Being Human in a Digital World: Lessons from the Intersections of Technology and Culture

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As the Director of User Experience Research in Intel Labs, Bell leads a team of social scientists, interaction designers, human factors engineers and computer scientists. Bell will share how her and her team's approach has fundamentally altered the way Intel envisions and plans its products so that they are centered on people's needs rather than simply silicon capabilities.






ITS-A-BOB

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The ITS-A-BOB extends playtime with one of the most universal objects in the world—a balloon — and transforms balloons into a playful, social experience to share with othersrn


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

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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!


Introducing Intel Edison

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Intel Edison technology packs a robust set of features into its small size -- delivering great performance, durability, and a broad spectrum of I/O and software support. Those versatile features help meet the needs of a wide range of makers and pro-makers. Jim will provide an introduction to using Linux* with the Intel Edison technology's hardware, software, and cloud capabilities. In addition, he will outline how the new Intel Edison board, paired with a number of expansion boards, can support the thousands of ideas on the cusp of being invented.






Spread Code the Brooklyn Way

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Momo Akade, a Brooklyn-native, former teacher and lifelong maker, is the founder of Gigabryte, a platform that introduces kids to programming through wearable electronics. She created GigaBryte to help close the racial and ethnic divide in the field of computing. Momo was lucky enough to grow up in Brooklyn in the 80s and 90s, when Hip Hop music and fashion exploded on the scene. In this presentation, she'll pay homage to the MCs, DJs, graffiti artists, and break dancers who shaped her early identity as a maker, as well as to the sneakerhead kids she taught who inspired her to develop new pathways into STEAM.


Democratizing the Internet of Things

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Our mission at littleBits is to put the power of electronics in the hands of everyone. We've built the most accessible and extensive library of modular electronics so that everyoneu2013from a professional designer to a grade school studentu2013can be creative with electronics. We believe that hardware needs to be limitless and that the Internet of Things needs to be democratized. The next billion dollar idea isn't going to come from a large corporation, it's going to come from designers, makers, educators, kids, entrepreneurs; it's going to come from you. littleBits is the platform that will enable you to prototype and build that idea.


PourSteady

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PourSteady is a Brooklyn-based startup that is building a robotic coffee system that makes consistent, great tasting cups of freshly brewed pour-over coffee for commercial clients and discerning coffee drinkers everywhere.


The Grommet

Exhibit

Founded by Jules Pieri and Joanne Domeniconi, The Grommet is a launch platform for innovative products with a purpose by Makers with stories. Visit our booth to experience a variety of early-stage products in action.


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