Tag Archives: Technology


http://www.mbeckett.co.nz/images/Schoolproject/YourDuinoLogo%20(Small).jpgYourDuino is about learning how to make things with Arduino.. especially interesting high-tech inventions like Robots, Automation Systems, Weather Stations.,etc. YourDuino is a partnership between Terry King, Jun Peng and Mary Alice Osborne. Terry is an old Engineer from Vermont and Jun Peng is a young man from China who is contributing his energy and his knowledge of the Chinese markets to bring you interesting, high-quality products at low cost. Mary Alice is a school librarian who has designed and run libraries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and now coordinates educational materials and marketing for YourDuino.com. We also run a free educational wiki for learning how to use Arduino at: http://arduino-info.wikispaces.com/


Water Balloon Launching Trebuchet

This is a human powered (kid powered) water balloon launching trebuchet. Launches soft ball size water balloons 75 yards. Made from off the shelf materials.


Concrete Jungle

Concrete Jungle is a volunteer-run organization that picks fruit from all over the Atlanta area and donates it to local homeless shelters and food banks. To date we have donated over 15,000 lbs of fruit and vegetables from neglected trees and land around the city.

We try to build as many tools as possible to aid in fruit picking and simply to make it more fun. Our exhibit features two of such tools: our bike blender that we use to make refreshing beverages during work days at our farm, and our pedal powered apple grinder, used to make apple cider at our end-of-season Ciderfest.

Interested? Come help us build drones, fruit-tree sensors, tree-shaking machines, giant stilts, inflatable tarps and more! Even if you’re not a maker yourself, we always need help throughout the season with picking, farming, outreach and logistics.


GVU Research Center Demos

http://gvu.gatech.edu/sites/all/resources/gvu%20logo%20black%20opaque-01.pngDemos of projects and hardware from the GVU Center, an interdisciplinary research center at Georgia Tech.
Demos will include a wearable computer that can help you work with wild dolphins, and a vest that can help assistance does work with their owners, and more!


Bill’s Robots and Vintage Computers

I have been collecting electronics, vintage laptops, and hackable toys for the last year intending to use them in an independent film. The film is no longer being made and it is just too many projects for me to handle right now! I want to sell off my great collection of finds and have some hands-on displays of how to interface toys to microcontrollers.

FIRST Robotics Team 4080

http://frcteam4080.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/FRCicon_RGB1.jpgFRC team Reboot is a high school robotics team made up of home schooled students. We compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). In FRC the challenge changes every year and each team only has six weeks to build and program their robots. Our official team number is 4080.


3D Printing at Mars Settlement

http://makerfaire.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/3d-printing-a-mars-settlement.jpg?w=610When humans eventually settle the Red Planet they will rely heavily on fabrication tools in a lab similar to the hackerspaces and makerlabs wenwork and play in. In extreme environments far away from Earth, future pioneers will use polymer raw materials from Martian air and water to 3D print and hack themselves a home on Mars. The Mars Foundation in conjunction with HI-SEAS and Aleph Objects are now testing some of these concepts with a Lulzbot 3D printer at a prototype Mars base in Hawaii. Join us to and learn about future Mars missions and how your CAD work can directly impact the next generation of space explorers.

BuildLabAlpha Makerspace

BuildLabAlpha is a brand new makerspace located in Alpharetta, GA, serving the northern suburbs of Atlanta. Our mission is to foster creativity, resourcefulness, and build technical skills while having fun and being social.

We invite early tech adopters, digital and physical prototyping gurus, hobbyists, artists, crafters, and entrepreneurs to take advantage of our space and make great ideas come to life.

Our 5,000sf facility is equipped with drills, saws, lathe, 3D printers and ample workspace (plus kitchen and cozy couch/television room). Workshop sessions are in planning and we would love to connect with passionate experts who may be interested in leading classes. We’re excited to offer a friendly space connecting people and project ideas, and want to spread the word!


Think. Do. Make.

What is design? How does one do it? Is doing design similar to doing science, engineering, art, or some combination? We will explore these questions by doing design – short deep dives and extended engagements with a range of design problems — and by taking design apart – careful, considered, and speculative unpacking of some everyday products.

Students will show interactive and engaging artifacts or installations that they have explored and created over the first half of the semester.

This is group 1 of 4.


Georgia Tech Invention Studio

http://www.capstone.gatech.edu/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/inv_studio-279x300.jpgThe Invention Studio is student-run design-build-play space open to all Georgia Tech students. It is staffed Undergraduate Lab Instructors, student volunteers who are always on hand to train and help with students with their projects projects. Use of the studio is free, and all majors and years are welcome.