SpinBots is a workshop that allows kids to build a working ArtBot. Using surplus motors, switches and laser cut parts, young roboteers can build their very own art making robot.
The Robogamers is a NYC team that builds robots in a NYC apartment building basement. The most recent robot is built out of aluminum, thermoplastic and 3d printed parts. It can pick up & deliver things.
Come make circuits using conductive and insulating play dough. In this hands-on session a young maker will show you some of her favorite Squishy Circuit activities and help you try them out! Children and families welcome! NOTE: Workshop will meet at Make: Education Cafe, and adjourn to an adjacent workshop space.
Though design was once the sacred realm of professionals with special training, 3D tools and fabrication techniques are now taught at schools, breeding a new generation of empowered makers. Come hear about the future from design education innovators
Introduction by designer and author Carla Diana, featuring a sneak peek of The Maker Prince, an upcoming Maker Media children's book on the future of 3D printing
Mini-presentations:nK-12- Jaymes Dec, Head of Fab Lab at Marymount School for GirlsnCollege Design Programs- Mike Glaser, Director, Drexel Univ. Product DesignnBeyond College- Jeffrey Lipton, Cornell Univ. Creative Machines Lab
Maker West meets Maker East! Rick and Keith have been working on this project together for a major project in an upcoming issue of MAKE Magazine. They'll be meeting for the first time at WMF NY for the first time to give a sneak peak of their project. They will not just be talking about the Air Rocket Glider (ARG), but demoing it as well!
Young Makers, co-founded by MAKE's founder Dale Dougherty just completed it's third year. The program exists nationally, but Young Makers has taken off in the Bay Area. Come hear our story from California and how you can start your own group!
WaterColorBot is a brand-new project from Super Awesome Sylvia and Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories: a kid-friendly art robot that moves a paintbrush to paint your digital artwork onto paper, using a set of watercolor paints.
This EMG controlled robotic hand was just a project - shown at Maker Faire - until earlier this year. Now, it is on its way to become a consumer product, at a fraction of the cost of today's "advanced prosthetics."
Catapults have existed for over 2,000 years, and have changed significantly over the years, from the complexity of a Ballista with its two rope bundles and complex winches, to the simplicity of a traction Trebuchet, or a sling shot
On the practical side, you will leave having started down the road towards designing and constructing your own backyard weaponry
Ayah Bdeir, founder and CEO of littleBits, has long been a part of the maker movement and has lead several STEAM initiatives. She has observed how quickly young children can take to building with electronics and craft materials. A child's innate desire to create and transcend boundaries is something adults can learn from.
In this presentation, Ayah will combine the lessons she's learned with ongoing trends. She will also announce the winners of the littleBits Global Makeathon.
William enjoys woodworking very much and this past Spring, he completed his first laser cutting project. After the a boston Bombings in April, he decided to make rulers by laser cutting that he then sold at school to raise money for Boston Strong. The plans were done on Inkscape the the cutting was done at a Fab Lab in Rhode Island.
Create light-up plants and moving animals for our "garden" u2013 using cardboard, string and pipe cleaners, AND/OR build a solar-powered draw-bot out of found objects that will design the base of our "garden".
Make your own robot, it's easy! Using an RC car base, a kitchen size trash bin, a lettuce container, dryer tube, and a couple of LED lights for eyes, you too can have a robot companion. Try it!
I created a motorized wheelchair transfer device that allows users to get in and out of wheelchairs by themselves. This is a screw based device to move the seat, with a reclaimed ATV motor and battery pack.
A Microsoft Kinect and Arduino based rehabilitation system to help injured veterans in physical therapy. A hardware-software prototype, with feedback to power limb movement and exercises at home in a game like fashion,