Fab Lab presents a free event focusing on hardware innovation from 1:30-3:30 on Wednesday, June 18th.
Join us in the Special Events Room on the 9th floor of the New Central Library, overlooking downtown.
Discuss San Diego’s future as an innovation and manufacturing hub, check out local hardware startups, and see a sampling of what is being made in San Diego.
Fab Lab San Diego is working with SD Startup Week to showcase local Makers and Hardware Innovators.
The role that product development is playing driving economic development nationally, a spotlight on hardware developers here in SD, and a bit about how San Diego is perfectly situated to benefit from distributed manufacturing and the ‘Third Industrial Revolution’.
Our panelists will include:
Make Magazine Contributing Editor
Travis Good focuses on the transformative potential of the maker movement in schools, libraries, science museums, and civic government. He is a regular speaker at conferences, contributing editor to MAKE Magazine and is co-chair of both MAKE’s Hardware Innovation Workshop and MakerCon. Recently he co-founded and produced San Diego’s first Maker Faire. In his maker journeys he has visited 28 start-up incubators, 95 makerspaces, and five fab labs while also chairing an incubator and co-founding Nova-Labs, a makerspace in Virginia. His broader agenda is available at http://make.GoodPursuits.com.
In a prior life Travis served for seven years as Vice President of Technology and Operations at AOL Latin America, during which he led the launch, operation, and scaling of AOL services in to five countries. Before that he held a variety of management positions at AOL, including Vice President of AOL International Business Development, Director of Client Software Product Marketing, and Director of Global Network Navigator. He led product management for AOL’s front-end software products and supervised three major upgrades in functionality as AOL expanded from 3 million to 25 million subscribers.
Executive Director of Fab Lab San Diego
Katie Rast is the Director of Fab Lab San Diego, and has worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop the San Diego instantiation of the Global Network of MIT Fab Labs. Since 2007, Katie has managed Fab Lab, a community-driven invention space, and has developed and deployed a suite of educational programs for youth and adults focused on innovation, ideation, creativity and STEM education.
Katie has been an evangelist for the Maker Movement for the past seven years, and remains dedicated to the belief that practices related to applied learning and invention benefit education, innovation, and economic development. Upon realizing the potential that came with the ability to “make almost anything”, Katie turned her interest in healthy communities and successful students toward the integration of ‘making’ into project-based learning, workforce development, and the creation of a local innovation ecology.
Prototypes and Pitches
A panel of local hardware start-ups will present their rapid-fire pitches followed by a quick Q&A session.
Showcase: A showcase of hardware made by local startups, as well as digitally-designed products and prototypes.
Gladius – A new approach to prosthetics, including 3D printed parts
Aerial Mob – Professional unmanned aerial cinematography
Obrary – The marketplace of products customized for you
Pond Charging – The first Apple approved wireless charging system for iPhone
Locbit – Connecting everyone to everything, everywhere
CleverPet – A dog game console for automatic all day play
AstroPrint – Wireless 3D printing accessories
RoBo 3D – Locally-grown 3D printers
Snacks will be provided.
If you are at EvoNexus for lunch, it is a 1 mile walk or 10 min trolley ride on the Blue or Orange line to the library.
Parking is free in the parking garage under the library for 2 hours with validation.
There is also ‘Padres Park’ parking garage at 11th and J. This place generally has a day max rate of $6-10, but that can go up for games or special events.
More parking options are listed here.
San Diego Startup Week is the region’s premier catalyst for innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurialism. On Wednesday June 18, the Hardware Innovation event is sandwiched between two other great events:
12:00pm – Lunch at EvoNexus
1:30-3:30 – Hardware Innovation Panel
5:00 – Pub crawl
Thank you to the New Central Library for the amazing space!
More on the Showcase Projects and others in development at Fab Lab:
The first Apple approved wireless charging system for the iPhone.
Pond will be making some exciting announcements about their project launch!
The first tool free adjustable prosthetic for active lifestyles.
On the day of our Startup Week event, Gladius will also be appearing at the White House to be presented by MIT and the Fab Lab Global Network!
The Aerial Mob team has some exciting news about how their technology and services will be the first to capture rare and important footage.
AstroPrint makes 3D printing simple enough for anyone to use. Allowing you to use your printer wirelessly, from a phone or tablet, with an incredibly simple user interface.
A dog game console for automatic all day play.