PitchNOLA 2015: Living Well
- Propeller Incubator, New Orleans LA
Intro to the tools and tech of the Maker Movement
The Maker Movement, labeled the "Third Industrial Revolution" by news outlets like Forbes and Wired, represents a new era where easy to learn tools- tools like 3D printers and programmable electronics- open the door to creativity and innovation.
While we drink and socialize, “Become a Maker 101” will introduce artists and hobbyists to the tech and tools of the Maker Movement, from electronics- LEDs, soldering, breadboards, accelerometers- to 3D printing. Once we’re familiar with what it means to be a “maker,” we’ll explore one of the cornerstone tools of the movement: the Arduino. Using this programmable circuit board, we’ll make LEDs blink and fade, and in the process, we’ll acquire the skills necessary to hack electronic Mardi Gras costumes.
This class is intended for artists, hobbyists, or DIY enthusiasts who are interested in learning about electronics, adding electronic bling to a bike or costume, or figuring out what the Maker Movement is all about. Although programming and electronics experience is helpful.
This class serves as a required prerequisite to "Hack-a-Costume: Mardi Gras Prep" on February 2, where you'll put your skills to use to light up your Mardi Gras costume and impress your friends.
Limited to 20 attendees
$25.00 for "Become a Maker 101"
Use your skills at "Hack-a-Costume: Mardi Gras Prep" on Feb. 2 - limited to 10 attendees, $50
Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation is a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to supporting social innovation in New Orleans. We drive social, environmental, and economic impact in New Orleans by incubating early-stage ventures that have the potential to solve our city's most pressing issues. Visit us at www.GoPropeller.org.
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