Special Guests Zachary Menegakis and Bryan Valenti show off the amazing Kinisi. Kinisi is a community-minded location tracking device that attaches to a car or bike, and uploads data to the Web in real time. Sounds interesting? Now consider large numbers of users doing the same thing in pursuit of a common goal. Imagine suddenly knowing where all the bike-wrecking potholes are! That's just one possibility with Kinisi - Zach and Bryan will tell us about all of the others. And if you're a Raspberry Pi enthusiast, you especially don't want to miss their presentation.
MakeIt NYC member Gordon LaPlante had a need that wasn't being met. An architect, Gordon needed a 3D Printer that could output really big stuff. And it just didn't exist. So Gordon just decided to make his own, the stupendous gMax.
So, how big is big? It has a build volume of over 2400 square inches. That's more than twice the size that the CubeX, recently shown at MakeIt, can manage. In other words, it's huge. But not at the expense of quality - Gordon's beastie can output detailed prints with the best of 'em.
Jonathan talks about how to do a project the Wrong Way. Jonathan had a vision to make the best Kindle reading light ever. And it went terribly wrong. Jonathan walks through his first attempt at a Kickstarter project, and how it failed, and why.
In response to this sad tale, Alan Hyman of MakeSimply talks about how to do a project (and get it to market) the Right Way, which also happens to be the MakeSimply way. Alan will discuss how to avoid the same pitfalls described in Jonathan's presentation, and where to find the information and resources to get it right the first time out.
Join us for all of this, plus lots of talk, networking and Pizza, too.