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More Video from LVMMF 2016

Here’s a quick walkthrough video from our friend Bob Henze who showed his Art Car, Sebastian, at the Faire.

LVMMF 2016 Video from VegasSeven.com

Mini Maker Faire Feeds Creativity to the Masses

LVMMF 2016 Video Walk Through

Here’s a walk through video of our event from Sunday (28th). Thank you to Kee Choi for letting us use it! If you didn’t make it there, here’s some of what you missed.

LVMMF Program Book

Cover art for the Program Book

Cover art for the Program Book

Get a sneak peek on the Makers showing at our event this Sunday: download our program book in PDF format!

Space to create: SYN Shop relocates to Henderson | Las Vegas Review-Journal

People in the Las Vegas Valley maker community are often too busy working on their projects to notice that there are others in the area who are engaged in similar efforts and can lend a hand, according to members of a local hackerspace called the SYN Shop.

Source: Space to create: SYN Shop relocates to Henderson | Las Vegas Review-Journal

Behind a Photo Project: Maker Tech helps create an exhibit

I’m looking forward to the upcoming Las Vegas Maker Faire in February. It’s a great opportunity to talk with other Makers about their projects. And to share mine: Over the past several years I’ve experimented with capturing low light landscapes. (My latest exhibit, Aesthetic Evidence, runs Dec 3 to Jan 28 at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery in Las Vegas.)

Jkcar

Photographers have long created and modified their equipment, from chemical developing, to triggering and flash systems, to balloons, kites, and quadcopters for carrying their cameras aloft. My own work uses technology I’ve created and systems developed by Makers across the US.

For example, one of my recent photos on exhibit show 1953 atomic test data that I light painted in remote Nevada, near the location of the original test. I wanted to add audio to the exhibit—ambient sounds from the location, original test blast recordings, and an explanation of the techniques and topic. To do this, I built a listening station out of recycled materials including a broken tripod, discarded office phones, and an ammunition case. Inside the case, a model railroad audio system plays ambient sound and four audio tracks in response to buttons pressed by exhibit viewers.

JKExhibit

You can explore my entire exhibit, including the audio listening station, at the Nevada Humanities Program Gallery from Dec. 3 to Jan. 28. I’m giving a presentation on December 3 at 7 pm about the techniques and ideas behind this project. More info is at kilker.com. I hope to meet other Makers there.

By Julian Kilker

Photographs by Julian Kilker, kilker.com

Maker season has started!

As a run-up to the February 28 Mini-Maker Faire, the Synshop organized several events: Showcases of electronics and crafts projects at Barnes and Noble Henderson and Summerlin for their November 6-8 Maker Faire, and a youth workshop at the Synshop on November 14.

At the STEAM Explorers November 14 workshop,  a group of 8 to 14-year-olds had a fantastic afternoon creating a Caesar Cipher encrypter/decrypter with woodblocks, and looking at a Caesar Cipher encryption computer program. Some girls decided to stay longer and learn more about programming by creating some programs in JavaScript.

BNSynshop

In Barnes and Noble Henderson about 140 people looked at various technology and crafting projects showcased by Synshop members over a 3 hour period learning about robotics and electronics. Microcontrollers were the topic in the Summerlin Barnes and Noble. Picture by Sonia Petkus.

 

 

Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire 2016

February 28, 2016
Henderson Convention Center
200 S Water St, Henderson, NV 89015

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire brought to you by SYN Shop, The Las Vegas Valley Hackerspace. We’re looking forward to our 3rd event in February and we are looking for Makers! If you have a project you would like to show, click on the “Makers Apply Here” link in the sidebar.