Category Archives: Meetings

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.

Public Meeting Thurs 6 August 2015

This week Thursday (6 Aug 2015) will be our monthly open public meeting 6-9pm at the makerspace (200 Waiehu Beach Rd, Wailuku HI see map in right sidebar). We have just passed our first year as a non-profit corporation and installed several new board members and officers. We have a number of activities going on this month including:

Come on down, meet the board/officers, other members, find out how you can participate in these projects or create new ones.

CNC SIG Meeting Tuesday 30 June 2015

Our CNC Special Interest Group will be meeting on 30 June (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.

Some details on possible Autodesk Fusion360 CAD/CAM workshop will be presented along with the usual talk story.

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

Public Meeting Thur May 7 2015

Our Monthly Public Meeting will be held on Thursday May 7, 2015 at the makerspace 6-9pm.

Come on down for talk story, tours, and find out what is up. We are approaching our corporate year end and that means the Officers (President, Treasurer, Secretary) and some Board of Directors positions are going to be open.  Some people may chose to stand for re-election but if you are interested in ANY of these – especially board member or Secretary – please speak up!

CNC SIG Meeting Wed 7 May 2015

The Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Special Interest Group (SIG) will be meeting again on WEDNESDAY 7 May… note the change of day. there is another meeting using the space on tuesday.

Come down and talk story about CNC machines large and small. We will review our Shapeoko machine and discuss upgrade options. Attendees are encouraged to bring pics and samples of their own machines (i’ll assume the machines themselves are not that portable.)

First time attendance is open to all. After that we request you become at least a Friend level member of our group. http://www.mauimakers.com/blog/membership-in-maui-makers/

Maui Makers is Open for Business

Eat your heart out Ikea. Table folds down for painting and other “messy” work. Folds up and out of the way the rest of the time.

Got workbenches installed in the electronics shop. Thanks Pete and Cole!

 

Maui Makers is Open for Business

The space is shaping up nicely. Watch for the Grand Opening soon.

In the meantime, we are open every Sat and Sun from noon to 5 PM. Drop on by.

We have Basic Arduino every Wednesday from 6 to 9 PM.

We’ll have activities every Thursday. We’ll continue to work on the Forge, build Gameboys from Raspberry Pi, print using the 3D printer, experiment with electrolysis, build robots, and just plain Have Fun Making Stuff in Paradise!

And don’t forget Pi Day: March-14. We’ll be having a special celebration. In honor of Pi, we will open the space at 9:27 AM, and will feature contests and events around all things Pi.

If you like the idea of a Makerspace in Paradise, please support us by becoming a member or donating at the links on the website.

What’s Up?

Lots of exciting happenings at the Makerspace.  We are open noon to 5 pm every Saturday and Sunday at 200 Waiehu Beach Road (across the street from Jack in the box). The first Thursday from 6 to 9 pm is also open hours. Other events will be shown on our Google calendar.

Drop in and check us out. Members and non-members welcome.

The shop area (office 3) is functional with workbenches, basic tools, and a selection of power tools. We’ll get the full list posted soon. Training, proficiency check and membership are required to use the tools. Use fees will be based on membership levels. Pete Menningen is our shop master, with over 41 years in product development and testing for Craftsman! Expect to see additional tools and equipment added as membership grows.

 

The classroom (office 2) is complete. We have wifi, a Raspberry Pi, Arduinos, soldering irons and a laptop with shareware design software set up for member use. At least one of the 3d printers will be set up soon.

The facility issues in the dedicated electronics lab (tool access on the layout) have been corrected, so we are starting build out there. In the meantime, the classroom is doubling as the Electronics lab.

Contact us at info@mauimakers.com with any questions.

Update on the Makerspace

Maui Makers continues our build out. Things are coming along nicely. The picture shows the electrical run in the tool room. It will allow for flexible set up and configuration for optimum use of space.

Pete and Wayne have been doing the bulk of the work this last week, with assistance from others.

