3DRobotics

Exhibit

3DR’s UAV platforms capture breathtaking aerial imagery for consumer enjoyment and data analysis, enabling mapping, surveying, 3D modeling and more. Our technology is currently used across multiple industries around the world, including agriculture, photography, construction, search and rescue and ecological study. 3DR is committed to bringing the power of UAV technology to the mainstream market.


Carbon Origins

Exhibit

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


Sony Corporation

Exhibit

Sony unveils the prototype of MESH at Maker Faire Bay Area for the first time. MESH is a concept of open platform that helps you invent. You can connect various functional blocks, such as buttons, LEDs, acceleration sensors, and speakers, all wirelessly. Anyone can use the fun and simple visual UI of MESH to create anything and then share their invention with users all over the world! At the Sony booth, come and play with prototypes or attend a mini-workshop to see how easy and fun MESH is to use. Watch our demo movie to learn more about “What is MESH?” and “How To Use MESH”.


Taktia

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Taktia will be demonstrating our first-of-its-kind handheld CNC machine. Attendees will be able to try out our working prototype, which is the size of a handheld router and can be used to precisely cut shapes of any size out of wood, plastic, or sheet metal, directly from a digital design. How does it work? The user loads a 2D shape that they want to cut, and then positions the tool manually in the approximate area of the tool path. The tool then uses a camera to track where it is, and can adjust its own position to move the cutting device to be exactly on the plan. To cut a shape, the user just approximately follows the desired path by following graphics on an onboard screen, and the tool constantly self-adjusts to follow the plan perfectly. You can see a YouTube video of the tool here: http://youtu.be/-UmL7xZZSUk


kid*spark Powered by Rokenbok

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A family friendly booth Rokenbok and kid*spark have paired up to create an amazing totally hands on building and constructing adventure for kids and families. From a massive 2 day community build section with tons of building material, RC vehicles, conveyor ladders, chute systems and hands on play! We'll also have a section to build your own catapults and shoot at moving targets as well as an Educators section for teachers to hear more about our Student Engineering System and classroom curriculum products.


Pontech

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PONTECH develops and creates the most intricate software and hardware to meet specific needs in automation. Our products can be found in many applications from medical to aquatics, all resulting in our brand new Quick240 product. This product has been developed to help all new and seasoned developers with automation problems that can be solved on a single platform. All for the ease of developing the best software and hardware.


Orbotix

Exhibit

Sphero is the world’s first robotic ball that you control from your smartphone or tablet. Choose from over 30 apps and launch a whole new world of gameplay. Drive Sphero, turn your living room into a video game with augmented reality apps, or upgrade family game night with multiplayer games. Sphero is even making moves in the classroom with crash courses in programming using MacroLab. The result is limitless possibilities for new types of gameplay that meld the virtual and real worlds for a fun gaming experience.



Onlinecomponents.com

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Onlinecomponents.com, founded in 1999, is an authorized e-commerce distributor of electronic components featuring over one million part numbers for purchase exclusively over the Internet. The site features over 350,000 in-stock part numbers from a selection of more than 250 premier brands. Onlinecomponents.com offers a one stop shop offering customers a broad product offering spanning active, passive, interconnect, and electromechanical. Users can search this vast inventory of product by part number, keyword, product category, or manufacture. The site offers users tools and information to aid in the buying decision featuring over 250,000 data sheets and product images.








Voltset-world’s smartest smartphone multimeter.

Presenter

Voltset is made by makers, for the makers. nVoltset is always ready for action. The smart AI provides tips based on your reading. The auto-calculator or excel can easily short cut your data to results.Share charts, logs easily. Voltset is your portal to share and connect findings with makers. Besides customizing or downloading useful add-ins for your Voltset App, you can also download step-by-step tutorial from our community. Create new tutorials for others about your latest findings.
Join us with the smartest multimeter for the awesome ironman age.


PR for Hardware Startups and Crowdfunding campaigns

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Chris Nicholson, a former New York Times reporter and and head of communications at Celery, explains how entrepreneurs, inventors and online merchants can create strong, mutually beneficial relationships with reporters, and tell effective stories.
Celery helps thousands of small, early-stage companies take pre-orders, and we've learned that after crowdfunding, the difference between success and failure is PR and marketing.



Mechanical Intelligence

Presenter

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.


EyeCheck

Presenter

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.


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