PRAIS – the lord

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''PRAIS - the lord'' (Pool playing Robotic Autonomous Intelligent System) is an autonomous, artificially intelligent robotic system that plays 8-ball pool using a mix of image processing, AI algorithms and rigid body mechanics.






Crowdsourced Gaming u2013 Balloon Pop!

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Balloon Pop! is a crowdsourced game combining a carnival classic, amplified with physical computing, a dash of socket-based communication and powered by an air compressor. Participants use smartphones to control on-stage electronics in a coordinated effort to pop balloons in a race against time. Game mechanics are powered by Node.js and Socket.io. Electronic components included Arduino controlled solenoid valves and custom DIY hardware. This fast-paced game can be enjoyed by spectators and participants alike. Educational and fun, game mechanics and technologies are explained as the action unfolds. All code and hardware is 100% open source.


The Grid

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The Grid is a life size version of the mobile app Flow Free. Instead of connecting circles using your finger, people will be walking on tiles that will light up. The game board is an interactive platform that reacts to steps.


Steampunk Rock Golem

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Introducing my Steampunk Rock Golem. He is 12ft tall comprised of mattress foam, pvc pipe, LEDs and lots of other miscellaneous parts- that all came together to make this creature. He is not just for looks, he can walk too!


Chess Playing Robot

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Play chess against a robot! This project combines a small industrial robot arm, a standard chess board, and a chess computer program to play chess against a human player in a natural way, with the robot moving its own pieces.


Autodesk

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Autodesk 123D is free software integrated with content and fabrication services. At Maker Faire NY Autodesk will be hosting a hands on makerspace where participants can have hands on experiences with our free apps and 3d printers. We also will be hosting an educational hack-a-thon where educators will be answering the question ""How do you use a 3D printer in your classroom?


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.


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.




Blokify

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Blokify building 3d modeling iOS application that allows everyone, including children to quickly and easily make a mental image into a virtual creation via our block based modeling system.





Video Game Plushies: How-To Generate Sewing Patterns from 3D Models

Presenter

Want to make plushies of certain video game characters?nHave no pattern drafting experience?nnFear not!
Using a series of tools and scripts, it is possible to algorithmically generate the sewing patterns for your plushie. Starting with a in-game 3D model of the character, there are a variety of industry tools that can be manipulated to flatten the model, into a series of 2D shells. Using a bit code, those 2D shells can be transformed into viable sewing patterns
Come learn how!