Make your own ukulele!!!

Looking for a unique Christmas Present?

Make a custom 3D-printed ukulele!!!

Pick your favorite colors and we will help you assemble it.

Isn’t this just a toy? No. It’s not a Kamaka, but it will be a really good quality beginner-intermediate instrument. Folks are amazed at the sound quality, and as a bonus, you can also take it to the beach, without worry.

Quantities are limited, so reserve yours ASAP.

How do I get one?

1) Come by December 5 between 6-8 pm to 362 Pakana St in Waikapu
2) Email Laura@mauimakers.com

These beauties take 24 hours to make, so you MUST reserve it on or before December 5th…
Assembly is by appointment on the weekend of 9-10 or 16-17.

Cost is $50.00 per ukulele.

Menehune Makers–for Young Makers (K-2nd grade)

2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 6:30pm-8:00pm

A different theme each week.

This is our special program for children. Events will vary, but the primary focus will be on Tinkering, which encourages learning through exploration of ordinary objects and re-using them in interesting and creative ways.

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian, who will be encouraged to explore with their child(ren).

Free to members, otherwise $10.00 per person.

Santa’s Workshop on Maui

Do you have a special gift or family heirloom item that you have been wanting to make? Maui Makers has some of Santa’s Elves available that are willing to enable you to make that happen this year and Santa is willing to loan you his Maui workshop as a place to make them in.

There will be a $20 charge for each of the working sessions. Come to as many as you like!

Our space is the best equipped member supported community workshop on Maui. We have about 2000 sq ft of tools and work benches. Our member volunteers (“Elves”) are well versed in creating projects with our tools and we will guide you. Checkout the list of our tools on our website: Maui Makers Shop Equipment

We will start with planning sessions on Saturday Nov.18 and Sunday Nov.19 from 12:30 to 430p.
Swing by for an hour or so, check out our space and run your idea past us to verify we can assist you and schedule your future work time.
Tuesday evening Nov.21 from 6:30 to 8:30 will be another planning time, if evenings are better for you.

Then you have a couple of weeks to gather your materials and finalize your design.

The actual work days will be in December. Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Tuesday and Thursday evenings, depending on what kind of tooling your project requires.

The Saturday afternoons in December will be set aside for noisy shop projects, although others will be able to use the Space as well, if they are able to cope with noise and dust.
The Sunday afternoons in December will be set aside for the quieter craft type projects, as well as the quieter shop activities like painting and glue-ups.
Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 in December will focus on 3D printing, and
Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 will be set aside for electronic and micro-processor projects.

Each of the Sunday afternoons will have a different focus:

Dec.3 – EggBot Design and Bead Crafting

Dec.10 – Leather Working, Wood Burning and Wire Frame Soldering

Dec.17 – Electronics, Arduino, and colored LEDs and Lamp Making

During each of these designated work periods, we will have a number of “Elvish” expert mentors on hand to show you how to use the tools safely and to provide any assistance that you may be require.

To find out more information, please email us at “info@mauimakers.com” or check out our website at “www.mauimakers.com”.
For further details and to schedule your attendance call Pete, our education coordinator, at 815-482-5844 between the hours of 10am and 6pm (No texting to this number though please…)

You too could be Santa’s helper this year!

Get some ideas here

Hawaiian Arts & Tech Salon

Salon Host: Cultural Specialist, Aunty Pattie Hanna-Gomez from Maui Feather Lei
July 16, 2017, 2 pm-4pm
Maui Makers: 362 Pakana st., Waikapu, HI 96793

Pupus and talk story!
Explore as a group and share how traditional arts can be incorporated into contemporary prototyping and production using technology whether it be 3-D printed ukuleles, CNC cut acrylic tribal art panels or laser cut feather lei making tools.

Upcoming Classes and Salons Summer 2017

We have several incredible classes and salons soon to be posted in our calendar including:

Hawaiian Arts exploring Tech: Explore ways technology can help in the production of Hawaiian Arts.

Millenial Marketing Techniques Salon: Explore Instagram, Zoom etc. for promoting, teaching peer to peer and creating a global following.

Contemporary Jewelry Design & Manufacturing. Master jeweler helps you to design & produce jewelry & create a profitable business.

Agriculture & Technology: Create grafting clips, part replacement or contemporary forms of Ag support.

CAD design, 3-D printing, CNC: For prototyping, manufacturing and job skills.

Programming and Electronics: arduino, raspberry-pi, python, javascript, etc.  Beginner and advanced levels.

Contact us at classes@mauimakers.com for more info on upcoming classes,
We would also love to hear what classes you would like us to offer or that you would like to teach.

 

Want to Teach a Class or Workshop?

Maui Makers is soliciting proposals for teachers who would like to use our facility to teach a class.  Ideally you (the teacher) are a member and the topic would be something relevant to our makerspace, but if you want to just use our facility, that may be possible too.

