What we're about

Not all innovators and creators live in Silicon Valley or some major metro, there are some right here in rural Vermont. We are building a vibrant community of problem solvers, creatives and entrepreneurs to generate new ideas and new technology. We're passionate about learning and sharing.

Are you interested in software development, design, rapid prototyping, internet of things, drones and other technologies? How about outdoor recreation, agriculture and sustainability? Then this might be the group for you.

Our group meets at DO NORTH Coworking, a hub for remote workers, entrepreneurs and startups in downtown Lyndonville.

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Rural Tech & Innovation - "Making" Music: DIY Instruments

DO NORTH Coworking

This month's local meetup group is in partnership with The Foundry Makerspace, We'll be exploring the making of musical instruments, specifically ways to use tech to create your own. Join us for free pizza and this informative and fun presentation! Three members of The Foundry with music-related projects and businesses will present: Mack Varnum, Alex Garvin, and Tom Bishop Mack is a multi-skilled manufacturing specialist, with a background including industrial safety, assembly line design, and process improvement. He has been a fine artist, a woodworker, metalworker, draftsman, and machinist. His hobbies include rustic furniture, building unconventional bicycles and musical instruments, and exploring many facets of design. Tom has worked in process development for 30+ years and has wide experience in CNC and PLC programming to achieve process automation and control. He has taught machining, programming, and blueprint reading on both a college and secondary-school level, including at Lyndon Institute where he currently works. For the past three years, he has taught a J-Term course at LI where students design and build their own ukuleles. He is also a talented musician, and has played in several bands.

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