ManyLabs uses Arduinos and sensors for science and math education. We will show an assortment of projects including a portable biometric recorder, a plant growing system, a wind turbine, and an automated water sampler.
Nerds For Nature brings technologists, environmental specialists, students, and citizen scientists together to build awesome tools that help us understand and revive the natural world. See how you can help!nn
GalaxyGoo's Cell Project returns to the Maker Faire. Build 3D models of cells, organelle by organelle, out of colorful clay. Take your model home, and let it dry. Then slice into cross sections and examine what you find.
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.
New understanding of the brain is making it more hackable, launching us into the realm of sci-fi possibilities. We will talk about the brain's pinouts and wiring, along with its mechanisms for change (i.e. learning). We will then discuss various technologies and techniques currently being used to interface with the brain and augment human potential in amazing ways.
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.
This EMG controlled robotic hand was just a project - shown at Maker Faire - until earlier this year. Now, it is on its way to become a consumer product, at a fraction of the cost of today's "advanced prosthetics."
Explorers Wanted. Only 5% of what lives in the oceans has been discovered, yet oceans cover 70% of the earth. We make cost effective underwater tools that allows anyone to search down to 9,000ft without getting wet. Join us
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.
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.
Bio-sensing is in the midst of a revolution that will change nearly every aspect of our lives from health to education to retail experience. Measuring more than just basic vital signs, state-of-the-art algorithms are making it possible to identify up to 8 or more distinct emotional states and beginning to open the door for greater understanding of ourselves and each other. With more and more bio-sensors becoming available and hackable, the opportunity for the DIY community is great. Come to this talk to learn how you can participate in the bio-sensing revolution and change the way you look at yourself and the people around you.
This timekeeping device keeps a watch on your circadian rhythm by atomizing fragrance+supplement chemical concoctions that promote the production of particular neurotransmitters that induce awaken/production/relaxation/sleep.