Recent Posts by darkmoonsinger
Altamonte-Wekiva Springs Life Article
Chip Colandreo, the Associate Publisher of Altamonte-Wekiva Springs Life Magazine, came out to visit FamiLAB and learn about who we are and what we do. As a result of that visit and subsequent ones for pictures and interviews, a great article was written! Check out the story about the “Makers’ Mecca” on page 20.
Build-Out Update: Videos!
Hi, all! Things have certainly been busy here at FamiLAB as we continue to work extremely hard on our new space. We’ve got most of our drywall up and mudded, the electrical is coming along nicely, the networking is looking great, and so many things are coming together. Our landlord, Dave Woods, has continued taking and posting a lot of videos of our progress. We’ve been linking them in the members-only section of our forums, but we’ve had non-members come out to help, too (thanks, guys!), so we wanted to […]
FamiLAB Soldering… Now Brought to You by Sparkfun! And Gadgetcat!
FamiLAB’s soldering supplies have been quickly dwindling, its soldering irons being used so much that they’re falling apart. We made it through teaching soldering at Maker Faire Orlando due to the generosity of Melbourne Makerspace (thanks for the loaned irons, guys!), but we were in sore need of supplies. In came Gadgetcat! Gadgetcat was kind enough to donate 10 brand new Weller soldering irons, which will be used exclusively for classes. Then came Sparkfun! An email exchange with Sparkfun about sponsorship ensued before MFO, the lab following up later with Sparkfun by […]
FamiLAB Visits the Intertel Annual General Assembly
On Saturday, September 20th, FamiLAB members Jamie Szafran and David Sikes went to the Intertel Southeast Region’s Annual General Assembly (held this year in Orlando) to give a talk about hackerspaces. The talk covered hackerspaces in general (definitions, characteristics, examples, history, etc.), Maker culture/the Maker movement, FamiLAB history (“the genesis of a hackerspace”), and Maker education. The talk, planned for an hour, lasted an hour and a half and spawned continued conversation with Intertel members for a further hour and a half. FamiLAB member and Central Florida Raspberry Pi User […]
Sieve of Eratosthenes
Up until now I’ve done a lot of software-only projects on my own (clearly, given that I write software for a living) and electronics projects in groups, but I hadn’t yet done an entire arduino-based electronics project on my own from start to finish. My little sister is finishing up her graduate degree in mathematics education this year, aiming to teach high school maths, and I wanted to give her something besides just a grocery store gift card for her birthday. So I decided to make an arduino-based demonstration […]