A Microsoft Kinect and Arduino based rehabilitation system to help injured veterans in physical therapy. A hardware-software prototype, with feedback to power limb movement and exercises at home in a game like fashion,
William enjoys woodworking very much and this past Spring, he completed his first laser cutting project. After the a boston Bombings in April, he decided to make rulers by laser cutting that he then sold at school to raise money for Boston Strong. The plans were done on Inkscape the the cutting was done at a Fab Lab in Rhode Island.
Want to tinker with locks and tools, the likes of which you've only seen in movies featuring cat burglars or secret agents? Then come to TOOOL's Lockpick Village, where you will learn hands-on how physical security operates.
We'll talk about how Making has pathways to engineering majors as well as its advantages to becoming technically literate, a benefit for any university student. We'll provide a couple of examples of the type of Making engineering students do in project-based learning engineering programs. PBL is an educational innovation by which a few undergraduate engineering programs (Olin, Harvey Mudd College and ASU's College of Technology and Innovation) have committed to integration hands-on experiences and building projects into 4 years of engineering curricula. This will not be a selling spiel for our ASU program but rather connecting PBL and Making.
The Furry Electric Zoo kits use soft circuit projects to teach users basic electronic concepts such as circuit and switch as well as basic sewing skills while encouraging users to create fantastical creatures!
Young Makers, co-founded by MAKE's founder Dale Dougherty just completed it's third year. The program exists nationally, but Young Makers has taken off in the Bay Area. Come hear our story from California and how you can start your own group!
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!
Sixense will present MakeVR - a radically fun, easy and powerful way to model objects for 3D print and other uses. MakeVR uses a two-handed interface built around high precision motion tracking technology that allows makers to create very simple and very complex objects with natural hand motions. With MakeVR, you can reach into the creative environment to manipulate shapes, objects and tools. Our talk will demonstrate how we've brought fun to 3D software to let makers build objects ready for print in less time than it takes to complete an introduction class for other modeling products.
This panel will gather several outstanding K-12 educators who are using making in their classrooms. We will share some of our favorite student projects and talk about the benefits and challenges of having a makerspace for a classroom.
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.
NYC High School students in the MOUSE Corps technology design program share 4 Legacy Project prototypes: Art Squared, Extend-a-Arm, JoyPix, & Mixing Buddy. Projects solve unique challenges facing people with Cerebral Palsy.