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Founder of MauiMakers. Previously 30+ yrs as software engineer in bleeding edge tech such as UNIX(1978+), Computer Animation, Multimedia, Virtual Reality, Games, Location Based Entertainment, Military C4I, DARPA Research, etc. Thought FabLab was great new thing, so learned machine shop tech and moved to Maui to start one.

October 16 and 23 2014: Halloween Costumes and Art of Tinkering–Date Correction

Reminder, we have two upcoming activities that are great for all ages! Dates corrected. Events are on Thursdays, not Wednesday!!!! Oct 16, come join us to make Halloween costumes. Limited supplies are available. Bring your own supplies and tools to use or share…or just come and brainstorm ideas. Oct 23, come join us in rediscovering the Art of Tinkering. Activities ... Read More »

Busy Maker Meeting on April 11 2014

We had a really good ‘meeting’ this past week (Thurs April 11). Lots going on – Ben Ward and family brought in their Hexy robot again – its been built at past meetings by the kids with some assistance. This time we got it moving!! Bunch of arduino work going on. Devin worked a bit on his mobile network setup ... Read More »

Dremel Build Day – Sat. Aug 2, 2014 11am-4pm

Dremel parts 2

Maui Makers presents “Dremel Build Day”   with sponsorship from Instructables.com (for full background on sponsorship see the Instructables.com post) When: Saturday August 2, 11am-4pm Where: Home of Richard and Lynn Rasmussen - 3191 Baldwin Ave, Makawao Hawaii 96768 (map link http://goo.gl/maps/3hVNF ) View Larger Map Who: Open to Public. Under 18 requires presence of parent or legal guardian. Liability wavers (available on-site) ... Read More »

Arduino Workshop July 18 2014 – at Island Sign

Arduino Workshop

Laura Ulibarri is facilitating another Maui Makers Arduino Workshop on Friday July 18th (yeah just moding 11th) from 6-9pm. This time the event is being hosted at Doug Allan’s business location in Kahului. Doug is expanding upon his Island Sign business, to include “Maui Coworking at the same location. We are very pleased to be one of the first groups ... Read More »

July 2014 Monthly Public Meeting

Our July Public Meeting/TalkStory will be Thursday evening July 3rd 2014 6-9pm at the Pu’unene School F2 building location. This is one of our public meetings – open to everyone. Come and find out about Maui Makers and the Maker Movement. We will have some of our equipment on display and possibly running some demonstrations if time allows. See the generic ... Read More »

3D Printing Talk

On April 8 2014 I (Jerry Isdale) gave an introductory talk on 3D Printing to the Society for Women Engineers (Hawaiian Island Chapter) at the Malcom Center in Kihei. We had about 20 people attending. This (and other Maui Makers presentations) are available on our public google drive. Look for the ones named “ie 3D Printing” – its there as ... Read More »

Visit to Autodesk Instructables/123D at Pier 9 SF, CA

Autodesk has built an employee-only makerspace on Pier 9 for their 123D and Instructables team. Read More »

SpaceShop – a makerspace at NASA AMES Research Center

Mid-November 2013 I visited SpaceShop at NASA Ames Research Center – a makerspace built for NASA Engineers. Matthew Reyes is the man responsible for setting up the space and being my host for the afternoon. He is also an advisor to SpaceGAMBIT (our DARPA funded Hackerspace Space Program grant) The SpaceShop shares a building with the Ames copy center and ... Read More »

Laser Etched Deerskin Moccasin

People ask me what I make – and that can be tough to give a simple answer. This past summer (2013) I worked on a whole lot of different projects… the usual arduino/electronics, satellites, farming, and this one – a pair of moccasins. This project had a long gestation. I initially discovered Teri Edmonds store “If The Shoe Fits” several ... Read More »

Sparkfun National Tour Visits Maui October 2013

Brian, Jim and Ben at start of hike - still dry.

Sparkfun Electronics has been running a National Tour – driving an RV around the mainland USA giving workshops. We arranged for them to come over to Maui for a workshop on October19 2013, alas without the RV. Maui County Office of Economic Development agreed to help defray the cost. Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB) agreed to host the workshop at ... Read More »

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