Category Archives: open source

Maker uses Arduino to enable his Wife To Hear Again

During our last Arduino meetup at SparkMacon makerspace, I had the pleasure of witnessing a most moving talk.  In organizing this conversation, we wanted to discuss why tinkering and engineering with Arduino matters.  It’s helpful to remember that the makers … Continue reading

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Making Chord Progressions using Sonic Pi

I have to confess that I love music and code. When I get to share my two favorite things in one package, it gets me excited. In previous blog posts, I had talked about an amazing tool called Sonic-Pi for … Continue reading

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7 Free Apps for 3D Design and Building Cool Stuff

AutoDesk TinkerCAD – This web-based application has become my favorite way to introduce 3D design to makers of all ages.  It comes with accessible tutorials to help you understand the software quickly.  I have used TinkerCAD.com to engage students as … 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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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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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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