Make your own robot, it's easy! Using an RC car base, a kitchen size trash bin, a lettuce container, dryer tube, and a couple of LED lights for eyes, you too can have a robot companion. Try it!
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 www.apress.com.
Come build robots with us! We offer weekend classes, after school programs, summer sessions, open play and birthday parties. We also have a retail shop that specializes in cool engineering toys, games and gear.
What does it take to make a robot look friendly, and why would you want to? Professional robot designer Carla Diana will show the creative process and thinking behind designing shells for some of the world's most sophisticated humanoid social robots
In addition to talking about how to avoid the uncanny valley with a humanoid robot, Carla will talk about the importance of robotic elements in everyday objects, as discussed in her NY Times Sunday Review article and video, "Talking, Walking Objects": http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/opinion/sunday/our-talking-walking-objects.html
Destroyed Monster is a theater piece based on a Japanese Noh play, mediated through sets and costumes made of automotive waste and a dumpster-sourced speech activated control system, as well as a how-to exhibit.
"McGraw-Hill Education is the adaptive education technology leader with the vision for creating a highly personalized learning experience that prepares students of all ages for the world that awaits. Visit our booth to see the books we publish and meet our maker authors extraordinaire!
Mark Hatch/The Maker Movement Manifesto;
Thomas Willeford/The Steampunk Adventurer's Guide;
Stephen Voltz & Fritz Grobe of Eepybird.com/The Viral Video Manifesto"
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.
MAKEwithMOTO is a VELCRO-clad van full of 3D printers, unlocked, hackable phones, and electronic prototyping equipment traveling the country to connect and create cool things with makers. Get in touch with your maker skills and stick a creation to the van, 3D print something cool, hack a smartphone, and share your technology dreams! In addition to these activities, the truck crew will be offer a taste of the MAKEwithMOTO experience to new Moto X owners. We have designed a set of delightful co-creation experiences for Moto X owners to make personal, one-of-a-kind gifts to complement their custom Moto X and explore the capabilities afforded by state-of-the-art 3D printing. We are calling this #MAKEwithX.
NASA recently announced the Asteroid Grand Challenge to "find all asteroid threats to human populations and know what to do about them". Recognizing the power of traditional and innovative collaboration u2013 including the use of public private partnerships, citizen science, crowdsourcing, and incentive prizes, NASA will lead a dialogue addressing how to best use these methods to aid in solving this global problem, together. Come program Chipsats, learn more about the Grand Challenge, and help us brainstorm solutions. Join the conversation!
Don Cornelius is a sheet metal insect, approximately 35 feet in length. The Don is comprised of about 20 individual units that have motors inside them to help them keep the beat. Maker: Karl Szilagi, NYSCI Exhibits Department Member
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.
The Reverse Abstraction series begins with a simple premise: that humans and computers perceive the world through different languages, and what is concrete for one is abstract for the other. The objects and shapes so familiar in human art can be neither perceived nor conceived by computers in their original form. Likewise, the codes that are so familiar to a computer are merely scattered symbols to human sensibility. The Reverse Abstraction series attempts to bridge the gap by constructing traditional objects in dual forms: as the classical object and as the hexadecimal and binary codes that represent them.
SpinBots is a workshop that allows kids to build a working ArtBot. Using surplus motors, switches and laser cut parts, young roboteers can build their very own art making robot.
We challenge you to create a drawing without the tip of the pen leaving the paper. The real challenge: try to control the marker by pulling with both hands on a string and pulley system. We'll also have drawbots on wheels!