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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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MakerFaire Projects You Don’t Want to Miss

My last #EditorsChoice award of this year's #MakerFaire to the giant squid #Mechateuthis. #MFBA16 pic.twitter.com/hrwmn8gdIz — Alasdair Allan (@aallan) May 23, 2016 New book for #Maker educators! "Meaningful Making" – now in print AND free download https://t.co/RcNzqPl1Ss #makerfaire — Sylvia LibowMartinez (@smartinez) May 22, 2016 Laser cutting with Glowforge #MFBA16 #makerfaire #DIY https://t.co/ZBFjBfQG37 — Maker

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What Everybody Ought to Know About Make-End: Macon’s Maker Festival

Make-end is an art and technology festival sponsored by College Hill Alliance showcasing the talents of artists, clothing makers, computer programmers, costume designers, crafters, DIYers, engineers, entrepreneurs, furniture designers, gadget makers, game designers, graphic designers, metalworkers, robot creators, scientists, technologists, and woodworkers. Middle Georgia Makers across the region will be exhibiting their products, services, and

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8 Podcasts to Help You Level Up in Code

.NET Rocks:  “NET Rocks! is a weekly Internet audio talk show for .NET Developers.”  I have been following Carl and Richard for years.   They have great taste in selecting guests.   I tend to use this podcast to watch for trends in web development, Javascript, and all things .NET. Hanselminutes:  “Hanselminutes Podcast is ‘Fresh

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Moving Your DIY Robot using Arduino and Servos

Interested in building your own Arduino robot? For me, it has been a fun project to do with my kids. We built our first the robot using the PiBot robotics kit. Additional iterations utilized Legos, Sumobot Jr, cardboard, and other materials around the house. It’s fun to invent your own chassis and designs. Using some

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Sumobot Jr: Fun Open Source Robot Kit using Arduino and JavaScript

Looking for a fun weekend project? The Sumobot junior is a fun open source robot kit using Arduino and JavaScript. If you already own an Arduino, this kit can be an inexpensive way to tinker with robot building. (i.e. about $50)   Since the plans for the chassis are open source, you can customize the

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Civic Hacking: Why does it matter?

Civic hacking has become a potent movement for engaging coders, designers, and technology professionals in challenges that matter to the community.   Computer hacking tends to have a negative connotation.  Some call civic hacking “hacking gone good” since it’s really about community service and place making. I had the good fortune to participate in the

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8 Resources for Building Your DIY Robot #Arduino #RaspberryPi #JavaScript

http://www.coderbot.org/ – This project details open designs, plans, and software for building your robot with Raspberry Pi.  The computer vision features and teaching resources are impressive. http://sumobotkit.com/ – This is the first open source robot design I tried.  I uses Arduino and continuous rotation servo’s.  It’s a great weekend project. Johnny-Five: Using JavaScript to Code Your Robots – I

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FireSarter: Entrepreneur & Innovation Community

      Are you looking for a place in Warner Robins, GA to rapidly prototype a product or test a business concept?   Are you looking for a community to learn technical skills and grow your business concept?  Are you interested in learning more about the makers movement in Warner Robins, GA?   If

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