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Hate Couture

Presenter

Hate Couture is a series of high-fashion pieces created through the algorithmic analysis of the usage and context of hate speech and hateful language on the Internet. I will be discussing the process of creating the garments, starting with scraping text data from social media sites, through the processes used to analyze and visualize the language, and ending with the creation of the final fabric and clothing.


How to Teach Programming to Children

Presenter

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.


idontdordinary

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Idontdordinary, I create beyond what the eye sees. When others say "WHY" I say "WHY NOT"? Nothing wasted,nothing lost. A NEW CREATION. I am a true artist that re purposes what is perceived as hopeless. INSPIRATION and REBIRTH


Invent-abling, a materials kit for boys and girls

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A creative design kit that exposes children to an assortment of smart materials and electronic components for interactive craft projects


Iron man of maine

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See description above


Leaf Couture

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Learn how to make fashion-forward, environment-friendly, customizable clothes with materials from my garden.


Light-Up Wearables

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What do you get when you cross fashion with technology? Geekwear - fashionable wearables with soft circuits designed and sewn by KikiMaker (Annika Lo)


Limberboard and the Future of Flexible Programmable Hardware

Presenter

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.


LucidTronix

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LucidTronix designs fun gadgets that are transparent, open-source, and hackable. We make wearable electronics, LED displays, clocks, and game players. We share our code and designs so you can learn and collaborate with us!


Making one of a kind glass beads.

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Exploration of different methods used for making glass beads including a simple round bead, feathering, stringer, twist, encasing, hollow bead, cube, rnmaking a turtle, angle grooved bead among other techniques.rnrn


MindRider and the Maker’s Brain

Presenter

MindRider is a brain-reading bike helmet developed at the MIT Media Lab that converts a cyclist's EEG levels into an LED display. It also geo-locates the EEG data so that cyclists can review their "Experience Maps" later. For Maker Faire, Catherine Cramer and Stephen Uzzo of the NY Hall of Science will place MindRiders on various Makers throughout the Faire to study the "Maker's Brain." We'll show and discuss our findings during the presentation.


Open Wire Lab DIY Kits

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Make your own sensor with an iron and a pair of scissors! DIY kits available at Open Wire Lab.


OpenSprinkler: An Open-Source Sprinkler Timer

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OpenSprinkler is an open-source web-based sprinkler / irrigation timer. It works with standard 24VAC sprinkler valves. Featuring web-based interface, mobile app, expandable zones, LCD, Ethernet controller, and USB programmer.


Origami 2 Go!

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Origami creations! we make mobiles, earrings, and individual pieces featuring cranes, elephants, pigs, flamingos, frogs and more!


Oscilloscope Watch

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A mixed signal oscilloscope, an arbitrary waveform generator, a protocol sniffer, and all the common functions of a watch, on your wrist. The Xprotolab design has been converted into a digital watch.


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.


Shapeways

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Make, buy and sell anything 3D Printed with Shapeways. Shapeways is the world's leading 3D Printing marketplace and community. The NY startup harnesses 3D Printing to help anyone turn ideas into reality, making product design more accessible, personal, and inspiring. Shapeways prints everything on-demand, which means that every order is customized and personalized. For more information, go to: www.shapeways.com


Summer Galaxy Coat

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A coat with summer-sky constellations made of Adafruit Pixels, which change color.


Surface Mount vs. Through Hole in Electronics Development

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Many makers use through hole components for their electronics projects. In industry, however, folks use surface mount almost exclusively. In this talk, I will discuss the benefits to makers of using surface mount components.


The New Flesh Workshop: DIY Super-Humans

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The New Flesh Workshop has spent the last 5 years adapting prosthetic fabrication techniques and developing new processes for creating high strength composite armor systems, custom prosthetic modifications for extreme lifestyles . We will present several of our custom ballistic composite materials as well as demonstrate our new armor system. We will also have a slide presentation of several of our custom prosthetic and orthotic devices.


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