Lots of things going on at the Makerspace.
A member is making a beautiful laminated wood tabletop:
There is special ukulele construction class for the Wounded Warriors:
All the parts are in for the 3D laser scanner:
And we are going to attempt to build a custom lightsaber
We’ve been very busy at the Makerspace. New equipment, new classes, new members. We are going to try and keep this page better updated. Some of the things that have been going on: New laser tube to replace the old one, a vinyl printer to make color custom stickers, blacksmithing area set up, plasma cutter online.
On Sunday, March 15th, Oahu Makerspace will be hosting a kickoff party for the launch of the Pahulele, a unique collapsible ukukele. There will be a live band, food, and demonstrations of the Pahulele. The Makerspace will be closed for work on that day. Come on down and spend some time relaxing.
I backed a KickStarter for a 3D scanner that uses line lasers and a Raspberry Pi. I want to have it to show the kids at the Mililani Mauka Middle School STEM event this Friday so I have been building it using the files that the creator released. The fit of the parts are fantastic.
All the parts released to date. Missing two key parts.
Raspberry Pi camera module in the printed housing. Perfect fit.
Nice snug fit on for the laser module.
This Thursday’s planning meeting for the Honolulu Mini Makerfaire is postponed until NEXT Thursday, March 5th. Sorry.
We got a new industrial sewing machine in the shop. Actually, we have received a lot of new equipment since the webpage was last updated. So I took this opportunity to revise the equipment list.
We saw a video on how to make a small foundry to melt aluminum. It’s something we planned to do for a while now and that was our incentive to get on it. Build it a few days ago and we are planning on firing it up today!
Our founder, Ross, was interviewed for a segment on Hawaii Public Radio, HPR. It will be part of the news broadcast tomorrow, January 8th, at 7:40 am and 4:30pm on KHPR, and on KIPO at 12:30 or 1:30 pm. The exact timing within the show might change a bit.
Fine Arts & Classical Music
KHPR 88.1 Honolulu (Oahu and Kaua‘i)
KKUA 90.7 Wailuku (Maui) heard on Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i & West Hawai‘i
KANO 91.1 Hilo (Hawai‘i Island)
K234AN 94.7 Waimea (Hawai‘i Island)
News and Information, Jazz, Blues, & Hawaiian Music
KIPO 89.3 Honolulu (Oahu and Kaua‘i)
KIPM 89.7 Waikapu (Maui) heard on Maui, Moloka’i, Lana’i and West Hawai’i
KIPH 88.3 Hana
During the kickoff, some people asked where they could get supplies for their projects. Our location is fantastic in that we have so many companies near by that can meet your needs. Electronics parts, raw metal, lumber, tools, even self-storage places for your larger projects. I’ve created a custom map and put a link on the Location page under The Shop. Here is a direct link to that page.
The kickoff went really well this past weekend. We opened our doors for members on Monday. It is gratifying to have people in the shop using the equipment at long last.