World Health Organization estimates that 158 million people around the world need prescription to prevent low vision or near blindness. EyeCheck is a low-cost alternative for performing eye exams in areas currently underserved by vision services. The solution uses eccentric photorefraction, employing an image capture device with infrared illumination to capture the light reflected from a patient's eyes. Captured images are processed via custom built software, which provides the type of refractive error and its severity. Currently, the team's software is able to detect refractive error with over ninety percent accuracy.



Onewheel - The Self-Balancing, Electric SkateboardrnrnInspired by snowboarding on fresh powder and dreams of hoverboarding, Onewheel produces a completely new riding experience.

How to crowdfund your hardware project?


In November 2013, we at Integreight launched a 30-days crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, to raise $10,000 for our product 1Sheeld, a new Arduino shield that allows you to use your smartphone as a re-configurable shield, we ended up getting $85,000
There a lot of homework before the campaign, a lot of do's and don'ts while executing your campaign, and a lot to follow up on after the campaign
When crowd-funding a maker's product there are a lot of things to take in consideration, how to present your idea, how to shoot a video, design your rewards level, design your campaign page and gain the backers' trust.

Maker to Market: Overcoming Common Roadblocks


Makers are innovators. They are trail-blazers capable of powering advancement in a range of industries. But what happens when makers run into common roadblocks u2013 like lack of funding or resources u2013 that prevent them from progressing a great idea? Join Proto Labs' Cool Idea! Award judges as they discuss where big ideas come from, the importance of creating opportunities that recognize and reward these ideas with the resources and tools necessary, the significance a working prototype plays to get others to buy into the idea (such as venture capitalists, potential backers in a crowd-funding campaign, etc.), popular hardware trends & projections.

3D printed robots who learn


What if you could teach a robot to perform a task, a sort of on-the-job training? Brain Corporations team of neuroscientists have been developing an adaptive intelligence platform that will allow anyone to teach a robot a particular task, without the need for programming or knowledge of complex algorithms. In partnership with Qualcomm, we have implemented our artificial brain on a low-power, high-performance Snapdragon processor that allows the robot to see and act in its environment. Entirely 3D printed, the robot body is a mobile inverted pendulum that was developed with the UC San Diego Coordinated Robotics lab.