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NASA Centennial Challenges

Exhibit

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.


NYSCI Village: Don Cornelius

Exhibit

Don Cornelius is a sheet metal insect, approximately 35 feet in length. The Don is comprised of about 20 individual units that have motors inside them to help them keep the beat. Maker: Karl Szilagi, NYSCI Exhibits Department Member


Pedal Powered Synth

Exhibit

A synthesizer that is powered by your feet


Printing trains at scales of up to 1:1.

Exhibit

For the last year I've been working on a project where we use laser scanning to get the 3D details of industrial revolution era steam locomotives and rolling stock. We then 3D print this data to form kits.


Purina ONE

Exhibit

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.


RockPaperRobot

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RockPaperRobot is an engineering boutique specializing in the innovation and fabrication of kinetic furniture, lighting, and installation.


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


Shiny! Using Shellac to Create a Beautiful Finish

Presenter

You've taken the time to make a fascinating project and build a wood enclosure. I will show you how to finish with the classic French Polishing technique. It will have a shiny, smooth finish which will only increase the "wow" factor when you show it off.


Solar1.net DIY CNC and other Metalworking Projects

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Solar1.net :: DIY CNC and other Metalworking Projects


Solidoole

Exhibit

Based in Brooklyn, NY, Solidoodle makes quality 3D printers that are affordable and easy to use. With rugged steel frames, heated beds on most models, large build areas (6" x 6" x 6" and 8" x 8" x 8"), and prices between $499 and $799, it's no wonder it has shipped over 6,000 printers to satisfied customers in over 60 countries since starting out in late 2011.


the streets are paved with gold-25 years of art

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peter cole makes sculpture with ordinary and readily available materials. you can see 25 years of his work, as well as participate in making your own souvenir.


Tinkersphere

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Stop by the Tinkersphere booth to get some robots, toys, hobby electronics, crafts, and tool kits to start tinkering at any age! Tinkersphere hopes to inspire, educate and empower tinkerers of all ages by providing a range of toys, crafts, robot kits, and hobby electronic kits for all skill levels. Tinkersphere is preparing little tinkerers for the digital age we live in while giving grown tinkerers a place to entertain their hobbies and gain new ones. Visit Tinkersphere at 304 East 5th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave) in Manhattan or online at tinkersphere.com! Tinkersphere is proud to be a sponsor at this year's Makerfaire.


Tools for Working Wood

Exhibit

Tools for Working Wood is a Brooklyn based manufacturer and seller of woodworking tools and accessories. We manufacture classic tools and supplies under the Gramercy Tools and Brooklyn Tool & Craft brands.
At Maker Faire we will be showing off and demonstrating a good selection of our tools. Come by our booth for a free giveaway.


Top Ten Tips for Designing to Print

Presenter

Desktop 3D printers are powerful tools for designers and hobbyists, but these machines present a unique set of design challenges. Learn tips & tricks to build better, optimized 3D printed designs.


Trailer Park Oasis

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Trailer Park: A Mobile Public Park is a portable, natural public park with classic New York-style "Parkitecture" housed inside a 14' x 8' x 8' mobile silver trailer. The interior is fully planted and is a real park!



Velleman, Inc.

Exhibit

Working to spark the imagination of electronics enthusiasts everywhere, and giving them what they need to bring their creativity to life.


Video Game Plushies: How-To Generate Sewing Patterns from 3D Models

Presenter

Want to make plushies of certain video game characters?nHave no pattern drafting experience?nnFear not!
Using a series of tools and scripts, it is possible to algorithmically generate the sewing patterns for your plushie. Starting with a in-game 3D model of the character, there are a variety of industry tools that can be manipulated to flatten the model, into a series of 2D shells. Using a bit code, those 2D shells can be transformed into viable sewing patterns
Come learn how!


Zahn Center Incubator

Exhibit

The NYC Zahn Center is an incubator for hardware start-ups located on the City College campus. The center is a place where entrepreneurs throughout NYC can engineer their products and create business plans to market them.


Zazzle

Exhibit

Zazzle will be hosting 'Make It Yours' - an event where everyone can get creative u2013 adults and children and all ages in between. We'll have postcards with robot designs that you can color in and decorate. We'll also have photo buttons that you can create by taking a picture of yourself. With your imagination and all sorts of creative supplies u2013 markers, crayons u2013 you can make these products uniquely your own. Zazzle will have merchandise on display to show all of our amazing products from skateboards to iPad cases, including products made by New York makers such as Case-Able in Brooklyn, New York.