Wednesday May 2nd 2012 from 3:30 – 4:30 Vermont FabLab – 1st floor, Room 122A Votey Hall, UVM Campus
The Vermont FabLab is one of Vermont’s first Rapid Prototyping do-it-yourself maker spaces. You can read more about the FabLab here !
We’ll be giving demos of 3d printing, laser cutting (courtesy of an IBM community grant !) and circuit hacking .. We’ll have refreshments and we’ve even got some door prizes. Come see our facility, see our plans, and tell us how you’d like to use this facility and help us grow.
We just added a new section to our website that lists the local maker spaces and organizations, the Vermont Maker Directory. There are a lot of great spaces popping up. If you know of a listing that should be included, that’s cool because anyone can submit a listing – please do! Just go to the directory and click on “submit listing.” Check it out!
Thanks for coming out to our first public gathering at the Miller Center and thanks, Ken Howell and the Emergent Media MFA Program at Champlain College for sponsoring this Vermont Makers event. It was a great turnout!
Below find photos of the event and links to resources, as promised.
Photo Gallery from Blinkies, the Quadrotor, and the Thing-o-Matic – April 3 2012:
You are cordially invited to attend the first public meeting of Vermont Makers!
We are a small band of arduino and electronics enthusiasts. 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
Illuminate Your Life: Experimenting with LED Electronics
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.
Home Drone in Vermont
Presentations by Champlain College Students
Recent projects and a demo of the MakerBot Thing-O-Matic
“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. ”
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