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Learn Hacking & Coding with Graphing Calculators


The humble graphing calculator is a great tool to learn programming and hacking. Check out calculators that can play music on a floppy drive, connect to the internet or a mouse, and more. Learn how you can get started.

Learn It, Do It, Share It: How to Get ALL Kids to Become the Techies of Tomorrow


If learning to code really is the new literacy---then how are we going to get ALL students to Learn It, Do It and Share It? This presentation will highlight three organizations that are teaching all kinds of kids the technology skills of the 21st century. Highlighted on the panel are presenters from: Tech Kids Unlimited, a technology program for special needs students; Black Girls Code, the award-winning organization which is expanding programming to diverse girls; and Hopscotch, a new app for the IPAD which helps teach kids ages 8 to 12 to code. Moderated by: Dr. Jonathan Hill, Associate Dean, Seidenberg School of Computer Science.

LOGi Family – FPGA Development Platform


The LOGi Family of FPGA development boards bring plug and play FPGA functionality to existing embedded systems including the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone and the Arduino DUE.

Mars Rover


An Arduino-based Mars Rover robot built by a father and his two teenage daughters for the New York Hall of Science.

McGraw Hill


"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 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.


Exhibit is a community dedicated to the support of Open Hardware utilizing Intelu00ae processors. Meet the MinnowBoard, an open hardware embedded board powered by an Intel(r) Atom(tm) processor. With exceptional performance, flexibility, openness and standards, the MinnowBoard can be used for simple maker projects, yet scales up to high workloads and ambitious embedded applications. Drop by our booth and see the MinnowBoard Fish Picker-Upper in action - a robotics and computer vision demo.

Motion Controlled Marionettes


A wireless hand controlled puppet demo using the Leap Motion Input Device

Motorola Mobility


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 Centennial Challenges


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.



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

NYSCI Village: Game Design with CraftStudio


CraftStudio is a cooperative game making platform that allows participants to collaborate in real-time to develop a video game. Makers: NYSCI Digital Programming and Mike Fischthal with the Pixel Academy

NYSCI Village: SciPlay Game Lab


Join the Sara Lee Schupf Family Center for Play, Science, and Technology Learning (SciPlay) to learn about our hands-on approach to teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Makers: NYSCI's SciPlay Team

PicoDB: A Novel eLu-Based Database Tool for Microcontrollers


picoDB is a database tool written in pure Lua to be used with the eLua environment. It enables the creation of "smarter" applications for 32-bit microcontrollers having larger flash and RAM capacity.

Pop Up Labs: Robotics Classes in a Backpack


Low-cost computing technology will rapidly scale development efforts through increased access to quality educational resources. ELiTE uses the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and other platforms to pilot STEM education programs, packaged in backpacks, and delivered to resource limited communities around the world.

Printing and Pi: Building with open source


The Fedora Project (which creates the Fedora Linux distribution) aims to bridge the open software and open hardware communities. Come see our fun projects, built with Raspberry Pi, a 3D printer, and our open source software.

Reverse Abstraction


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.

Sensacell Music Sequencer


8' x 2' wall of Sensacell HSI interactive LED tiles displaying a custom music sequencer.

Simplify3D – All-In-One 3D Printing Software


The Creator software by Simplify3D intends to take 3D printing into the modern era. Between the intuitive interface, powerful features, and our strong hardware partners, the software has the potential to change everything.

Texas Instruments


Texas Instruments serves the world's most innovative electronics companies, as well as hobbyists just like you, helping to develop new ideas that change the way we live. By providing semiconductor technologies that promote greater power efficiency, enable more features, enhance performance and deliver more value, TI expands the possibilities every day for how we learn, connect, grow and discover.


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