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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.
Check out my page for more info:
Wonderful video montage of our first ever Orange County Mini Maker Faire which happened on July 14, 2012! Many thanks to everyone who helped make it a fantastically successful day!
Video by: Andy Verostek
Music by : The Budrows
Now that we’ve (mostly) recovered from the success of our first ever OC Mini Maker Faire we’re beginning to look to the coming year. On the top of the list is arranging a date that will not coincide with other major events that attract like-minded people. With that in mind we’re considering the first couple of weeks in August 2013, anybody out there know of potentially conflicting events for that time frame?
Next on the list is expanding and improving our repertoire of activities, Makers and cool things to see and do. There are some activities that we know we want but need help in making them happen, here’s a list of our top favorites:
- Arduino workshop
- Make Play Day (open making and free-build with piles of random stuff to create with plus tools, hot glue guns, tape, etc.)
- Paper Rocket Make and Launch
- Programming workshops (like Scratch, etc.)
What we need are volunteers or groups to help supply and run these activities so, if you or anyone you know might be interested please contact us at Info@OCMiniMakerFaire.com.
Also, if you have an idea for a great booth, we’d love to hear about it!
They have a photo slide show too: http://www.ocweekly.com/slideshow/maker-faire-the-beall-center-for-art-and-technology-37316140/
Thanks OC Weekly and Charles Lam for the article.
We are all supper excited about the first ever Orange County Mini Maker Faire on Saturday. Attached to this post is the schedule.
We can’t wait to see you there!
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!
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