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Palm Beach Maker Camp featured in Palm Beach Post!

Featured in the Palm Beach Post was the third week of Maker Camp at the South Florida Science Center, co-sponsored by the Science center and Palm Beach LED Makerspace. This […]

Featured in the Palm Beach Post was the third week of Maker Camp at the South Florida Science Center, co-sponsored by the Science center and Palm Beach LED Makerspace. This camp session featured Introduction to Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms where campers created robotic vehicle to simulate the Mars Rover and the self driving Google Car. The full writeup can be found on the Palm Beach Post’s website here (subscription required): http://www.palmbeachpost.com/videos/news/maker-camp-at-sf-science-center/vCjqrz/
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Introduction to 3D printing at the Jupiter library

Palm Beach LED gave an ‘Introduction to 3D printing’ presentation at the Jupiter library on June 25th. It was great to see so many community members interested in this technology […]

Palm Beach LED gave an ‘Introduction to 3D printing’ presentation at the Jupiter library on June 25th. It was great to see so many community members interested in this technology and asking lots of questions! Thank you to the Jupiter library for inviting us to speak and for hosting this event!
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Maker Camp is coming back to Palm Beach County!

Palm Beach LED is very excited to announce that we have partnered with the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium to bring Maker Camp to Palm Beach County again this summer! Maker Camp […]

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Palm Beach LED is very excited to announce that we have partnered with the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium to bring Maker Camp to Palm Beach County again this summer! Maker Camp will be held at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium every Saturday in July from 10am to 2pm, starting on July 5th. Maker Camp is intended for youth between the ages of 10-14 and will be free to attend.
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The Hacklab @ North Boynton featured on Andrew Zimmern’s Appetite for life!

Our friends at The Hacklab @ North Boynton were recently featured on Andrew Zimmern’s Appetite for life show! The full video is available here: http://www.appetiteforlife.msn.com/home/thefuturetastesbright/season5 Pictures from the show are available […]

Our friends at The Hacklab @ North Boynton were recently featured on Andrew Zimmern’s Appetite for life show!

The full video is available here: http://www.appetiteforlife.msn.com/home/thefuturetastesbright/season5

Pictures from the show are available here: http://www.appetiteforlife.msn.com/photos/262188372

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Maker movement in South Florida

This past Friday, the front page of the Miami Herald featured the growing maker movement in South Florida! The article featured growing makerspaces, the upcoming Miami Mini Maker Faire and […]

This past Friday, the front page of the Miami Herald featured the growing maker movement in South Florida! The article featured growing makerspaces, the upcoming Miami Mini Maker Faire and the Maker Camp that Palm Beach LED and Startup Delray hosted this past summer!

Those in the movement like to point out that that there is nothing new about makers. For centuries, people have been tinkering in their garages, the incubator of many of the world’s greatest inventions. But rather than being solitary, many of them like to create with other like-minded makers. Think your grandmother’s canning parties or that woodworking project that brought out the whole neighborhood of advisers and assistants.

But now, with the tools of tech becoming more accessible and affordable, particularly the 3D printer, the maker movement is moving to a whole new level. It’s now possible to design your project with software and to make a model of it or parts for it with a 3D printer, take the plans into the wood shop, metal shop or sewing shop and bring the idea to life with your own hands.

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/23/v-fullstory/3707942/maker-movement-grows-in-south.html