Serious Robots on a Budget


This presentation will outline how to create robots with a purpose for less then you'd ever imagine. Cost cutting strategies such as repurposing common materials, using parts from old, broken or discarded appliances, and online bargain resources will be discussed. Examples of actual, functional ''budget'' parts, such as linear slides, will be revealed. Presentation by Ben Hylak (White House Science Fair 2012, invited by both Make and Broadcom, Disney Peer Mentor 2014, and 5-time blue ribbon winner at NYC Maker Fair 2011).

Computer Music Embodiment and Interactive Sound Design


The presentation will be focused on discussing the possibilities available on the market and techniques that allow the use of BioFeedback sensors to compose, perform and interact with music. Adriano's talk will focus on the importance of Kinesthetic for the development of Performance arts and will analyze his collection of work including the use of: Kinect, Leapmotion, iOS, accelerometers and several other ways to control and interact with the computer in the music making process. The presentation will analyze the Interactive Sound Design approach of Adriano Clemente

New York’s Next Top Makers Fellows Announcement


New York Economic Development Corporation Executive Vice President Eric Gertler will announce the selection of 6 companies for the 2014-2015 New York's Next Top Makers program.
The companies are being selected by a panel of expert judges including Maker Faire's Sherry Huss, Makers Row's Tanya Menendez, Microsoft's John Paul Farmer and Power Clip's Robin Reid, who was a 2013 Next Top Maker. The NYCEDC program serves as a catalyst for NYC-based hardware startups, innovative technologists and design-driven entrepreneurs to take their prototypes to market. Sponsors include Microsoft, Autodesk Fusion 360, Capital One Labs and Capital One Investing for Good.


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