Blue Orange Games

Exhibit

We create, publish and promote high-quality, eco-friendly games for the whole family. We are driven to inspire families to “unplug” and connect face to face with the people who matter most by playing games together. We will play games, sell them, and giveaway samples. We will also present our 2014 collection.





kid*spark Powered by Rokenbok

Exhibit

A family friendly booth Rokenbok and kid*spark have paired up to create an amazing totally hands on building and constructing adventure for kids and families. From a massive 2 day community build section with tons of building material, RC vehicles, conveyor ladders, chute systems and hands on play! We'll also have a section to build your own catapults and shoot at moving targets as well as an Educators section for teachers to hear more about our Student Engineering System and classroom curriculum products.


Sony Corporation

Exhibit

Sony unveils the prototype of MESH at Maker Faire Bay Area for the first time. MESH is a concept of open platform that helps you invent. You can connect various functional blocks, such as buttons, LEDs, acceleration sensors, and speakers, all wirelessly. Anyone can use the fun and simple visual UI of MESH to create anything and then share their invention with users all over the world! At the Sony booth, come and play with prototypes or attend a mini-workshop to see how easy and fun MESH is to use. Watch our demo movie to learn more about “What is MESH?” and “How To Use MESH”.


Ford

Exhibit

Activation Space Title: Transit Connect Pinewood Race Description: Ford designed this space to speak to the ingenuity of the thinkers, tinkers, hobbyists and tech enthusiasts who use “remaking” to fulfill an individual vision. Stop by to create and race your own mini Pinewood Transit Connect Vehicle. And share your experience via our Instagram hashtag printer. Check out the winning Transit Connect designs from the Makers Design Challenge—a partnership with DIY blogs, Boing Boing and Make. The challenge encouraged Makers to put their creative vision on display by transforming the Transit Connect into their very own mobile lab.


Pinshape

Exhibit

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!



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.


Cognizant

Exhibit

Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process services is proud to sponsor the Young Makers Tent as part of its Making the Future education initiative which seeks to inspire young learners in science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts by providing fun hands-on learning opportunities. Young Makers and their instructors from Cognizant's Making the Future Afterschool and Summer programs from across the U.S. will be conducting workshops for children attending the Faire, demonstrating how children can




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.





Meet Modio, a new app that lets you design and print your own toys at home

Presenter

Modio, it's the new app that lets you design & customize incredible creatures and turn them into toys using a desktop 3D printer. Easy to use drag and drop functionality lets you build creatures, characters and constructs free-form or from pre-designed templates. Customization features including surface textures let you personalize your creation and then, with the press of a button, your parts are magically sorted by color and prepped to print. So the app is fun but the outcome is also outstanding. With Modio, you get to play! These creations are printed bit by bit and designed to snap together and provide some pretty amazing pose-ability.