Lockheed Martin will host the USA Science & Engineering Festival for potential inventors, entrepreneurs, programmers and engineers. The event will be held between April 28 and 29, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Larry Bock, Executive Director and serial entrepreneur of the USA Science & Engineering Festival, said that the expo will offer a host of resources and tools that range from desktop manufacturing to robotic technologies that make prototype development cost-effective and easy. Bock added that technical experts and innovators from all kinds of fields will also get to learn a lot of things from the Robot Fest and DIY Expo pavilion that highlights technology and creativity. They can learn about latest technology advancements to help them find designs online for components and parts, develop product models from 3D printers, and meet an array of professionals, who can assist them to bring their product ideas to life.
Sparkfun Electronics will show visitors how to bring novel product ideas to life easily and cost-effectively, through microcontroller kits and electronics. MakerBot Industries, Dassault Systemes Americas, Fab Lab DC and [email protected] by Cornell University will demonstrate how to design product prototypes with digital fabrication and 3D printers to potential inventors.
Robotic technology ranging from manufacturing, surgical and military robots to entertaining robots such as R2DC’s Star Wars droids will be featured at the Festival. These exhibits will enable visitors to build their own robots.
Prospective entrepreneurs can also network with members of various hackerspace groups such as HacDC, Unallocated Space and Baltimore Node in the DIY Expo.