What does it mean to enable inventiveness through craft? Invent-abling sets try to answer this question by combining, electronics, smart materials, and other inventive materials with craft techniques. Each part of the set can be added to your personal maker toolkit, reused to make several awesome interactive projects. In this demo founder, Deren Guler, will walk you through a few basic projects in the Activating Origami Set and Smart Sewing Set and show you how to combine them with other parts. After the demo you can pick up your own sets at the Invent-abling booth and turn your home into invention studio!
Learn to solder by making your very own blinking LED rocket ship pin, for free, to wear proudly. RadioShack will also host a Fix It Here Station to repair broken devices and Weekend Project instruction cards.
The LaunchPad Ecosystem from Texas Instruments allows makers to rapidly prototype projects and applications using affordable modular hardware powered by TI technology. TI has one of the largest portfolios of embedded processing, analog, and wireless integrated circuits and you can use LaunchPad to start evaluating these parts for your next project. The Energia IDE allows makers to quickly create code to run on the LaunchPads and drive BoosterPack plug-in modules. Quickly add WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, sensors, displays, LEDs, and more to your LaunchPad project to create demonstrations of home automation, motor control, and dynamic lighting.
See the results of a summer camp for 5th - 8th graders, who started with an idea and spent 5 days bringing that idea to fruition. They explored materials, discovered the power of tools and processes and are excited to share!
Create costumes out of unexpected materials - paper, plastic, coffee filters, and more. Turn flat materials into 3D works of art. Design on our mannequins, on your friend, or on yourself. What would you want to wear?
We're in the midst of a revolution in family history. Thanks to the Internet and DNA, we can now make family trees with MILLIONS of people. This is the ultimate social network. My tree has 78 million people on it, including everyone from Abe Lincoln to Gwyneth Paltrow. With all these relatives, I will be holding the Global Family Reunion in June of 2015 right here at the NYSCI.
A massive barrier to the Maker ethos in education is the predominance of weak, limited, static, mechanical, high-stakes standardized testing. Machine-gradable multiple choice tests are a 19th century technology embedded with an outdated fixed mindset about achievement and, worse, aptitude. I'll give a quick tour of emerging alternatives, including games-as-tests, performance assessments, and measures of social and emotional learning, and we'll talk about what WE can do to make this future a reality.n
MakerHub is a new Brooklyn based maker space offering workshops and access to cutting edge tools. Come to our booth to: -Make and take circuits! Learn to Solder for free -Sign up for discounted classes and memberships
Our Tesla coils are a great inexpensive way to start your journey with Nikola Tesla wire energy technology. Low input DC voltages and a low component count make it simple for anyone with a background in electronics to constru
The Othermill is a portable, easy-to-use CNC milling machine. Stop by to learn how to use the Othermill to make everything from custom circuit boards and Arduino shields to intricate wood carvings and metal engravings.
The Wrap Wallet is the most compact wallet ever made. Four pockets hold all of your cards and any size currency without folding, plus you choose to have an ID window or card slide pocket on the outside for easy access.
Over the past few years, the Maker Movement has created a whole suite of low-cost exploration tools (drones, ROVs, satellites, sensors) that rival the expensive, commercial counterparts. Along with trends in citizen science, this is reshaping the process of science and discovery, especially in fields that can benefit from large, public participation. It's more than just garage tinkering - makers are taking their tools into the natural and physical world. It's curiosity gone wild!