Blinkies, the Quadcopter, Thing-O-Matic and more! Vermont Makers Public Presentation

You are cordially invited to attend the first public meeting of Vermont Makers!

We are a small band of arduino and electronics enthusiasts try. If you like to tinker, sculpt, experiment, make tools, make toys, make art, make music, make anything – please join us!

We’re planning a  fun evening of presentations with Vermont Makers and students from Champlain College. Subjects of our first presentation include blinkies, the Quadcopter, the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic and more!

Vermont Makers Public Presentation
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

6:30 PM
Emergent Media Center, Miller Center
Champlain College; Burlington, Vermont
This event is sponsored by the MFA in Emergent Media Program at Champlain College

  • Example: 175 Lakeside Avenue, Burlington, Vermont
  • Miller Center, Champlain College

For more information contact Jenn Karson or Ken Howell.

Presentation Details:

Illuminate Your Life: Experimenting with LED Electronics
Eric Hall

The mesmorizing light of LEDs

Let’s face it, LEDs are super cool. What is it about this clever way of producing light that is so mesmerizing? How did someone figure out how to make a mineral glow with just a tiny amount of electricity? When did it become so easy to control a house full of colorful and luminous lighting? We will explore these questions and more by discussing several aspects of this cool technology:

  • An introduction to the science and history behind light emitting diodes.
  • A review of the availability, cost, and quality of DIY LED lighting for the home.
  • Demonstrate a super cool project by (of course) making some lights blink!

Prepare to get your blinky fix!

Home Drone in Vermont
Steve Seremeth, Ed Haase

The adventures of building an arduino-based quadcopter: what inspired us to build one, what the project entails, and how you can make one, too.

Aeroquad the Open Source Quadcopter

Home Drone in Vermont








Presentations by Champlain College Students
Recent projects and a demo of the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic

The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer

The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic 3D Printer

“The MakerBot 3-D printer offers the possibility of manufacturing products in the home almost as easily as printing a document with an inkjet printer. The company’s Thing-O-Matic machine moves in three dimensions to spray layers of colored plastic to form objects, some quite intricate. ”
-NY Times
Click here for the complete article


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