Maui Makers Accepted to Participate in mini-Makerfaire

We just received notice that our application for the Mini Maker Faire on Honolulu was accepted!

This event will take place Saturday, May 9th on Oahu from noon to 5 pm.

Maui Makers was also a participant in last year’s inaugural event and we look forward to another awesome event: hanging with other Makers, showcasing the awesomeness of Maui’s maker community and spreading the maker buzz. As Maui Makers grows in membership, we plan to bring a Maker Faire to Maui…

If you’re interested in group builds, manning the booth, displaying “Made on Maui” items, manning the booth, etc. please contact us at info@mauimakers.com.

Last year’s event had 750+ attendees and there will be a workshop on the Internet of Things and exciting maker competitions.

Free registration is open now, so please sign up before the early bird deadline of April 9th: http://hnlmkf2015.eventbrite.com.

 

 

 

Maui Makers at TEDxYouth Seabury Hall–29 March

Maui Makers will be closed on 29th March.

 

Instead, come join us from 9 am to 2 pm at TEDxYouth at Seabury Hall

 

See link below for more info about Maui’s most excellent youth!

 

http://tedxyouthseaburyhall.com

Pi Day at Maui’s Makerspace

Pi day at the Makerspace was great fun.

 

Good turnout and some new faces.

 

Jonelle Davis’s homemade raspberry pi took the prize.

 

We calculated pi empirically using nails (see photo). Good example of how sample size affects the results. We started out at 3.67, 2.83 and ended the day at 3.2.

 

Many Raspberry Pi demos (courtesy of Bob Conlon), with both the old and new version. I must say, the Raspberry Pi 2 is an impressive machine. Anyone want to lead an interest group?

The kids went home with raspberry pi stickers and 3d printed bracelets.

Pics of the Workshop

Coming along nicely.

Pete’s getting the Shapeoko set up and got a good selection of tools available.

Maui Makers public Meeting Thursday 6 November

Bring your projects. Talk story. Get ideas. Discuss plans for future of Maui Makers.

6 to 9 pm. St Anthony. Maryknoll Bldg. Rm 21.

Still working logistics for November workshops.

Art of Tinkering, Thursday Oct 23, 2014

Don’t forget Art of Tinkering Thurs 6 to 9 at St Anthony!

Don’t forget to bring supplies: batteries, plastic containers (yogurt, cups, etc.), tape, scissors, pipe cleaners, string, rubber bands, markers, crayons, etc.

Email Laura@mauimakers.com for info.

Arduino Workshop, Thursday Oct 8, 6-9 pm

Got an idea?

Join other Maui Makers and learn to make things Sense, Move, Track, Communicate, etc.
Build it, wear it, make it go
No Experience Necessary

Thursday 6-9 PM at St. Anthony Jr-Sr High School in Maryknoll Bldg. Rm 21

Contact Laura@mauimakers.com for further info

A limited number of computers and Arduinos will be available. If you have a laptop or Arduino, please bring it.

ARDUINO

An Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform that allows you to easily go from an idea to a functioning prototype using inexpensive and widely available parts. If you can dream it, you can build it.

Check out this very good introduction video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqrQmQqpHXc

Join hundreds of thousands of Makers who have discovered this easy, powerful (and educational) platform.

Busy Maker Meeting on April 11 2014

We had a really good ‘meeting’ this past week (Thurs April 11).

Lots going on – Ben Ward and family brought in their Hexy robot again – its been built at past meetings by the kids with some assistance. This time we got it moving!!

Bunch of arduino work going on. Devin worked a bit on his mobile network setup – same antenna that feeds our space from his home covers a wide area of central maui apparently.

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TEDxMaui Prep, Thursday 25 Sept 2014

Meeting to prep for TEDxMaui will be Thursday, 25 Sept at St.Anthony Jr-Sr High School in the Maryknoll Hall building bottom floor, room 21, starting at 6:30 PM. Please bring items that you want to exhibit during TEDx or work out schedule for manning the booth.

Maui Makers has Incorporated as a Non-Profit in the State of Hawaii

Welcome to the new, improved Maui Makers.

We’re still in the process of getting the IRS to approve our 501(c)(3) status, but are in the home stretch. Stay posted here as we revamp the website, establish recurring workshops and hopefully get a permanent space soon.

In the meantime, if you can drop by TEDxMaui on Sunday to help us with the booth, please let us know.

Laura,
President
Maui Makers, Inc.
Laura@MauiMakers.com