Bring-A-Hack Bay Area on May 20th

#bringahack Bay Area is next month on Maker Faire weekend!  Please join us for this wonderful tradition that Jeri Ellsworth started:

Sunday evening, May 20th, at BJ’s in San Mateo

Check out last year for some inspiration:

Photos of Bring-A-Hack after Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

Bring-A-Hack Bay Area on May 20th

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

Maker Faire Orlando soldering kit

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We are proud to be a sponsor of this Maker Faire Orlando soldering kit:

Advanced soldering training at Maker Faire Orlando

For the past six years at Maker Faire Orlando, members of FamiLab have taught attendees how to solder with a cool little Makey pin with 2 self-flashing LEDs.  We’ve been asked for more advanced soldering training, and we responded with the addition of a PIC-microcontroller-based board twinkling several LEDs, and with a switch that can be used to change the LED display pattern.

We opted to design the board such that it can be used as a pendant on a necklace (lanyard) or as a keychain (especially for those of you who like large keychains). The design is a scalloped 2.7″ circle with LEDs on the outside circle, and a hole at the top for a keyring. Batteries are on the back of the board.

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Maker Faire Orlando soldering kit

Maker Faire Orlando this weekend

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This weekend, October 21st & 22nd, is Maker Faire Orlando!Screenshot from 2017-10-17 22-22-56

Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on-activities, and more. It’s an event where people show what they are making and share what they are learning.

The individuals behind these exhibits are known as “Makers” and they range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers. They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

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We’ve been busy prepping the Central Florida Fairgrounds & Expo Halls for Maker Faire Orlando 2017! Now you can check out the official program or mobile apps (iOSAndroid) for information about Maker Faire including featured exhibits, hands-on workshops, and schedules for Combat Robots and Power Racing.

Look for Drew Fustini (@pdp7) in purple!

 

 

Maker Faire Orlando this weekend

The Tiny, $25 PocketBeagle

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It was announced a day or two ago, but now the PocketBone has made its first real-world appearance at the World Maker Faire in New York this weekend. This is a tiny, tiny Linux computer that’s small enough to fit on a keychain, or in an Altoids mini tin. It’s only $25 USD, and from the…

via The Tiny, $25 PocketBeagle — Hackaday

 

The Tiny, $25 PocketBeagle

The Monolith Brings the Boom to Maker Faire

[Ross Fish], [Darcy Neal], [Ben Davis], and [Paul Stoffregen] created “the Monolith”, an interactive synth sculpture designed to showcase capabilities of the Teensy 3.6 microcontroller. The Monolith consists of a clear acrylic box covered in LED-lit arcade buttons. The forty buttons in front serve as an 8-step sequencer with five different voices, while touch sensors on the left…

via The Monolith Brings the Boom to Maker Faire — Hackaday

The Monolith Brings the Boom to Maker Faire