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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 movement  is important because it creates new opportunities to serve and change lives with more

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Real Impact – Women in STEAM Conference 2017

I wanted to give a shoutout to one of my favorite “hands on” learning organizations in Macon: Real Impact Center.   Real impact center focuses on helping to inspire the next generation of young ladies to consider careers as science and technology professionals.  Given that women are underrepresented in STEM career fields, Real Impact has an important

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Applications of HoloLens in Education and Training

The Microsoft HoloLens has become the leading device in heads-up augmented reality. You can think of the HoloLens as a Windows 10 computer that you wear on your head with amazing context awareness of your room, your location, and direction of focus. The location and mapping capabilities of this device enable users to place 3D

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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/ – “…a JavaScript library that starts with the original goal of Processing, to make coding

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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 with the essential technology skills of inventing using computer programming, digital fabrication, and robotics.    

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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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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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