White House Maker Faire showcases offbeat innovations | Washington Post
Our friend Quin is always up to big things. Most recently, the 13-year-old innovator has decided to kick off his career in education early by hosting technology classes at MIT. We were lucky enough to meet Quin back when he used XBee modules in the infamous “gas cap.” Since then, we’re constantly chatting with Quin about his projects over social media, hanging out and talking shop at Maker Faire events around the country, and now, watching him tell his story on BBC. Go Quin!
“In less than three years, 13-year-old Quin Etnyre learned to program electronics, created his own company, and began teaching MIT graduates in his spare time,” the BBC article, which accompanies the video below, reads.
We had a blast at this year’s World Maker Faire in New York! We hope that you enjoyed it as well. We want to say thank you to everyone that stopped by our booth. It was great meeting face to face with our fellow XBee fans and makers.
New XBee Wifi Cloud Kit Wins Editor’s Choice at Maker Faire
The new XBee Wi-Fi Cloud kit won an Editor’s Choice at this year’s World Maker Faire in New York. The kit makes building an internet connected device fast and simple. Users can even build custom online dashboards for data visualization and remote control of their devices. Keep an eye on our Twitter, Facebook Page, and Blog for more information as the official release nears.
Check out these articles for a recap of World Maker Faire 2013:
And keep an eye on the XBee Gallery for new projects we found at Maker Faire!
We want to say thank you to everyone that stopped by at World Maker Faire in New York! Thank you for participating in our drawing for the new XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit. All winners will be notified via email over the coming week. Below are the winners from our drawing, congratulations!
XBee Wi-Fi Kit Winners from World Maker Faire NY 2013
- Brent Bovenzi
- Irving Derin
- Claude Cantave
- Tim Marion
- Michael Margolis
- Matthew Kue
- Ziv Schneider
- Alex Lee
- Neil Moloney
- Bill Fastenau
The XBee Wi-Fi Cloud Kit
This new kit helps users quickly connect XBee Wi-Fi enabled devices to the Internet of Things. The kit includes a development board with a number of inputs and outputs and modular components that allow you to build online dashboards for device control and data visualization.
World Maker Faire NY is only a week away! We’ll have project demos for you to check out, a new development kit, and we’ll be giving a talk on connecting your projects to the Internet. It’s going to be an extremely fun weekend. If you’re going to Maker Faire, be sure to stop by the Digi booth.
We’re excited to be debuting our XBee Wif-Fi Cloud kit, which makes internet-enabling your project easy. Maker Faire attendees also have a chance to sign up for the beta version of our new X-CTU software.
Digi’s Rob Faludi, and Liz Presson will be presenting September 22 at 12:00p.m. EST on the Electronics Stage. They’ll show you how an internet connection can improve your project and turn it into something amazing. This will be a great first step to get your projects connected to the internet. Everything from how to get started, what technologies to use and examples of great internet enabled projects.
There’s lots happening at Maker Faire and we hope to see you there!
Keep an eye on the XBee Twitter and Facebook Page for trivia questions which, if answered correctly, will enter you in a drawing for two free one-day passes. Questions will go out during the week of September 9-13.
Note: you must already be in the NYC area or be willing to make your own way to the area in order to enter. We look forward to a fun weekend and hope to see you all there!
The Internet of Things is developing and buzzing all around us. Throughout the week we come across innovative projects, brilliant articles and posts that support and feature the innovators and companies that make our business possible. Here’s our list of favorites from this week’s journey on the Web.
Believe it or not, we are more than half way through the year of 2013. There are still many exciting Internet of Things events to keep an eye out for as the fall season nears. Here are a few we are looking forward to.
August 26-29 in Las Vegas
The event will kick off with the Battle of the Platforms, which will give a glimpse into the variety of platforms within the M2M industry. A number of thought leaders in the industry will be giving talks on how M2M technology is changing businesses. Topics include: Customer service, marketing, industry trends, healthcare, and supply chain management.
September 21-22 in New York City
Maker Faire is the ideal place to exhibit your projects and connect with other makers. We always leave this event in awe of what others have created. If you were born with the DIY spirit, this event is for you. We usually do a giveaway too, so make sure to stop by and say hi at the Digi Booth!
M2M Innovation World Conference
The M2m Innovation World Congress is dedicated to the M2M industry and the multiple verticals it operates in. Conference goers will hear about industry best practices, case studies, and M2M insights. Joel Young, Digi’s CTO and Senior VP of Research and Development, will be speaking.
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October 28-30 in New York City
Strata Conference is essential for anyone trying to understand big data, data science, and new technology. The three days consist of a number of influential speakers with information rich presentations. This is a great event to learn and connect with others in the tech. world.
November 18-21 in San Francisco
Dreamforce is the largest cloud computing event of the year. Learn first-hand from business leaders that are changing the way we think about customer service. Speakers include Sales Force CEO Marc Benioff, Yahoo CEO Marrisa Mayer, and many others.
December 10-12 in Paris
This year marks the 10th anniversary of LeWeb and what better way to celebrate than focus on the next ten years. LeWeb is a premier event featuring innovative product demonstrations and forward thinking business leaders. Check out their Youtube channel to see past conferences.