Friday, 14 Jul 2017 7:30 PM
The big thing coming up is that our community is participating in the Raspberry Pi Jam on Saturday, July 15th.
If you plan on attending the Pi Jam, then get on the Waitlist for tickets here:
If you can’t get tickets, you can be a volunteer and get in, but you should talk to an organizer. Also talk with me if you have anything to exhibit.
To prepare for Saturday, we need too finish these tasks:
• Set up ~8 Retro Pi Stations, by cloning an existing SD card.
•Finish the Raspberry Pi Bramble (Cluster)
• Finish a basic control interface for the 3D Turn Table
• Set up the contour camera exhibit (Matt Z has the code, but needs a USB webcam or PiCam).
• Re-establish the Arduino Based Flower exhibit
• Prepare the 3D Printing Exhibit
An early thanks to all those who have been contributing, volunteering, coming to meetings, and supporting the community. I’ve been enjoying seeing our growth, and we can look forward to continued growth.
Find us at this location:
Red Brick Courthouse
29 Courthouse Square
Rockville, MD 20850
We are on the second floor (take the elevator).
From the main entrance, go to the end of the hall. Take the elevator on the left. We will be on the second floor. Note, use only the elevator, and not the stairs which have alarms.
This is walking distance from downtown Rockville, and only 6 minutes walking from the Rockville Metro Station!!
Parking is abundant around the area, and you should find a lot or garage that is free after-hours using this website:
If you’re willing to pay $4 for close-in parking, go to the garage diagonally opposite the Red Brick Courthouse, with the entrance on Maryland Avenue.
Our members had success parking for free at the lot –
11 N Washington St.
This lot is on the same street as the main entrance to the Red Brick Court House. This garage has tight turns in it. It is the alley immediately behind the green M&T Bank sign and before the main intersection as shown here:
Here is a useful map for finding this garage – http://bit.ly/2pUkW1d
A thank you goes to:
Montgomery County’s Innovation Program
for providing space access.
We look forward to seeing you at this event. If you need help finding the room, please call 301-944-2862.
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)
• 3D Printing or Micro-production
• 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.