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Arduino Laboratory Workshop is coming to
OC Mini Maker Fair!
What is an Arduino? It’s not the latest shoe from Italy. But it is a cool very inexpensive Single board computer designed in Italy. This is digital technology that everyone can afford and use for both practical and far out projects.
Come learn how everyday people are taking control of the digital revolution. Arduno’s are used in all kinds of projects: robotics, flying things, musical instruments, movie props, Halloween decorations and anything you can dream of.
There is a large ecosystem of suppliers that can sell add-ons to make them do or react to all manner of interesting things.
The development Environment is free and simple to use. At this workshop you will actually build an Arduino project. Learn how to make techno cool gadgets Italian Style!
In the workshop you will be able to purchase a kit with everything you need: parts, software and plans to construct your own Arduino projects. Technical expert with infinite patience will be on hand to assist! We will do our best to help. You will be able to select projects of varying complexity. There is a craft element to these kits. The physical part of the project will mostly be foam board. Some assembly required. For extra credit apply your own graphics. We will have a PC with the necessary Arduino software. But if you bring your own laptop you will have more time to play. This can be a team sport. Having a lab partner can be fun. Things to bring to the workshop if you can:
A #2 pencil*. Or similar with a large eraser.
A sense of adventure and creativity.
Coloring outside the lines is encouraged.
* Laptop not required to participate.
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Would you like to build your own robot army to take over the world? Everybody’s gotta start somewhere and you can get started on your first robot with Edtric at the OC Mini Maker Faire at UCI on August 17th, 2013!
Edtric’s Crash Course Electronics with Soldering Skills workshop will teach you some of the basics of electronics and soldering and at the end you’ll have your very own working robot.
To get an idea of what the workshop entails and to get a preliminary lesson in electronics, watch this video from Edtric:
At edtrication our purpose is to bring you affordable engineering hardware that allows the exploration of vast engineering and science applications. We like to think of our hardware as dynamic supplements going beyond the static pages of textbooks, theoretical problem solving, and the cubicle.
You explore new concepts. You experience new things.
Plus, you develop hands-on understanding. Our solutions are intended to remind you that even the largest and most complex systems start with simple concepts.
We hope you will find our hardware and accompanying lesson plans thought-provoking and motivating … able to ignite your ideas, excite your creativity, and inspire your imagination.
Let us nurture your inner engineer.
We had an astromech droid and robots.
We had cupcakes and Quadcopters.
We had things in motion… Cecil the SeeSaw and Nick on his home made powered skateboard.
We had music from Jason with his Cigar Box Guitars and the sounds of 3D printers.
DAT Space ran a Learn to Solder Booth.
What a Great Day!
Someone pointed out this video to us on YouTube!
Thanks to everyone that came out and helped out. It was fantastic!
[Hey Bill Hsu, thanks for taking these pictures!]
Are you a Fashionista? Would you like to be? Well, this is the event for you!
At the First Annual OC Mini Maker Faire you can come design your own special style at the Swap-o-Rama in the Fiber Arts room! Then, at 3:00pm you can show off your style at the Fashion Show in the Winifred Smith Hall, a beautiful venue for presenting your own flair.
But that’s not all! Throughout the day there will be demos of all kinds in the Fiber Arts room including:
- 11-11:30 Crochet Basics
- 11:30-12:00 No Sew T-shirt Bags
- 1:00-1:30 Knitting Basics
- 1:30-2:00 Sew Fabric Flowers
- 2:00-2:30 No Sew T-Shirt Modification
Whether you’re a beginner or a long time fiber-crafty person there’s something here for you!
Come join us and Discover the Maker in Yourself!
Do you know a youngster 7 years or older that likes Legos? How about robots? What about both together!
Every summer Mathobotix hosts a day camp program at the Beall Center for Art + Technology for budding engineers teaching the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and math using teamwork and Lego components.
This year they are opening their doors on Saturday to offer a great one day program at the OC Mini Maker Faire! Price is included with your ticket!
Sign-ups are open to kids 7 years and up. Go to the Beall Ticket Booth any time between 10:00am and 1:45pm to sign-up for the 2 hour workshop which begins at 2:00pm in the Beall. At 4:00pm the kids can put their Sumo-bots to the test against each other in the Sumo-bot Competition at the amphitheater!
Through Family Day activities, the Beall Center seeks to stir the imagination and motivate young people to delve into the basics of science, computer programming, and visual literacy—skills that will be critical to the next generation’s success in the workplace and in life.
Family Day – Where Art plus Technology equals a whole lot of Fun!
Saturday, April 21, 2012
11am to 4pm