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Vermont Makers Exhibits This Fall

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the Art Hop! The fall continues to be a busy time with many great tech events coming right up.

Learn more about the projects of our exhibits at STEAM-e-ZINE. While you’re there sign up to receive our email announcements and be entered to win an Arduino microcontroller and tickets to Champlain Mini Maker Faire.

See you around!

Vermont Code Camp
September 21, 2013

Champlain Mini Maker Faire
September 28 & 29, 2013

Vermont Tech Jam
October 18 + 19, 2013

Vermont After School Conference
October 25, 2013

Vermont Arts Council Vermont Arts Summit
October 26, 2013

Vermont FabLab Workshop
A three credit course at UVM
Spring semester, 2014
This course is open to non-degree students including:

• Professional creatives and artists who want to explore the use of contemporary art + technology materials and methods.

• Business professionals interested in innovation and product development

• K-12 teachers who need to implement common core engineering + design curriculum

More info here


At Champlain Maker Faire, as part of the Vermont Makers Flight Mashup we will show folks of all ages how to make a Roto-Copter! This pattern came from the absolutely fabulous Exploratorium website.

Why does the Roto-Copter spin?

When the Roto-Copter falls, air pushes up against the blades, bending them up just a little. When air pushes upward on the slanted blade, some of that thrust becomes a sideways, or horizontal, push.

Click here for the Vermont Makers Roto-Copter patterns

Click here for the instructions

We included this activity at Champlain Mini Maker Faire because we are inspired by Steve Seremeth’s Aeroquad.

The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art and human perception in San Francisco and its website has an astounding collection of educational materials.

Thank you to the MFA in Emergent Media Program at Champlain College for helping us share the art and science of the Roto-Copter with folks of all ages at Champlain Mini Maker Faire!





Resources + Pics: Blinkies, the Quadrotor, the Thing-O-Matic and more

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:

Get Smart with These Presentation Resources:
(new resources added 4/14/12)
Presentation Resources

Click here for information about the event. Missed it? That’s OK, there will be plenty more! Stay tuned and sign up for our email list (form right) or follow us on facebook + google+ (links right).