MICA returns this year with students from Wash and Wear Electronics class, showing Arduino based interactive Wash and Wear Electronics Fashions using sensors, LEDs, sound and motion. Come see RobotFest's Wash and Wear Electronic Fashion Show with clothing creations feature Lilypad microcontrollers, LEDs, conductive thread, and more! Experience more of MICA at www.mica.edu.
Art Institute of Washington
See the "DC DEMOBOTS" from the Art Institute of Washington created in their "Intro to Animatronics" class. Visual Effects Prof. Stefan Prosky will have a couple of his sound/music toys and simple art robots to try out. Sooo come by and play with our ART! See some of the students work here, here, here and here. Check out some of Prof. Stefan's work here.
St. Philip Neri Technology Club
The St. Philip Neri Technology Club will be demonstrating their autonomous Robot Sumo Wrestling. These students in 4th-8th grade have completed projects in digital photography, digital music, movie making, and Lego NXT Robotics. These robots are NOT remote controlled. Once the students hit go, its every robot for themselves... itself... well you get it...! Sponsored by St. Philip Neri Catholic School (Linthicum, MD).
ROBOXEN - Miles Pekala
Miles will be presenting cardboard Robot Kits and things! Various simple kid friendly robot and technology kits will be on display. Robot builders of all ages can come a build a simple little robot out of card board or make other card board creations!
Check out roboxen.com for more information.
Harrison Instruments designs quality theremins using a variety of technologies, and fabricates prototypes for both consumer-direct and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) requirements. The theremin, named for its inventor, Leon Theremin, was introduced in the 1920s as one of the first electronic musical instruments. The owner of the company, Arthur Harrison, oversees the design and production of all Harrison Instruments theremins to provide the highest performance for cost, meeting his personal criteria for rugged, reliable and playable instruments.
Lego Combat Robots - Creghton Kinney
Creghton will be showing the Lego NXT battle bots using Wii remote Control! These robots use bluetooth technology to communicate with a laptop computer. Come by and drive these robots! Also see a interactive hacking simulation.
HacDC is DC's hackerspace - a tech/arts/engineering nonprofit collective. HacDC members improve the world by creatively rethinking technology. We break, build, and occasionally abuse technology in the pursuit of greater knowledge about how it works and repurposing it to build new things. HacDC will be exhibiting projects created by their members, including a DIY CNC machine. For more information go hacdc.org.
Baltimore's Harford Hackerspace is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization whose members teach each other through group and individual projects. Each of our members have their own skills but we all share one thing in common and that is our love for science and technology. We operate out of Baltimore County in Rosedale. For more information on becoming a member, check out www.harfordhackerspace.org.
R/C Combat Tanks
The R/C Tank Combat hobby is dedicated to the battling of radio-controlled large-scale models of tanks, armored cars and artillery. All combat is waged using standard, readily available paintball equipment, allowing realistic and safe tactical battles.
The Baltimore Node is a member-run hackerspace where people can hack, craft, and make interesting things in a supportive and collaborative environment. This year we're bringing back the popular compressed air rocket launcher to shoot paper cardboard tube rockets and nerf darts. We'll also bring a 3D printer makerbot and also a stormtrooper. The Node sponsors regular workshops and events on a broad range of topics. Come find us at 120 W North Avenue in Baltimore or online at baltimorenode.org.
R2 DC Builders Club
R2DC is the Washington D.C. (MD, DC, PA, VA) sub group of the worldwide R2-D2 Builders Club. We exist to share information and techniques on how to build the famous Astromech droids as seen in the Star Wars movie saga. These robots are accurate replicas of the movie props, featuring sound, lights and radio control for a realistic experience. There are twelve members participating locally who have built several droids (as well as other non-Star Wars robots) that visit conventions and charity events. Our robots are made from a variety of materials and most are radio controlled. Some of our builders have been experimenting with other means of operation i.e. microcontroller, Arduino and wi-fi. The robots range from fairly simple operation (rolling, head spin and sound) to more complex functions like changing from three-legged mode to two-legged mode or having doors open and close and objects popping in and out. Our club incorporates members from all levels of expertise from novice to engineers. We enjoy sharing our experiences and learning from each other. For more information about R2DC, please visit us at www.r2dc.com.
We will be showing the latest in RepRap technology, including a working MakerBot- come see how DIY 3D printing works for yourself. RepRap is a free desktop 3D printer capable of printing plastic objects. Since many parts of RepRap are made from plastic and RepRap can print those parts, RepRap can be considered a self-replicating machine - one that anyone can build given time and materials. It also means that - if you've got a RepRap - you can print lots of useful stuff, and you can print another RepRap for a friend. For more information visit our wiki page.
First Lego League
FIRST LEGO League team will have a demo of a FLL competition game table with current missions. Learn how you can get involved with FLL programs in your school.
The Baltimore SDIY Group
An electronic music & sound effects group:The Baltimore SDIY Group.
DC Robotics Group
Come join a growing group of engineers, hackers, researchers, artists, and entrepreneurs with a passion for robotics and robot technologies. Modeled on similar groups in Silicon Valley and Pittsburgh, we're aiming to kick-start a community for robotics and robotics/hardware startups in the D.C. metro area. Whether you're looking to build your first robot or you're a veteran roboticist seeking collaborators, come share your knowledge, learn from others, and network.
