Building an Internet Connected Product: Webinar

Did you know that the fastest growing hardware product category is called the “Internet of Things” (IoT)? A recent 2015 Gartner research study estimated that by the end of 2015, 4.9 Billion IoT products will be in use, up 30% from 2014 – and will reach 25 Billion IoT products by 2020. This spells out a big opportunity for entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies looking to develop an IoT Product.

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Professional Makers – Design 1st & Macadamian

Join Macadamian and Design 1st on August 16-17 at the Canada Museum of Science and Technology for the second annual Mini Maker Faire Ottawa! The Ottawa Mini Maker Faire brings together individuals who celebrate the fusion of art and science, and embrace a DIY spirit. While the focus of the Mini Maker Faire is on the process of making, Design 1st and Macadamian, two local hardware and software design and development firms, are partnering with local high school and university educators to show young makers just how easy it is […]

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3 Day Countdown to the Ottawa Maker Faire

Will you be attending the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire this Weekend? If so, bring the Kids too and show them what's going on in the Ottawa Maker Community   Here's the Details: Date: August 16-17 Time: 10am - 6pm Location: Canada Science and Technology Museum 1867 St. Laurent Blvd. More Info: www.makerfaireottawa.com/   Why should you attend? The Ottawa Mini Make Faire was the fastest growing Maker Faire in the world last year with over 4000 attendees. This year's Faire  promises to be event bigger, with 60 exhibitors plus a professional Maker space where Design 1st and partner Macadamian will be […]

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Filed under: Design 1st News, Events, Internet of Things, Maker

Kick-Off Event for the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire

Last night, Shopify opened their doors to Ottawa’s Maker community with a kick-off event for the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire. In attendance were over a dozen local makers, educators and companies providing a sample of the cool things to be expected at next month’s event, held Aug 16-17 at the Musem of Science and Technology. Check-out the photo album below to see what was on display!

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Epiphan Systems Launches Cutting-Edge Video Technology

We’ve had the pleasure of working alongside the world leader in high resolution audio/video capture, recording and streaming products – Epiphan Systems over the past year. Today our hard work culminated with the launch of Epiphan’s flagship video device Pearl™ - the first of its kind that can stream and record multiple HD audio-video sources simultaneously. "This is the most advanced and flexible capture, streaming, and recording platform ever produced by Epiphan," said David Kirk, director of product management. "Pearl will be a very appealing solution to our customers in education, healthcare, […]

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Filed under: Client News, Design 1st News, New Product Development

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