On tap for 13-Jun-2014 Arduino Workshop

June 8, 2014 in Arduino, Electronics

This workshop will be completely hands on, in small groups.

If you have a specific project you want to build, bring it, even if it’s just an idea.

Other builds will include:

  • Voice activated lights using an Android phone.
  • Arduino for Appliance Control: Monitoring humidity and temperature and controlling a switch. Based loosely on this Instructable, starting at Step 6.
  • Brian wants to work on a GPS display and Jerry wants to get his UDoo Quad controlling the Shapeoko, or his Pinoccio wireless microcontroller working.

If you want info on any of these projects or what parts Maui Makers has available, email me at laura@innov8maui.com.

May 23, 2014 Arduino Workshop

May 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

Pics from Friday’s workshop. Awesome Turnout. 


James showed off the sun tracker he made during #swmaui using skills from the first couple of workshops.


The high school students prepped for their big LED build by learning to solder. One of them made a snail from scrap parts.


Newcomer Bob, aka Arduino Master, showed us his smart house and his wife, Dee, showed us her wearable brooch.


We completed the PWM exercise, and welcomed 2 new students–one of them had his text to speech module saying “Welcome to #mauimakers” after a quick tutorial.


Learning to host a website

May 20, 2014 in Blog, guitar, Word Press

So trying to set up a the website I envision.  A friend encourages me and tells me, “It’s easy.” Just download a Word Press template and go…

Yeah, right. I spent the first day getting Word Press and the website so confused that I couldn’t actually find its domain name, and I totally killed Word Press.

Now, if I can only figure out how to get my photo to display.

It might help if I weren’t spending most of my time trying to get the Arduino Workshop off the ground.

Off topic:  Check out an awesome classical guitarist at http://devinulibarri.com.


My Arduino Workshops

May 20, 2014 in Arduino, Electronics

Check out the Arduino Workshops I’m leading.

Arduino workshop location for July 2014

Arduino workshop location for July 2014

355 Hukilike Street #117

With space provided by Doug Allan’s mauicoworking.com start up; materials provided Maui Makers and me.

Pulse Width Modulation

May 14, 2014 in Arduino, Electronics, Pulse Width Modulation

I am going to start exploring Pulse Width Modulation (aka, PWM) and create a set of documents that is easily accessible.

Building a culture of innovation in Maui

May 11, 2014 in Welcome

Stay tuned…more to come