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Meet the Remake Learning Network

Remake Learning Network and The Grable Foundation have created a network of 40+ schools and 250+ organizations that IMG_1687-2are facilitating learning in museums, labs, libraries,
parks, community centers, schools and online in Pittsburgh. Read about this comprehensive, citywide learning ecosystem here and how digital “badging” is a tool to help recognize how kids develop knowledge and skills in these environments.

Hear ReMake Learning’s Megan Cicconi and Michelle King speak about  “Catalyzing Pittsburgh’s Collective Brilliance” in the Education Zone at Nova Place on Saturday, October 10 at 3:00 PM.

Maker Faire Map is Out

Look up, see the purple Attend tab, hover over it – there’s your map!

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Meet Autodesk

Autodesk is a leader in cloud-based design and engineering software.  We are a global company with corporate headquarters in San Francisco, CA.  Our flagship product, AutoCAD, is used by millions of people around the world.AUTODESK

Our Pittsburgh office is focused on ReCap and Simulation, as well as some other products.  The office was opened in 2008 and we currently have about 50 employees.

Autodesk is collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University on a Reality Computing course as part of the University’s new IDEATE (Integrative Design, Arts and Technology Network) curriculum, which combines arts and technology disciplines with “maker” experiences.   The first course, Advanced Topics in Reality Computing: The Adaptive Home, is based around the collaborative development of reality computing applications within a residential prototype.  Students will create an actual “Adaptive Home” as their final project!

We’re committed to community involvement and being part of the maker community. We got involved with Maker Faire Pittsburgh because we have a close relationship with TechShop and it seemed only natural that we team up on a project.

It’s always great to see what’s happening throughout the city’s vibrant maker movement. We’re always excited to see the innovation on display at the Faire.  It also gives us a perfect opportunity to get a firsthand look at some of the things people are creating with our tools.

Meet the Autodesk team at their booth with TechShop on Nova Place Plaza.

Maker Spotlight: Reach

Get to know Reach, a device by LucidWare that allows a user to control a variety of technologies with motions and gestures. Experiment with their prototype at Maker Faire Pittsburgh. To learn more, visit LucidWare’s website.