Makers of Louisville and Southern Indiana – Assemble!
Obviously, the Samtec blog team has been watching too many superhero and Ron Burgundy movies. However, the point still remains that this weekend marks a busy schedule for the maker community in the Kentuckiana area.
Count’em. Not one, but TWO make events are taking place this week. The first in the annual First Build Hackathon while the second is Maker Faire Louisville. Samtec and our Maker Mobile friends will be at each event.
First Build Hackathon
What is a Hackathon? It may sound like a security threat to some, but the goal of Hackathon is quite different. Students, engineers and DIY’ers are asked to innovate, create and build the next generation of features and products for the home.
Hackathon has become a major event in FirstBuild’s event calendar. FirstBuild is a co-creation community that is changing the way products come to market. By letting a community, like makers and DIY’ers, influence the product from the very beginning, FirstBuild is revolutionizing product design
Maker Faire Louisville
For those that have never been to a Maker Faire, it can be best described as “part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new.“
This weekend in Louisville, the Maker Village will be open on Sunday, September 16 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM. It offers a family-friendly, up close and personal front seat into the world of “making”. The Weekend of Making no doubt will get everybody’s creativity jumpstarted.
What is the Maker Mobile?
The Maker Mobile is a mobile maker space on wheels. The Maker Mobile team retrofitted a 32′ car trailer with modern manufacturing tools to inspire makers of all ages. The state-of-the-art equipment inside the trailer exemplifies clean and automated manufacturing processes.
Expansion Connector Accessory Kits for Makers
Tinkerers, hobbyists, students and enthusiasts form the backbone of the tech-influenced DIY community known as the Maker Movement. Aspiring product designers use various open-source electronic platforms as they develop interactive products ranging from robotics and drones to arts, crafts and musical instruments.
Samtec has developed expansion connector accessory kits for four of the most popular platforms:
- Arduino Uno R3 Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
- BeagleBone Black Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
- ARM mbed Application Board Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
- Raspberry Pi Expansion Connector Accessory Kit
For more information, please visit www.samtec.com/makers.