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.




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.






Is DIY Space Dangerous?

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Now that anybody can launch a satellite, just how dangerous is it letting anybody launch a satellite? Let's look at how much damage a malicious picosatellite, like a CubeSat, can do, and what the real human-created hazards might be.


SUBMERGE!

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Preview SUBMERGE! NYC's Marine Science Festival, and learn about local waters through marine-inspired makers! Build and race plankton, steam-powered boats, and underwater robotic vehicles with Hudson River Park and OpenROV!



Spread Code the Brooklyn Way

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Momo Akade, a Brooklyn-native, former teacher and lifelong maker, is the founder of Gigabryte, a platform that introduces kids to programming through wearable electronics. She created GigaBryte to help close the racial and ethnic divide in the field of computing. Momo was lucky enough to grow up in Brooklyn in the 80s and 90s, when Hip Hop music and fashion exploded on the scene. In this presentation, she'll pay homage to the MCs, DJs, graffiti artists, and break dancers who shaped her early identity as a maker, as well as to the sneakerhead kids she taught who inspired her to develop new pathways into STEAM.


Democratizing the Internet of Things

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Our mission at littleBits is to put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone. We've built the most accessible and extensive library of modular electronics so that everyoneu2013from a professional designer to a grade school studentu2013can be creative with electronics. We believe that hardware needs to be limitless and that the Internet of Things needs to be democratized. The next billion dollar idea isn't going to come from a large corporation, it's going to come from designers, makers, educators, kids, entrepreneurs; it's going to come from you. littleBits is the platform that will enable you to prototype and build that idea.


PourSteady

Exhibit

PourSteady is a Brooklyn-based startup that is building a robotic coffee system that makes consistent, great tasting cups of freshly brewed pour-over coffee for commercial clients and discerning coffee drinkers everywhere.


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