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Limberboard and the Future of Flexible Programmable Hardware

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Programmable hardware is key to the maker movement, but many programmable options are rigid and heavy, limiting makers' innovation potential. Flexible programmable hardware is the future and Limberboard is opening the door to innovation.


Maker Camp

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Visit the Maker Camp exhibit to learn more about Maker Camp on Google+. Plus, make your own duct tape wallet, LED throwie, and more!


Maker Corps: Cultivating Makers and Creativity in Our Pilot Year and Beyond

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This hybrid presentation/ panel will include 10 minutes of a presentation and videos about Maker Corps, followed by a 15 minute Q & A with a panel of 2013 Maker Corps Mentors and Host Site representatives.

Join us in celebrating a spectacular pilot year and for information about the future of Maker Corps, including opportunities for new Host Sites and Maker Corps Members for 2014!


Making the Case for Making in Schools

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Why can't school be more like a Maker Faire? The answer is: it can. Learn how to advocate for making in your school based on the latest research in learning and best practices found in innovative schools. The authors of the new book, "Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom" will share:

* Why making and tinkering is the way real science is done
* How to start a maker program
* How to find allies and advocates
* What teacher and parents can say and don't do


Making We Are Makers

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We Are Makers is a short documentary introducing the people and places taking making mainstream. We'll share the way the film has sparked discussions about learning by doing in K-20 education and directed planning for a university makerspace.


Means to an End: The Convergence of Japanese and Western Woodworking Tools

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Japanese and western woodworking traditions developed completely separately from each other, resulting in different styles, methods, and tools. But even with this parallel development, some striking similarities can be found between the two types of woodworking. This presentation will show how Japanese and western woodworking tools are often much more similar than they appear, with implications for makers looking for the best method of work.


Motorola Mobility

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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

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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!


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.


NESIT

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We are a hackerspace / makerspace based in Central Connecticut that have just acquired a new 4,000 sq/ft industrial space.


New Engineering University

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New Engineering University (NEU) is a new breed of university for a new breed of engineer. We're announcing NEU along with a host of really exciting partnerships, including the Geena Davis Institute. Geena herself will be part of our team to address how engineering education can and will be re-engineered by NEU.


Open your Garage and Open Kids’ Minds

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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.


Physical to Digital Color Mixer

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Mixing paint is fun. Mixing RGB values isnt. The physical to digital color mixer allows you to mix colors physically and apply them to the digital world.



Post-Crowdfunding Conundrum: Where Do We Go From Here?

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Imagine you're an inventor. After blood, sweat and tears, you have launched your new product online and successfully crowdfunded your way to success. Now what? Crowdfunding can only take a new product so far. How companies will scale and deliver on their promise is an issue all too often overlooked by bright eyed, bushy-tailed entrepreneurs who have just hit a homerun in their campaign. This is where products can fall flat and where The Grommet can help avoid that very real possibility. They can pick up where crowdfunding left off and ensure long term success through supercharged amplification of the story behind the product.


Power Racing Series

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Annual racing series where teams from all over the country build up kids' toys and race them on a track for hundreds of cheering fans. All for less than $500.


Purina ONE

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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.


Rutgers University Makerspaces/NJ Makerspace Assoc

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We provide innovative learning spaces that put the student first, and encourage them to have an entrepreneurial spirit that is supported by the Rutgers University Community and NJ Community of Makers.


SeeMeCNC

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SeeMeCNC, creators of the world's FIRST Delta based 3D Printer kits


SmartJars, Inc.

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SmartJars®..for modular storage: A portable, durable, food-safe jar and a pegboard-mountable dock to hold it.

SmartJars® are capping off their summer 2013 debut at the NY Maker Faire.

The Maker community is our community and it's simply the best suited to appreciate the ease, utility, and convenience of SmartJars®....so Get Organized!