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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 »

Maui Makers Needs New Logo

New Maker Logo with laser and wrench

Ok, the turtle was picked a year or more ago by me – Jerry – as something simple and generic to denote Maui without getting too creative. I’m an engineerd not an artist/designer.  Now that its been in use a while, it is obviously in use elsewhere too. It is not distinctive enough to be *our* logo.  Several people have ... Read More »

Meeting at Omaopio Greenhouse Saturday 3/19, 3pm

Our next meeting will be this saturday, March 19, at 3pm at the 3361 Omaopio space: Map Link This is about 3 turns uphill from Surfing Goat Dairy, and about 3 miles down hill from Kula Hwy. There is very limited parking (3-5 cars) up the driveway, but there is a fair bit more on the shoulder of Omaopio both ... Read More »

MechaniCards – Laser Cut Kinetic Art

Last fall Make’s blog had a story about Brad Litwin’s Mechanicards(tm). These are small hand operated kinetic sculptures that fit in a 5″ rectangular mailing envelope. They are available either completed or as a kit. I was taken by the design and execution of these wonderful pieces of art.  The card are on the expensive side ($50-75 each completed), but ... Read More »

Maui Makers Meeting Thurs Jan 27

We will be meeting on Thursday Jan 27th 2010, 7-10pm at the home of Ben Ward. Ben’s address is: 297 Haulani St, Makawao, HI 96768 We will be buying a couple pizzas to feed, so please reply as comment here, or to the google group if you plan to attend so we can get enough.  Bring your own drinks. We will ... Read More »

Factory@Home – report for Whitehouse Office of Science & Technology Policy

Hod Lipson (Fab@Home) and Melba Kurman were commissioned by the US Office of Science & Technology Policy (Executive Branch) to write a report on the emerging economy of Personal Manufacturing (aka Fab Lab tech).  The full report “Factory @ Home: The Emerging Economy of Personal Fabrication” (PDF) is available from Hod’s Cornell U website. I am only part way through ... Read More »

Dinner Meetup Monday Jan 10 Flatbread Paia

Our next meetup will be Monday Jan 10, 2010 at Flatbread in Paia from 6-10pm.  This is a cross-over meeting with the TechHui Maui Techies group.  Many of our people are on this list too.   No particular topics but bring your ideas if you have something to share. NOTE: DAY CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS ANNOUNCED DAY – MONDAY NOT TUESDAY. ... Read More »

Young Makers – teaching kids to learn by doing

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The Young Makers Program is a collaboration between MAKE Magazine, The Exploratorium, and Pixar. The purpose of the program is to inspire and develop the next generation of makers, creators, and innovators. The Young Makers Program is different in several ways from other activities such as robotics competitions and science fairs. In particular, there are no winners and losers, and ... Read More »

Lilypad successes, Makers and Education, DARPA Program

LIlypad Embroidery, a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (2.0) image from bekathwia's photostream

This post is an amalgam of several news items I read recently. First off an article on the LilyPad’s success in bringing women into electronics projects. From a post in BoingBoing: “MIT’s Leah Buechley and Benjamin Mako Hill recently published a paper called LilyPad in the Wild: How Hardwareʼs Long Tail is Supporting New Engineering and Design Communities, about the success ... Read More »

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