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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 »

GGHC Chill Box V0.1 Build

Laura and Devon showing Chill Box v0.1 at Maui Agricultural Festival

On March 30th, Laura Burkhart (of SLIM) came to my home and we built Chill Box V0.1.  This is the version she will be showing at the Maui Agricultural Festival this saturday (April 2). It is a simple, no electronic control version. It consists of a styrofoam ice chest filled with cold water, a small fountain pump, a short length ... Read More »

GGHC Chill Box Prototype at Ag Fest

Laura and Devon showing Chill Box v0.1 at Maui Agricultural Festival

[Update: it worked well!! See blog post for build documentation. and picture below] Our first prototype/demonstration for the Chill Box is under construction and will be shown this week Saturday April 2, at the Maui Agricultural Festival in the Educational tent. The Chill Box is our project for the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge The prototype is a small styrofoam ice ... Read More »

GGHC Chill Box week 2 (or 3?)

Our first post to the element-14 site is up.  This is a Group Blog on the element-14 site.  You can comment, etc there by joining the element-14 site, then joining the Group. Basically it gives a background on our space and the Chill Box project.  Here is the summary I posted for the project: Our project for the Great Global ... Read More »

Great Global Hackerspace Challenge – Chill Box

Its official – Maui Makers has been selected to participate in the Great Global Hackerspace Challenge (Spring 2011 edition)!! Here is the brief summary of The Challenge: Your hackerspace will create a project to help with education, using US$900 (or equivalent) provided by Element14. The project must use a microcontroller and a portable power source. You have 6 weeks to ... 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 »

Dale Dougherty: We are makers from TEDxMotorCity

Dale Dougherty, founder of Make magazine and organizer of Maker Faires, gave a talk at TEDxMotorCity. “America was built by makers — curious, enthusiastic amateur inventors whose tinkering habit sparked whole new industries. At TED@MotorCity, MAKE magazine publisher Dale Dougherty says we’re all makers at heart, and shows cool new tools to tinker with, like Arduinos, affordable 3D printers, even ... Read More »

Gathering STEAM – Maui Open Studios Event

Makers and hackers are often thought of as Scientists Technologists Engineers and Mathematicians (computer geeks) – STEM in current educational grant lingo. As you may recall, I favor expanding this to include the Artists under the acronym STEAM. Well starting this weekend is The Maui Open Studios Event 2010. Over the next 3 weekends, Artists across Maui will be opening ... 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 2011

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 »

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