Tools for Working Wood

Exhibit

Tools for Working Wood is a Brooklyn based manufacturer and seller of woodworking tools and accessories. We manufacture classic tools and supplies under the Gramercy Tools and Brooklyn Tool & Craft brands.
At Maker Faire we will be showing off and demonstrating a good selection of our tools. Come by our booth for a free giveaway.



GeekDad LLC

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GeekDad.com and GeekMom.com are the parenting sites for the geek generation. We love Dr. Who and gaming and electronics and food-hacking and everything else that makes geeks passionate. We want to share these things with our kids, and ensure they know that being different is the best thing in the world.


Microsoft

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Microsoft provides foundational technologies that allow people to learn new abilities, create new software, and control the emerging world of computer controlled manufacturing devices.

The Microsoft tent at Maker Faire New York will interactively demonstrate how Microsoft technologies and partners help enable people to create "workshops of the future" and realize their full potential as makers. Interactive demonstrations within our tent include easy 3D Printing from Windows 8.1, the touch-friendly programming of TouchDevelop, exciting full-size Boxing Robots, kids creating theatrical animatronic presentations, various microcontrollers, and DIY video games from Project Spark.


Materialise NV

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Far more than just an online 3D printing service, i.materialise helps people to materialise their creative ideas. With over 20 years of experience in the technology, more than 70 3D printers, and the largest selection of materials (including metals) and finishes out there, our support goes beyond 3D printing to address our clients' real needs. Whether you are looking for a specific solution, starting a business or simply want to get your name out there, i.materialise is the partner you can count on.



Apress

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With more than 1,500 books in print and e-formats, Apress is the authoritative source for IT professionals, software developers, and business leaders all over the world. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Since 2007, Apress has been part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world's leading scientific, technical, and medical publishing houses, enabling global distribution of Apress publications. For more information, please visit www.apress.com.


Hape Quadrilla

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"Hape is a world-wide leader in designing and manufacturing high quality baby and children's products made from sustainable materials. The eco-friendly company was established in 1986 in Germany by founder and CEO Peter Handstein. Handstein has a knack for toy design. He uncovered and eventually bought Quadrilla, the ""smarty pants"" and Oppenheim Platinum Award winner of wooden marble runs.

Quadrilla is not a one-time build-and-play toy. It's a system of multi-colored blocks u2013 each with its own function u2013 that can be combined with short or long, curved or straight rails that children use to build a "contraption of sorts". The completed structure is a working marble run and the builder is in charge of its design. Quadrilla is the "smarty pants" of marble run systems on the market today. It operates on kinetic, rather than gravitational, energy.

Eager to build and play with Quadrilla and break away from designing, Wilfried Braun, Quadrilla inventory, jumped at the chance to demonstrate how it works at the Hape Quadrilla booth during the World Maker Faire. "



Purina ONE

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Visitors to the Purina ONE booth at Maker Faire will have the opportunity to create and invent their own do-it-yourself (DIY) puzzle feeder projects to help enrich the feeding experiences of their cats; gather inspiration from the DIY wall u2013 a gallery of projects created from Purina ONE's cat community; and interact with a fun and shareable area at the booth. What you feed your cat is just as important as HOW you feed your cat. Cats are designed to hunt for their food, and while domestic cats have it much easier they still benefit from the stimulation that comes from the hunt. Incorporating a puzzle feeder in addition to a bowl encourages your cat to work for her food, stimulating her mind and body and helping her live her True Nature.



VEX Robotics, Inc.

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VEX Robotics, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Innovation First International, is a leading provider of educational and competitive robotics products to middle schools, high schools, colleges and robotics teams around the world. The VEX Robotics Design System, winner of the 2006 Best of Innovations Award at CES, was built from the ground up and designed to be an affordable, accessible and scalable platform used to teach science, technology, engineering and math education worldwide. The VEXpro product line, designed for large scale competitive robots, gives robotics enthusiasts superior performance for less cost. The new VEX IQ platform, aimed at elementary and middle school students, is a tool-free robotics platform set to revolutionize STEM learning. The company has over 250 man years of experience supporting educational robotics programs and extensive engineering resources on two continents dedicated to the VEX Robotics platform.


NASA Centennial Challenges

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Centennial Challenges is NASA's multi-million-dollar prize competition program that engages citizen inventors, academia and small businesses to solve problems that benefit NASA and the nation. Program Manager Sam Ortega will be speaking in a panel discussion — NASA: Challenging America To Invent — and the program will have an exhibit space throughout the event.



Tinkersphere

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Stop by the Tinkersphere booth to get some robots, toys, hobby electronics, crafts, and tool kits to start tinkering at any age! Tinkersphere hopes to inspire, educate and empower tinkerers of all ages by providing a range of toys, crafts, robot kits, and hobby electronic kits for all skill levels. Tinkersphere is preparing little tinkerers for the digital age we live in while giving grown tinkerers a place to entertain their hobbies and gain new ones. Visit Tinkersphere at 304 East 5th Street (between 1st and 2nd Ave) in Manhattan or online at tinkersphere.com! Tinkersphere is proud to be a sponsor at this year's Makerfaire.



Soft Light

Exhibit

Soft light is a plush portable nightlight. Normally, lightbulbs conjure up the ideas of fragility, burning heat, hard glass. This plays off those notions and in response is a lightbulb that is soft, cool, and durable.