Building Idaho Makers – A Statewide Approach for Libraries

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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

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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

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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.


Best Practices for Open Source Hardware in 2014

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In the past year OSHWA, the Open Source Hardware Association, has worked with the community to develop a modern list of best practices for designing, releasing and building upon existing open source hardware projects. Windell Oskay, Vice President of OSHWA, will discuss recommended approaches, touching upon open source design tools, documentation, hosting, licenses, and other current issues. Time permitting, we will also take questions from the audience.







Networked mobile robots with Python or JavaScript on BeagleBone

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Building mobile robots keeps getting easier and easier, but we are also expecting them to do more and more. Start with high-level languages like Python and JavaScript to help make integration with everything else on the Internet easier
This presentation is a rapid-fire tour of how people are building robots today using BeagleBone Black. It covers controlling your bot from a web page including a game controller and streaming video and audio from your bot, range finding and collision sensing, determining motion and orientation, determining amount of wheel rotation, network connectivity, web API integration and vision processing.


Making on a National Scale: NOVA’s MAKING STUFF Outreach Community

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In the winter of 2013, NOVA began recruiting STEM educators from across the country for a project wherein participants would use a social media platform to collaborate on the delivery of a set of hands-on maker projects designed for middle school aged learners. Join NOVA Education and learn how the MAKING STUFF national network of 70+ sites has, over the past five months, worked together to create fun, unique, and educational maker experiences for audiences of learners nationwide.


Mobile Ham Radio Stations

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Ham radio offers the opportunities to explore electronics, build your own gear, explore wireless communications, and network with others. We'll show you how it's done, how to operate a mobile station, and how to get your lice


AerScreen

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AerScreen is an innovative display screen unlike any other type of display. Our screen is comprised of only air and water particles, which produce a translucent screen flowing in mid air. A screen that you can interact with.


Get your stuff made: four approaches to open hardware manufacturing

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At Maker Faire's there's lots of people with a hobby project that might be ready to take the leap to manufactured product. This presentation is about the four primary ways the open source hardware is being manufactured today.
This presentation had been updated with our year long on the ground experience making in Shenzhen, China, a maker's paradise.


Home Coffee Roasting

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Sweet Maria's Coffee would like to show you how easy it is to roast the freshest coffee at home with just a popcorn popper and a few household items you already have in your kitchen.




Getting Started with 3D Printing

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Attend one of our quick Getting Started with 3D Printing sessions to get a sense of the basics of how desktop 3D printers work, what you can expect to make with one right now, and how to learn more so that you can join the "3D Printing Revolution" yourself!