• Destruction of the Toys – Or how we build a robot – Group Project

    Studio i MakerSpace, Rockville Library - Back of Second Floor

    We want a robot that moves, watches, listens… We will give the robot a face, and people will talk with it! Science fiction? No. I’m talking about a teleconferencing robot. See: https://bit.ly/2Fs2TFX from https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/11/the-best-telepresence-robot/ They talk about a $4000 robot. Let’s DIY one ourselves on the cheap. If it works, we can let visitors ‘watch’ our MoCo Maker meetings remotely. Initially we should focusing on a remote-controlled base. So first part is a tear-down of a remote-controlled toy laying around the MakerSpace. www.mocomakers.com/parking

  • Introductory Reinforcement Learning Series

    Studio i MakerSpace, Rockville Library - Back of Second Floor

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  • Destruction of the Toys – Or how we build a robot – Group Project

    Studio i MakerSpace, Rockville Library - Back of Second Floor

    We want a robot that moves, watches, listens… We will give the robot a face, and people will talk with it! Science fiction? No. I’m talking about a teleconferencing robot. See: https://bit.ly/2Fs2TFX from https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/11/the-best-telepresence-robot/ They talk about a $4000 robot. Let’s DIY one ourselves on the cheap. If it works, we can let visitors ‘watch’ our MoCo Maker meetings remotely. Initially we should focusing on a remote-controlled base. So first part is a tear-down of a remote-controlled toy laying around the MakerSpace. www.mocomakers.com/parking

  • Destruction of the Toys – Or how we build a robot – Group Project

    Studio i MakerSpace, Rockville Library - Back of Second Floor

    We want a robot that moves, watches, listens… We will give the robot a face, and people will talk with it! Science fiction? No. I’m talking about a teleconferencing robot. See: https://bit.ly/2Fs2TFX from https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/11/the-best-telepresence-robot/ They talk about a $4000 robot. Let’s DIY one ourselves on the cheap. If it works, we can let visitors ‘watch’ our MoCo Maker meetings remotely. Initially we should focusing on a remote-controlled base. So first part is a tear-down of a remote-controlled toy laying around the MakerSpace. www.mocomakers.com/parking

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  • Introductory Reinforcement Learning Series

    Studio i MakerSpace, Rockville Library - Back of Second Floor

    RL Session 4: 1) Wrap up Markow Decision Process, Q-Learning 2) Introduce DQN (Deep Query Networks) 3) Explore Moutaincar-v0 models on OPENAI Gym We want to grow an AI community in Rockville Science Space. We welcome enthusiasts from all experience levels We encourage experts or more experienced members to join, and help in guiding our beginner AI & DL Enthusiasts. What you need to bring is Curiosity.. Artificial Intelligence is a way of Life, it is here to stay, and everyday, it becomes more and more a part of our lives. This series of talks will focus on the impacts of Deep Learning with respect to Reinforcement Learning. Our goal is to create practical projects with a little theory mixed in. I will do an overview of key concepts of RL , a preview of AI related technical concepts. I will set up a preface for Tensorflow and Keras. In the latter sessions, we will be exploring Tensorflow paired with Keras, using Python and Jupyter Notebooks. This is a multi-part talk, so don't miss out on the foundation. Suggested RoadMap. 1) RL Basics 2) RL Basics & OPENAI Gym. 3) Introductory (Bellman Equation, Markov Decision Process, Q-Learning) 4) Deeper Dive in MDP, Q-Learning, DQN using OpenAI Gym Standard Textbook: Reinforcement Learning by Richard S Sutton & Barto http://incompleteideas.net/book/RLbook2018trimmed.pdf

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  • Destruction of the Toys – Or how we build a robot – Group Project

    Studio i MakerSpace, Rockville Library - Back of Second Floor

    We want a robot that moves, watches, listens… We will give the robot a face, and people will talk with it! Science fiction? No. I’m talking about a teleconferencing robot. See: https://bit.ly/2Fs2TFX from https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/11/the-best-telepresence-robot/ They talk about a $4000 robot. Let’s DIY one ourselves on the cheap. If it works, we can let visitors ‘watch’ our MoCo Maker meetings remotely. Initially we should focusing on a remote-controlled base. So first part is a tear-down of a remote-controlled toy laying around the MakerSpace. www.mocomakers.com/parking

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  • Destruction of the Toys – Or how we build a robot – Group Project

    Studio i MakerSpace, Rockville Library - Back of Second Floor

    We want a robot that moves, watches, listens… We will give the robot a face, and people will talk with it! Science fiction? No. I’m talking about a teleconferencing robot. See: https://bit.ly/2Fs2TFX from https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/11/the-best-telepresence-robot/ They talk about a $4000 robot. Let’s DIY one ourselves on the cheap. If it works, we can let visitors ‘watch’ our MoCo Maker meetings remotely. Initially we should focusing on a remote-controlled base. So first part is a tear-down of a remote-controlled toy laying around the MakerSpace. www.mocomakers.com/parking

  • Introductory Reinforcement Learning Series

    Studio i MakerSpace, Rockville Library - Back of Second Floor

    We want to grow an AI community in Rockville Science Space. We welcome enthusiasts from all experience levels We encourage experts or more experienced members to join, and help in guiding our beginner AI & DL Enthusiasts. What you need to bring is Curiosity.. Artificial Intelligence is a way of Life, it is here to stay, and everyday, it becomes more and more a part of our lives. This series of talks will focus on the impacts of Deep Learning with respect to Vision Systems. Our goal is to create practical projects with a little theory mixed in. I will do an overview of key concepts of CNN (Convoluted Neural Networks) Theory, a preview of AI related technical concepts with related NeuroScience topics. I will set up a preface for Tensorflow and Keras. In the latter sessions, we will be exploring Tensorflow paired with Keras, using Python and Jupyter Notebooks. This is a multi-part talk, so don't miss out on the foundation. Suggested RoadMap. 1) AI- CNN Theory and Practice. Cat vs Dog classification. 2) Learn to get Images from the internet, to create your own Datasets. 3) Transfer Learning. Fine Tuning the Models. 4) Identification & Localization of Objects in Images and Video Feed. 5) Face Identification in Video Feed. 6) Introduction to Generative Adversarial Networks. 7) Android App for Identification. 8) Deep Learning and Bioinformatics. Note at this event: -There will be a practical program demo. Please come on-time as we will start promtly!

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  • Pi Day with MoCo Makers - 3.141592653589793...

    Studio i MakerSpace, Rockville Library - Back of Second Floor

    Come look at software algorithms that solve for pi – π to arbitrary lengths. We will bust out our mathematics and computer science skills and enjoy the wonders of pi. Also come see off Thomas before his move, as he gets an achievement award. Who among us can explain such alchemical terms as – factorial, series, rational number… Join us for this talk as we seek knowledge and mathematical mastery. Come and join us for a nerdy talk, followed by food at 9PM.

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  • LED Mechanical Flower Build - Group Build & Open Lab

    Studio i MakerSpace, Rockville Library - Back of Second Floor

    Let's follow the guide for the Ever Blooming Mechanical Tulip, and craft a beautiful piece of interactive art: https://www.instructables.com/id/Ever-Blooming-Mechanical-Tulip/ This well be a multi-talk build, and we will focus on the pedals and initial software requirements at this first event. www.mocomakers.com/parking

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