Category Archives: Makers

Another Successful Honolulu Mini Maker Faire!

It was a fantastic event.  The day was beautiful, the facility was terrific, and the Makers were amazing!   As we close the book on our third annual Honolulu Mini Maker Faire, we would like to thank a few people.

Our Sponsors:  HTDC, ‘Iolani School, Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawai’i, Maui Makers, Computational Thinkers, and 88 Tees.  Without their generous support, there is no way we could have held this event.

Our Volunteers:  The team this year was awesome.  They took the initiative and handled the prep work with minimal direction.  The registration desk flowed smoothly.  Everything they did was great.

Our Makers:  Someone mentioned to me that the projects were better than last year.  It was like everyone strove to top what was shared previously.  I would wholeheartedly agree with that evaluation.  Makers, thank you for taking a day out of your schedule to share your passion with others.  And start planning for next year!

And now it is time to sleep for 12 hours.  zzzzz

 

The Ghostbusters Have Arrived!

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Meet the Makers: Girl Genius Labs

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Girl Genius Labs offers a unique experience into the world of gaslights, steam-powered machines, and ingenious inventions. From steampunk masks, jewelry, and costumes to upcycling materials to create beautiful, useful accents for the home and office; We seek to bring engineering, science, and art together when you can let your inner genius spark your creativity.

Meet the Makers: Comic Con Honolulu Cosplay Info

Cosplayers create amazing works of functional art every year to participate in Comic Con Honolulu‘s cosplay contests. Learn from some of our past winners and cosplay organizers how they make magic happen!

Meet the Makers: Full STEAM Ahead!

Full STEAM Ahead! is all about integrating the key components of creativity and curiosity back into today’s STEM initiatives. Without the (A)rts, STEM education lacks the spark of creativity necessary for innovation and ingenuity. We will feature the use of InkScape and the EggBot robot as well as other STEAM projects such as wearable electronics and kid-friendly circuitry lessons.

Meet the Makers: TEDxHonolulu

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Storytelling with TEDxHonolulu – Join us as we engage with Mini Maker’s Faire attendees to preserve your stories using StoryCorps and their mission to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.

Meet the Makers : ‘Iolani School

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‘Iolani School will be presenting some Student Maker projects.

Meet the Makers: 3D Innovations

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3D Innovation is involved with product development, 3D printing, and production manufacturing

Meet the Makers: ‘Iobotics

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‘Iobotics is the ‘Iolani School robotics program. Their members are ‘Iolani students in grades 7-12 who compete annually in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) programs. Founded in 2008, they have won several awards for VEX Robotics, FTC, and FRC; most recently, they were one of the 2016 Hawaii FRC Regional Winners and competed at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis.  Attendees may be allowed to drive some of the robots on the practice field set up on the 3rd floor.

Meet the Makers: littleBits Workshop with Little Oha Bitty Bytes

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Fuse your interests in electronics and art and make something that lights up, beeps, spins and turns with littleBits!  Imagination and innovation are all that’s required to begin inventing with littleBits.  From fashionable blinky hats to dancing robots to incredible chain reaction contraptions inspired by Rube Goldberg — littleBits enables makers, young and old, to prototype and have fun learning about electronics.