Tech & Inventions

arduphotoTech (technology) has incredible capabilities today — and is predicted to continue to grow in power very quickly. If you’re wondering about things like 3D printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, IoT (Internet of Things), voice control, remote control, robotics — or any of those many similar advertised capabilities of advanced tech — Maker Faire is the place for you! We’re the only exhibition where you ocurhythmcan talk at length with people developing real projects using the latest tech. Come and stay for a while!

  • 3D Distributed shows advanced 3D Printing Technologies. [Pavilion]
  • 20150523_101006713maker.com shows a large selection of items we have helped other makers produce with our 3D printers and CNC mills to finish their projects. We showcase these at our booth along with a number of the heavily customized 3D printers we use with the parts we have made for them. [Pavilion]
  • AE Machines has developed a web-based software platform that enables non-technical users to program and reprogram microcontrollers for automated systems, without needing prior knowledge of how to code. On top of that, we guide the user through the hardware selection and purchase process. We aim to be a one stop shop for a user with an idea who needs help executing.
  • American Business Television: We would like to become the media partner of start-ups and businesses that are looking to promote themselves and to get in front of investors.
  • Arovia Spontaneous Pop-Up Display: Come play with the world’s first collapsible screen: SPUD. A high resolution, 24 inch display that collapses to the size of a book. If you really like SPUD be one of the first to get it by buying on Kickstarter!
  • Barnes & Noble Pop-Up Shop featuring product demonstrations and check out the latest Make: Magazine, products, and books. [Items for sale.]
  • Bright Water Bottle: A device designed to help increase your safety and keep you connected.
  • BuildYourCNC (a Houston-based leader in CNC maker tools) is showcasing their newest machine — a CNC machine constructed of metal that has interchangeable heads for different applications. [Pavilion]
  • Bunibox – Animated Selfie Booth: Come take part in an animated photo experience to prove to everyone you were at the Maker Faire. Then get the photo delivered strait to your phone so you can post online, because you know the saying…”It didn’t happen if there aren’t pictures to prove it.”
  • “Cloak” by KIPP Sunnyside AceTech: “We will allow people to see and test invisibility”.
  • Comp. Sci. DIY: The three exhibitors will be showing off a number of electronics items that can be built at home and are fun for the whole family. Items on display will include an arcade machine, programmed pumpkin lights, and much more!
  • Cosine Additive: Large format, industrial grade 3d printing on the Cosine AM1. This 3d printer is ready for business! They do service bureau work too. [Pavilion]
  • creatorspace! will be showcasing member projects. Electronics projects. Coffee projects. Music projects. RC. toys 3d printers. metal work projects. other 3d printers. robots. some clothes. laser cutter stuff. drones.
  • Electronic Parts Outlet is a great local source of parts and info for your tech ideas and projects. Items for sale. [Pavilion]
  • eNABLE Chapter at the University of Houston seeks to acquaint more people with the noble cause that eNABLE is devoted to. They plan to demonstrate assembling a prosthetic hand and possibly engaging attendees in the process, along with displaying a fully assembled prosthetic hand or two.
  • FilaCube proudly produces 3D print filaments in Houston, TX. We will provide 3D pens for kids to test our filaments for free. [Pavilion]
  • Fort Bend County Libraries will soon offer the ability for patrons to 3D print in many of their locations.
  • GDD Boombox- A Suitcase with Speakers! re-purposes vintage suitcases into portable sound systems. Each suitcase is outfitted with electric and audio equipment, battery and charger. Just connect your music and go!
  • “Gokart” by KIPP Sunnyside High School.
  • GRIND Basketball creates a portable, more affordable basketball rebounding machine that automatically collects and returns basketballs while a player practices. This team puts an interesting spin on the intersection of innovation, sports, performance management, engineering and robotics — check it out at Maker Faire!
  • Grubout: A seamless and easy way for restaurants and customers to interact.
  • Haptigo is a navigational vest that guides pedestrians through the use of vibro-tactile sensors and a smartphone application.
  • Harmony Public Schools “DIY Education by STEM SOS Model” is a rigorous, interdisciplinary, standards-focused, and engaging STEM teaching approach that is teacher-facilitated, student-centered and directed through sets of project- and inquiry-based maker projects. STEM SOS Model embraces Maker Movement and incorporates Maker Culture into its educational approach. We will be sharing our experiences starting maker spaces in schools and demonstrate example DIY projects hoping to inspire like-minded educators, parents and community members.
  • Harmony Public Schools “SHECO 2017” Car: We are a high school team participating in the Shell Eco Marathon and our main objective is to build the most fuel efficient car in North America. Tools, methods and materials used for the design and construction of this car will be exhibited.
  • Harris County Public Libraries (incl. Freeman Branch): they started the “makerspace-in-a-library” strategy in Houston, and are a leader in helping you get started as makers!
  • HDesign – Product, Design, Development, and Introduction: We provide product design, development, and consultancy to innovative and the creative minds of Houston and akin demand(ers)/ mindcepts. “We make forms a functional part of life”, through “Ideation” ™.
