Activation Space Title: Transit Connect Pinewood Race Description: Ford designed this space to speak to the ingenuity of the thinkers, tinkers, hobbyists and tech enthusiasts who use “remaking” to fulfill an individual vision. Stop by to create and race your own mini Pinewood Transit Connect Vehicle. And share your experience via our Instagram hashtag printer. Check out the winning Transit Connect designs from the Makers Design Challenge—a partnership with DIY blogs, Boing Boing and Make. The challenge encouraged Makers to put their creative vision on display by transforming the Transit Connect into their very own mobile lab.
When people ask "What's 3D printing for?" they expect simple answers. But in the wild, designers find uses for 3D printing in a vast range of fields. Here's a quick survey from my book-in-progress "Design & Modeling for 3D Printing" (MakerMedia 2014)
How do your feet feel in your shoes? Do they fit you? Are you sure?nFeetz is a Digital Cobbler using 3D scanning and 3D Printing to make customized shoes for you in the only size that counts...SizeMe.nHow? Why? Come and Listen.
Carl Bass is CEO of 3D design and engineering software company Autodesk. Bass is a maker and spends his spare time building things—from chairs and tables to boats, and most recently, an electric go-kart. He'll talk about the tools that anyone can use to bring their ideas into the physical world--from CAD software to rapid prototyping by 3D printer to CNC.n
dS is a unique project that's part video game, part art installation, part musical instrument, and part immersive science visualization. It brings together scientists and artists who are motivated by a desire to reveal and interpret our connection to the beautiful and subtle microscopic world. And it gives audience members the opportunity to see their own energy field, and use it to dance, sculpt, and play with a simulation of the otherwise invisible atomic world. It is used in public art galleries, schools, and festivals to make serious science seriously fun!
Listen to Jeri Ellswoth's story on how she discovered and invented projected AR, the trials, tribulations and rewards of running a Kickstarter project, and the future of castAR - the world's premier projected augmented reality system.
castAR is the premier projected augmented reality system. With the look and feel of sunglasses, castAR lets multiple users see and manipulate holographic-like images, all while still being visually grounded in the real world.
Gigapixel macro robotic photography is here. Explore gigantic images and prints of some of the tiniest makers...insects. Then get hands-on and create an extreme resolution photograph of your hands, the hands that make things.
Rover is an autonomous mobile robot platform, consisting of a LEGO base, a depth sensor, and a laptop on top of the base for image processing, path planning and human robot interaction. This robot won an Intel perceptual computing award and was presented with Intel at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It is going to be demonstrated next at CeBIT in Hannover - Europe's most important computer faire.
Virtual Reality is the next big thing in interactive technology! Come visit the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Meetup group and get hands on experience with VR as it is today, and find out where it's going!