Category Archives: Classes

DIY Gold Plating Class on Saturday, Feb 20

Want to learn to conjure gold? Of course you do.

OK, while we can’t technically teach you alchemy, we can teach you how to wield the magic of electrochemistry! We have a DIY Gold Plating workshop coming up on Saturday, February 20th. Bring your own jewelry, learn some awesome stuff about electrochemistry, and leave with your gold-plated jewelry. You can even gold plate an entire Apple Watch!

Jewelry in this class means: small pendants, earrings, rings, anything that is metal and less than an inch and a half in diameter. Metals that work are stainless steel, copper, brass, nickel, and silver (but not aluminum). We won’t be gold plating chains.

This class is brought to you by Eric Knoll, creator of the Midas Touch kit. Check out the Kickstarter video to learn more.

Tickets are on sale now.

DIY Gold Plating Class on Saturday, Feb 20

The Anti-Valentine’s Day: Voodoo Doll Soft Circuits Class on Feb 7th

Pssh, Valentine’s Day. Obviously the worst holiday, except for the February 15th chocolate sales. Those are pretty cool.

Join us in grumpiness on February 7th for an Anti-V-Day class! Ever had the urge to create a voodoo doll of that one ex with glowing “ow I just got stabbed” eye action? This is your chance! Learn how to make a soft circuits doll that lights up when you stick a pin in it’s cold dead heart.

Tickets available via Eventbrite.

Feb 7: Vector Game Design with Processing

TLDR; we have an awesome vector game design class coming up on Sunday, February 7th. Tickets available now! 

Do you identify as a woman and have an interest in making games that are playable across web-capable devices? If so, NYCR & Code Liberation invite you to attend our Vector Graphics Game Development workshop using Processing!

If you’ve ever played an original Asteroids arcade game and thought “wish we could still make games that looked like that” Now we can! Trammell Hudson from NYC Resistor has developed some hardware that will allow us to drive the vector monitors to play a whole series of emulator games. We thought it’d be super fun to create original content for these gorgeous retro-graphic displays and were so excited we did a talk about it at this year’s Chaos Communications Congress: 32C3

Feb 7: Vector Game Design with Processing

This class is a collaboration with Code Liberation and is open to attendees who identify as women. As always, we ask that attendees read & abide by our Code of Conduct.

Tickets available now!

Basic Arduino–Learn About Arduino!

You can learn Arduino one of two ways:

  1. Come to the Arduino Special Interest Group on Thursdays, click here for more info, and do a self-paced study course over several weeks. We can provide you with all the items you need, coaching, patience and assistance with Adafruit’s online tutorial.
  2. Email us at email classes@mauimakers.com and let us know that you’re interested. We will set up a special, focused beginner-friendly session to get you on your way quickly.

What is an Arduino?

Arduinos are a low cost, easy to use family of microcontrollers.  Want to learn about the basic use of Arduino computers?

CNC SIG Meeting Tuesday 15-Dec-2015

Our CNC Special Interest Group will be meeting on 15 Dec (630-830pm) to continue discussions. Meeting will be at our makerspace, upstairs at 200 Waiehu Beach Rd, Wailuku, HI.

First time attendance is open to all. After that we request you become at least a Friend level member of Maui Makers.

We’ll discuss the new toys in the inventory, as well as some in the pipeline, along with the usual talk story.

CNC = Computer Numeric Control… basically a robot that makes things.

Menehune Makers–for Young Makers

2nd and 4th Wednesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm

This is our special program for children. Events will vary, but the primary focus will be on the Art of Tinkering, which encourages learning through exploration of ordinary objects and re-using them in interesting and creative ways. Check the Maui Makers Calendar for specifics. Events are suitable for 3 and up. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian, who will be encouraged to explore with their child(ren).

Shop and Tool Safety Classes

Every Sunday 3:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.

Wanna use the tools in our workshop with sharp pointies? We just need to make sure you understand how to keep yourself and others safe.

We have a safety and basic use program that has you covered. Subject will be chosen by members attending and can either be the Basic shop orientation or any of the advanced tools.

Please RSVP on our MeetUp page so we know to expect you!

Arduino Special Interest Group

Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

The Arduino SIG meets to talk about arduinos and other small microcontrollers. Arduinos are a low cost, easy to use family of microcontrollers. We have been teaching classes on using them for several years.  Now its time for the community to have its own Special Interest Group (SIG).

Come down and share your Arduino projects and ideas!   Want to learn about the basic use of Arduino computers?  We will be reorganizing an introductory class to a once-a-month schedule as interest demands.  Want to learn more advanced techniques?  Come down and talk story with fellow arduino users.  Chances are there is someone who has already done something similar or is also interested in learning. Bring your project or project ideas. Come learn and share. If you don’t know Arduinos, you can find out basics and sign up for an introductory class.

3D Printing and Prosthetics Special Interest Group

First and Third Wednesday 4:30pm-6:30pm

3D Printing is a fantastic technology that lets you create parts at low cost form 3d-design files. Maui Makers has several 3D Printers in house (our own and on loan from members).
We are currently printing e-Nable hands for youth on Maui. These low cost prosthetics are a great way to understand the power of 3D printing. Come on down to the makerspace and help out!

Learn Arduino at Makers Local 256 Public Night!

This coming Tuesday (Nov 3) at 7:00 PM, we have some amazing people from YourDuino.com coming by Makers Local 256 to give a presentation/demo/Q&A on Arduino microcontrollers and embedded electronics in general. They’re touring around the Southeast and ML256 is one of the many places they chose to stop by!

Their main objective is to talk to people about Arduino and what you can do with it. They’ll have some kits and parts available during and after the presentation, so if you don’t have an Arduino (or two) already, you can pick one up then. They’ll be showing off a neat display of a few different Arduino projects and circuits, so it should be interesting and fun!

They’ll be going through the entire process of designing, connecting, and coding up a simple Arduino project from start to finish. If you have any questions about your own project, they would love to discuss ideas and give help where they can.

There’s no cost to attend the presentation, but they will have parts available for sale if you need them. Anyone is welcome to attend!