Open Source Turtle Robot Kit Teaches Beginners & Creates Beautiful Art

 writes on the Tindie blog about this robotics kit from The Maker’s Box:

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Open Source Turtle Robot Kit Teaches Beginners & Creates Beautiful Art

The Open Source Turtle Robot (OSTR) was created as the basis for a two-day workshop where high school students could gain hands-on experience with engineering concepts. The finished robot even creates interesting pieces of art via pen plotting with Turtle graphics.

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The project is Arduino compatible for ease of programming and powered by 4 AA batteries to make it cost effective. Stepper motors were chosen for accurate motion, and the parts were 3D printed for easy customization.

Open Source Turtle Robot Kit Teaches Beginners & Creates Beautiful Art

Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire this Saturday, May 5th

We are proud to be a sponsor of Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire 2018 this Saturday, May 5th, at Carl Schurz High School:

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Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire

the first and largest officially licensed Maker Faire in the Chicagoland area. We are a local, grassroots celebration of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) spirit in Chicago, focusing on education across all ages and social groups. Our makers represent a mix of beginners and experts, hobbyists and professionals, groups and individuals, and all ages, backgrounds, and interests. With a shoestring budget and only a dream, our inaugural Mini Maker Faire in April, 2012 was a smashing success thanks to the 50+ makers who shared their talents in 3D printing, robotics, jewelry making, and urban farming, just to name a few. Now with close to 100 makers, we’re still growing. Come
experience it for yourself!
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Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire this Saturday, May 5th

KiCad crash course this weekend

Learn how to design boards in KiCad this Saturday, April 28th, with Michael Welling:

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One day KiCad Crash Course

We’ve asked Michael Welling of Qwerty Embedded Design to come to Reno to drop some knowledge on KiCad, an open source and multi-platform schematic capture and PCB layout tool. Michael uses KiCad for some of his famous designs such as LoFive, PocketBone, and BaconBits. Space is limited and you should have some basic electronics and CAD skills under your belt already to make the most of this unique opportunity.

This event will be recorded and live-streamed to the GroupGets YouTube channel

One day KiCad Crash Course

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018, 9:30 AM

Innevation Center
450 Sinclair Street Reno, NV

24 Members Attending

We’ve asked Michael Welling of Qwerty Embedded Design to come to Reno to drop some knowledge on KiCad, an open source and multi-platform schematic capture and PCB layout tool. Michael uses KiCad for some of his famous designs such as LoFive, PocketBone, and BaconBits. Space is limited and you should have some basic electronics and CAD skills under …

Check out this Meetup →

Time:
9:30am – 12:30pm
Break
2:00pm – 5:00pm

What to Bring:
If you would like to follow along bring a Laptop with KiCad installed

Links
Syllabus (https://bit.ly/2Fhjvgk)
KiCad EDA (http://kicad-pcb.org/)
Michael Welling (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mwelling/)
Qwerty Embedded Design (https://groupgets.com/manufacturers/qwerty-embedded-design)
LoFive (https://github.com/mwelling/lofive)
PocketBone (https://github.com/mwelling/pocketbone-kicad)
BaconBits (https://www.hackster.io/mwelling/baconbits-f09ee9)

KiCad crash course this weekend

KiCad Crash Course in Reno

Interested in learning how to design boards in KiCad?  Check out this upcoming 1-day class in Reno, Nevada (USA) or watch it online:

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One day KiCad Crash Course

We’ve asked Michael Welling of Qwerty Embedded Design to come to Reno to drop some knowledge on KiCad, an open source and multi-platform schematic capture and PCB layout tool. Michael uses KiCad for some of his famous designs such as LoFive, PocketBone, and BaconBits. Space is limited and you should have some basic electronics and CAD skills under your belt already to make the most of this unique opportunity.

This event will be recorded and live-streamed to the GroupGets YouTube channel. 

One day KiCad Crash Course

Saturday, Apr 28, 2018, 9:30 AM

Innevation Center
450 Sinclair Street Reno, NV

11 Members Attending

We’ve asked Michael Welling of Qwerty Embedded Design to come to Reno to drop some knowledge on KiCad, an open source and multi-platform schematic capture and PCB layout tool. Michael uses KiCad for some of his famous designs such as LoFive, PocketBone, and BaconBits. Space is limited and you should have some basic electronics and CAD skills under …

Check out this Meetup →

KiCad Crash Course in Reno

Intro to KiCad with Shawn Hymel

Digi-Key presents An Intro to KiCad – Part 1: How PCBs Are Made with Shawn Hymel:

Digi-Key Electronics presents: An introduction to KiCad with engineering superhero Shawn Hymel. In the first part of this series Shawn discusses how PCBs are made and the benefits of utilizing KiCad as a design tool. KiCad is a free and open source platform which makes it great for learning how to make your own PCBs while still being powerful enough to do more complicated design work.

Resources:

Intro to KiCad with Shawn Hymel

Teardown: a new hardware conference by CrowdSupply

CrowdSupply is organizing a new hardware con named Teardown in Portland on the weekend of May 11th – 13th:

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Teardown 2018

A party for hacking, discovering, and sharing hardware

Teardown is an event put on by Crowd Supply in association with Make+Think+Code @ PNCA. You can think of Teardown as live-action Crowd Supply, but with fewer cardboard boxes and packing peanuts. We’ll be bringing together hardware aficionados from around the world to celebrate, inspect, create, and, of course, tear down hardware.

There will be long-time Crowd Supply creators and backers, as well as people we’re meeting for the first time. There will be hardware, art, food, drink, puzzles, workshops, tutorials, talks, music, field trips, and friends. Most of all, there will be ideas and projects to explore and inspire. We hope you’ll be there too!

Latest update: Andrew “bunnie” Huang to keynote Teardown

Please considering submitting a proposal like a talk, workshop, demo or installation:

Teardown 2018: Call for proposals

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Teardown: a new hardware conference by CrowdSupply

MSI Chicago Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, March 31st

Tomorrow, Saturday March 31st, at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago:

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MSI Chicago Mini Maker Faire

On Saturday, March 31 we’re keeping our doors open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. as we host the MSI Chicago Mini Maker Faire! Join some of the most fascinating, curious people—from engineers and artists, to scientists and crafters—in a celebration of local maker culture. Learn how to become an innovator yourself by speaking one-on-one with makers, and leave inspired and ready to invent.

Look for our Drew Fustini in purple!

MSI Chicago Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, March 31st