Maker Faire, 3D Printing, ham radio, steampunk, banana pianos, microcontrollers, electricity, programming, surfboards, electronics, paper crafts and origami, duct tape, robots, mesh networks…. Are you a maker? Are you interested in the intersection of art, technology, engineering and science? Do you enjoy meeting others interested in similar topics in a collaborative environment? Then Cape Cod Makers wants you!
Cape Cod Makers is working to build the Maker and DIY culture on Cape Cod. We’ve done this through meet-ups, connecting local makers, hosting classes and group activities, promoting shared resources and maker spaces, and producing the Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire.
You can be a part of making Cape Cod a better place, and we can’t do it without your help. Cape Cod Makers is 100% run by volunteers. You can help Cape Cod Makers by purchasing a t-shirt through our t-shirt fundraising drive and by becoming a member.
Purchase a t-shirt for our fundraising campaign.
Become a Member!
Membership is $100 a year or $10.00 a month.
- Help kickstart the maker movement on Cape Cod.
- Receive discounts on classes.
- Have voting privileges and a say in the direction of Cape Cod Makers.
- Attend member-only events.
Thank you to everyone that helped us in 2014. We look forward to a great year in 2015!
Are you interested in learning more about electronics? Cape Cod Makers is offering a four-week class on basic electronics on Tuesday nights at the Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennisport.
This course will give an introduction to working with electronic circuits. No previous experience with electronics is required. Students will be taught how to think about circuits, how the basic components work and how to combine them to produce more complex designs. This class will feature short lectures covering the topics followed by hands-on time with circuits for the student to experience first-hand how the circuits work and what the effects of modifying them are. Each week will introduce progressively more advanced projects that build upon concepts learned in the earlier lessons.
Topics will include:
- Passive components (resistors, capacitors, inductors)Basic semiconductor usage (diodes and transistors)
- Basic semiconductor usage (diodes and transistors)Operational amplifiers and how to use feedback in circuits.
- Operational amplifiers and how to use feedback in circuits.Using more complex integrated circuits in designs
- Using more complex integrated circuits in designs
Sam Fladung is an electrical engineer at Teledyne Marine Systems in East Falmouth. He has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University. Sam ran the Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team (cuauv.org) and has over 10 years of experience using various microcontroller platforms both as a hobbyist and professionally.
Dates: Tuesday November 4th, 11th, 18th and December 2nd
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: The Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennisport
Class Size: Limited to 10 people.
Fee: $30 for members and $40 for non-members. Supplies are included.
Please sign up on Eventbrite.
Do you have an idea for a media project? If you live in the Mid-Cape area, you should check out the Cape Cod Community Media Center in Dennisport, which we think is one of the best-kept secrets on the Cape. Serving five towns in the mid-Cape area, the Center offers classes, studio space, and access to state-of-the-art digital media tools and software.
Some members of Cape Cod Makers have been participating in a video production class at the Media Center in which they have learned to use high-definition camcorders and wireless microphones. They have also learned post-production skills, editing their videos using Adobe Premier Pro. Several participants are looking forward using their new skills to create content highlighting talented and creative makers here on the Cape.
Also, we are very fortunate to now have the Cape Cod Community Media Center as our regular meetup location. The next meetup will be on Wednesday, October 22nd. Bring your Halloween projects!