Curiosity, Imagination and Motivation: The Natural Inclinations of Young Makers


The Maker Movement is a technological and educational revolution that is showing the potential to today's young makers. Devices like 3D printers, robots and wearable devices are increasingly being designed and produced by young makers. In this panel discussion, Atmel's Bob Martin and Daniel Ujvari will explore the how the STEM initiative and Maker Movement are influencing young makers and helping to create tomorrow's industry innovators. The panel will feature Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arudino; Quin Etnyre, chief executive officer of Qtechknow and Ayah Bdeir, CEO of littleBits.

IEEE Booth


IEEE is the world's largest electrotechnology organization. A professional society, its more than 430,000 members in 160 countries are engineers, scientists, technicians and others working at the cutting edge of technology.



About Qualcomm Incorporated Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a world leader in 3G, 4G and next-generation wireless technologies. Qualcomm Incorporated includes Qualcomm’s licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of its patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of Qualcomm’s engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of its products and services businesses, including its semiconductor business, QCT. For more than 25 years, Qualcomm ideas and inventions have driven the evolution of digital communications, linking people everywhere more closely to information, entertainment and each other. We will be showcasing demos on Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM processor based development boards. Inforce Computing will be giving away 3D Printed Robots with development Kit at 2pm, 4pm and 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. Intrinsyc Software International will be giving away Snapdragon 800 processor based DragonBoardTM. Also, there will be opporunties to order discounted Snapdragon 600 processor based Single Board Computer at the booth. The demos are as follows: 1) Thing Development Kit (TDK): Snapdragon 800 processor based DragongonBoard with TDK adaptor board and Arduino shield, controlled from a tablet via Alljoyn 3) 3D Printed Robot: A robot developed to showcase autonomous robotics capability. This robot has a 3D printed body that is MakerBot compliant. The robot uses VuforiaTM to track and follow a visual target. The robot can also pick up objects and transmit video to a smartphone in tele-op mode. 3) PLCdunio Demo: Show a garage door opener and and a lamp that can be controlled using an Arduino with builtin Powerline Communications (the PLCduino prototype))

Exhibit, founded in 1999, is an authorized e-commerce distributor of electronic components featuring over one million part numbers for purchase exclusively over the Internet. The site features over 350,000 in-stock part numbers from a selection of more than 250 premier brands. offers a one stop shop offering customers a broad product offering spanning active, passive, interconnect, and electromechanical. Users can search this vast inventory of product by part number, keyword, product category, or manufacture. The site offers users tools and information to aid in the buying decision featuring over 250,000 data sheets and product images.



Sphero is the world’s first robotic ball that you control from your smartphone or tablet. Choose from over 30 apps and launch a whole new world of gameplay. Drive Sphero, turn your living room into a video game with augmented reality apps, or upgrade family game night with multiplayer games. Sphero is even making moves in the classroom with crash courses in programming using MacroLab. The result is limitless possibilities for new types of gameplay that meld the virtual and real worlds for a fun gaming experience.


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