  • Houston Community College (HCC) will show the largest exhibit we’ve ever had in Houston, with abundant information, insight and inspiration! Check out the IDEAS Pitch Competition, the many showcases of HCC capability, and the wide variety of fascinating student projects.
  • Houston Vintage Radio Association shows what it was like when radio was the “hottest” tech around! Come see some great examples of equipment from the pre-TV days, and talk to people who were (literally) on the front lines of the radio technology revolution. Their tube-based equipment is cool again — and they’re the experts!
  • ITC VR Village showcases local Virtual Reality startups and developers as well as community groups dedicated to VR and AR technology. And check out the Immersive Technology Conference (11/14-16 @ UH) for an even-deeper business-oriented dive into VR and AR.
  • Lange Industries is a local inventor who will demonstrate his “No More Clog” solution.
  • MacroFab: high-capability automated electronics assembly right here in Houston! [Pavilion]
  • Makeblock (at the Techno Chaos booth): come play with these low-cost rugged programmable robots! A good exhibit for teachers, parents and children wanting to learn more about educational robotics.
  • MakeCrate: Come build a circuit with MakeCrate. Learn how to power LEDs and buzzers using Arduino and our step-by-step, teacher designed instructions.
  • MakerHealth is dedicated to providing tools and democratized access to medical fabrication across the globe. At the MakerHealth exhibit, you’ll build custom telehealth systems powered by Raspberry Pi boards and create a smart inhaler using MakerHealth Kits! Learn about diagnostics, prosthetics, hospital maker spaces, MakerNurses and Arduinos in the clinic!
  • Makerspaces are those amazing new places where you can get together and share knowledge, tools and projects — and build community! Click here for a full overview of what is available across the Greater Houston Area.
  • myFunSeat is a fun-filled inflatable sofa for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Neosensory is a Houston-based wearable technology startup that is working on a product that allows deaf and hard of hearing people to perceive sound using their sense of touch.
  • Northworks Automation sells professional 3D printers aimed at production environments. Designed and built in Houston from CNC-machined parts, our printers are simple to use, fast, reliable and robust – perfect for maker environments. [Pavilion]
  • OcuRhythm has developed glasses that use light therapy to correct your circadian rhythm (which controls your sleep patterns)! They will be showcasing the different prototypes we have build for our startup.
  • PCs for Me is run by 13 year old entrepreneur and maker, Ethan Saadia. He designs and sells kits and accessories for the Raspberry Pi, a powerful computer the size of a credit card. We encourage both kids and adults to become makers and learn computer science as well as provide those already maker-savvy with additional tools to build exciting projects. [Items for sale.]
  • PicoWear: we make #wearable tech for the #family that reduce the risk of #children getting #sunburn.
  • Polymorphic Labs is a Houston startup that makes life digital. Using our hardware platforms, developers can easily incorporate real world data into their apps. Come by our booth to play a game with our bluetooth sensors, check out the hardware, and learn about our SDK. The rumor is they’ll have some cool automated NERF gun hacks too….
  • PolyPrinter 3D Printers is a demonstration of 3D printers manufactured in Texas. [Pavilion]
  • Puzzometry – The Hardest Puzzle You’ll Never Solve shows laser-cut acrylic puzzles. Originally funded on Kickstarter. Locally made. [Items for sale]
  • re:3D will demonstrate Gigabot, their affordable made-in-Texas large format 3D printer, and connecting with potential partners and customers in the Houston area. [Pavilion]
  • RPM Defense Solutions: Personal protection inventions.
  • Run My Robot: Ever wanted to teleport to some far away location? This is pretty close. Control telepresence robots from anywhere via the internet.
  • San Jacinto College – South Campus: the Engineering Design Graphics Department will demonstrate how their education programs can help you develop core skills for innovation and design.
  • Station Houston: come see how this leading startup coworking space can help your project or team succeed.
  • That’s Me 3D: Custom life-like 3D Keepsakes of you, your kids and your pets. We also make 3D obj files for game programmers! [Items for sale]
  • TMC Innovation Institute (TMCx) offers companies access to the resources and expertise of the largest medical center in the world to drive health and life science advancements. By uniting promising innovators with the best minds in academia, science and medicine, TMC helps companies streamline the development of therapeutic, diagnostic, medical device and digital health breakthroughs.
  • TX-RX Labs will display many member tech projects, and will host the soldering hands-on activity. If you want to invent with electronics and tech, soldering is an essential skill — drop by and take this next step in maker skills.
  • University of Houston Industrial Design Labs will exhibit several projects that show the power of design that has enabled them to be a global leader in this area.
  • Usbourne Books & More sells children’s Books by Usborne Books and Kane/Miller. Many styles of books (board books, picture books, educational, etc.) for all age ranges – from newborn thru teen years
  • Woodcraft of Houston Southwest will bring a Sawstop and do demos all day of this important safety technology.