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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 »

Logo Glowego At Source 2012 and wiki write-up

Logo Glowego at Source 2012

Logo Glowego is an interactive LED sculpture developed for Source 2012. (SOURCE is Maui’s largest annual multi-media arts, music and healing festival held at beautiful Camp Keanae on the wild tropical coast of Maui, Hawaii.) It started innocently enough with the idea of decking out the old Source rebar logo sculpture with LED strip tape. It wound up using 7 ... Read More »

MauiMakers segment on OC16.tv’s Self Made in Hawaii

“Self Made in Hawaii” is a cable tv show on Hawaii’s OC16. The producer, Jess Craven, came to the last meeting of 2011 (Dec 29th) and filmed some interviews, builds, etc. He did a fantastic job of shooting and editing.  We are the first of three segments in the show now airing on OC16.tv  You can catch the full show ... Read More »

Maui Makers at TEDxMaui 2012

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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