Robodyssey Systems will show its line of robust educational robots. Robodyssey believes that robotics is a rich context for teaching math and science because building and programming robots is fun! It is like creating unique life forms and builders learn by playing as they complete each simple, incremental task. Robodyssey takes an empirical approach to learning electronics - each concept is observed by the builder and becomes a solid building block for creating ever more complex systems.
AMRAD is the Amateur Radio Research and Development Corporation, a non-profit corporation. For over 30 years they have been on the cutting edge of amateur radio technologies, including the packet radio AX25 industry standard, the AO-27 small satellite and work on low frequency radio communications. Our current efforts include the Charleston radio and the capacity to design and built it using surface mount technology. Stop by and see the receiver design and what it takes to build this design. In addition, we have uncovered a number of UHF transceiver modules that can be used to remotely control systems using amateur radio or license free radio channels.
"Building Dreams 1 Layer at a Time"
Max Corbin will be demonstrating 3D Printing projects that he has designed using 3D "open source" modeling software.
International R/C Warship Combat Club
Founded in 1978, the International R/C Warship Combat Club, Inc. (IRCWCC) is the original organization dedicated exclusively to promoting safety, good sportsmanship and fun in the hobby of radio controlled semi-scale model warship competition. Battery operated 1/144 scale models of warships which operated between 1905 and 1946 are constructed by members. They are equipped with CO2 gas powered cannons and maneuver in mock battles as they attempt to damage or sink their opponents.
Visit them here.
Fab Lab Baltimore
Fab Lab Baltimore is part of the International Fab Lab Network, an outreach project through MIT's Center for Bits and Atoms. We provide public access to digital design and fabrication technologies. Fab Labs can be used to design and create anything from electronics and small scale working prototypes, to architectural components, and almost everything in between.
DC Area Drone User Group
This is a group for amateur and professional drone users committed to promoting the use of flying robots for recreational, humanitarian, and artistic purposes.
Nova Labs is a nonprofit MakerSpace located in Reston, Virginia. We provide the space and tools to grow a community where enthusiastic collaborators of any skill level can converge to make things. Our vision is to empower everyone to rediscover the joy of making things.
Lego based Multilevel Automated Car Parking System
This automated car parking system consists of multiple levels of parking floor in which each floor has eight lots. In the center of the lot, there is vertical lift having shaft with retractable arm. The shaft can move on the vertical lift horizontally while the arm can rotate around the lift axis. A car is driven to the entrance for parking and the arm transports the car to the available parking lot and it also brings the car back to the exit. The level zero is reserved for entry and exit and control room. This project is based on Lego Mindstorm NXT 2.0 and programmed using NXC (Not eXtactly C).
Don't forget to visit us! We will be more than happy to tell you about the exciting things we do! The Unallocated Space will have a variety of friendly demonstrations and FREE projects for all ages! We will also be raffling an exciting kid friendly Electronic Project Kit for $1 donation per ticket. All proceeds will be split with the National Electronics Museum and Unallocated Space.
Maryland Experimental, Electronic and Electroacoustic
Maryland Experimental, Electronic and Electroacoustic evolved from idea`s emerging in 2012 regarding non-commercial music technologies and performance situations among a group of friends and associates in the Washington and Baltimore area`s. It is an idea as much as an informal "organization" of kindred spirits. In 2012, we were fortunate to be able to organize several musical event`s and hope to be able to do so again in 2013.
The picture shows 2 participant`s, one in the foreground and one on the big screen, from MD3E in a live audio / video performance at National Electronics Museum in Nov. 2012.
Todd Blatt is a mechanical engineer, artist, hacker and professional maker. In 2010 he founded Custom 3D Stuff, an object creation firm. They offer consulting, 3D modeling, and design services as well as sell custom 3D printed objects, including props, jewelry, and engineering prototypes. Todd spent 2012 working as a 3d designer and as the principal liaison with the MakerBot marketing department, responsible for integrating 3D design and printing in all marketing efforts. Todd graduated from UMBC', is a Google Glass Explorer, and a member of the Baltimore Node Hackerspace.
NEM UAV QUADCOPTER COURSE & CHALLENGE
Learn about Quadcopters and participate in an Engineering challenge to apply what you learned in the course over the summer. The course will consist of four 3-hour sessions, covering the fundamentals of Quadcopter operation, remote control and interfaces, defining and executing the engineering challenge. This is an excellent opportunity for the beginner and experienced Quadcopter user alike. Come be involved with an exciting team of experienced engineers that will guide you through journey.
DEVICE's latest project is a quantum locking kit. When a superconducting disk is cooled in liquid nitrogen, it will become "locked" within any sufficiently strong magnetic field. When placed near a permanent magnet, the superconducting disk will follow the magnet's movements: up, down, upside down, sideways, even spinning.
Hexacopter and Ground Control Demo V-LINC creates technological solutions to improve the independence and quality of life for individuals of all ages with disabilities in Maryland. We do this through a mix of off-the-shelf computer software and equipment and one-of-a-kind, customized assistive technology.