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Solid 2014 Is a Wrap

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John Weiss commented on Musical Counterpoint in Wood, Bone, Metal and Carbon Fiber
Hi Rick, would love a chance to chat with you today. I host instrument making workshops in SF. Plz ping me here or thx!

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Sally Applin commented on Software Above the Level of a Single Device: The Implications
Super glad to see this topic covered as it is a critical piece of this framework. I proposed something related for a talk at Solid as “Managing Multiplicity in the Solid World.” The abstract (and our papers)is here: “” Carbon... Read More.

Featured Speakers

5 Building Blocks of Solid

We're at the brink of a huge shift. Understand the territory and discover the opportunities:

  • Companies Companies explores what's working—from getting funding to design and marketing, to moving from an early adopter market into the mainstream.
  • Foundations Foundations will expand your notion of the possible, and show how radically new products can spring from re-imagining existing services, processes, and machines.
  • Machines Machines focuses on how to make intelligent things real—from design and prototyping, to manufacturing and shipping.
  • Society Society examines how to build products and services that improve our communities, personal health, and the world economy.
  • Tools Tools, our most technical track, covers the protocols, technologies, and techniques that you need to understand to make your ideas become reality


See intelligent things in action—the Baxter manufacturing robot, Bot & Dolly's IRIS, the Makani Wind Turbine, NASA's SPHERES—and more.

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