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Robotics | IoT

Turning Coders into Makers at JSConf 2014

By giving software developers the challenge (and help) to build a bot, boat, or rocket in a day, JSConf is turning web developers into hardware makers.Read more on MAKE

RobotsConf 2013: Mission Accomplished!

RobotsConf, a new conference designed to transform coders into makers, was a huge success!

I spoke with conference curators Chris and Laura Williams before the event. They had an audacious plan, and I wondered if it would work. I’ve attended many tech…

RobotsConf: Attendee Profile – Catherine and Sean Hess

While at RobotsConf, a new conference designed to transform 150 coders into makers in just 48 hours, I helped staff the 3D printing table, making parts for attendees’ robots. Late in the first build day, Catherine Hess approached the 3D printing area -…

RobotsConf: An Attendee’s Journey From Coder to Maker

Jamie Szafran is a software developer for NASA, and a member of FamiLAB, Orlando’s hackerspace. Jamie has already begun her transformation from coder to maker, and she’s excited to attend RobotsConf. As part of our coverage of RobotsConf, I’ll shar…

RobotsConf: Transforming Coders to Makers in 48 Hours

Chris and Laura Williams have an audacious plan to transform 150 coders into makers at RobotsConf, a sold-out new conference Dec. 6-7 on Amelia Island near Jacksonville, FL. This 48 hour, hands-on, deep-dive into the maker movement is structured for de…