Get started with Invent-abling – Smart Materials sets for makers of all ages!


What does it mean to enable inventiveness through craft? Invent-abling sets try to answer this question by combining, electronics, smart materials, and other inventive materials with craft techniques. Each part of the set can be added to your personal maker toolkit, reused to make several awesome interactive projects. In this demo founder, Deren Guler, will walk you through a few basic projects in the Activating Origami Set and Smart Sewing Set and show you how to combine them with other parts. After the demo you can pick up your own sets at the Invent-abling booth and turn your home into invention studio!



KnowCards help you plan your next hardware, IOT or wearables project. They're a quick and flexible way to consider your options, brainstorm your ideas and share them with others.

Turn flower pots into Internet of Things (IoT) moisture sensors: A live-build!


Inspired by the ''IoT'' and ''the cloud'' but don't know where to start? Create smarter products by easily combining low-cost modular hardware, easy-to-use software & free cloud services for a new twist to projects. Participants will influence a live build from start-to-finish for a garden moisture sensor that texts, tweets and data-logs information to the cloud when it needs water. The open-source hardware/software demo uses a wiring-based rapid prototype platform to program the microcontroller and Node.JS to trigger events in the cloud. Participants will leave with the ability to replicate this project and implement this tech in more designs.

Getting Started with Galileo


Get up and running with the new board based on the Quark SoC X1000 Application Processor, developed in a collaboration between Arduino and Intel. You'll learn set-up process, how to connect Galileo to your computer, and you'll be ready to begin programming in no time. What's more, you'll learn how to use the Galileo to develop your Arduino-based projects, and you'll explore the features and functionality that make Galileo a standout from microcontrollers on the market today.

Home Kitchen Food Handling & Safety


p.o.p. candy co.'s co-founder Bill Waiste is an expert in food preparation, safety and handling, and all kitchen operations. He has 30+ years in restaurant operations and management, and has been a Certified Trainer for Prometric and the National Restaurant Association's Serve-Safe food handling programs since 2002. He has consulted for a number of restaurant and catering groups in kitchen operations and proper food handling. rnrnBill has presented on food handling in the home at Craftcation, a small business and DIY conference last year in Ventura. His presentation, ''Home Kitchen Food Handling and Safety,'' was well received and to help

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi


Go from 0 to Raspberry Pi in 15 minutes with one of the co-authors of Getting Started with Raspberry Pi and MAKE Contributing Editor, Matt Richardson. Learn what Raspberry Pi is, what you'll need to use it, and how makers have been integrating this $35 mini computer in their projects.

The Art of Tinkering


At the Exploratorium we see tinkering as a serious endeavor; at its most basic -- a process that marries play and inquiry. When you're tinkering, you're trying something that you don't quite know how to do -- guided by whim, imagination and curiosity. You're not following step-by-step directions and the outcome isn't predetermined. You're attempting to figure out how things work and continuously iterating. A tinkerer's disposition u2013 essential for innovation and education, develops over time. We'll share stories of Makers who have informed our work over the years and playful ways of combining art, science and technology.

My Cardboard World: Arduino in Context


The beauty of Arduino is being able to build projects that move, light up, make sounds and capture our imaginations. Arduino has broken into classrooms all around the country, but that is only part of the equation. The key teaching embedded electronics, is just that: embedding them. This talk covers a wide range of projects that uses an Arduino, LEDs, motors and sensors paired with cheap, easy to find materials to build projects that put students' imaginations to work

Building Idaho Makers – A Statewide Approach for Libraries


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.

From Concept to Consumer — Searching for the Next Steve Jobs


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.

Don’t Forget Your Camera: Lessons Learned in Documentation


Of all the once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, one of the easiest to prepare for is the creation of your next project. Like every such event, you should have lots of pictures of the process and your only chance is now. After making the novice mistakes of relying on fuzzy photographs of a (temporarily) working circuit with an iPhone 2G and arranging for people to demonstrate a piece without taking lighting into account, Elizabeth wants to spare you the same agonies. Learn why, what, and how to document your next great project. Elizabeth will share opportunities missed, lessons learned, specific tips for documenting your next great project.


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