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Maui Makers at TEDxMaui

Maui Makers at TEDxMaui

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading and for the past 25 years has presented a 4 day conference of amazing speakers and performers. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. To get a flavor of TED and TEDx, check out the videos of past TED and ... Read More »

Playing with MicroRAX slotted aluminum framing

MicroRAX cross section 10mm x 10mm

MicroRAX is a mini-slotted aluminum building/prototyping material, similar in concept to 80/20 and MakerBeam. Extruded aluminum beams are formed with an X shaped cross section and bolted together using nuts and other fasteners that fit into the slots. This sort of T-Slot is common in machine shop tools and other fixtures. It is a great way to quickly build a ... Read More »

End of Year Wrapup & Kickoff 2011

Its been a busy year for Maui Makers – we competed in the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge, got our container, had regular thursday night meetings, built and shared lots of cool projects, etc. We still need some major improvements to our current space (like real AC-power and more enclosed space). We are moving forward developing our relationship with CWD and ... Read More »

Oct 6 Meeting at KingKHS Fundraiser- Bots High documentary

[updated as event has past - pics on flickr set] There was not public meeting on Thurs Oct 6 2011 (next week as of writing this). Instead all Makers and interested parties are invited to come to a fundraiser for King Kekaulike High School Robotics Club and see “Bots High”, a funny and inspiring award winning documentary that follows three ... Read More »

Mainland Maker visits for 9/1 meeting

MakerMeet 9-1-11

We had a special guest at our September 1 public meeting. Eric Gradman, a co-founder of SynLabswas on Maui for vacation. I had crossed paths with Eric back in the early days of CrashSpace, and he is friends with Garrett Lisi, Crystal and Reichart. It was great to have him stop in for some talkstory. We had a fair bit ... Read More »

Aug 25 Meeting, attempt to build MyDIYCNC

McG-CNC SAME VIEW DEFAULT

Our Aug 25th meeting was dominated by a the attempted build of the MyDIYCNC bot.  Before we get into that, Crystal Jean Baranyk attended our Intro to Laser Cutter class for members a week or so earlier, and took hoome some scraps I had laying around.  At the 8/25 meeting, Crystal brought back the gecko she cut along with the ... Read More »

Prime and Dmize visit Maui Makers

Dmize throwie on Maui Makers container

Hui No’eau was running a young adult workshop this week (7/12/11) on Aerosol Mural Painting My son took workshop and I invited the instructor, Prime (of 808Urban), and crew to our Thursday night meeting. Prime, Dmize and Paula (Photographer) came down and talked story for a couple hours. It was a great conversation. We talked about Makers, fab tech, teaching ... Read More »

Workbenches from Scrap Wood (mostly)

BuildingBench1

After last week’s scrap bin project we turned our attention back to outfitting the space. We needed workbenches – and our friend Mike Drescher had kindly brought in a whole bunch of 2x6s he had saved from a deconstructed deck. We decided to start building at our regular Thursday meeting on June 16. Brian T, Brian I, Adam Rosen and ... Read More »

New Wiki for Maui Makers – mostly Chill Box at present

You probably have not noticed but our wiki got hammered by spammers.  I tried cleaning it up and installing spam blocking stuff but to no avail. Ben W did a big cleanup job a few weeks back and it was good for a couple days.  However the spammers came back, got around the blocks (creating 100s of user accounts) and ... Read More »

We have a space! Sharing with Community Work Day

Community Work Day Site Entrance - right hand building is where we meet

Yippee!! We finally found a home.  Community Work Day has agreed to let us use part of their building in Pu’unene for work and meetings.  Later we can put shipping containers on the property and utilize those. The space is  located at E Camp 5 Rd, Kahului, HI 96732.  This is behind the mill near the Friends of the Library.  The ... Read More »

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