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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 »

GGHC Rewards arrived (Updated)

Lead Cutter and Solder Wick

Well its been a while, but we are receiving the promised rewards for participating in the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge (GGHC). You might recall all participating hackerspaces were going to get a license to CADSoft Eagle (electronic design/layout software), 10 solder stations, 10 lead cutters and 10 rolls of solder wick. There had been little progress reported on the GGHC ... 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 »

MauiMaker Update Aug25

Oops. Its been over a month since I posted here. Our makers have been busy, just not posting here. Most of the activity has been over on the GoogleGroup, with a smattering of updates to the Flickr Sites (Jerry’s, and MauiMaker) and Picasa albums. I signed up on Google Plus and its been a busy there too. I like it ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Scrap Box from Scrap Wood

ScrapWoodScrapBin

I had a whole lotta scrap wood piled up in my barn, on the lanai, in the garage, and laying out in the yard. Pretty messy. Some of it is good 2xN cutoffs from when the barn or fence was built. Other bits are older 2×4 and plywood from things that I took apart when I moved in. Anyway it ... 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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