AFRL PiDay Maker Faire!

Posted by Greg on Mar 16, 2015

The first AFRL (Air Force Research Lab) PiDay Maker Faire started at exactly 3.14.15 @ 9:26:53 and MCM Electronics was on hand with plenty of Raspberry Pi boards, kits and demos. The show was a huge success with over 550 attendees who looked at dozens of maker projects and attended ten different panels and demos.

MCM Electronics Table: We had a selection of Raspberry Pi boards including the Pi 2 and starter kits which quickly sold out. In addition we had Fayarduino & BeagleBone Black boards as well as older model Raspberry Pi boards available at a discount. the rest of our space was spent showing off three Raspberry Pi's two with working game emulators and one with the standard Raspbian setup running a browser and collecting entries for our give away of an Android tablet. We also had a table showing off a Printr Bot Assembled Simple Metal 3D Printer and a set of Littlebits.

Projects & Panels Included: Raspberry Pi computing, Linux computing, 3D printing, custom UAV design, blacksmith manufacturing, custom soldering, custom kite fabrication, electronics, robotics, pneumatics, virtual world technology, HAM radios, music & more! (See below for links to more photos of projects)

Robot Attendee: One of the highlights of the Maker Faire was a mobile robot running on the mesh network and being controlled by an offsite operator. This two wheeled robot cruised all around the faire interacting with attendees and makers via a two way audio / video link.

The Event was Sponsored by: Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Brothers Institute, MCM Electronics, Adafruit,

Links to More Photos:


See More Photos from the event on the MCM Electronics Facebook Page

See more photos from the event on the Wright Brothers Institute Web Site





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