Back to Meet the Makers

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.


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.


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.



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.


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!


Tekserve

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Tekserve has, for more than 25 years, delivered a broad range of strategic services, solutions, and products to support the technology needs of creative professionals, small- to medium-sized businesses, and top corporations. From Apple to HP, from Avid to Adobe and more, Tekserve helps companies create the best possible solution for their technology challenges. At its 23rd Street retail location in Manhattan, Tekserve stocks a wide variety of Mac configurations, hardware, and technology accessories, and offers rentals, workshops, and support to a loyal customer base. Tekserve has fostered a deep level of commitment to the NYC community since the company began in 1987.


The Good Life Lab: Digital Homesteader Tools

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The inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently. Mikey Sklar discusses the technical knowledge used to run a digital homestead, including planet saving projects such as: building a home from waste materials, installing pv solar systems, recovering electric vehicles from the waste stream, and advanced food fermentation with the help of microcontrollers.


The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living

Presenter

The inspirational story of how one couple ditched their careers in New York City to move to rural New Mexico, where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently. Alongside their personal story, Wendy presents the discovery of a fulfilling lifestyle that relies less on money. She teaches the art living from waste and from nature and the practical applications of making biofuel, DIY appliances for automating the homestead, structures, gardens, and foraging for food and medicines. Wendy presents reasons for makers to share their innovations and ideas through open source and creative commons licenses.


The Industrial Age is Over: Welcome to the Maker Age

Presenter

To some, this looks like the end. But in reality it's only the beginning: we are shifting from a time-is-money economy of debt-based currency, corporations, and hourly wages, to a real-time "steady state" ecology of alt currencies, creating value through making, and direct p2p exchange. In short, what comes after the industrial age is not the "digital" age, but the Maker Age.


Tinkersphere

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Stop by the Tinkersphere booth to get some robots, toys, hobby electronics, crafts, and tool kits to start tinkering at any age! Tinkersphere hopes to inspire, educate and empower tinkerers of all ages by providing a range of toys, crafts, robot kits, and hobby electronic kits for all skill levels. Tinkersphere is preparing little tinkerers for the digital age we live in while giving grown tinkerers a place to entertain their hobbies and gain new ones. Visit Tinkersphere at 304 East 5th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave) in Manhattan or online at tinkersphere.com! Tinkersphere is proud to be a sponsor at this year's Makerfaire.


Tools for Working Wood

Performer

Joel Moskowitz of Tools for Working Wood demonstrates how to sharpen woodworking tools such as chisels, plane blades, and carving tools. The tools required are minimal and can be as simple as some sheets of sandpaper.



VEX Robotics, Inc.

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VEX Robotics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Innovation First International, is a leading provider of educational and competitive robotics products to middle schools, high schools, colleges and robotics teams around the world. The VEX Robotics Design System, winner of the 2006 Best of Innovations Award at CES, was built from the ground up and designed to be an affordable, accessible and scalable platform used to teach science, technology, engineering and math education worldwide. The VEXpro product line, designed for large scale competitive robots, gives robotics enthusiasts superior performance for less cost. The new VEX IQ platform, aimed at elementary and middle school students, is a tool-free robotics platform set to revolutionize STEM learning. The company has over 250 man years of experience supporting educational robotics programs and extensive engineering resources on two continents dedicated to the VEX Robotics platform.