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Fiery Chemistry – July 24, 2014

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Thursday July 24 Dr. Shad Paris from the Department of Chemistry
and Biochemistry is going have some fiery and explosive demonstrations.
It may not be as hands on as some of the other sessions, but it
certainly will be entertaining and educational!

Location: Clippinger 194

Insect Bot Workshop Sat June 28, 2014

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Saturday June 28 – 9AM-12noon

Come build a cute little insect robot from a couple of motors and a tiny Arduino-compatible board. The kit cost will be around $30-$35 and includes everything needed to bring this little creature to ‘life’. In the process you’ll learn a little more about programming Arduinos and controlling motors. You can check it out at the DFRobot site.

We’ll need to figure out how many kits to purchase, so we’ll need people to contact me in advance. We need to know by Thursday June 19 at the absolute latest so I can put the order in Thursday night.

3D Printer Workshop June 19, 2014

Thursday June 19 – 6-8PM

Ever wanted to try designing a widget that you could print? In 3D? We’ll explore the world of 3D printers and some simple design tools make this dream a reality. We’ll talk about how some of the less expensive 3D printers work and then try out a freely available design tool. Participants can take this new-found skill home and try designing something. We’ll gather at a later date to check out designs, perhaps suggest modifications and then try printing some. Prints take a while and do have certain limitations, but we’ll do our best to make your idea become reality!Replicator2

Athens Makers

27 Arduino workshop_FB_croppedAthens Makers seeks to build and grow together in creative and constructive learning opportunities – for fun.

Check out the web site for upcoming events.  The plan is to offer a variety of events and workshops throughout this summer. Check out the posts above for details.

We’re in the process of fleshing out the opportunities for the summer. We are looking to offer workshops and open work nights on Thursdays from 6-8PM throughout the summer with a couple of longer workshop opportunities on Saturday mornings.

While there are certain themes that carry throughout the summer, participants are not expected to attend all of the workshops. Pick and choose what sounds interesting. We’ll try to make note if there are ‘prerequisites’ you need to be aware of.