Category Archives: Resources

You can find resources here for projects presented at Vermont Makers public presentations and workshops.

Intel’s Brian David Johnson – Wednesday April 2

BDJ-GraphicVermont Makers is proud to sponsor a local visit by Intel’s Futurist Brian David Johnson

Brian David Johnson, Intel Futurist
When: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 6:30pm
Where: Champlain College IDX Student Life Center Argosy Gymnasium

Don’t miss the chance to hear from a nationally recognized visionary on what the world of technology will be like in 2020.

The future is Brian David Johnson’s business. As the Chief Futurist at Intel Corporation, his work focuses on developing an actionable vision for computing in 2020. His work is called future casting-using field studies, technology research, trend data, and even science fiction to provide Intel with a vision of consumers and computing.

See you there!

Learn more about Brian’s research and developments:

3D Printing Resources from Jon Bondy


Here are some resources from Jon Bondy, a Vermont Makers Meetup presenter

Jon Bondy has years of experience with 3D design, traditional part fabrication (machine shop), and now with additive 3D printing.  He combines his love of creation with his experience in electronics, firmware, software, and mechanical design to create useful and/or intriguing objects, such as guitars, kinetic sculpture, lighting systems, and science toys. If you are interested in 3D printing, please consider joining Jon and other local enthusiasts at the new Burlington 3D Printing Meetup (no experience necessary).  In addition to his interest in the Maker movement, Jon works full time for a local software company, serves in town government, and runs a local intellectual discussion Meetup.  Other interests include music (guitar, bass, drums), photography, and reef tanks.

John’s Pyramid Lamp:

Burlington 3D Printing Meetup:

3D Printing Overview:

Printer Comparison:
Printer Comparison:
Printer Comparison:



Model Repositories:
Model Repositories:

Mcor Iris (Staples) Printer:

Glass Printing –

Concrete Printing:

Making Yoda:

Inventables Store:

E-origami Workshop Recap and Teaching Materials

Thank you to everyone who joined us for an E-Origami workshop with SparkFun’s Jeff Branson! Thank you Jeff and SparkFun! We explored a whole new set of tools for both learning and teaching concepts in electronics. In the coming months we hope workshop participants will find opportunities to further explore and share this unique practice that combines the ancient art of origami with emerging technology.

Zombie Head

Bright Fold

Thanks to this event’s sponsors:
SparkFun Electronics, Champlain College’s MFA in Emergent Media, and Sesemedia New Media.

Connectivity Lab Live at Malmö University, Sweden

In December Vermont Makers’ own IBM Chief Scientist of Design John Cohn and artist/designer Jenn Karson participated remotely in Connectivity Lab Live at Malmö University in Sweden. It was a great opportunity to introduce Vermont Makers, swap stories about the maker movement and share our explorations arts, science and technology. To learn more see the links and video documentation below.

Connectivity Lab Website 

IBM Chief Scientist of Design John Cohn and artist Jenn Karson speak at Connectivity Lab Live, Malmö University, Sweden

Here is a link to all the event’s talks: Connectivity Lab Playlist

SparkFun Raises Funds to Bring Inventors Kits to Vermont

Our friends at SparkFun are raising money state-by-state to donate training and Inventors Kits to students. For every $3,000 raised by Vermont for Vermont, a team of highly trained instructors will travel to Vermont (possibly your town) and donate a SparkFun Inventor’s Kit Lab Pack – $1,250 worth of tools and equipment. Here are the details straight from them and a link to the initiative. Funding ends on December 19, 2012. It would be great if we could at least raise $3,000 from Vermont.

sparkfun national tour

“In today’s global climate, education in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) initiatives is more important than ever. The goal of the SparkFun National Tour is to promote electronics education across the US – helping our teachers and educators make electronics part of their everyday curriculum. If we reach our $150,000 goal, SparkFun will complete a nationwide tour stopping in all 50 states to teach electronics in a fun, approachable and relevant way.

[SparkFun is] keeping track of where donations are coming from to help us plan our tour. Here’s a map of all the money raised so far by state: Click here for an interactive map and project details“