Here is the form for proposing a class

 

Kiawe Pod Flour Workshop

Come learn from people on the cutting edge of the sustainable food movement. Learn how they are utilizing a nutritional and sustainable food source found all over Maui island and the State of Hawaii. Learn how kiawe tree pods can be harvested and ground into a flour with amazing health promoting properties: a highly nutritious superior energy food, both naturally sweet and diabetic friendly, naturally stable and easily stored for long periods.

There will a talk story time where experiences with kiawe bean pods to date will be shared, as well as the vision for the part this food can play in the local sustainable food movement. Followed by a short video from the Maui show, “Search Hawaii”, entitled “Wai’anae Gold”

Then, there will be a hands-on demonstration of how Waianae Gold “Aina Bars” are made, with plenty of opportunity for sampling… mmmm…

Check out the Wianae Gold website at: http://waianaegold.com

Presenters: Vince Dodge from Waianae Gold on Oahu. He has been a leader in bringing this important food stuff into public awareness. For much of the last 11 years he has: researched and visited with native peoples to gain knowledge of traditional kiawe practices, developed a network of kiawe pod harvesters, obtained effective flour milling hardware from Argentina, developed a processing system for making the pods into flour, invented a number of products featuring Kiawe flour, and established a marketing network that places these products in retail stores such as Down to Earth and Mana Foods.

Sunny Savage is a Maui wild harvester. She is a mother and author of the book “Wild Food Plants of Hawaii” and has been inspired to utilize the kiawe fruit in many ways. Sunny holds an MS in Nutrition Education and has traveled to all 7 continents, learning from plants and people along the way. She will bring stories of her experiences and samples of some of the delectable delicacies she has developed using kiawe flour. Check out her website at: http://www.sunnysavage.com

Yuji Taira is a fellow Maui harvester and a dreamer of the vision.

Sunny and Yuji have been the core of the Maui kiawe bean gathers. Come, connect with them, and prepare to join in the harvest this summer!

Learn CNC: Introduction to Fusion 360

Starts Monday May 15 from 6 to 9 pm.

Registration is open NOW  and space is limited.  You must register and pre-pay to attend.

This class will be taught by Nick Fournier who has both used and taught design software at various institutions at all levels.   He uses Fusion 360 in his profession as a custom woodworker.

1. The class will be five sessions  It will cover all basic functions of Fusion and students will have the opportunity to either 3D print or machine a simple part on our mini mill.

a. The session on Memorial Day will be a study session and  attendance is not required.

2. Cost is $80 for the entire class and must be paid in advance.

a. Active Paid Regular Members will receive a discount in the form of a refund check from the treasurer

3. The class will be held on Monday Evenings from 6 PM to 9 PM.

a.  All students need their own AutoDesk account. Please install Fusion360 on your laptop ahead of time.  The software is free for educational and hobbyist use.

b.  We will have a limited number of desktops with Fusion, but you still must have your own AutoDesk account.  Let us know when you register if you need to use our computers.

c.   We will have a class repository for sharing files on the AutoDesk Cloud.

d.   Fusion 360 requires a 64 bit OS and a decent Video card.

4. Our instructor is Nick Fournier who has both used and taught design software at various institutions at all levels.   He uses Fusion 360 in his profession as a custom woodworker.

Fusion 360 is Autodesk’s software for computer aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM). It runs on both PC and Mac 64 bit systems and is free to students and makers, low cost for professional users. Makers around the world are using it for designing parts for 3D Printing, CNC milling, etc.

Electronics and Programming–Learn About Arduino!

You can learn Arduino one of two ways:

  1. Come to the Arduino Special Interest Group on Thursdays, click here for more info, and do a self-paced study course over several weeks. We can provide you with all the items you need, coaching, patience and assistancel.
  2. Email us at email classes@mauimakers.com and let us know that you’re interested. We will set up a special, focused beginner-friendly session to get you on your way quickly.

What is an Arduino?

Arduinos are a low cost, easy to use family of microcontrollers.  Want to learn about the basic use of Arduino computers?

Free to paid members. $10.00 for non-members. First time is FREE.

Learn About 3D Manufacturing Technology: Design, Printing, e-Nable Prosthetics

Tuesday 6:00pm-8:30pm

3D Printing is a fantastic technology that lets you create parts at low cost form 3d-design files. Maui Makers has several 3D Printers in house (our own and on loan from members).

The group has a couple of focuses:

  1. Introducing all skill levels to the power of 3D Printing.
  2. Printing e-Nable hands for those in need on Maui. These low cost prosthetics are a great way to understand the power of 3D printing. Come on down to the makerspace and help out!
  3. Learning Fusion 360 so we can customize designs for the hands (and personal projects). Fusion 360 has a rather steep learning curve, but is very powerful. Learning in a group eases the frustration.

Free to paid members, $10.00 for non-members. First time is Free.