When humans eventually settle the Red Planet they will rely heavily on fabrication tools in a lab similar to the hackerspaces and makerlabs wenwork and play in. In extreme environments far away from Earth, future pioneers will use polymer raw materials from Martian air and water to 3D print and hack themselves a home on Mars. The Mars Foundation in conjunction with HI-SEAS and Aleph Objects are now testing some of these concepts with a Lulzbot 3D printer at a prototype Mars base in Hawaii. Join us to and learn about future Mars missions and how your CAD work can directly impact the next generation of space explorers.n
Founded in 2013 in the Myers-Lawson School of Building Construction, Build LAB is focused on applying digital production and manufacturing techniques at the small and medium scale to the big problems of construction. Product development, industrial design, information technology, and DIY have all found innovations using these tools and techniques, buildings are next.
This presentation covers the LAB from founding and benchmarking through establishment and equipping with a focus on the process of creating an intentional community of innovation.
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.
NASA's grand challenge: find all asteroid threats to human population and know what to do about them. Unlike traditional missions, this grand challenge is driven by the idea that protecting our planet is an issue bigger than any one program, mission or country. It is something that will take all of us to solve. These public-private partnerships represent a new way of doing business for NASA and a call to action for Makers: join us to become a critical part of the future of space exploration.
Microsoft provides foundational technologies that allow people to learn new abilities, create new software, and control the emerging world of computer controlled manufacturing devices.
The Microsoft tent at Maker Faire New York will interactively demonstrate how Microsoft technologies and partners help enable people to create "workshops of the future" and realize their full potential as makers. Interactive demonstrations within our tent include easy 3D Printing from Windows 8.1, the touch-friendly programming of TouchDevelop, exciting full-size Boxing Robots, kids creating theatrical animatronic presentations, various microcontrollers, and DIY video games from Project Spark.
Centennial Challenges is NASA's multi-million-dollar prize competition program that engages citizen inventors, academia and small businesses to solve problems that benefit NASA and the nation. Program Manager Sam Ortega will be speaking in a panel discussion — NASA: Challenging America To Invent — and the program will have an exhibit space throughout the event.
Many of us have more stuff than we know what to do with. We use our space to store our stuff. Then we go looking for wholesome activities to do with the kids. Look within. There's a whole treasure-trove of fun to be had taking old things apart, fixing them, and building something new. In this environment, thinking, conversing, learning, and creativity will abound. The stuff that's draining you will suddenly be filling you up.
Pittsburgh Art Car is a "most wanted" themed demolition derby car that evolves in each city. Participants have mugshot taken & used to decorate the art car while experiencing demolition derby via a video installed in the car.
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.
Carla Diana discusses the triumphs and challenges of building the Smart Interaction Lab at Smart Design. A design lab promotes experimenting and encourages sharing what we learn in the process. While it can require political maneuvering to get started, and circus-level juggling to balance with client projects, once established, it can become an organization's secret weapon. The lab promotes future-specting, open-ended exploration, builds community, and gives the outside world a glimpse of what makes the company tick.
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