2012 Meet the Makers: Electronics


Get a sneak preview of Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire by category each day until the big day, Sept. 22nd! Today’s featured category is Electronics.

The Electronics Area of the Faire will MAKE you see everyday household electronics with new eyes. Learn the basics of circuitry by hacking electrical toys with the knowledgeable young makers of the Children’s Innovation Project. At Makey Makey’s tent, you’ll discover how to turn everyday objects into touchpads for a banana piano or an alphabet soup keyboard.  Talk to your coffee machine through the internet with iOTOS and years from now, you’ll remember how you first experienced the “Internet of Things” during Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire 2012. Learn more about all 3  below and experience them live on Saturday!

Children’s Innovation Project
Children from Pittsburgh Allegheny K-5 will teach YOU how to set up various circuits, read and write schematics and hack electrical toys for new inventions.

iOTOS – An Internet of Things Operating System
Our platform allows things to easily talk to the internet that don’t normally talk to the internet. Then we talk to those things.

Makey Makey
MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century. Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It’s a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering and everything in between.

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