I am so excited that this past Saturday the TI-University Program was able to participate in Lubbock Mini Maker's Faire!Myself, another TI'er and a carful of launchpad demos + give aways made our way to Lubbock this past weekend to participate.
Launchpad at Lubbock Mini Maker's FaireRight across from the Learn to Solder Booth!
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What's amazing about this movement is how inspirationally motivated everyone is. People who are part of the "Maker's Spirit" really enjoy -- making things... and it's infectious to be around!
There are two major Maker's Faire's in the USA. One in San Mateo, CA-- May 20th & 21st, where we will be attending with MSP430 and Beagleboard.org and another in New York, later in the fall. However, all across the country there are mini-Maker's Faires (1 day only) events where people locally can get together and share the tools of the trade, swap ideas and show off what they can make.
The first mini-Maker's Faire in Texas was hosted in Lubbock, TX by the IEEE at Texas Tech University.
I can't thank the people over there enough for not only inviting the TI-University Program, but really pulling out all of the stops to make sure we had a featured spot!Over 300 people stopped by the TI booth to learn, 1.) What does TI do? 2.) To see and learn about Launchpad, Evalbot and get to met the newest member of the beagleboard.org family-- BeagleBone + Capes (Thank you Circuitco).
Besides getting to learn about TI, people who attended could Learn to Solder, see the local Robotics Chapters show off their robots, learn how to make clocks and so much more.
Mini-Maker in the Making-- Following around the TI-Chronos Watch Controlled Eval-Bot.
TI'er and a Texas Tech Alumni- Anthony Meyer explains the Launchpad to a Maker.
It was all in all a successful event, A big THANK YOU to the Texas Tech IEEE for inviting us. We hope to see you next year!
For those of you interested, The next mini Maker's Faire will be held in Austin, TX May 12th. -- http://austinmakerfaire.com/
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