Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
Call for Makers, Volunteers, and Sponsors
As Make Magazine's web site announced this week, we are accepting applications for the RiverFest 2011 Mini Maker Faire that is part of the 43rd. annual Parkville Days celebration. There will be artists, crafters, live music, food vendors, beer garden, and more along with our Maker Village. Parkville Days typically attracts fifteen to twenty thousand people over a weekend.
We're looking for Makers to come out and exhibit their creations, provide engaging activities, and build projects along with the crowd. Make: KC is creating a workshop area we can share with you while we're building "As Seen In Make Magazine" projects and other creations visitors can assemble while here.
Google Group Discussion
Feb Thing-a-day sign up is available. Be sure to sign up if you are the tiniest bit interested in making things. After midnight on Feb 1 no one new can sign up.
October 2, 2010, Rocket Science Day at the HMS Beagle Science Store.
(Photos by Jason O'Reilly)
As Seen in Make Magazine
This is our first night building the project from Make Magazine #20 (Nov. 2009), the Lunchbox Laser Shows starting on page 110.
For our Maker's Night Out on Sept. 14, we worked on wiring an audio amplifier onto a breadboard. We had a wide range of age groups at this session for a truly family oriented evening.
(Photo by Jason O'Reilly)
The schematic we used for our amplifiers required just a few components. A resistor, potentiometer, two capacitors, and an operational amplifier integrated circuit chip.
As Seen in MAKE
Last Tuesday we chose this fun and easy project, it's found in Make Magazine #12 on page 131, titled "Styrofoam Plate Speaker".
We had a good crowd of about 12 people including some new visitors who learned about us from the recent KC Mini Maker Faire.
Events & Activities
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
Check out these other great Maker Friendly groups:
Local Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups
Regional Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups