardboard and paper plates, engineering and designing blades that spin effectively in the wind. rn


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