The Hewitt School is a K-12 girls school. Our computer science classes emphasize meaningful applications of programming and robotics. Students use GoGo Boards and Arduinos to solve compelling problems that they care about.
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
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.
This is a 3D Printer that uses a DLP Projector (outputting UV light) and a polymer that solidifies within this UV range. The plastic solid is formed layer by layer with the help of a stage that is lowered into the polymer.
BBot! A remote controlled robot that talks, sees and serves drinks at the pool! And is hilarious! This open source robot design is based on the BeagleBone Black micro embedded Linux computer and has a low cost FPGA cape attached. Embedded Linux coupled with an FPGA can dramatically augment any DIY electronics design - the possibilities are practically endless when these two technologies are combined. We'll be discussing this robot's software and hardware architecture as well as highlight some of the amazing capabilities of such a platform! Come learn about these two affordable and important next generation DIY technologies!
At its core, engineering is really just figuring out how to solve problems when you don't have all the information in front of you. Engineer Steve Nordhauser of the Tech Valley Center of Gravity, a makerspace in Troy, NY, will take you through the eight steps needed to approach a problem and see it through to completion. Low-tech robotics instructor, English Major, and TVCOG Board Member Kathy Ceceri -- author of the family hands-on activity books "Geek Mom" and "Robotics: Discover the Science and Technology of the Future" -- will help keep the discussion at a level everybody can understand.
The Careers in Welding Trailer is the only mobile exhibit on the road today that offers an educational experience for young people to educate them on the career opportunities in the welding industry. It includes five Lincoln VRTEX 360 virtual welding simulator stations and other interactive educational exhibits.
The Xaverian High School Brooklyn Blacksmiths' 2013 FRC robot, the Companion Cube, is loaded with 4 frisbees by a human player, is driven wirelessly, and deposits frisbees in a goal 2 feet high via a pneumatic piston.
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The BeagleBone Black is a completely Open Hardware and Software single board computer for makers. Have you tried it? Come learn a bit about the BeagleBone Black and find out if it is right for your next project.n
Silicon Valley executives, politicians, and makers are calling for children to "code.," but what does that mean? Web sites have been created based on the assumption that self-selecting kids will teach themselves. Such an approach leaves too much to chance and assures inequitable opportunity. A presenter with 30+ years of experience will explore the how, what, and why of teaching computer science to children in a developmentally appropriate fashion so they learn a lot more than how to code. We will discuss appropriate languages for learning, pedagogical strategies and programming projects for the screen and outside of the computer.
InMoov is an Open Source 3D printable animatronic robot. It was designed by Gael Langevin, but this build is by Chuck Fletcher. This particular InMoov will display eye tracking, Kinect and Leap Motion control.