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Browsing around Kickstarter the other day, I noticed a project called the Pebble.  Basically, it’s a watch with an e-ink screen that communicates with your smartphone over bluetooth.   You can download apps for it such as a bicycle computer, golf rangefinder, and…oh yeah, you can use it to tell time.  The project has taken off, [...]

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I teach grades 1-4 at Poulsbo Adventist School. We try to come up with interesting things to create in Art. We recently did an art project using crayons…although not the way you would ordinarily use them. I got the idea from another teacher. We attached crayons atop a framed canvas using epoxy. We heated the [...]

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Everyone knows that to be truly inspired you’ve got to… “think outside the box”…right?. Well I’m here to urge you to “get inside the box”. Allow me to explain. I’m typing this on a “box”…a computer box, inside of which are all manner of amazing things (not because I have the latest “octo-core” helium-cooled computer [...]

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Time is very important to us as humans and as makers. We always want more of it when we’re working on a fun project before school or when we’re discussing our next great idea for Kitsap Mini Maker Faire in a meeting. Almost everything we do revolves around some sort time restraint, and to make [...]

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We are now in the big leagues!! Two from our KitsapMaker Team have put out a video, and project via Kickstarter, to fund the purchase and use of a flash curing unit for the event t-shirts. Check it out!! Fund it, back it, help Team Rexin succeed. Click the photo below to watch the video [...]

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Last year, one of our sponsors and allies, Sugru, shared samples with us that we were able to give out to attendees and makers. It was a huge hit. While we don’t have any for the 2012 event, we still love the product and enjoy seeing the amazing things that people make, hack, fix, and [...]

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“It was really fun.” Sometimes the Kitsap Mini Maker Faire defies explanation, but I think Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson described the Faire perfectly. Part of the KitsapMaker team recently met with Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson to discuss last year’s event and plan for this year’s Faire. Sure, the Faire builds community, supports local small businesses, [...]

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You can’t go far among makers if you don’t know something about a remote controlled something. That may not be entirely true, but it sure feels that way. The important something is that they are lots of fun and our Kitsap Mini Maker Faire team builds remote controlled cars, planes, tricopters, quadcopters, and probably an [...]

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I never had a hobby, not even as a kid. As an adult, hearing kids talk about their Lego creations is even foreign to me!  My husband always tells me “You need a hobby.” Hobbies are not really part of the culture I grew up in. People didn’t use their interests and skills just to [...]

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Free KitsapMaker Workshop for Teens at the Poulsbo Library Wednesday, May 9, 6:30-8pm Do you like to create, build, and invent things? Then come create a small project by designing it with computer software and watch it come to life with a laser cutter! Space is limited, do NOT be left out.  Advance registration begins [...]

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