ROBLOX

Exhibit

ROBLOX is the largest user-powered content site in online games and the #1 entertainment site for kids and teens, giving players powerful tools to make and share fantastic games -– and be rewarded for their creations. With an expanding arsenal of development features and a engaged global playerbase of millions, ROBLOX gives players the fuel to launch into indie game development. Visit us at Maker Faire Bay Area to meet our staff as well as some of our top developers who will be showcasing their creations. For more information, go to www.ROBLOX.com.


Oru Kayak

Exhibit

SAN FRANCISCO, CA The 2014 ISPO Product of the Year, the Oru Kayak, uses a brilliantly innovative, origami-inspired design to transform from a compact suitcase into an elegant, high-performance 12 foot boat. Now in the second year of production, the Oru Kayak is changing the way people explore the outdoors and experience nature. Originally conceived as a kayak for urban apartment dwellers, the Oru Kayak can be stored and transported anywhere, and the applications for it are endless. Paddlers can keep an Oru Kayak in the trunk of the car for spur of the moment expeditions or hike it through the backcountry to remote waters. And, it can be or checked on airplanes as luggage, carried on the back of a bicycle, or transported by train or bus. The Oru Kayak has won widespread praise not just for its clever design and unique capacity to fold up, but also for its on-the-water performance.


Nuts & Volts/ServoMag

Exhibit

Nuts & Volts is the leading magazine for those seriously interested in electronics. There now remain only a few magazines written for the electronics community with Nuts & Volts being the highest readership, longest running electronics publication left in the US today. We also have readers and advertisers that have been with us since the early 80s. Nuts & Volts is written for the hands-on hobbyist, design engineer, technician, and experimenter. The diversity of subjects appeals to all levels of experience and spans such topics as Arduino projects, Raspberry Pi projects, amateur robotics, circuit design, lasers, computer control, home automation, microcontrollers, data acquisition, new technology, DIY projects, electronic theory, and more, not to mention the popular BASIC Stamp. We're looking forward to meeting you so stop by booth 307 and say hello!


EcoReco Corporation

Exhibit

EcoReco Corp. is dedicated to provide eco-friendly alternatives to today’s energy-depleting, environment-threatening norms in urban transportation. We put our efforts to innovate and to develop practical and affordable technologies in order to achieve the goal, because we know only the combination of the right product and the right business model can create sustainable impacts.


Carbon Origins

Exhibit

Carbon Origins is a start up aerospace company with the goal to make space commonplace. They are currently developing the next generation of suborbital rockets designed to carry small to mid-sized payloads to space. At Maker Faire they are launching an




Smoke ring trike 2.0

Exhibit

Using a huge, 2 ft diameter, 6 foot long, vortex generator our trike blows giant smoke rings while being pedaled around Maker Faire. At night the trike will be lit up with EL wire and the smoke rings with LEDs.





String from Sticks!

Presenter

Stringmaking Demonstration The knowledge of how to ply fibers into usable lengths is one of the most basic, essential and important of human life skills, and yet, most modern people have never seen it done. Cordage (string) & rope have long been utilized (and treasured) by humans from every part of the world as tools in fishing and hunting, for carrying burdens, constructing shelters, in textiles, for tying bundles of possessions together, and so on. This demonstration helps bring this essential technology to life.


Ruby Laser

Exhibit

This custom ruby laser was built from surplus parts, and produces enough energy in a single shot to drill holes in metal. Ruby lasers have also been used to make hologram snapshots and to measure the distance to the moon.





HomeBrew Robotics Club

Exhibit

''HomeBrew Robotics Club'' members have a wide range of expertise in robotics from beginning to expert and there are no age restrictions, so if you have an interest in the field of robotics, please join us.


Rory Dawson

Performer

Rory has been playing freestyle footbag and developing robotic systems since 2004. Eventually he discovered that he could combine both passions by lighting up and roboticizing footbags and shoes with LEDs and sensors.


Let’s measure the Speed of Light!

Presenter

Everyone talks about the speed of light, but hardly anyone every measures it
This is a fun backyard project - we'll use a laser-pointer (the kind you use to annoy cats); a signal generator will switch the beam on and off a million times a second. A piece of glass will split the light into two beams - one goes to a nearby photodiode, the other laser beam bounces off a distant mirror and returns to a second photodiode
Watch the outputs of the two photodiodes on a dual-trace oscilloscope - you can see the difference in arrival times of the two beams. Divide the distance and by the time difference -- and there's the speed o light!