Reapproach personal transportation for short distances

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Current transportation options for short distance travel within 5 miles range all have their shortcomings, whether they are energy inefficient, polluting, time consuming, or physically exhausting. We at EcoReco would like to demonstrate our take to solve this last miles issue. nEcoReco M3 is an eco-friendly, efficient, portable, and smart electric vehicle in the form of a kick scooter, designed for everyday urban use of an adult. It has performance one desires, and it is still compact, lightweight, safe, and easy to use. nIt provides a convenient and economic ride for everyone, and cleaner air for all.





Mechanical Intelligence

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A look at the technology behind Dash, the world's first lightning-fast origami robot that you can build yourself. Our animal-inspired design allows us to offer a fun, high performance robot at a price never before possible.
By using advanced manufacturing techniques and bio-inspired design, we have a completely different approach to robotics that alters the way we prototype, manufacture and design robots.


MAKE | RIDE | FLY: 200 MPH in 2 HOMEMADE EVs

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Chip Yates is an internationally recognized speaker, television personality, and electric vehicle pioneer with 18 world records in battery-powered vehicles of his own design. He recently gave a sold-out TED Talk in Bermuda entitled "Risk is the Currency of Innovation" chronicling how he survived 5 emergency landings in the process of becoming the first human in history to break the 200 MPH barrier in an electric airplane. He is unique in the world in that he has designed, built and then piloted his own world record setting vehicles at speeds in excess of 200 MPH and then used his experiences to inspire audiences to embrace risk, innovation and the movement to build amazing things by hand.rnrnYates started out as a machinist and toy inventor before changing gears at age 39 to become a professional motorcycle racer in the World Superbike Championship. After a big crash ended his racing season, Yates and two volunteer engineers designed and built the world's fastest and most powerful electric motorcycle, which he rode at speeds over 200mph to Eight Official World Landspeed Records, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb World Record and the Guinness Book of World Recordsu2122 title for "The World's Fastest Electric Motorcycle". Yates and his team made history by entering the electric motorcycle in two all-gas superbike races, beating the gas bikes to two podium finishes. After being featured on the cover of Popular Science Magazine, the electric motorcycle was donated to the Los Angeles Petersen Automotive Museum in support of their youth education programs.rnrnChip had always dreamed of flying, so he and his fabricator next designed and built "The world's most powerful electric aircraft" with a 258 HP brushless DC motor. After a two month build time and just days after receiving his pilot's license, Yates set the world record for the "World's Fastest Electric Airplane" in the skies over China Lake Naval Air Weapons Station, California at a top speed of 202.6 MPH in a flight that ended with an emergency landing. The airplane has since set 8 world records with performances that beat gasoline powered airplanes made by the world's top manufacturers. As part of these records, Yates survived 3 emergency deadstick landings, upped his top speed to 220.9 MPH, and demonstrated a sustained climb rate of 2,000 feet per minute, which was awarded the "Most Memorable Aviation Record of 2013" by the National Aeronautic Association (NAA).rnrnYates holds a Master's Degree from the University of Southern California where in 2014 he was nominated for their "Entrepreneur of the Year" award. He is a prolific inventor with more than 9 patents including 3 on the Jeep Grand Cherokee and 3 so far on advanced electric vehicles with more pending. He was selected to be an adjunct entrepreneurship instructor at USC, and is a frequent keynote and motivational speaker with a passion for delivering dynamic STEM presentations to kids through his "Rockstar of Science" National STEM tour launched in 2014. In 2013, Yates was named the first ever National Spokesman for the Conrad Foundation's Spirit of Innovation Challenge.rnrnChip has been named a "Pioneer of Aviation" by the State of California, "World's Most Wired" by Wired Magazine, and an "Electric Airplane Pioneer" by the Discovery Channel, where he has both hosted and been featured numerous times.




If You Build It…

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Emily believes that every person is a creative superhero. In her presentation, she will tell the stories of her students who range from ages 8 to 18, and how they used design and building projects to reimagine their own futures and communities. These projects include 10-year-old girls learning to weld, 8th graders CNC-cutting 900 pieces of wood to build their own school library, high school students erecting a farmers market for their small town that would create 4 new businesses and 15 jobs.



EyeCheck

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World Health Organization estimates that 158 million people around the world need prescription to prevent low vision or near blindness. EyeCheck is a low-cost alternative for performing eye exams in areas currently underserved by vision services. The solution uses eccentric photorefraction, employing an image capture device with infrared illumination to capture the light reflected from a patient's eyes. Captured images are processed via custom built software, which provides the type of refractive error and its severity. Currently, the team's software is able to detect refractive error with over ninety percent accuracy.


Building Idaho Makers – A Statewide Approach for Libraries

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Have you thought about implementing maker programs in your library? Idaho Commission for Libraries is supporting the implementation of makerspaces in eleven public libraries across the state in year two of the project. The project includes training on tools & technology, leveraging partnerships, involving community, and evaluating outcomes. The results include formal & stealth programming incorporating engineering, robotics, 3D printing & other STEAM topics to draw community members into these innovative programs and spaces! Come discover what Idaho is doing, what we are learning, and what's next.




Making/CAD: Shaping Atoms Using Bits

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Carl Bass is CEO of 3D design and engineering software company Autodesk. Bass is a maker and spends his spare time building things—from chairs and tables to boats, and most recently, an electric go-kart. He'll talk about the tools that anyone can use to bring their ideas into the physical world--from CAD software to rapid prototyping by 3D printer to CNC.n





From Concept to Consumer — Searching for the Next Steve Jobs

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In this talk, Brady and Katherine will represent two ends of an innovator's journey; from concept to consumer
Brady Forrest, who leads the Highway 1 accelerator program will speak to a company's earliest stages — taking something from concept, to prototype, to manufacturable product. He will speak to some of the common pitfalls and often underutilized resources for hardware startups
Katherine Hague, co-founder of ShopLocket, has worked with hundreds of companies launching and growing hardware businesses online. She will speak to the challenges of rising above the noise to launch a consumer product.