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Appessories: Bridging the Digital to the Physical with Bluetooth Technology


'Appcessories' enable people to interact with technology like never before by helping to customize and improve the experience on their tablets, smartphones and mobile devices. In this session, we'll cover several things.
What is an appcessory?
Potential market and how Bluetooth can enable your solutions
Overview of how to get started with Bluetooth technologies from a developer's point of viewnnCome and see how Bluetooth Smart can help you deliver amazing connected experiences to your creations!



With more than 1,500 books in print and e-formats, Apress is the authoritative source for IT professionals, software developers, and business leaders all over the world. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Since 2007, Apress has been part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical publishing houses, enabling global distribution of Apress publications. For more information, please visit



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!

Batterie-en-Valise: music for two percussionists and five suitcases


Part found-object sound sculpture, part new music performance, and part interactive conversation about human relationships with objects. A set of vintage suitcases mount dangling curiosities & repurposed harmonic assemblages.

Brown Dog Solar


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.



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.



Burnkit2600 have been experimenting with electronics and carving their own musical niche since 1997. Elements of circuit-bending, analog wizardry and chip music combine to make a one of a kind mix.

Digi International


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

Electron Discharger


The machine I have built is called the Electron Discharger. With a single touch I can discharge a static build up of electricity. The shock is enough to disable small devices and even corrupt data.

Fred Rudin’s Around The House Inventions & Gadgets


Fred Rudin's Around The House Inventions & Gadgets

Garden Gadgets


This presentation will summarize the public workshops of Pratt Institute PSPD on environmental issues that has used design and technology and will focus on community engagement aspect of garden gadgets project that utilizes Arduino.

GeekDad LLC

Exhibit and are the parenting sites for the geek generation. We love Dr. Who and gaming and electronics and food-hacking and everything else that makes geeks passionate. We want to share these things with our kids, and ensure they know that being different is the best thing in the world.

Hape Quadrilla


"Hape is a world-wide leader in designing and manufacturing high quality baby and children's products made from sustainable materials. The eco-friendly company was established in 1986 in Germany by founder and CEO Peter Handstein. Handstein has a knack for toy design. He uncovered and eventually bought Quadrilla, the ""smarty pants"" and Oppenheim Platinum Award winner of wooden marble runs.

Quadrilla is not a one-time build-and-play toy. It's a system of multi-colored blocks u2013 each with its own function u2013 that can be combined with short or long, curved or straight rails that children use to build a "contraption of sorts". The completed structure is a working marble run and the builder is in charge of its design. Quadrilla is the "smarty pants" of marble run systems on the market today. It operates on kinetic, rather than gravitational, energy.

Eager to build and play with Quadrilla and break away from designing, Wilfried Braun, Quadrilla inventory, jumped at the chance to demonstrate how it works at the Hape Quadrilla booth during the World Maker Faire. "

Kinetic Ontology: Sound Assemblages by Eric Farber


A forgotten flywheel is a giant music box; a Victorian sewing machine treadle plays a melody on Art Deco film reels - Eric Farber juxtaposes relics of old industry to build sonic and performative sculpture.



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.

Learn Hacking & Coding with Graphing Calculators


The humble graphing calculator is a great tool to learn programming and hacking. Check out calculators that can play music on a floppy drive, connect to the internet or a mouse, and more. Learn how you can get started.

Lockpick Village – Presented by TOOOL


Want to tinker with locks and tools, the likes of which you've only seen in movies featuring cat burglars or secret agents? Then come to TOOOL's Lockpick Village, where you will learn hands-on how physical security operates.



LucidTronix designs fun gadgets that are transparent, open-source, and hackable. We make wearable electronics, LED displays, clocks, and game players. We share our code and designs so you can learn and collaborate with us!



Founded in 2009, Brooklyn-based MakerBot has grown to be the global leader in desktop 3D printing. At World Maker Faire MakerBot will be demonstrating the brand new MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner and Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer.

Making & Inspiring Science (Things Will Go Boom)


"Science Bob" Pflugfelder is on a mission to help make science come alive. He is an award-winning elementary school teacher and the resident science teacher on Jimmy Kimmel Live.His experiments have also been featured in several magazines including Popular Science and Wired.nDuring Science Bob's presentation, he would showcase one or more of his experiments, highlight some of the gadgets and contraptions featured in his upcoming middle grade book series Nick & Tesla and answer any questions from the audience..nWith the large number of families that attend Maker Faire, Science Bob's presentation would be geared towards a younger audience.


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