THE Geek Fest 2017 Archive

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Exhibitors 2017

One of the coolest things about THE Geek Fest is the exhibition area. Much of the first floor of the Levine Campus will be filled with many groups and organizations that come to share with the community. This tradition continues this year with a stellar line-up we know you'll enjoy.

Barnes and Noble College: Ignite CX

In and out of the classroom, Barnes & Noble College is committed to delivering the tools, resources and support that will enhance the campus experience. With Promoversity now part of the Barnes & Noble College family, your campus will have access to a convenient new service that will help them drive school spirit and raise funds for their campus groups and organizations. Stop by to see and hear how IgniteCX can help your organization create custom products.

Carolina Cigar Box Club: Cigar Box Guitars: Blues with a Cigar Box Guitar

A short history lecture about Cigar Box Guitars and the Blues. We have several Cigar Box Guitar examples to see and try out.

Catawba College: Step One, Step Two

Information about the School of Evening and Graduate Studies

Charlotte Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, IoT, is upon us in a big way and more objects are becoming embedded with sensors and gaining the ability to communicate.  This group is for those who are excited about connecting disparate devices to one another ranging from wireless communication to the internet.  Everyone is welcome from novices, hobbyists, makers, experts, wizards and the inquisitive.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library Idea Box

Find out more about our public makerspace housed in the Main library uptown. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library encourages visitors to get “creatively messy”with free access to tools to design, build, and co-create.

Charlotte UAV "Drone Technology"

We design, build and operate custom unmanned vehicles for data collection purposes.

Chic Geek Jewelry & Accessories

Jewelry made from computer parts

ChickTech Charlotte

We would like to put out information about ChickTech and about our upcoming High School program for girls to learn tech. In addition, we want to maybe show off some fun online coding tutorials and perhaps some tech.

Vivid Thinking 🤔: Connect More

Career force SYNERGY: Identify your LENS & learn how your brain can see the full perSPECtive. 

CPCC Architectural Technology

View Virtual environments created by students in the Architectural Technology Department.    

CPCC Arts

In Painting 1 we work from direct observation. To do this we incorporate, measurement, ratio, proportion, the physics of color and optics, anatomy, perspective and so on. The paintings are done from actually still life set ups. The depiction of the objects are done so that nature is imitated in a three-dimension way on a two-dimensional surface.  

CPCC Chess Club at Levine

Tables will be set up for chess playing/instruction

CPCC Criminal Justice and Forensics Programs

AAAF's display of equipment and technology used by the program. 

CPCC Digital Media, Journalism and Communication Division

The Digital Media, Journalism and Communication Division offers students a variety of courses in simulation and gaming, journalism, communication and digital film.  As the world of media arts brings together people from different places faster and on smaller devices, you will learn fundamental skills that will prepare you for careers in the fields that create, produce and support these forms of news, entertainment and social connectivity.

CPCC Engineering Technology

CPCC's Engineering Technologies programs prepare students for the jobs of tomorrow with many of the leading advanced manufacturing companies and organizations across the globe.

CPCC Electrical Systems Technology

Information of program, student club (Electrical Systems Society), and demonstrations of technology of the Electrical Systems Technology Program at Central Piedmont Community College. 

CPCC Global Learning Office

Study abroad, NC Scholars of Global Distinction, GSA

CPCC Graphic Arts & Imaging Technology

Information of program, come hang out with the creators of cool stuff like your favorite tagging labels (stickers) to creating packaging for everything that we purchase, screen printing tee shirts, and digital imaging design.

CPCC Health Information Technology/Health Sciences Programs

Health Information Technology (HIT) is a combination of business, sciences, and information technology. It involves caring for patients by caring for their medical data.

CPCC Information Technology Division

Put together a collection of interesting computer related technology and displayed/explained for a day. Components included a variety of storage devices, including a 13” solid hard drive platter, 9”, 5.25”, and 3.5” floppys, 40-year old polaroids, and a variety of other historical bits of technology. The demonstration was surprisingly popular, with participants of all ages from children to senior citizens coming up and saying, “I remember that…!”    

