We put together this video tour for you. We wanted you to come see the latest and greatest of our hackerspace from the comfort of your couch. Enjoy!
Now you've seen it. Come by some Thursday night and get the full-sensory HD tour. You won't believe how much better it is in person!
Jared Steckl of MakeLV is the guest speaker at the next Lehigh Valley Tech Talk. You can find out more and sign-up to attend at the Lehigh Valley Tech Talk: Arduino meetup event page.
There already looks to be a pretty decent crowd planning to attend so this may fill up pretty quickly. The last Tech Talk event was also very well attended.
On January 26th at 2PM, Make Lehigh Valley will be hosting a talk by Jason Plum (@WarheadsSE of Arch Linux ARM/@ArchLinuxARM) on the Raspberry Pi, Arch Linux ARM, and uses of the Raspberry Pi for applications such as: beer brewing, Arduino replacement, and home services. The talk, “A Slice of Pi”, will discuss the ins and outs of the ARM architecture as is applicable to the Raspberry Pi and similar devices, along with the critical differences from what you may have come to expect in other architectures.
Please join us! Feel free to come by early/stay late and hang out for awhile.
Bridgeworks Enterprise Center, Suite 101
905 Harrison St.
Allentown, PA 18103
Questions can be directed to @makelv on twitter, or via IRC in #makelv on freenode.net
We're excited to be taking a bus to World Maker Faire in NYC this year on Saturday 9/29 and everyone in the Lehigh Valley is invited. We're starting in Allentown, PA and we'll make a second stop in Phillipsburg, New Jersey if there is interest.
Since we'll have a big enough group, we're eligible for 25% off group rate on the tickets to the faire so your ride includes entry to the fair. We're using WePay to facilitate bringing the group together. Use the "Get A Ride" button to get your ride and ticket to the faire purchased. If you've already purchased a ticket, you can still ride with us, just be sure to select the appropriate ride ticket.
You can get your hands on the Event Program here.
Directions to the Science Center can be found on their website.
I was impressed by the turn out of young makers .... I'm glad they'll be a new generation of makers to carry the torch when we're too old and frail. Who knows ... maybe they'll be able to visit us in the old folks home and motorize out wheel chairs ....
I just sent this email out to registered attendees of the workshop. If you haven't registered yet, you will also want to see this.
We're excited to have you all in for tonight's workshop. At the moment, we have 14 registrations, and expect a few more throughout today and at the door.
Make Lehigh Valley and Hive 4A have a selection of soldering irons, solder, lamps, wire cutters and other supplies needed to get this class going. However, we will need to share between participants in the workshop given our current supply. If you have some of your own supplies for this that you can bring, that would help alleviate this hassle and help you focus on the work rather than where to get tools for the next step. If not, we've got you covered!
You may also want to consider bringing a laptop to program your new BoArduino and a USB-ttl cable. If you don't already have the Arduino IDE loaded (http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software), we will have it available on a USB key and can help you get setup.
Also, if you can come earlier or stay later to help setup and tear down, that is most welcome.
Hope to see you tonight!
Our next event is a must attend for anyone that enjoyed our booths at the Science Festival of the Lehigh Valley. We know many missed out on some of what we had to offer simply because of the overwhelming crowds. We have good news!
"Hackers on a Train 2012" is a tour of the makerspaces of the north east US and Canada during July by train. Mitch Altman, Jimmie Rodgers and crew will be doing workshops, classes and speaking as they go. Make Lehigh Valley is excited to be hosting these folks at Hive 4A for the Arduino For Total Newbies workshop, 6:30-9:30pm. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in hobby electronics, arduino, hardware hacking or just how the devices around your home work.
These three hours pack in just about everything you need to explore hobby electronics. As a workshop participant, you will learn the basics of Arduino, electronic components and how they interact. Then you will be instructed in soldering up Adafruit's BoArduino kit. Your boarduino will be used to build a TV-B-Gone which will include learning to use a USB-to-serial ttl cable, the Arduino IDE, solderless breadboards and reading schematics to get their.
The workshop includes the kit, tools and everything needed to complete the tv-b-gone project. Children are encouraged to attend and bring a parent. The fee is $35/attendee to cover expenses of materials.
Mitch's more exhaustive explanation of the workshop can be found on his web page, Arduino For Total Newbies. You can also check out the rest of the tour schedule or our wiki for details as we assemble them.
We're really excited to share this event with Allentown, Bethlehem and all of the Lehigh Valley.
Saturday at the Science Festival of the Lehigh Valley, we taught over 40 kids to solder, saw kids eyes light up with the potential of 3D printing, showed off the simple power of Arduinos and had a great time. We had a real solid group of folks sharing in the responsibility of the booth and I think it showed in the participation of attendees.
We also passed out every piece of literature about Make Lehigh Valley we had and started writing out the website on extra name tags. If you are looking for more information, feel free to look around here.
Thank you to everyone who came by and thank you for everyone who volunteered to make this happen.
We ran out of soldering handouts at the festival. If you would like one they are available to download.
We recorded a little radio spot to highlight our involvement in the Science Festival of the Lehigh Valley. It will air on Lehigh Valley Tech Radio.
We will have the following fun activities to share with the Lehigh Valley:
- 3D scanning using a Microsoft Kinect
- 3D printing
- basic soldering classes
- interactive arduino microcontroller projects
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Make Lehigh Valley is looking forward to being a part of the Science Festival of the Lehigh Valley. We're also looking for members to be involved at the booth. We have a few that will be around for the day, but there is room for more.
The event is happening Saturday, April 14th 2012 and will include a ton of other local organisation participating. It should be a good time for people of all ages.