Special Event–Calling All Audiophiles

Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Maui Makers 6 to 9 PM

200 Waiehu Beach Rd, Upstairs

Steve Griffin from Boeing has offered to preview his class on using the SigmaDSP board.

This class has several interesting aspects:

A group tutorial setting up a noise canceling system to eliminate background noise. This is similar to the system used in expensive noise canceling headphones. It can also be used to reduce noise in building ventilation systems.

The Sigma DSP board here. This cute little board is specially built for audio processing and can be used to optimize your soundscape and compensate for noise or limitations of your equipment and environment.

A tutorial on Sigma Studio, a graphical programming environment that is used to program this board. It can also be used to program SHARC processors.

Save the Environment and Learn a Skill!

Creative Commons Recycling Symbol

We are wiring the E-lab and need your help Sunday, 14th of June 2015, noon-4pm!

Learn Something New

Learn how to attach the Ethernet connectors to cables to create a cable of arbitrary length. The tools and instructions are provided. The main requirement is that you not be colorblind, so you can identify the color-coded wires.

Save the Environment

We have some donated computers and other electronics that we need to get working. Help us test them and take them apart to salvage the useful parts, and then we’ll rebuild what we can and e-cycle what we cannot use (or do you have an up-cycling project in mind?).

These are good tasks to do while your waiting for adhesives to set, or 3D printed parts to be completed.



Maui Makers Arduino Workshop May 9 2014

Dream it, Make it

Every Friday at 6 PM at UHMC Ka’a’ike Bldg. Rm 217,  Starts May 9

At the workshop you will have access to Arduinos, breadboards, computers, basic parts, sensors, motors, as well as test and measurement equipment.

If you are thinking of attending, please fill out this survey: Calling all Maui Makers (Free Stuff).

The meeting will be a guided workshop, not formal teaching.  I expect a group of diverse skills and knowledge.  For the moment I’m not setting age limits, but ask attendees to use common sense.  At the workshop you will be working with small parts, electricity and computers.  Depending on you level of dexterity and skill you may: choke if you swallow the small parts, set something on fire if you wire it incorrectly, find the attention to detail tedious.


–Talk Story: why are you here?

–Brainstorming: ideas for group projects

–Break out groups:

Newbies:  This group is for those that are new to programming, electronics, or Arduinos.  Only requirement is a pulse, a reasonable level of maturity and a willingness to learn.  You will be guided by others in the basics of setting it up and making it to do something simple.

Control Freaks:  This group is for those that have enough experience to set up the Arduino on their own, and want to build circuits that demonstrate various aspects of how the Arduino functions.  This group is also a good place for those that already know what they want to build and need access to boards, parts and tools.

Just do it:  This is for the group that is itching to make something.  They will be formed during the Brainstorming session.  This being an Arduino workshop, it really should require a micro controller.  Some ideas I have gathered from the Survey Monkey and one-on-ones: spaceships, virtual reality, CNC, GPS, smart home, irrigation control, aquaponics, haunted house, interactive edutainment, chicken counter–you can add yours by clicking here: Calling all Maui Makers (Free Stuff).  It is likely that this will require skills and creativity beyond setting up the Arduino program and circuit, so is a good beginner group for those who want to understand what Arduinos might be good for, but aren’t ready to get into the details.  That being said, the group will eventually need someone to build the circuit and program the device.