Raspberry Pi: Digital Creativity

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Clive Beale (Director of Educational Development) and Rachel Rayns (Creative Producer) from the Raspberry Pi Foundation will talk about how the Raspberry Pi is being used for digital creativity, how we are supporting this and our plans for the future. There will be a chance for Q & A.



How to Transform a Container into a Makerspace

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We invited makers from all around the world and fellows from Afrimakers to spend one month in Berlin, attend the first MakerCamp in Europe and build the first makerspace in a shipping container in Germany. The makers used the space they built for prototyping meaningful maker projects and for organizing many workshops and events for the local community. The container, the furniture and space were documented in 3d and all our projects were documented and shared here: >a href="https://github.com/hackidemia/makercamphttps://github.com/hackidemia/makercamp>/a>. We had more than 15 learning modules in our MakerCamp and 5 project were created and demo-ed at the end of the camp (makercamp.co/blog)




The 2600 Hacker Van

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The 2600 Hacker Van is a refurbished New York Telephone van from the 1980s which fell into the hands of 2600 Magazine: The Hacker Quarterly. Staffmembers will be on hand to show what the hacker world is REALLY all about.





Electronics: Where to Start?

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In the last few years there has been an avalanche of new technologies and information made available to people wanting to get started in electronics. With so many possibilities where is someone to start? We will cover what types of material are available and appropriate for different levels of beginners and how it is important to encouraging young people to start making.



Building Better Robots

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A hands on introduction to the OpenCM9.04 micro-controller and the OpenCM IDE. The OpenCM9.04 brings the power of an ARM microprocessor to the Arduino world. In addition to providing access to the large pool of Arduino libraries, it allows the use of high power TTL servos specifically designed for robotics applications. With the addition of a daughter board, industrial RS485 servos can be used to build real automation equipment leveraging what the user already knows about the Arduino world. The workshop will demonstrate how to get started with the OpenCM9.04 and and show a variety of applications including a humanoid robot dance team.



New Modes of Collaboration: Making with Universities and Companies

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In an emerging trend, makers are beginning to collaborate with larger, very organized groups of professional makers (companies and universities). Autodesk's artist in residence program, Jordan Miller's Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute at Rice University, and the open source prosthetics e-NABLE community all demonstrate these new modes of collaboration. Transcending these organizational boundaries allows a pace of creativity and development fueled by maker methods and institutional resources.




Does Being a Maker Matter?

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What role can making play in developing a generation know for their gracious professionalism and ability to actively make a difference in the world around them? Woodie and AnnMarie will discuss how being a maker allows us to mix technology and society in a way that relates to the concept of a liberal education for the 21st Century.



Investing in Today for a Secure Tomorrow

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Dean Kamen holds more than 440 U.S. and foreign patents and has improved thousands of lives through his health care inventions. But one of Dean's proudest accomplishments is founding FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization dedicated to motivating the next generation to understand, use and enjoy science and technology.


Flite Test

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At Flite Test we are all about making crazy things fly. We want to make high levels of flight technology approachable, accessible and affordable to the masses.


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