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MakerFaire Projects To Inspire You

SparkMacon Makerspace invited local makers for an amazing road trip to Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur, GA on Oct 1st! Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue to for these

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Cool Projects and Makerspaces to visit at Atlanta Maker Faire 2016

OpenMV – “The OpenMV project is about creating low-cost, extensible, Python powered, machine vision modules” Exploring 3D Printing through Assistive Technologies – “From eNable arms, customized and personalized tools, interfaces, adaptations and functional prototypes – explore how 3D printing can democratize access to and the making of assistive technologies.” Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team – “We are the Autonomous

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3D Modeling Workshop for Game Worlds, Art, and 3D Printing

Through making and tinkering, participants will learn S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) skills using their hands, grow their creativity and become more curious about their world and testing the limits of what is possible. All ages and experience levels are welcome and the workshops are a great activity for the entire family. Parents

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Workshops for Building Minecraft Mods, 3D Stuff, Robots, and more!

Through making and tinkering, students learn using their hands, grow their creativity, and become more curious about their world and testing the limits of what is possible. InspiredToEducate.NET and SparkMacon Makerspace have designed a series of workshops to connect students with the essential technology skills of inventing using computer programming, digital fabrication, and robotics.   Through

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Atlanta Maker Faire Road Trip!

  Hey Macon Makers! SparkMacon Makerspace wants to invite you for an amazing road trip to Atlanta Maker Faire in Decatur, GA on Oct 1st! Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do. From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire

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Taking Time Lapse Photos with Your Raspberry Pi

One of my friends from SparkMacon makerspace had a question about taking time lapse photos using a Raspberry Pi.  Since this feels like a fun starter project for many makers, I wanted to share an approach using an easy computer vision library, SimpleCV.   SimpleCV by http://www.sightmachine.com/  enables novice programmers to build computer vision experiences using

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Drive Your Raspberry Pi Robot using Python Web API

I’ve enjoyed building my own DIY Raspberry Pi robot and wanted to share the ideas behind building a remote control interface using the Flask python web framework.  This small HTTP based programming interface enabled me to build multiple apps to drive my robot.  You might enjoy using these ideas in your hobby robot design. Here’s

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3D Printing Examples at NASA Space Camp

Thank you to my niece Ana for sending me pictures of some cool 3D printed artifacts.   I really appreciate it.   She’s currently attending a fun NASA space camp.   It’s fun to see what’s possible with 3D printing.

 
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10 DIY Laser Cutter Project Ideas

Published on July 9, 2016 by in technology

  Month 3: July 16 – Laser cutting: Makers will learn the basics of designing for the laser cutter by creating beautiful bookmarks, key chains, or jewelry.  Makers will learn techniques for editing scalable vector graphics for laser cutting jobs using InkScape, a free graphics design tool.   We will also introduce ways to design 3-dimensional

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Reflecting on 3D Modeling and Game Design workshop

We had a great time during our 3D modeling workshop at SparkMacon yesterday.   This workshop, the second class in our Summer Maker skills series, helps makers learn how to build 3D stuff for games, art and 3D printing.  The skills used in this workshop can apply to many topic areas:  medical applications, engineering, game design,

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