MindRider is a brain-reading bike helmet developed at the MIT Media Lab that converts a cyclist's EEG levels into an LED display. It also geo-locates the EEG data so that cyclists can review their "Experience Maps" later. For Maker Faire, Catherine Cramer and Stephen Uzzo of the NY Hall of Science will place MindRiders on various Makers throughout the Faire to study the "Maker's Brain." We'll show and discuss our findings during the presentation.
Programmable hardware is key to the maker movement, but many programmable options are rigid and heavy, limiting makers' innovation potential. Flexible programmable hardware is the future and Limberboard is opening the door to innovation.
Taming power consumption of billion of connected devices in the near future will be key. In this presentation we will dig into the low level optimization of an Arduino - you will learn about the tools to do so. Alternate power sources like coin cell and super caps will be used and a wireless communication to your favored smartphone based on Bluetooth(TM) SMART established. Projects like fitness tracker, plant monitoring sensors and most of your fantastic ideas becoming possible - easily. The used PCB design will be made available under OHW.
Destroyed Monster is a theater piece based on a Japanese Noh play, mediated through sets and costumes made of automotive waste and a dumpster-sourced speech activated control system, as well as a how-to exhibit.
LucidTronix designs fun gadgets that are transparent, open-source, and hackable. We make wearable electronics, LED displays, clocks, and game players. We share our code and designs so you can learn and collaborate with us!
Silicon Valley executives, politicians, and makers are calling for children to "code.," but what does that mean? Web sites have been created based on the assumption that self-selecting kids will teach themselves. Such an approach leaves too much to chance and assures inequitable opportunity. A presenter with 30+ years of experience will explore the how, what, and why of teaching computer science to children in a developmentally appropriate fashion so they learn a lot more than how to code. We will discuss appropriate languages for learning, pedagogical strategies and programming projects for the screen and outside of the computer.
Open, hackable personal 3D printing lets you embrace and extend the technology in new and unexpected ways. Fuse plastic on paper to make lamp shades and glider wings, or print finger bones into fabric to make robot hands.rn
Hate Couture is a series of high-fashion pieces created through the algorithmic analysis of the usage and context of hate speech and hateful language on the Internet. I will be discussing the process of creating the garments, starting with scraping text data from social media sites, through the processes used to analyze and visualize the language, and ending with the creation of the final fabric and clothing.
I have a device that is made to keep from people biting their tongue while sleeping. This device is made of soft durable plastic, although i designed the first layout of clay. It can be packaged in different colors and sizes and can come in packages of 1 or more for the entire family or for those that have a problem biting their tongue or grinding their teeth at night while sleeping. It can be sold in dentist office or stores worldwide.