Recent Posts by Pat Starace
FamiLAB teaches Arduino and Animatronic Puppets at Orlando Science Center’s Maker Saturday.
Every month leading up to the 2013 Orlando Mini Maker Faire on October 5th, OSC hosts a Maker Saturday. This month the theme was ‘Robots’ and the FamiLAB crew taught Intro to Arduino ‘Blinky’, and was topped off with each student making and controlling their own animatronic puppet. It was huge fun. Dave and the smartest and cutest kid in the world. Mac, Thanks for the awesome pictures.
HAAS CNC Mill Restoration Update
Worked on the Haas this weekend with some goals in mind. 1) Fix the switch 2) Establish Serial communication 3) Receive serial data from mill 4) Send serial data to mill 5) Execute simple gcode 6) After all the above is completed – start cleaning more 1) First arriving at the lab, I couldn’t turn the switch on the back of the Haas off so I could not open the door. It took three of us (Thanks Ted and Scott) to finally get the door opened. Found the […]
Painted Tikis for 2012 Orlando Mini Maker Faire
I wanted to share a project I did for my booth at the Orlando Mini Maker Faire. I wanted a set of Tiki’s as a backdrop to my singing pineapple and singing toucan. I could have ordered something like this, but they would have never gotten here it in time, and the thought of making my own was exciting. Deciding what they could painted on was challenging as they had to be big enough to be seen at the faire and portable enough to fit in my small car. I’d […]
Fire Department Gets New Mascot
Many thanks to FamiLAB for providing the great space where I could create “Sparky” the dalmatian for The City Of Casselberry. Sparky joined the city’s holiday parade along with elves, floats, reindeer and Santa. Music was playing and all the lights were flashing in the evening sky as the parade was escorted by the police and fire department. For three exciting nights The City Of Casselberry along with their new mascot “Sparky” spread holiday cheer throughout the city. Sparky was a big hit as he gave out candy and dog treats. The gala concluded […]