I made a 3d body scanner for my final last year at school. I just took it to SIGGRAPH 2013 in Anaheim, CA. Everyone really liked it. I can scan you in 3d and then print you out with a 3d printer. You get a action figure of yourself!
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.
Flynn's Cooperative Phonograph uses forgotten 19th century audio tech in a sculpted experience cooperative that fosters a sense of community in public spaces.
Create light-up plants and moving animals for our "garden" u2013 using cardboard, string and pipe cleaners, AND/OR build a solar-powered draw-bot out of found objects that will design the base of our "garden".
"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. "
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.
Catapults have existed for over 2,000 years, and have changed significantly over the years, from the complexity of a Ballista with its two rope bundles and complex winches, to the simplicity of a traction Trebuchet, or a sling shot
On the practical side, you will leave having started down the road towards designing and constructing your own backyard weaponry
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.