In recognition of Pi Day (Saturday March 14, 2015) over 500 guests and creators from the region celebrated the first Air Force Maker Fest at Wright Brothers Institute’s Tec^Edge – Innovation & Collaboration Center.
The Air Force Research Lab sponsored event featured over 30 demonstrations, featured speakers and interactive displays from local organizations and individual inventors/fabricators. Attendees experienced numerous diverse creations in the form of: Raspberry Pi computing, Linux computing, 3D printing, custom UAV design, blacksmith manufacturing, custom soldering, custom kite fabrication, electronics, robotics, pneumatics, virtual world technology, HAM radio and music.
Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.