Barnes and Noble MAKER Faire 2016

Barnes and Noble MAKER Faire 2016

Photos by Wayne Cazier

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Marble Tower downloaded from Thingaverse and printed
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Drones!
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More Drones and First Person Viewer (FPV)
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Plaques milled by Brad Powers!
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Yep! that’s us!
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3D Printed figures
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Concentration while moving the robot arm!
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Remotely piloted drone!
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Great set-up and attendance!
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B&N has LOTS of STEM/STEAM related products!
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More project fun!
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Showing folks how to operate the robot arms!
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Kitsap Library folks! Great source for these events and books!
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Turner Joy’s John Hanson working their booth. Always a fun place to visit and learn!
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Building a battery from common house-hold items! then using a multi-meter to check for power!
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Building a BIG 3D printer. Only $500…wow!
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West Sound Technical Center, Teacher and Kitsap CREATE Board Member, Tony Sharpe
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Testing the BIG 3D printer!
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Almost finished building!
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Print test…DONE!!! Awesome!
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Shameless attempt to get donations!
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Two robot arms…always popular at events!
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Doyle’s Underwater Remote Operational Vehicle (ROV) from www.bluerobotics.com
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Older Rep-Rap 3D Printer. Still works!
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TAZ 3D printer!
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Piloting the Copter Drones via video!

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Meeting 18 November

Meeting 18 November 2016

Photos by Wayne Cazier

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Another fun event!
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Reverse Engineering?!! Well, kinda’….we let kids take apart printers, computers, electronics then explain what each component does. We also let them keep parts to use in later projects!
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Lots of spare parts salvaged from older technology!
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Members listening intently to Doyle’s demonstration
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Doyle introduces the EZ-Robot Development kit! As the name implies….it’s easy!
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Doyle gives a presentation on KANO Kit. Learn how to program Raspberry Pie. Great kit for kids (and adults…trust me…) or got to https://kano.me/ Got this at Toys-R-US in Silverdale.
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Salvaging treasures and useful components!
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Chris Stone giving a presentation about Solar Cells and Solar power.
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Solar Power cells!
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Mike Cambra’s SUPER UBER light bar! This was about 1200 Lumens!
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EZ-Robot Development Kit. about $160 delivered.
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Corinne Beach and son, talk about his project. Wanting to build a flying Dragon from a Drone Copter frame! Great idea!
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Intrusion detection project from Snap Electronics kits! It works!

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Meeting 22 October 2016

Meeting 22 October 2016

Photos by Wayne Cazier

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Exploring what’s inside consumer electronics!
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Seeing what’s inside things!
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Lizard head from Star Trek (replica)!
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Doyle gives a presentation on Near Field Communication (NFC). Cloning RFID/NFC!
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Kitsap CREATE. We share ideas and projects!
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Aaron Shaw show’s off a product from the Seattle MAKER Faire!
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James impresses everyone with a 3D printed flower that changes colors when in contact with hot and cold water. So cool!
Everyone enjoying another Show and Tell session!
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James explaining the reaction principles behind temperature sensitive 3D filament.
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Fun and educational toys! Rope climbing monkey robot, walking hexapod robot and more!
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3D printed marble maze!
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Taking apart more electronics!
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Show off the new Playstation VR! VERY realistic!
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Virtual Reality (VR)!! Under the sea, with sharks!
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VR Gaming! WOW!
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Safety first! The kids had a great time taking all the consumer electronics apart!

Meeting 17 September 2016

Meeting 17 September 2016

Photos by Wayne Cazier

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“Mad Scientist” and Genius, James Pottebaum shows a young engineer how to add automation and enhancements to his home-made linear actuator.
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Kids love to work with “Snap-on electronics!”
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New robot arm kit from eBay (~$30). Took about 3 hours to build. Ages 12+ We will look into adding an Arduino control system.
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Doyle Maleche showing his “Virtual Piano” project. Parts available for under $40. This was a BIG hit at the Kitsap Blackberry Festival this year!
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Easy to build. We will teach you how to build and program the Virtual Piano!
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CAD drawing for the linear actuator! AWESOME JOB!

Meeting 15 July 2016

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Donated project boxes from ProgressiveRC!! Thanks so much!

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New member, Dylan Diefendorf demonstrates his liner rail he designed and built! His hand drawings and blueprints are very professional!
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Julio Gonzalez works on yet…another awesome project! We miss his grand MAN-Beard!
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Brad Power leads the group in making fake rocks!
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Everyone mingles and share ideas!
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…more electronic projects! These kids are PRO’S!
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More projects and fun!
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Another presentation about a new micocontroller!
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…better than Raspberry Pi? smaller, faster, cheaper (kickstart project)
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Doyle talks about upcoming events and projects.
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New Underwater ROV communication nodes from BlueRobotics.com. These modules enable video and control data over 4000 Feet!
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This used to be a 2″ high ROV dome from EZ Tops Worldwide INC. Doyle had them tested. This one collapsed (dome tucked in) at around 800psi…that’s almost 1,800 feet of water!! More testing in progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitsap Harbor Festival 2016

Kitsap Harbor Festival 2016

Pictures posted with prior permission from parents and participants.

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Although we had overcast and drizzle rain for the two days, folks still came out and had fun at the Harbor Festival. Great food, music, venders and future scientists, engineers, artists, and CREATER’s!

 

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Aaron Shaw working the robot arms and 3D printing.
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Tony Sharpe (teacher at West Sound Technical) facilitated an electronics project booth where participants built working projects!
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Brad Powers demonstrated 3D printing and wow’ed the crowd with prints and advice. A lot of folks heard about 3D printed, but never seen one in action! 3D printing was the BIGGEST interest with adults during this event. Great demonstration!
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Doyle’s Robot arms. A BIG attraction for the kids!
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This is Jade! She played with the Virtual Harp. Moving hands above each sensor plays different keys and delays. She was AWESOME!
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EVERYONE loves robots! Blowing kisses to the robots! 🙂
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Lots of concentration!
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Kids teach kids how to operate the Robot arms!