CPCC International Game Developers Association Academic Chapter

The Academic Chapter of the International Game Developers Association at CPCC. We will be providing information on IGDA, how students can help the Academic Chapter, and showing examples of student work from the Simulation and Game Development program    

CPCC Japanese Culture Club

A showcase of Japanese style arcades and Cosplay   

CPCC Levine Campus Rotaract Club

Rotaract will be making slime to sell for a fundraiser and teaching students how to make it 

CPCC Math Department

An assortment of games, puzzles, and problems to entice the mathematician lurking inside of everyone   

CPCC NonDestructive Examination Technology

The Non-Destructive Examination (NDE) Technology curriculum prepares students for careers in non-destructive testing of materials, equipment and/or components. NDE test methods assess an object’s integrity without affecting its function. NDE is used in many industries, including construction, petrochemical, pulp and paper, power generation and aerospace.

CPCC RAT Rods

Vintage automobiles decidedly built with a well-worn appearance    

CPCC Science Division

We'll have a table of science exhibits such as green glowing bacteria!   

CPCC Transport System Technologies: Speed Geek

The latest in BMW vehicles and an introduction to our automotive courses and students 

CPCC Welding Technologies

The James Turner Institute of Welding Technology at Central Piedmont Community College is focused on being the leader in workforce development for the Charlotte area and region.  Our skilled faculty works closely with local and regional industry to provide highly customizable training programs to enhance the employee's skills and create a pipeline of talent for future growth.

Discovery Place

Come explore High-Tech and Low-Tech MAKE projects with Joel from the Discovery Place Education Studio. If you are interested in getting started with 3D Printing we will have information and advice to share.

Hendrick Motorsports

Founded by Rick Hendrick in 1984, Hendrick Motorsports has earned more than 200 race victories and a record 11 car owner championships in NASCAR’s premier division, the Cup Series. The organization fields four full-time Chevrolet teams on the Sprint Cup circuit with drivers Kasey Kahne, Chase Elliott, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Headquartered in Concord, N.C., Hendrick Motorsports employs more than 500 people. 

We will present the 2017 No. 24 NAPA show car for Chase Elliott and the 2017 No. 48 Lowe’s show car for Jimmie Johnson.

Lowes CarNapa Car

Liburdi Dimetrics

Celebrating 50 years of excellence in orbital welding, Liburdi Dimetrics presents state of the art PTW160 portable power supply & enclosed L-2000 autogenous welding head.   

Majin Studios

3D Printing

MakerSpace Charlotte

Hands on activities related to making as well as demos of projects made by MakerSpace Charlotte members.    

Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society

Mecklenburg Amateur Radio Society – Stop by to see our demo of digital Amateur Radio (Ham), voice and data communication. When infrastructure is damaged or overloaded, as during Harvey, Irma, and Maria, or forest fires and floods, we get busy with Health and Welfare messages, and backup communications/ 

NC STEM Alliance

Learn about a program to expose and prepare 11th, 12th and current CPCC students for college level STEM courses 

ReadyANIMATOR

Check-out the rolling cart featuring ReadyANIMATOR, animation hardware invented by John Lemmon Films. 

Create your own stop-motion animation using the iPad and the Stop Motion Studio Pro app. 

JLF is a traditional animation studio producing character animation, for TV commercials and videos. 

Clients include Disney, Pacific Bell, and Cartoon Network.    

Sharp Business Systems

Sharp Aquos Boards and Smart Classroom Technology

SWAG - Student Writers Assembled Guild: It'll be lit

We will have a table where students can contribute to a collaborative poem or story    

T-Mobile - Mobile Showroom

Come check out the T-Mobile truck with some of their latest technology

The GRID: Powered by Goodwill

Presentation of some of the technology we have available, such as Raspberry PI computers, laptops, desktop PCs

UNCC Fab Labs

We will have 3D printers, laser cut felt, and LEDs for people to print, assemble, and make the components for wearable statement pieces.

Yeti Robotics

YETI Robotics team will demonstrate its 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition robot, Permafrost - picks up 1.5' gears and places them on a peg. Can be interactive.    

Your Local Game Store

A table of board games with demos people can learn and look at.