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Ivy Tech Community College is a returning sponsor for Makevention. Their technology team will be at Makevention showcasing their Raspberry Pis, lab created guitars, chairs designed and created by their Design Technology students, 3D printed items, and more. Make sure to stop by their booth and show your appreciation for their ongoing support of Makevention.
Thanks so much to the Pinnacle Learning Center for their sponsorship of Makevention. Pinnacle has sponsored Makevention from the beginning, and without their support, the first Makevention might not have happened. Make sure to stop by their booth and check out Pinnacle’s hands-on approach to learning.
The Pervasive Technology Institute at Indiana University has been sponsoring Makevention since it began, and they are again a platinum sponsor for the 2016 event. PTI provides cutting edge high performance computing and storage to researchers at IU and around the country, and PTI researchers use those resources to tackle problems in Big Data, cybersecurity, genomics, and more. We can’t thank PTI enough for their support.
The Robotic Drawing Collective is a group of robots operating out of a bedroom in Bloomington, IN. They draw pictures. For this exhibit, the RDC will be bringing one of the drawing robots, a repurposed vinyl cutting machine, which will draw live. In addition, there will be an interactive software program, written in Processing, one of the custom tools that the RDC uses to create drawings, that visitors will be able to control. Images made using it could be drawn. Also, drawings will be displayed and sold, both matted and framed.
Sew Your Own Bookmark Book Light with Creativity Labs!
Sew a little light into your life! Come learn about the exciting new domain of e-textiles—electronics embedded into clothing and other soft articles. Then, learn how to use conductive thread to sew an LED light into a fabric bookmark! No prior experience with sewing or electronics needed.
The Jerry Slocum Collection of Mechanical Puzzles embodies a lifetime pursuit of the intriguing and the perplexing. The result is the largest assemblage of its kind in the world, with over 35,000 puzzles and 4,000 puzzle related books. The puzzles in the collection range from Victorian era amusements to cutting edge designs by modern designers who use laser cutters and three-dimensional printing to create their designs. Learn about the fourteen different types of puzzles and the different challenges each pose. Puzzles from our hands-on collection will be at the booth for attendees to solve. This year we are also proud to have a group of hands-on puzzles 3D printed puzzles for attendees to try as well. Hear from the Lilly Library’s Curator of Puzzles about how puzzle designers develop their deviously difficult creations, and just maybe find a new idea for your next project. Or stop by and chat with IU Libraries Scholarly Technologies Librarian Leanne Nay about the different maker related projects occurring at the IU Libraries and on campus.
Come check out everything about locks at the Columbus Key booth. They will be showing electronic lock building and allowing people to wire electric locks and pick locks using various types of locks, keys, and picks.
NSWC Crane STEM will be presenting SeaPerch – an innovative underwater robotics program that trains educators to teach their students in grades 5-12 how to build an underwater vehicle. Come see how you can get involved.
The Outdoor Autonomous Robot is making another appearance at Makevention. Come check out how a robot can chart its own course and operate without human intervention – and also robots!