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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 »

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 »

Introduction to Google Maps and Earth Workshop: Visualize and Share Your Conservation Story

Maui Google Maps and Earth Workshop Flyer

Introduction to Google Maps and Earth Workshop is a Free Event Presented by The Hawai‘i Conservation Alliance & Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Location: National Marine Sanctuary-Kihei Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary 726 S. Kihei Road, Kihei, Maui, HI @ 1:00-4:00pm The objective of the Google Maps & Earth workshop is to introduce students, professionals, and community members to telling their ... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Sewing Electronics at Hawaii STEM Conference

LED Bracelet by Dina M.

The Hawaii STEM Conference was held March 30/31st at the Marriott Hotel in Wailea, Maui HI. This is an annual gathering hosted by MEDB’s Women in Technology (link) to bring together students and teachers from Hawaii middle and high schools for classes and sharing various STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) topics. This year Maui Makers was invited to repeat ... Read More »

Teaching Arduino and Robotics at KKHS

I (Jerry Isdale, founder MauiMakers) am one of the mentors for the Robotics Club at  at King Kekaulike High School, Makawao, Hawaii.   The club participates in VEX and FIRST robotics competitions. There is a page here about a fundraiser held in early October 2011 for the club. I started mentoring for them last January for the FIRST competition. It was ... Read More »

Intro to Arduino class, July 16 2011

Maui Makers is proud to announce our first Arduino Class and our first Visiting Instructor! David Stillman, of Spark Fun Electronics, is going to be on island for most of the month of July. He has offered to teach a class using the Spark Fun Inventors Kit (SIK), a nicely packaged Arduino kit. Maui Makers has secured 15 of these ... Read More »

U. Hawaii Makery and Makery Cloud

Dr Neil Scott of UH Curriculum Research & Development Group

U.Hawai'i Makery seeks to put desktop fabrication centers into middle schools, providing teachers with training and materials to ignite kids imaginations and interest in STEAM. The Maker Cloud provides a network of classroom makeries with a Central Makery and external partners sharing resources, etc. Read More »

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