Maui Makers has secured a lease–more details soon

Check back in 2015 for details.

The lease starts in February.

The featured image is a throwback to the roots of Maui Makers, showing Ryan eating one of the batteries for the lilikoi laser.

What cool things do you want to build in the new space? Post below.

Rocketry Workshop December 27

Build rockets and launch them.

This class has two components.

In stage one we will go over the basics of rockets and how they work and then construct rockets from straws and paper. Launching the rockets will be done using the scientific method to see how launch angle and thrust affect the distance flown.

Stage two of the event will put teams together to build model rockets and launch them in the park nearby.

The event will be held at St Anthony Jr-Sr High School and will start at 10 am. Entry fee is $20.00 per family.

This class is the first of a series. We aim to fire larger rockets in the future if interest permits. We also are starting a National Association of Rocketry Charter to allow launching of really big stuff. So come down and hang out even if your not interested in participating in this beginners class.

Make Personalized Ornaments

18-Dec-2014, 6-9 PM at St Anthony Jr-Sr High School in Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21 

Tinkering: Build Personalized Christmas Tree Ornaments 

by Laura Ulibarri ($20.00 for non-members/$10.00 for members–includes materials to build 2 ornaments) 

How would you like to make your very own Christmas (Solstice, Hanukkah, etc) Ornament using whiz bang technology or your own creativity? 

We’ll fire up the EggBot to let you print your very own personalized ornament. We’ll provide white ornaments for the eggbot and supplies for various kinds of ornaments. We’ll also have a vinyl cutter and 3D printer on hand, plus ornaments and supplies. 

Learn to Solder 11-Dec-2014

Jerry Isdale will be leading a Learn To Solder class this week thursday evening, 11-Dec-2014, 6-9 PM at St Anthony Jr-Sr High School in Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21

Students will be offered several options for learning electronics soldering. All are accessible and doable by first timers, and good practice for those with some experience. Advanced folks are welcome to come and lend a hand as mentors.

Basic soldering of wires will take you from crude methods up to the Lineman’s Splice required by NASA, etc. http://makezine.com/2012/02/28/how-to-splice-wire-to-nasa-standards/

Several kits are available for purchase from other members who have personal stock (prices vary)

  • The Evil Mad Science Laboratory’s Larson Scanner Kit (http://shop.evilmadscientist.com/productsmenu/tinykitlist/152-scanner) is a challenging project for those new to soldering, but quite doable.
  • MakerShed’s Learn To Solder Badge ( http://www.makershed.com/products/learn-to-solder-skill-badge-kit) is a nice simple kit, often used at MakerFaire’s Learn To Solder tents
  • Solder Practice Kit (older version of http://www.amazon.com/Elenco-SP3B-Practical-Soldering-Project/dp/B0002LUALG)

These will be available for purchase on a first come first sold basis.

($5.00 for non-members/free for members; suggested material fee: $1.00;  kits available for purchase direct from other members)

Space is limited, and will be first come, first serve.