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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.

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

2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 5:00pm-6:30pm

A different theme each week.

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

This week we will be experimenting with Gears! Gears! Gears!

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.

Menehune Makers–for Young Makers

Day Change–Tuesday from 5:00pm-6:30pm

We are expanding and moving things around to accommodate more events. Please join us at our new time.

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

Primary focus is K-2nd grade. Events are suitable for 3 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian, who will be encouraged to explore with their child(ren).

Menehune Makers–for Young Makers

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm

This is our special program for children. Events will vary, but the primary focus will be on the Art of Tinkering, which encourages learning through exploration of ordinary objects and re-using them in interesting and creative ways. Check the Maui Makers Calendar for specifics. Events are suitable for 3 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian, who will be encouraged to explore with their child(ren).

This “Week” in Maui Makers October 18, 2015

Halloween is almost here

Are you ready for it? We’re having a lot of fun with Halloween-themed events at the MakerSpace! Come join us.

We’re tweaking our communications to see how best to get the word out about our events. What’s your preference? Google Calendar, MeetUp, Facebook, our website, email, something else? Let us know in the comments section.

Note that some events are discounted (or free) to paid members. All funds collected go to getting a bigger, better place to play, more toys to play with and keeping the lights on. Mahalo for your support and donations.

Arduino

The ever popular Arduino continues on Thursday from 6 to 9 PM. All skill levels are welcome. We will continue the self-paced introductory class, as well as a special Halloween-themed treat this week. Bring your own spooky project, or buy one of our handy skull eyes kits, and we’ll help you get it assembled and working.

To RSVP, click here:

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3D Printing

We  have the Hulk Hand (it’s all green) printed and assembled, and parts for another couple of hands. St Anthony is working on getting us the measurements for Sam. Join us on Wednesday from 4:30 to 6 PM if you want to help out, or learn more about 3D printing. We had a newbie go from zero to one-of-a-kind Christmas presents in less than 10 minutes! He was stoked.

We’ve been playing with our 3D pens and making masks with them. We have a limited stock on hand at great prices, and they are a fun and low-cost way to explore 3D printing–same nozzle and filament, it’s just that you are the motor. You can RSVP here:

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Halloween Fun for Artisans and Crafters

And speaking of Halloween, join our Artisans and Crafters Group every Sat at 10 AM for some..ahem…”witch craftery” with a special Halloween theme. And if that isn’t enough Halloween for you, we’ll have the space ready to help you “bling out” your costume during open hours on Saturday, October 24. If you really like to procrastinate, we do have open hours on Halloween.

RSVP required for mask making:

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To RSVP for Bling Out Your Halloween costume:

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Beading for All Ages

This is an open activity to introduce persons to the craft of beading. It is open to Menehunes above the age of 5 providing they can stay focused and behave. Menehunes below the age of 15 must be accompanied by a guardian over the age of 18.

The activity will be led by Margaret an independent Jewelry maker and there will be the same kits available that MMI sold at the fundraiser. There will be other beading kits and accessories for sale to participants.

There will be a nominal activity fee of $10 of which $7.00 will be given back as a kit credit. for purchases during the activity. This can be shared between the Menehune and guardian.

Individual Kit prices start at $1 and go up from there. Basic kits include plastic bead bracelets, necklaces, and key fobs.

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New Time: Menehune Makers (our kid’s program) every other Wednesday from 5 PM to 6:30 PM. Our first class will build Hovercraft!

Suitable for anyone over 3 that can remain focused and engaged. Note that this is not a drop off program. We encourage parents to learn and enjoy fun activities with their kids.

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Barnes and Noble sponsoring a Maker Faire at their store Nov 6-8

Speaking of Maker Faires…Barnes and Noble showed up to chat about the nationwide Maker Faire they’ll be sponsoring in November. It looks like they plan to start carrying some cool toys that might appeal to some of the younger makers. Well, actually the adults did have fun playing with the toys, too.

Out and About in the Community

The UHMC STEAM Maker Camp was a success. Jerry Isdale, Buck Joiner and Cole Santos taught an EdVenture Class on Arduino, TinkerCAD, 3D printing and rockets. Fun was had by all.

The high school students working on the Internet of Things continue to make good progress.

One of our UHMC interns has made tremendous progress on getting the Gocupi drawing robot running like a champ. Here is a picture of Tim in action.

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Maui Makers at Maui’s Science Carnival

Join us at the Science Carnival Aug 15 from 9 to 4. We’ll have a booth showcasing why Makers Matter, and helping another local non-profit (Maui Science Center) raise funds. While our missions are different, we share a common interest in advancing science and technology, with Makers focused on teaching and empowering everyone to harness technology to make their lives better.

 

While we don’t share the proceeds from this fundraiser, we do have our own fundraiser coming up. Watch our social media and website for an announcement of our fun, hands on fundraiser in October. The Boeing Company has given us a grant to kickstart our Menehune Makers program targeted to kids (of all ages).

 

If you have some projects to showcase at either event, drop us an email at info@mauimakers.com or reply to this post.

 

If you’re interested in helping us man the booth Saturday, or helping us showcase the awesomeness that is Maui’s Makerspace, let us know. Things are getting exciting at Maui Makers!

 

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Arduino Day Hackathon–Saturday March 28

 

March 28 is Arduino Day.

10:30-2:30 Hackathon

To celebrate, come by the space (200 Waiehu Beach Rd) with ideas and projects for individual or group Hackathon.

For more info, please contact Arduino@mauimakers.com.

Note: we have rent, wifi, utilities and other bills to pay, so have now instituted a paid membership structure. See www.mauimakers.com/membership-in-maui-makers.

Non-members are welcome to attend.

If you like what we’re doing, but not ready for a full commitment, please consider making donations. That will keep us going until you’re in a better position to commit.

 

Gathering STEAM – Maui Open Studios Event

Makers and hackers are often thought of as Scientists Technologists Engineers and Mathematicians (computer geeks) – STEM in current educational grant lingo. As you may recall, I favor expanding this to include the Artists under the acronym STEAM.

Well starting this weekend is The Maui Open Studios Event 2010. Over the next 3 weekends, Artists across Maui will be opening their studios (or in galleries) to the public for free look and talk story.  The first weekend (Feb 5-6) highlights artists on southern shore (kapalua, lahaina, kihei, Wailua and Lanai City).  The second weekend (Feb 12-13) is the northern shore and upcountry (Wailuku, Kahului, Paia, Makawao, Kula, Haiku, etc). The last weekend (Feb 10-20) is the eastern end – Hana area.

I have met several of these artists and many are very interested in what a Maker Space can offer.  If you’ve been to any of our meetings, or those of the TechHui MauiTechies, chances are you have met at least one of them – Crystal Jean Baranyk.
For some of Crystal’s artwork check out http://seabean.tumblr.com Crystal has her own show opening on Friday, February 11th from 6-9pm at the Courthouse Gallery – 648 Wharf Street, Lahaina HI.

Go visit some of the studios. Expose yourself to art.  Find out what others like to make.