We will exhibit designs for and demonstrate $30 electroencephalogram (EEG) brain-monitoring devices hobbyists can use to conduct neuroscience work. Children can build a model neuron from pipe cleaners and LEDs.
Serious neuroscience may appear to be beyond the reach of the maker community, the intelligent citizen-scientist with no formal training, and under-resourced schools or science clubs. Enabling the Maker community to conduct useful neuroscience research and use signals from the brain--such as that generated by electroencephalography (EEG)--to drive vehicles, control avatars, and conduct brain research is very important for science education. Here, we will discuss and demonstrate multiple devices currently in development that can monitor brain states for about $30. The community can contribute to their design and testing at a website.
Makeblock is an open source robot construction platform, most of parts included are made of strong aluminum extrusions, customers can use it to build many kinds of really cool robots, such as wheeled or tracked vechiles, robot arms,camera sliders, music robot, XY ploter even a 3D printer.
Makeblock controller in based on Arduino, and it's compatiable with many kinds industry standard parts, also compatiable with Lego bricks.
The official Maker Faire store, the Maker Shed, is your one stop for all levels of Makers. From Electronics & Microcontrollers such as Arduino & Raspberry Pi, to 3D Printers, Soldering and Apparel. Come check us out!
Minecraft Circuits in Real Life is a series of workshops for educators and Maker Spaces. Rick Anderson, founder of FUBAR Labs and author of Pro Arduino, will take you from game to breadboard. In this introduction presentation you will learn how to create a "real" Redstone Torch with LEDs and transistors. Minecraft Circuits for Real Life originated at FUBAR Labs by Bill French and has been evolved by Rick Anderson into a series of classes. Rick and team will also discuss how by using Minecraft, you can attract makers, students, and audiences that might otherwise avoid electronic classes.
minnowboard.org 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.
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.
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.
A WiFi real time video Surveillance robot. We implemented a wireless access point on pcDuino. Video stream server is also implemented on pcDuino, and so is the motor and servo control. Smartphone can drive and view the robot.
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.
Public Lab is a community which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. We will be demoing tools such as low cost spectrometers and near-infrared cameras.
This panel will focus on the work of Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab), an open-source hardware and software research and development community. It is a community of educators, technologists, scientists and community organizers interested in new ways to promote action, intervention and awareness through a participatory research model. Public Lab staff will discuss how the community got started, what the community is, and how members are making and using Do-It-Yourself research tools and organizers will discuss local projects they are working on with Public Lab tools.