Since we’re longtime advocates of innovation and tech, we’re always proud to support events (like World Maker Faire New York) that celebrate invention, creativity, and all things DIY.

So, as part of our inaugural sponsorship of World Maker Faire New York 2013, we welcomed makers, inventors, and tech enthusiasts to compete in our third Road to Maker Faire Challenge (the first 2 were part of our sponsorship of Maker Faire Bay Area). More than 66 entries, ranging from pedal-powered contraptions to drone fliers, were received. And, after an intense week of voting, one maker won the grand prize: $2,500 and an opportunity to showcase alongside us at World Maker Faire New York.

Bobby Lambright and his 3-D printer

Bobby Lambright’s Deep Imager 5, a 3-D printer capable of creating just about anything, represents not only the spirit of the Maker movement but also the latest in 3-D printing innovation.

Making its grand debut at World Maker Faire New York 2013, the Deep Imager 5 features an aluminum powder-coated frame built to last, an LED Pico Projector, and door interlock switches for added safety. Using digital light processing technology and UV-based resin, the Deep Imager 5 builds high-resolution 3-D replicas from solid models that are sliced into layers, projected, and then cured with UV light.

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Esurance at Maker Faire New York 2013

As makers ourselves (of innovative mobile tools), we were also there to share our time-saving invention with the community: photo claims on Esurance Mobile.

With photo claims, you can send in photos of your damaged car from your phone to get your claim settled faster. It’s just one more way we’re using technology and innovation to make car insurance easier.

Upcoming technologies from Esurance

Since innovation is the backbone of our business, we never rest on our laurels. Stay tuned for some exciting new technologies heading your way in the coming months.

Related links

See who won the 2013 Road to Maker Faire Challenge Bay Area
The Road to Maker Faire Challenge 2012
Photos from Maker Faire Bay Area 2012


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