A few people have expressed interest in learning how to solder at the Maker Faire:NC. If you or a club you're in know(s) how and you have a few soldering irons I'd love it if you'd submit a Maker application. It would be great if you could teach anyone who visits your table a quick Intro to Soldering course or schedule a few demonstrations or hands-on activities throughout the day. Let me know what you have in mind!
This is the Flickr Group that we set up for sharing photos and videos of your Maker Faire:NC experience. If you're exhibiting and preparing a project, upload and tag some photos to whet the appetites of our attendees! The planning team is going to throw a few pics in there as well.
We just added a new volunteer application form and updated the Volunteers Information page. The Volunteer Director, Drew Nelson, will be receiving applications and delegating jobs for making this year's Maker Faire:NC a success. We can't do this without you and I encourage you to put your name in the hat to help us out!
Google recently announced that they will be rolling out high-speed and affordable Internet access in selected communities. Durham is anxious to be one of those communities. The center of the effort is HiFiber Durham.
Google is planning to build, and test ultra-high speed broadband networks in a small number of trial locations across the country. We'll deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections. We'll offer service at a competitive price to at least 50,000, and potentially up to 500,000 people.
The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science is hosting a fun event called the Robot Rumble on Saturday, March 20 from: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Are you ready to rumble? It’s the battle of the bots! Watch Carolina Combat Robots battle it out in robot hockey. See Insight Robotics new autonomous Lotus race car, and learn about its thrilling venture with Team Stellar to create a robot to land on the moon. Check out SuperDroid Robots to see the latest tactical surveillance robots for SWAT, military and law enforcement. Plus, see the InTouch Health RP-7(r) doctor robot from Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and discover how robots are changing how physicians interact with patients. Take part in a variety of hands-on activities, and so much more!
Cost: Most activities are free with Museum admission; pre-registration and additional fees may apply for workshops. Additional information is coming soon!