Setup Underway!

We are working hard setting up for the Hamboree / MakerFaire

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The VEX IQ Robotics Challenge at the Hamboree Maker’s Faire

One of the activities planned for the Faire is a VEX IQ robotics competition. Chances are that if do not have a child in a school with a robotics program you are not familiar with the event. So thanks to the folks from Starbot, here is a link to some information about it:

 

Looks really cool! I can’t wait to check it out at the Faire

Maker Meeting!

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In the News!

A special thanks goes to the Miami Herald for the nice write-up for our faire

http://miamiherald.typepad.com/the-starting-gate/2014/01/family-friendly-mini-maker-faire-planned-for-feb-1.html

Meet some of our participants

As the date approaches, we figured we share some of the groups that will be participating in the Makes Faire.

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Southern Cross Astronomical Society

http://www.scas.org/

We announced this earlier but in case you missed it.

The mission of the Southern Cross Astronomical Society is to improve the awareness, understanding and enjoyment of astronomy. We are dedicated to making astronomy available to the public by providing free telescope observing, educating through lectures, presentations, encouraging research and promoting a respectful attitude about light pollution because a beautiful starlit sky belongs to everyone.

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http://www.starbotinc.com/

StarBot Technologies, a not for profit organization has been serving the South Florida community for over 15 years. StarBot inspires, educates and engages the future leaders of our local and global world through the latest robotic and engineering technologies delivered through classes, workshops, and competitions. Students from elementary through college, teachers and parents benefit from the many programs that Starbot offers.

A VEX Robotics qualifying event will be held during the Hamboree Mini Maker’s Faire. Check here later for details.

 

Maker Meeting

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SCAS Joining in

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The Southern Cross Astronomical Society will be joining us for Makerfaire! They will be doing presentations on how telescopes work and a DIY build your own scope workshop is being planned. Check back here for updates!

Meeting

Great meeting tonight!! Got alot done.  Hamboree Mini MakerFaire is coming together very well.

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Maker Faire? What’s that all about?

!! FREE PARKING!!!!

If you don’t know, you’ve been missing out! A Maker Faire is an event in which folks that are into building things show off what they have built and are willing to teach others the same skills. It’s a place to check out what other like minded geeks are working on and maybe discover a cool new pastime.

Maker Faire is not just about electronics. There will be folks showing their woodworking, welding, ceramics, jewelry making, mechanical skills, and of course, plenty of hacking! Makers are a friendly bunch. You can ask questions and not be shy about it. Makers are by nature an inquisitive bunch so questions are not only expected but encouraged.

The Hamboree Mini-Makerfaire will run in conjunction with a hamfest. A hamfest is an amateur radio convention in which you can see some of the latest 2way radio gear, attend a number of instructional forums, and have access to hundreds of vendors selling new and used electronic gadgets.

Interested?

You’ll be happy to know students under 18 get in FREE with their student ID! Are you a DIY type of person and you want to show off your creation? We’ve got you covered as well with free exhibition space for non-commercial exhibitors. Adults, you have to buy an admission ticket but your paid admission is what helps us be able to allow kids in for free.

The links on the right side of the page will take you to the exhibitor reservation form and the ticket purchase form. Students under 18 only need to bring their student ID to the entrance gate to take advantage of free admission.