Taktia

Exhibit

Taktia will be demonstrating our first-of-its-kind handheld CNC machine. Attendees will be able to try out our working prototype, which is the size of a handheld router and can be used to precisely cut shapes of any size out of wood, plastic, or sheet metal, directly from a digital design. How does it work? The user loads a 2D shape that they want to cut, and then positions the tool manually in the approximate area of the tool path. The tool then uses a camera to track where it is, and can adjust its own position to move the cutting device to be exactly on the plan. To cut a shape, the user just approximately follows the desired path by following graphics on an onboard screen, and the tool constantly self-adjusts to follow the plan perfectly. You can see a YouTube video of the tool here: http://youtu.be/-UmL7xZZSUk


Rise Robotics

Exhibit

Rise Robotics mission is to democratize robotics. Our business is creating powerful human motion with robotic body parts enabled by breakthrough mechanical inventions.


EcoReco Corporation

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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.


Pinshape

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pinshape is a 3D printing community that makes exploring, sharing, selling, downloading and ordering 3D prints simple & fun! We're a startup in Mountain View's #500Startups accelerator program. To celebrate Maker Faire - we're giving away a MakerBot Replicator 2 3D Printer - Register to win in 10 seconds here - www.pinshape.com/contest Come by and meet the founders of Pinshape, watch us 3D print a few cool shapes, and win a 3D printer!



Nuts & Volts/ServoMag

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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!


Type A

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Having quadrupled in sales last year, Type A Machines recently expanded their factory line to San Leandro, inside of the Gate - an old Caterpillar plant. With new facilities in place, Type A is quickly responding to demand and becoming the quality brand choice for developers, professionals and expert makers looking to produce on the FFF platform. With fully integrated wifi, a 12x12x12


Carbon Origins

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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



Uber

Exhibit

Uber is a mobile app that connects riders to drivers with the push of a button. Request a ride in the app and a driver will appear in minutes to take you where you need to go. Payment is automatic and no cash or tip needed.



Orbotix

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Sphero is the world’s first robotic ball that you control from your smartphone or tablet. Choose from over 30 apps and launch a whole new world of gameplay. Drive Sphero, turn your living room into a video game with augmented reality apps, or upgrade family game night with multiplayer games. Sphero is even making moves in the classroom with crash courses in programming using MacroLab. The result is limitless possibilities for new types of gameplay that meld the virtual and real worlds for a fun gaming experience.







Making Toys with Maker Tech and Selling Them: Tales from the Frontline

Presenter

I'll talk about using 3D printing, textile printing, laser cutting and games to make customised toys, and how we brought Makies through traditional toy safety certification and got them onto real shelves at retail.
I'll talk about sales, margins, materials, design techniques and software, pitfalls, things to avoid, where the opportunity lies: make it quite a How-To.


The Touch Board: Hacking Kickstarter to turn a project into a product

Presenter

Crowdfunding presents us with an unprecedented opportunity to turn our projects into products, but its not as straightforward as it may seem! Matt will talk about why Bare Conductive choose crowdfunding as a way to morph the Touch Board from an internal R&D project into a successful product. He will cover everything from the development of the idea, the structuring of the campaign and the realities of responding to a massive oversubscription of interest.


The Other Singularity, The Impact of DIY on Product Design

Presenter

The DIY attitudes of the punk rock '70s have become the make movement of this century. Adhocracies are rising and having a real impact on the world of professional capital D design and bell curve products. This talk will focus on how this movement is impacting clients, users and the work.
The talk explores the credo Think by Making, Deliver by Demo and examines a futurist provocation called the other singularity. This talk will be filled with humor, energy, examples of things made both serious and provocative.