Maker Fellowship: First Quarter

Jun 30, 2015 by The . Topics include , , , , ,

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Just doing their thing.

Participants in the Maker Fellowship, made possible with a grant from the Georgia Technology Authority, spent the first quarter of their annual membership with focusing on individual projects of their choosing. Partnered with a mentor or members of, most of our Fellows took an idea and ventured into uncharted territory.

* Aeden Worku and Aliyah Ryan have both created blogs to document what they are learning about website design and animation.

* Alex Bustos planned to print parts for and build his own 3D printer, though decided assembling a kit would be a good chance to see how all the parts fit together. So he took a month and assembled a kit we had laying around and has successfully printed a 3D design.

* Michael Townsend completed development on an alarm clock app for iOS.

* Jeremiah Lampkey and Kaleb Worku have been working on video game design with procedural generation and character/scene development, respectively.

* Bryson Gladney assembled a solar-powered robotics kit as a first foray into the workings of a robot to inform his interest in designing a robot.

* Ethan Kohlbacher has been researching and designing a quadcopter.

* William Parker has learned CAD to design and 3D print an R2D2 compost bin.

* Rita Waller and Jim Scogin have both been working on incorporating animation into tutorials for their classes.

* Brysen Dain has tinkered with an Arduino kit and begun basic wiring and coding.

*Daniel Bustos established a snack shop within on Co-Work Wednesdays, offering local baked goods and produce, as well as standard snack fare.

As participants move into the 2nd quarter of the program, they’ll either continue along the trajectory they have set or establish a new project. Any members of with knowledge or expertise in the above areas are encouraged to participate as a mentor with these fellow members. A stipend is available for those mentoring the Fellows. Please contact if you are interested.


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Located in a historic 1802 Schoolhouse, our space is divided into two wings. One for learning and prototyping, and one for coworking and business incubation. Our membership comes from a wide variety of backgrounds that all consider themselves some measure of hacker, maker, and doer. I am an architect. We have entrepreneurs, business people, teachers, engineers, designers, artists, and Jacks and Jill’s of all trades, and of course many software and hardware developers.

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