Author Archives: Michael

Celebrating SparkMacon Makerspace Community in 2016

Happy Holidays everyone!  We wanted to share a few memories and pictures from our community outreach in 2016 and workshops.   We’ve also included pictures from our road trip to Atlanta Maker Faire.  We’re very thankful to our team and … Continue reading

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Tiz the Season To Code a Christmas Song

Hi, friends! Hope that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas. Last week, we celebrated National computer science week. In schools over the world, kids and adults had their first exposure to the fundamentals of computer science: putting … Continue reading

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Import 3D Scenes Into Minecraft using MCEdit2 #makered #minecraft #minecraftedu

In our classes for young makers, we discuss how digital fabrication technology will be a game-changer.   In future work, more jobs will involve converting digital content into physical things through technologies like 3D printing, CNC, and other similar technologies. … Continue reading

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How To Create Collaborative Digital Art using #JavaScript

In this tutorial, we’ll explore the process of building a digital drawing canvas where artists can simultaneously collaborate.   Complete Code Sample To explore building a collaborative digital art canvas, we’ll start with a very simple example. This code is … Continue reading

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5 Powerful JavaScript Frameworks for 2D and 3D Graphics #javascript

https://threejs.org/ – A 3D graphics library for HTML and JavaScript. Make sure to check out sample code here and at https://stemkoski.github.io/Three.js/.   Writing Google Cardboard apps?  Check out https://vr.chromeexperiments.com/.  This link has template code for building a Google Cardboard app using JavaScript. http://p5js.org/ … Continue reading

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Inspire Curiosity and Creativity in your Young Maker with SparkMacon’s Robotics Workshop

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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