The team will be hitting things pretty hard Tuesday night at 5 pm at 200 Waiehu Beach Rd in the old Y Hata Building. Some folks may know it under its new name of Da Warehouse.

The focus has been on 2 of the main rooms: the Conference/Class Room and the Tool/Workbench Room. We will start on the side room once the property manager fixes an issue in that area.

The classroom has a sink area, cabinets, a whiteboard and a projector screen set up. Pete was building and painting shelves last I talked to him.

About half of the electric conduit has been run. Wayne should have most of the conduit run tomorrow and be ready to pull wires on Wednesday.

Goals:

Membership: 10 new members this month. We are halfway there!

Grants: We have submitted four grants to pay for equipment and tools. Fingers crossed.

Classes: Arduino Workshop is coming back this Friday, and we’ll acquire some fundamental skills necessary for computer control of machines, while making some valentines.

Physical Makerspace Under Construction–Jan 2015

January is Make a Makerspace on Maui

Most events in January will be focused on getting the Makerspace built out for Feb Grand Opening.

The location is 200 Waiehu Beach Rd (some people might know it as the Y Hata building). We still have access to a classroom at St Anthony, so expect to see some of our future activities to take place at St Anthony.

January Activities will be:

Jan 8: Public Meeting: Help Plan Build Out of Our New Space, St Anthony, Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21, 6 to 9 PM

Jan 10-11: Volunteer activities for move in. Specifics to be announced.

Jan 15: Public Meeting, Self Help Activities: Sorting equipment, Inventory, Painting, Etc. We will meet at St Anthony Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21 between 6 and 6:30 PM. Some volunteers will do prep work at St Anthony, some at the new space.

Jan 17-19: Volunteer activities for move in. Specifics to be announced.

Jan 22: Public Meeting, Self Help Activities: Making things for the Makerspace, Sorting Equipment, Inventory, Etc. We will meet at St Anthony Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21 between 6 and 6:30 PM. Some volunteers will do prep work at St Anthony, some at the new space.

Jan 24-25: Volunteer activities for move in. Specifics to be announced.

Jan 25: Make Valentines the CNC Way: Learn basic graphic import and editing: Class 1 of 3, St Anthony, Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21, 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Make Valentines the CNC Way: Learn basic graphic import and editing: Class 1 of 3. Each class is $5 for Members, $10 for non-members. Follow up classes on 4 and 11 of Feb.

1 Feb 2014. Makerspace Grand Opening. Thanks to Doug Allan for making us a drawing of the floor plan.

Prior to opening of the Makerspace, memberships are discounted. Click here to join.

Learn to Solder 11-Dec-2014

Jerry Isdale will be leading a Learn To Solder class this week thursday evening, 11-Dec-2014, 6-9 PM at St Anthony Jr-Sr High School in Maryknoll Hall, Rm 21

Students will be offered several options for learning electronics soldering. All are accessible and doable by first timers, and good practice for those with some experience. Advanced folks are welcome to come and lend a hand as mentors.

Basic soldering of wires will take you from crude methods up to the Lineman’s Splice required by NASA, etc. http://makezine.com/2012/02/28/how-to-splice-wire-to-nasa-standards/

Several kits are available for purchase from other members who have personal stock (prices vary)

  • The Evil Mad Science Laboratory’s Larson Scanner Kit (http://shop.evilmadscientist.com/productsmenu/tinykitlist/152-scanner) is a challenging project for those new to soldering, but quite doable.
  • MakerShed’s Learn To Solder Badge ( http://www.makershed.com/products/learn-to-solder-skill-badge-kit) is a nice simple kit, often used at MakerFaire’s Learn To Solder tents
  • Solder Practice Kit (older version of http://www.amazon.com/Elenco-SP3B-Practical-Soldering-Project/dp/B0002LUALG)

These will be available for purchase on a first come first sold basis.

($5.00 for non-members/free for members; suggested material fee: $1.00;  kits available for purchase direct from other members)

Space is limited, and will be first come, first serve.