Arduino Workshop Announcement for Friday August 1st: Sensors

This week’s Arduino class will be sensors: a variety of temperature, magnetic, light, sound, humidity, proximity, accelerometers, etc. are available. We will work with various kinds of sensors to learn how to use the sensors to control the Arduino.

Friday August 1st @ 6 PM @ Island Sign:
355 Hukilike St, #117
Kahului, Maui

Dremel Build Day – Sat. Aug 2, 2014 11am-4pm

Maui Makers presents “Dremel Build Day”   with sponsorship from
(for full background on sponsorship see the post)

When: Saturday August 2, 11am-4pm
Where: Home of Richard and Lynn Rasmussen – 3191 Baldwin Ave, Makawao Hawaii 96768
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Who: Open to Public. Under 18 requires presence of parent or legal guardian.
Liability wavers (available on-site) must be signed to attend.
No children under 10yrs, please. And only if they are participating.

What: Learn to use Dremel rotary and multi-max tools, help us make at least 2 “instructables” documenting how-to projects with them.

The event itself is free. We will have a small quantity of materials for use. Perhaps some larger pieces available at cost. Instructables has provided us with 5 dremel  Model 4000 rotary tools and three Multi-Max MM30 Oscillating tools, along with a supply of bits (5x of the 3 sets pictured below) etc.

Dremel parts 2 Dremel 4000 & MM30 Machines

What to Bring:

  1. Your Project Ideas (and supplies – wood, plexiglas, glue, nails, etc)
  2. Your own eye protection, dust mask, and other safety gear.
  3. Your own dremel and/or other tools (while we have some, more is more!) MARK YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT!! write your name on it so it leaves with you.
  4. Sack lunch, beverage, and something to share if you like.
  5. Digital Camera/Video/laptop/smartphone – to help document the projects

(Note Instructables has apps for both IOS and Android
What Kind of Dremel Project?
Great question.  Most projects might use a Dremel for only a small task (cutting bolts, sanding finish, etc) This would be fine for practice and maybe an intro-to-dremel instructable. Other projects might feature the tools – carving/engraving wood/acrylic sculptures, trimming pet’s nails.

Dremel has a video showing some quick ideas: cut metal pipe, wire shelving, nails; remove grout, drill/shape/sand wood

Why: we have been given over $1000 worth of Dremel tools for our makerspace, on the condition that we host a build night (day), give a 15minute safety presentation, and create at least two “instructables” (text/pics/video how to for the website ) Again, the background on their sponsorship is on their blog page:

If we do a good job with this project & make some cool instructables (extra points for blog posts), Instructables will keep us on the list for more supplies and tools.

Please come out and help! If you don’t have a project in mind, come help document.

Dee Conlon’s workshop on Wearable Electronics – Friday July 25 2014

Dee will be providing a workshop on Wearable Electronics (WE) this week, specifically Wall Hangings.  Learn how to sew a NeoPixel circuit using stainless steel thread. Flora’s will be pre-programmed with a simple light show, that you can customize on your own after class.   The workshop is Friday July 25 – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  $50.00 covers the cost of materials – free instruction from an expert!

Workshop details on Dee’s site:

Youtube video example of a quilt: Wearables Quilt

Island Sign
355 Hukilike St, #117
Kahului, Maui

Arduino Workshop July 18 2014 – at Island Sign

Laura Ulibarri is facilitating another Maui Makers Arduino Workshop on Friday July 18th (yeah just moding 11th) from 6-9pm. This time the event is being hosted at Doug Allan’s business location in Kahului. Doug is expanding upon his Island Sign business, to include “Maui Coworking at the same location. We are very pleased to be one of the first groups to utilize his new coworking space. (He also has a btchn nice flatbed CNC router)

Please bring your laptops, tablets and smartphones. Doug does not have machines to share at this time. This would be a good opportunity to setup your laptop (or desktop if you lug it down) for Arduino programming. It will be a BIG help if attendees can download the appropriate software for their machine (and the drivers, which may require a separate download). Please read the information at
You want to get Arduino 1.0.5 (as of July 2014).
The instructions on how to set it up for a particular OS (Windows, Mac, Linux) are linked from the Getting Started page


  • explore programming the Arduino using a windows/android tablet, cell phone, or any laptop
  • group projects: set up “arduino” controlled 3d printer for workshop use, LEDs, your favorite from the Brainstorming session.

The address is 355 Hukilike Street #117, Kahului, HI. This is in central Kahului business area. See the map below and look for the Island Sign sign. His place is on the right hand side towards the back.

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July 2014 Monthly Public Meeting

Our July Public Meeting/TalkStory will be Thursday evening July 3rd 2014 6-9pm at the Pu’unene School F2 building location.

This is one of our public meetings – open to everyone. Come and find out about Maui Makers and the Maker Movement. We will have some of our equipment on display and possibly running some demonstrations if time allows.

See the generic Public Meeting Page for directions and background.

Format: a short semi-formal meeting with lots of general mixing and talk story
Agenda Items: 
* Introductions
* Maker Facility/Meeting Status
* Dremel Instructable Project
* 3D Printer Status
* Shapeoko 2 CNC bot status
* Virtual Summer Camp (Make/Google)
* online Tinkering class
* Local 3D CAD?CAM software classs
* other TBD – Bring a project to show or idea to talk