Join MAKE for its second annual Hardware Innovation Workshop.
This award-winning business event shines the spotlight on the most interesting and innovative tools and technology, platforms and projects, and devices and designs based on open source hardware.
The 1-1/2 day event kicks-off Tuesday with a VC panel, “Pitch Your Prototype,” and “Getting Started,” case studies of maker pros with early stage products. The Innovation Showcase follows, a unique opportunity to casually engage with over two dozen makers who have their cutting-edge products and devices on display. Creating an almost magical atmosphere where hardware innovation and creative genius generates spirited ideation, the Innovation Showcase is not to be missed.
An All-Star Maker Pro Lineup
Wednesday is an all-star lineup with over 30 speakers representing leading entrepreneurs and thought leaders at the forefront of the maker movement. Investors, industrial designers, product development teams—anyone looking for insight into the early stage companies with the potential to change the global business landscape—should attend. Register today for early bird prices.
Speakers at the 2013 MAKE Hardware Innovation Workshop include:
Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics and founder of DIY Drones
Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino
Robert Faludi, collaborative strategy leader at Digi International
Bunnie Huang, co-founder of Chumby
Ben Kaufman, founder and CEO of Quirky
Dave Merrill, co-founder and president of Sifteo
Scott Miller, CEO and co-founder of Dragon Innovation
New! Maker Pro Digital Manufacturing Workshop
This year we’ve added a half-day session for maker pros looking for guidance and insight into getting their projects and ideas to the next stage. Beginning at 10am to 1pm, Tuesday, May 14, the three-hour manufacturing deep dive is designed for makers exploring options for getting to scale with their final prototypes. Presented by experts who can facilitate the transition and have extensive experience in small, medium, and large scale manufacturing for startups. Participants are encouraged to bring their designs and prototypes to the workshop.
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Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.