Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
Making: The Art of STEM
STEM, a buzzword used to rally support calling for more Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in schools. At the core of this movement is the belief our kindergarten through high school students are not being prepared for their future, where the jobs these kids will face haven't been invented yet. Creativity, problem solving, and inventiveness are among the essential skills they'll need. Some criticize STEM for leaving Art out of this mix. Making and the Maker Movement embodies the Art of STEM.
Arduino going mainstream? These Make:Microcontroller kits have arrived at Radio Shack (on Chouteau Trafficway) in Kansas City.
First night building the Benchtop Power Supplies.
Meeting Dale and watching as he builds communities around the world, you get a sense of great accomplishments that touch us all.
In his Eulogy for My Father Dale shares a glimpse into the importance family plays in his life. How Mom and Dad did their special magic together for the benefit of others their whole life.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dale and his family after the recent passing of his father.
The HMS Beagle Science Store and Make:KC, as part of our Maker Summer, have assisted high school students from Blue Valley CAPS and Lees Summit with the Dark Matter Assent balloon launch into near-space. The balloon will lift a high definition DSLR camera and GoPro video camera along with other sensors.
Fab Lab Orientation & Safety Class
Make:KC's October Show & Tell will differ from previous events by offering the Fab Lab Orientation and Safety Class. This is a prerequisite to becoming a member of the BTC Fab Lab and access to their selection of great machines.
This month we have two Build Night projects planned.
The Cracker Box Amplifier will add volume to those of you who built the Electric version of the Cigar Box Guitar.
Our second project is a Laser Spy Communicator. This device will also make use of the Cracker Box Amplifiers.
Be sure to check out our Build Events Discussion Forum for more information.
So, what do Motorcycles and Steampunk have in common? Of course its the Creative, DIY-Type, Makers among us. Check out this month's Show & Tell lineup.
The 2nd Annual Make:KC Mini Maker Faire is joining the festivities again this year. Parkville Days Riverfest is one of downtown Parkville's biggest festivals that offers great family entertainment and fun in historic downtown Parkville.
New this year, Make:KC would also like to invite you to our Steampunk Party, Saturday evening starting at 8:00 p.m. at the River's Bend Restaurant and Bar.
August 19 - 21, 2011
English Landing Centre
Downtown Historic Parkville, MO
Events & Activities
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
Check out these other great Maker Friendly groups:
Local Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups
Regional Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups