Arduino Build-a-thon – Electronics Projects – Talk & Open Lab

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Launch Workplaces - Rockville

1201 Seven Locks Road, Suite 200 · Rockville, MD

How to find us

Please use the entrance at the back of the building. From the back entrance, walk to the end of the hall, turn left and follow. Suite 200 will be in front you by the elevators. If the door is locked call 301-944-2862

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Details

Arduino Day is coming up on April 1st. Let’s spend time building projects we can display at a public event we will be hosting for the community!

We will have multiple projects going on at the same time. This event is a great event for people who have never used Arduino to see how it’s done. It is also a great project for people with Ardunio, programming, or electronics experience to contribute to a set of interactive exhibits!

Please enter from the rear entrance of the building!

We will be building:

A Kaleidoscope with Arduino and RGB LED strips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxn9jKqD9k4#action=share

Initial project details can be found here:

http://arduino-cool.blogspot.com/2014/06/kaleidoscope-with-arduino-and-rgb-led.html (http://arduino-cool.blogspot.com/2014/06/kaleidoscope-with-arduino-and-rgb-led.html)

At the same time we are building a streaming camera dot-pixel display out of neo-pixels:

https://cdn-shop.adafruit.com/product-videos/1200x900/2547-00.mp4 (https://cdn-shop.adafruit.com/product-videos/1200x900/2547-00.mp4)

Ideally, when you walk in front of the camera, you will see yourself in pixel form!

Bring your own Ardunio projects! Starter projects encouraged! We need to create as many Ardunio themed projects as possible, so that we can display them to the public on Saturday, April 1st.

Do you have a project, but it’s not Arduino? Bring it anyways, because we can still showcase other ‘maker-style’ and DIY projects!

Please enter from the rear entrance of the building!

Upcoming meetings include:

Introduction to drones – fly for entertainment, or for science!

After this, maybe we should build a 3D printed drone?

• Facial recognition based locks - keys are overrated

• Swarm robots – the sum is greater than the parts! How far can we push simple robots to do complex things?

• Youth-focused maker events - children are more empowered than ever. They can teach us a thing or two.

Come out to learn how to participate, how to get your ideas made, and how to find help for your projects! We have experts in 3D printing, electronics, design, and more. We are a diverse crew of people, with interesting experiences and passions.

Be part of the movement. Come out and help your local MakerSpace.

We help make prototypes! We take your idea to the next level. Join a culture of collaboration. As always, we have Open Lab, where you can tinker on your project.

Experience our weekly Friday night MakerSpace meetings. All are welcome to hack/build, network, and collaborate at these events.

Discover, learn, and work together on:

• Internet of Things (IoT)

• Automation

• 3D Printing or Micro-production

• Robots

• Microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, etc..

• Big Data and Sensors

• Computer Science

• Technology Entrepreneurship

Learn a new skill, get help, and offer help.

If you are working on a project then bring your own equipment and supplies.

We accept donations of: soldering stations, 3D printers, microcontrollers/programmers, motors, parts, and other tools.