This presentation will outline how to create robots with a purpose for less then you'd ever imagine. Cost cutting strategies such as repurposing common materials, using parts from old, broken or discarded appliances, and online bargain resources will be discussed. Examples of actual, functional ''budget'' parts, such as linear slides, will be revealed. Presentation by Ben Hylak (White House Science Fair 2012, invited by both Make and Broadcom, Disney Peer Mentor 2014, and 5-time blue ribbon winner at NYC Maker Fair 2011).
the plastic storm sculpture is a 14' high storm funnel made out of reclaimed plastic bottles, cups, jars, and caps which represents the massive ''storm'' of plastic waste humans generate on a daily basis.
We collect and Felt wool sweaters to Upcycle creating all kinds of custom designed fun & practical products from Wearable Art, & customized heirloom patchwork blankets to Giant Potholder Rugs. Fun kits for parties & groups!
Common household appliances break or become obsolete. Good materials get used once or not at all. Come aboard the Physics Bus to see everyday stuff reincarnated into exhibits that showcase unusual physics phenomena.
''Digital Being'' is a series of installations of technological garbage based on the hypothetical existence of an invisible and formless creature born within e-waste. 'Map of Manhattan' is a large version of it.
Seeed is a hardware innovation platform for makers to grow inspirations into differentiating products. By working closely with technology providers of all scale, Seeed provides accessible technologies with quality, speed and supply chain knowledge. When prototypes are ready to iterate, Seeed helps productize 1 to 1,000 pcs using in-house engineering, supply chain management and agile manufacture forces. Seeed also team up with incubators, China tech ecosystem, investors and distribution channels to portal Maker startups beyond.
We make The Nomad 883, a ready to run CNC Mill that's at home anywhere.
Create to win! Complete a project at Swap-O-Rama-Rama and enter to win great new sewing tools. Complete 6 projects to enter to win The Grand Prize: sewing machine and full tool kit! Show completed projects at the Textile Talk Lounge to enter. Located in the Textile Talk Lounge, inside Swap-O-Rama-Rama - Sat 3:30 pm, Sun 3:00 pm.
Textiles in the Tech Space/Hacker SpacennSewing, knitting, embroidery... many of these occupations are considered old fashioned and purely crafty. Certainly not things associated with the "tech space". Creating a niche for these arts in traditionally tech-heavy hackerspaces poses challenges and has considered rewards for crafters and techies alike. This is my story about what it was like to blend these two things I love so much in my communities.
Tired of the plain old t-shirt in your closet? Do you have some oversized shirts? Learn how to recycle shirts with hardware! This is an intro to using grommets and studs and how they can be easy ways to pin, pull and tuck fabric, all without sewing!
I am an east bay artist, designer, and innovator. I constantly look for ways to think outside the box while reducing waste. Working as a designer at Ekso Bionics I have reduced the amount of waste by using it in my art.
Dig through the piles of clothes at Swap-O-Rama-Rama and bring it over to the live silk-screening station by Homeygrown. Choose your print and they'll slap a fresh print on that old t-shirt!
I am going to show various ways to UpCycle used textiles into expressive pieces of wearable art. I will be discussing the environmental impacts of fashion industry in relation to my small upcycled clothing line.
Coming Home Goods is a social enterprise that upcycles textile waste into beautiful home furnishings and employs the formerly incarcerated. Its founder, Paula Luu will discuss how the maker movement can make a positive impact in the community by diverting waste from our landfills and creating jobs for those who need it most.