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3D Printing a Mars Settlement

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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


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.


EarthMake

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EarthMake is a division of Earth Computer Technologies, Inc. a maker of industrial and embedded LCD products. EarthMake's vision is to introduce EarthLCD technology to the Maker Market through special products, application and special end of life deals on LCD displays and electronics to control them. The award winning ezLCD technology from EarthLCD, is the basis of the first EarthMake product. At the World Maker Fair in 2012 we introduce the arLCD (formerly ArduinoLCD) to the Maker marketplace. The arLCD combines the EarthLCD award wining ezLCD smart LCD technology with an Arduino UNO for only $89. We feel that the ability to integrate a color touchscreen GUI into a project will draw more people into the Maker and Arduino marketplaces. While the first product we hope to offer affordable LCD solutions of all kinds to the Maker marketplace.


Ford Transit Connect Wagon

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We support ingenuity and the thinkers who use "remaking" to fulfill an individual vision, not only with the Ford Connect, but with anything that can be transformed to support a personal lifestyle, hobby or home business. Visit us at moversandmakers.tumblr.com.


Formlabs

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Formlabs makes the Form 1 3D-printer, a high-resolution desktop stereolithographic (SL) printer. Stop by to look at amazingly high-resolution parts, learn about designing your own complex assemblies, lightpipes, and other awesome pieces made possible with high-resolution SL printing!


Ithaca Generator

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Ithaca Generator is a makerspace in Ithaca, NY. We will be showcasing an LED matrix running the Game of Life, a gravity development board and crate bots.


Making Space: NASA’s Call to Action for Makers Who Want to Explore the Universe

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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.


MapperBot

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Gotham laboratories has designed a quad coptor based robot that will autonomously map the surface of a mock asteroid.


NASA Centennial Challenges

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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.


NASA: Challenging America To Invent

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We are looking for those who are willing to walk a new path. NASA's Centennial Challenges competitions program offers multi-million dollar prizes to citizen inventors. NASA's successful prize program has contributed innovative solutions to NASA problems by reaching out to nontraditional audiences. The spirit of the maker is akin to the spirit of our program.


Stanford-Brown iGEM team

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We are the 2013 Stanford-Brown IGEM team, based at NASA-Ames in California. We specialize in NASA-related projects, with a focus on engineering microbes to aid with future space exploration and potential colonization.


The Frontier

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The Frontier: If you can Make it Mars, you can Make it anywhere

Leaving the Earth's atmosphere, traversing over 35 million miles, and descending onto the Martian landscape are all tremendous challenges...But just getting there is only the beginning. The very same challenges we face on Earth - social, environmental, political to name a few - will need to be addressed for colonization to be successful.

The Frontier, a collaboration between openNASA, [ freespace ], EkoVillages and ReAllocate, aims to inspire participation and engagement in these themes, and prototype solutions to those problems mirrored here on Earth. From speaking with Astronauts, to painting, modelling and printing your view of a Martian Colony, there will be something to Inspire everyone!

Come help Make the Frontier!


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