Bay Area Makeathon for Assistive Technology Sep 11th – 13th 2015 #3DThursday #3DPrinting
Google.org is supporting the Bay Area Makeathon by TOM, a group specializing in running makeathons for assistive technology and UCP of the North Bay, a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities.
Part of the Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, the 3day makeathon will take place in TechShop San Francisco. Applications are open until August 10th, and makers, designers, engineers, hobbyists and professionals are invited to apply.
The Bay Area Makeathon is a meeting point of people who understand specific needs facing people with disabilities (‘needknowers’) and multidisciplinary makers. For 72 hours they will work in the TechShop, using modern fabrication tools to develop prototypes that could address the challenges presented.
Bay Area Makeathon is the fruit of labor of numerous collaborators, including the 3D printing giant Stratasys, bringing Makerbot to every TOM makeathon, as well as Flextronics, Particle (formerly Spark) and others.
Prototypes will be evaluated by a professional panel that includes veteran innovators and industry leaders such as former product experience lead at Google X, Tom Chi, as well as senior engineering leaders from Google.
Check out the video from the last TOM makeathon.
The Bay Area Makeathon: September 11th13th. Kick off August 14th in Google SanFrancisco.
Apply or submit a challenge hereby Aug 10, 2015.
Reach out to Arie Meir (email@example.com) with questions, concerns, or other ideas about how to impact lives through technology.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.