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E-Textiles – Sewing with Electronics Jan 3rd, and 4th AfterAction

Sparkfun's ProtoSnap LilyPad DevKit

Event was Jan3-4th 2013 and was AWESOME!! After Action Review: Theo arrived about 430pm at airport.  We grabbed some food and got to the space about 545.  We had a whole lotta new folks and several we had not seen in awhile, as well as regulars.  Thurs night turned into a lot of overview of e-textiles and talk – along ... Read More »

Arduino Starter Kit Review

ArduinoBoards

There are microcontrollers embedded in almost everything these days.  However the developer tools for many of these have been priced out of the realm of hobbyists and students.  How are people to learn to develop applications if they cant afford  the developer tools? A design school in Italy faced this issue and came up with a roaring success… The Arduino Platform – ... Read More »

US FabLab Network 2012 Symposium

The United States FabLab Network (USFLN) 2012 symposium was held April 10-12 at FabLab Tulsa (Oklahoma, USA).  The Symposium agenda is online.  I have uploaded my pictures to Flicker in two albums: one from the Symposium, and one showing FabLab Tulsa. This post has clogged up my Write-This-Up queue way too long. I took LOTS of notes and thats one issue … After some observations ... Read More »

Our First Learn To Solder Class (afterwards)

After Event Review  We had six (6) people attending,  four signed up before and two walk ins.  Four of the kit makers were under 12 years and all the kits worked (sorta). Two of the attendees (one adult, one kid) were completely new to Makers – finding us via the Maui News and Maui Time advertisements.  (MauiNews was a quick ... Read More »

Oct 25th Make Your Costume Night

Our Thursday Oct 25 (2012) public meeting will be a Make (Finish) Your Costume Night Bring your costume down to the space and work on it with all the other Makers Hopefully you will be pretty well through the process by the time you get there, but we’ll be there with our usual assortment of tools and makers. Bring supplies ... Read More »

Lilikoi Laser

Ryan's Lilikoi Laser

Maker Ryan K showed up at our Thurs Aug 15 2012 meeting with what is one of the coolest maker projects I’ve seen in a while… A Laser powered by Lilikoi fruit! Lilikoi (aka Passion Fruit, Passiflora Edulis) is a vine that grows all over our wet Maui regions. It can produce LOTS of fruit – which can make a ... Read More »

Makers build garden beds for UHMC Community Gardens

uhmcGardenGroundBreaking

Two local organizations that have been a big help to Maui Makers over the last year are Community Work Day (CWD)  and Sustainable Living Institute of Maui (SLIM). They have also cooperated on the community gardens program, which has put gardens at several schools around Maui.  Back in May they had the  ground breaking ceremony for their UHMC Community Garden.  Cole Santos, one of ... Read More »

Visiting Alpha One Labs, Brooklyn NY

Alpha One Labs from Door

Alpha One Labs is a hackerspace in Brooklyn NY. It is located on the 4th (3rd?) floor of a relatively new building on Norman Ave. It is a single (approx) 500sqft work room plus a bathroom. But wow do they pack a lot in that small space. The space is very neatly laid out. The wall on right as you ... Read More »

Work Meeting May 10th 2012

Storage Closet Before

We had a great meeting on thursday may 10th sprucing up the new space. Brian Thomas came roaring in early ready to paint. We picked up a big bucket of used paint from CWD and got rolling. Over the next couple hours we had a half dozen people or more come thru and lend a hand. The results were pretty ... Read More »

Maui Makers has a Real Building!

Maui Makers Container and Building in Pu'unene

Its official, Maui Makers now has use of 1550+sqft of the F-2 Cafeteria building in Pu’unene, courtesy Hawaii Dept of Education. This is the building next to our container, so the basic location has not changed. However, now we have: a large (34′ x 31′) open classroom a kitchen (14 x 22) with two sinks, stove, and washer/dryer a small ... Read More »

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