Call for Makers!

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The Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire will showcase the amazing work of all kinds of makers on the Cape and the Islands—anyone who is embracing the do-it-yourself (or do-it-together) spirit and wants to share their accomplishments with an appreciative audience.

When: May 30th, 2015 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: Cape Cod Community College 

The Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire is offering the following options for makers:

  • Maker booth or exhibit – an exhibit space to display your project(s)
  • Commercial maker booth – primarily a sales booth
  • Workshop or presentation – a scheduled workshop or presentation
  • Exhibiting sponsor – companies or commercial entities

We particularly encourage exhibits that are interactive and that highlight the process of making things.

Here are just some of the topics that we’re looking for:

  • 3D Printers and CNC Mills
  • Arduino/Raspberry Pi Projects
  • Bicycles
  • Biology/Biotech and Chemistry Projects
  • Boat Building
  • Conductive Materials Projects
  • Drones
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Electronics
  • Experimental Aircraft
  • Food Makers
  • Glass Blowing
  • High Altitude Balloons
  • Homesteading
  • How to Fix Things or Take Them Apart (Vacuums, Clocks, Washing Machines, etc.)
  • Interactive Art Projects
  • Jewelry
  • Kites
  • Metalworking
  • Musical Instruments
  • Puppets
  • Radios, Vintage Computers and Game Systems
  • Robotics
  • Rockets and RC Toys
  • Shelter (Tents, Domes, etc.)
  • Space Projects
  • Steampunk
  • Student Projects
  • Sustainability/Green Tech
  • Textile Arts and Crafts
  • Underwater Technology (e.g. Open ROVs)
  • Unusual Tools or Machines

There is no cost to exhibit at the Faire unless you have creations you will sell to the public.   If so, you are considered a Commercial Maker and will be charged a $100 fee to participate.

The Call for Makers will be open until April  14th and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.   You can apply online using this form.   We’re looking for a wide range of topics, so participation is not guaranteed.

Makers are encouraged to follow Cape Cod Mini Maker Faire on Twitter, via our Maker Faire Facebook feed, and on Google Plus to keep up with the latest news on makers and Maker Faire.

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Membership and Fundraiser Drive

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!

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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.

 

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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!

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Basic Electronics Class (SOLD OUT!)

Dolby_SR_breadboardAre 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

Instructor Bio:
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.

Details:
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.

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