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SFNT: 12.5: Mad Scientists & Amazing Inventions!

 SF New Tech
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Warning Get Ready For an Awesome Extravaganza of Amazing Inventions & Scientific Feats of Wonder! 
Steve Castellotti, CTO
The Puzzlebox Orbit is a brain-controlled helicopter operated via an EEG headset plus either your mobile device or the dedicated Pyramid remote. You can fly the Orbit through focused concentration or by maintaining a state of mental relaxation. What makes the Puzzlebox Orbit truly unique however is the open release of all source code, hardware schematics, 3D models, and step-by-step building instructions which are published freely online.  
Tim DeBenedictis, Founder SkyCube is a nano-satellite that lets you take Earth images and "tweet" from space, then inflates a visible balloon, and de-orbits cleanly. 
Misfit Shine Misfit Shine Hadi El Heneidi, Commercial Lead Misfit Shine is an elegant, all-metal activity tracker that you can sync with your smartphone just by placing it on your phone screen. Find out how active you are every day, and set goals to become more active. Wear it how you want, wherever you want. There's no cables, no bluetooth pairing, no charging stations - just an easily replaceable battery that lasts about six months. 
** Misfit Shine will be raffling off 3 "Misfit" Indiegogo Perks ** Bring your business cards! Geek Rocket Science! Darwin Aerospace Darwin Aerospace
Darwin Aerospace Yoni De Beule & John Boiles, Co-Founders Darwin Aerospace pushes the envelope of low-cost air and space exploration. We started out doing the first check-in in space using a high tech weather balloon. When we lost that balloon somewhere in Reno we got in to building UAV's to find and recover it. For our next project we plan to use our UAV knowledge to pull off the first autonomous food delivery Burrito Bomber during Angelhack.
Saving the world's health, one lung at a time! Vapexhale VapeExhale VapeXhale Cloud
Stonemonkey, Founder & CEO
The VapeXhale Cloud is here and we are ready to introduce you to the next generation of vaporizers.We have built the VapeXhale Cloud® from the ground up to produce the thickest, tastiest, and most potent vapor possible. How do we do this? It is simple: We labor three years in R&D, spend a small fortune, strain our personal relationships to the breaking point and come up with the following three innovations: HydraTube Delivery System, Perpetuheat (PHS), All Glass Vapor Path.  
Sponsored By Free HD calls, smart messages and a voicemail that does it all!
Giles Corbett, Head of Libon Libon is a free all-in-one communication app: free HD calls, smart messages and a voicemail that does it all.  Libon users will enjoy completely free high quality voice calls between Libon users, wherever they are, in the US or on the other side of the world. For each of your contacts, Libon summarizes recent conversations, pulling into one place text messages, calls, and voicemails so you can have insightful contextual communications. When you aren’t there to answer, Libon smart voicemail offers greetings customization per contact or group of contacts. So your calls always go through.  The app also brings voicemails speech-to-text transcription to everyone. DOWNLOAD NOW at the Apple App Store.
** Libon will be raffling off an iPad Mini & Libon premium accounts ** (You can enter the raffle upon registering for the event!)

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LeClairRyan Our good friend Eric Ferraro is back! As a Shareholder at the law firm of LeClairRyan, Eric focuses his practice on the representation of private and public emerging and growth companies in the technology and digital media sectors as well as investors and financial services firms that focus on those industries. LeClairRyan is well-known as an entrepreneurial law firm that provides business counsel and client representation in matters of corporate law and high-stakes litigation. If you're in need of counsel for your startup call Eric first.


btrax, Inc. is a San Francisco based creative agency serving global markets for over 6 years. Our team has a wide range of experience from handling UI Design, User Experience Consulting, Social Media Marketing, Branding and Identity, Startup Prototypes, Mobile development, to website localization for the Asian market. We are proud to be a Platinum sponsor of SF New Tech and serving them as their creative partner. Microsoft just launched the preview of their new, modern email service It brings a fresh and intuitive design, it connects your email to useful information from Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn, it gives you a smarter inbox with the power of Office and SkyDrive, and since email is personal, it keeps you in control of your private data. Folks from the team will be at SFNT to show you the product, answer your questions and, of course, provide some swag. See it in action at
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Are you a mad scientist?  Working on a cool invention that needs some exposure? Email us and tell us about it!