Converting a children's ride-on toy to an electric go kart to race in the Power Racing Series in a 2 month period, spending no more than $500 and using a range of technologies (laser cutting, machining, 3DPrinting) .
Got analytic skills? Try competitive tomography with line-following cars, reach in to solve a mini laser maze, and see if your lego drone can cross a map. Ask our Capitol students if you need a hint, or design a new game.
Destination Imagination: where students solve amazing fun challenges and learn creativity, critical thinking, teamwork & improvisation.rnrnWe inspire and equip students to become the next generation of innovators and leaders!
With our five nozzle RoVa3D printer, you can print an object with five different colors or materials throughout the object without stopping to switch the filament. It is a superior printing platform in every way!
Graphing calculators are ubiquitous, surprisingly powerful pocket computers. They're a great way to learn programming or to get started with controlling DIY hardware. Come see projects and learn how you can get started.
''Pinventions'' is dedicated to reinventing vintage pinball machines into playable, functional works of art and unique custom engineering design. A ''Night of the Living Dead'' design complete with fog FX- will be there to play!
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.
Integreight develops novel products for the electronic hobbyists and education market. 1Sheeld is the first product, a new hardware gadget comes with an app. that turns your smart phone into any Arduino shield, it recently hit more than 800% of its goal on Kickstarter. The second product is a Smart breadboard that enables you to connect between components on a breadboard without using jumper wires.
Carbon Origins is a start up aerospace company with the goal to make space commonplace. They are currently developing the next generation of suborbital rockets designed to carry small to mid-sized payloads to space. At Maker Faire they are launching an
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd., is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot has built the largest installed base of desktop 3D printers sold to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. The MakerBot 3D Ecosystem drives accessibility and rapid adoption of 3D printing and includes Thingiverse.com, the MakerBot Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner, the MakerBot Replicator line of Desktop 3D Printers, MakerBot Desktop, the MakerBot MakerCare® Protection Plan, the MakerBot Retail Stores and strategic partnerships with top-tier brands. MakerBot has been honored with many accolades, including Popular Mechanics’ “Overall Winner” for best 3D printer, Time’s “Best Inventions of 2012,” Popular Mechanics’ “Editor’s Choice Award,” Popular Science’s “Product of the Year,” Fast Company’s “One of the World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Consumer Electronics” and many more. Join the Next Industrial Revolution by following MakerBot at makerbot.com.
Spark + Pebble = hacking the internet of things at Maker Faire Bay Area Pebble was born from hacking. Back in 2008, Eric plugged a Nokia phone display and Bluetooth radio into an Arduino board and our first prototype came to life. Hacking is part of Pebble’s DNA, and is reflected today in the awesome apps made by Pebble developers using our SDK -- from flying an AR Drone to controlling a Tesla. That’s why you’ll find Pebble at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 17 and 18 at the San Mateo Event Center. But we’re not doing it alone. We’re sharing a booth with the wonderful folks at Spark, makers of the Spark Core -- a tiny, Arduino-compatible WiFi development board. The Spark team created an easy-to-use product that allows anyone to connect everyday electronics to the internet over WiFi. We have a lot in common, from our Kickstarter beginnings and passion for hacking to our open platforms and strong developer communities. Spark and Pebble are joining forces at Maker Faire to enable makers and developers to explore new and exciting ideas that connect our two platforms. We believe that, just like the web, the internet of things will only thrive when people collaborate. Join us next weekend in San Mateo for two fun-filled days of hacking on Pebble and Spark Core.