Monthly Archives: January 2015

What is FIRST Robotics?

It’s that time of year again–the time for FIRST Robotics! What is FIRST Robotics, you ask? Picture the culture of high school sports–the teamwork, the practices, the competitions–but instead of playing basketball or volleyball, the teams build robots to compete in original … Continue reading

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Mid-Winter Break Science & Technology Camp, Powered by BrainMonkeys

Robots, Legos, electronics and more! This camp offers participants a taste of everything that Brain Monkeys has to offer.  During this week-long session, students will build and battle sumo robots, learn basic electronics using conductive ink and LEDs, and even … Continue reading

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Intro to MeshCam – Saturday, 1/24

Saturday, 1/24: 2-4:30pm   Learn how to use MeshCAM to convert 3D CAD and bitmap files for use on CNC machines like the Tormach CNC mill.  Check out the class description for the difference between 2, 2-1/2D, and full 3D … Continue reading

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The Great Maker Race – A Nerdy Derby-Style Event

Saturday, 2/7: 10a-12p at Maker Works You’re invited to participate in a Nerdy Derby-style race as part of a collaboration between The U School and Maker Works. Starting at 10am on Saturday, February 7th, kids ranging in ages from kindergarten through third grade, along … Continue reading

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Laser Cutting Fabric for Fabulous Designs

You may have known you could use the Epilog laser cutter to make custom stamps, greeting cards, and drinking glasses, but did you know you can use it for cutting intricate designs into fabric, too? Maker Works staff member Je’Tone … Continue reading

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Snapshot: What’s Coming Up at Maker Works

January Monday, 1/5: Intro to Raspberry Pi Thursday, 1/8: Corel Draw for the Laser Tuesday, 1/13: GO-Tech (Monthly Community Meeting, 7pm) Friday, 1/16: Fix-It Friday (Third Friday of each month, 4-6pm) Saturday, 1/17: Intro to Arduino Monday, 1/19: SheetCam Saturday, … Continue reading

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