Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
January 2011 - Show & Tell
Are you struggling with the same news years resolutions year after year? Do they always end up failing and get you down? Try something new this year where spectacular failures are celebrated. Try new experiments, record what failed and share what you learned with others. Want to workout and get in better shape? Start by exercising your mind, accept a challenge beyond your comfort zone. Start a study group where everyone's a mentor and a student. Learn to solder, sew, cast parts, machine your own tools. Try learning to draw, build and learn to play a musical instrument, create a sculpture that shoots fire or build an art car. Don't do it alone, share the experience with others. If its still important you loose some weight try skinning a few knuckles building a project. Resolve to get noticed - Create Something Cool. We need your help because we're dreaming up big things for 2011.
Make:KC Show & Tell - January 4, 2011
When: 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Where: HMS Beagle Science Store.
Live webcast event.
This month's Show & Tell will feature Michael Grundveg. You might remember him from last year's KC Mini Maker Faire with his milling machine. Mike is a geek. He likes playing around with computers and microcontrollers particularly where the chips and code meet the mechanics. This means robotics, CNC machining, multi-rotor helicopters and the like. He spends his days working for a game development company he co-founded, Electrotank (http://www.electrotank.com) and he spends his spare time designing and making Arduino-based quadcopter frames on his CNC milling machine. He sells the frames online to hobbyists through the http://www.aeroquad.com store.
We are also looking forward to hearing from Lewis George Walker. He is organizing the nationally recognized VEX Robotics Competition and Kansas City Youth Technology Fair to be held in Kansas City next month. He is the CEO and Executive Director of the Black Family Technology Awareness Association. We're looking forward to learning more about his group of Young Makers.
As usual, if you have a project you would like to show bring it along to share too.
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