We are very happy to announce that Cape Cod Makers received grant funding for the Cape Cod Maker Faire from the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod at a reception this past Monday at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod. http://www.artsfoundation.org/grants-fall-2013 The Maker Faire will be held at Cape Cod Community College on April 26, 2014. We are truly appreciative of the support and look forward to working with the Arts community to promote the Maker culture on Cape Cod.
For more information about the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, please visit their website at http://www.artsfoundation.org/
On Wednesday, November 6, CCCC Professor Eric Arsznov will be conducting a workshop called Project Arduino, an inquiry-based introduction to microcontrollers. From fundamentals of circuit design and physical computing to open source hacking, Project Arduino puts hardware in your hands, letting you take active role in the maker movement. This workshop requires no previous background in electronics or programming.
This workshop is free and open to the public. It will be held in Science 114 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
This workshop is part of a series of talks and workshops this fall that will be of interest to the maker community. This series has been funded by a Bartlett grant from the Cape Cod Community College Educational Foundation.
Have you ever wanted to bring life to your Halloween costumes or decorations? This class will teach you the basics of how to add motion, lights and sound to your Halloween creations. The class will teach you different ways of detect people or objects as they approach to trigger your spooky fun. You will also learn how to control motors or servos to have objects move on command, how to create sound effects and control lighting.
This class will focus on the technical challenges and will leave the creative applications to the students’ imaginations. The class will begin with a short-moderate length lecture covering the different devices and how they work and then transition to a hands on session where the students can experiment to make their own implementation and seek advice from the instructor and others with experience.
There will be a recommended equipment list provided on the meetup site prior to the class containing the recommended microcontroller and accessory boards. Students will be encouraged to share or work in groups during the hands on portion, so sharing of equipment will definitely be possible.
This class will take place on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the CCCC Hyannis Center.
Please RSVP in advance on Meetup.com, as space is limited
Sam Fladung has a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University. He works as an electrical / systems engineer for the Cornell Lab of Ornithology Bioacoustics research Program designing marine bioacoustic monitoring systems. While an undergraduate at Cornell, Sam ran the Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Team (cuauv.org). Sam has over 10 years of experience using various microcontroller platforms both as a hobbyist and professionally.