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Maker Profile: DC Electro

DC Electro

DC Electro_electric bicycle

Performance Electric Bikes DC Electro is a maker of high performance custom/commercial electric bikes. Where other electric bike companies seek to replace your bicycle, DC Electro’s primary objective is to replace your car. Our ebikes offer the highest level of performance, design and sustainability – transforming the way we commute and move across the urban fabric.

http://www.dcelectro.com/

Maker Profile: Circuit Fashionwear

Circuit Fashionwear

Maker Faire Attendees can make a wristband that has circuits sewn into it to make a FLASHY expression.  Led lights, small batteries and conductive silver thread make a lighted wristband/bracelet that show off your sparkly nature.

Fun article about soft circuits from MAKE Magazine:

“Do you like crafting or sewing? Do you love LEDs? Well, why not combine your passions with this ‘wire-free’ LED bracelet!

Here’s a quick and relatively easy soft-circuit project we led a workshop on in April 2007. Have a little fun with conductive thread and ‘sewing’ circuits and make a cool battery-powered LED cuff to wear out and about. It is only powered while you are wearing it because the fastener acts as a switch. No soldering/wiring required!” Article LINK

Who knew Science could be so fun!

 

Maker Profile: Random Orbit

Random Orbit

Chip Can Stool

Chip Can Stool by Random Orbit Studio

Random Orbit Studio is a two person design and build team. They make furniture, wood objects and accessories. Random Orbit often uses recycled items and vintage ephemera to make cool modern objects.

Chinese Checkers Table

More at their website: www.randomorbitstudio.com

 

Maker Profile: In Dimensions

The future of sculpture is here!

Mana Digital logo

At the Faire: A presentation of various 3D printed and sculptural artworks from Dennis Harroun

Dennis Harroun  has been collaborating with a specialty 3D printing service (Offload Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia) as well as using his own “B9 Creator” to bring my CG models to life!

The possibility to utilize additive manufacturing printers for art is now reaching the consumer level and beyond!

These Color prints represent the latest in 3D printing technology whereas the B9 creator produces incredible results for a fraction of the price as a printer that can also add color through each “pass” or “layer”.  Many new possibilities for jewelry and finely detailed or even “impossible to make by hand” designs are now within the reach of anyone willing to learn 3D modeling. As a sculptor utilizing such programs as Maya, Mudbox and Zbrush Dennis creates pieces in the computer then send these finished files to the printer much like one would a text document.

More information on Dennis’ work at his website: http://dharrounmodels.blogspot.com/

Maker Profile: Supercomputing Challenge

Supercomputing Challenge

Supercomputing Challenge is a non profit where mid and high schoolers get a chance to make a difference in their community or in real science and math NOW!

The Mission of the Supercomputing Challenge is to teach teams of middle and high schools students how to use powerful computers to analyze, model and solve real world problems.

Supercomputing Challenge teams tackle a range of interesting problems to solve. The most successful projects address a topic that holds great interest for the team. In recent years, ideas for projects have come from Astronomy, Geology, Physics, Ecology, Mathematics, Economics, Sociology, and Computer Science. It is very important that the problem a team chooses is what we call “real world” and not imaginary. A “real world” problem has measurable components. We use the term Computational Science to refer to science problems that we wish to solve and explain using computer models. See their website’s science projects page for details and examples.

More on their website: http://supercomputingchallenge.org