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Oct 6 ’11 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 ’11 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 »

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 »

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