Makerbus launches the season at the Ashaway RV Resort

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Had the pleasure of taking the Makerbus on its 2015 maiden voyage to the newest campground in Rhode Island. The Ashaway RV resort is a top notch family friendly campground located in the southern part of RI. When checking in, I inquired about the R/C airplane on the shelf behind the desk and was told the owner purchased it for his son 15 years ago and it had never been unboxed. SO… I inquired… was the owner R/C friendly and would he mind a drone fly around and capture some video of his facility in exchange for a copy of the video ? The friendly employee said he would be very interested. So I went about taking some footage. Later that day I met with the owner and gave him the overview of the Flamewheel 450 and shot some video for him. I then processed the video for him and gave it to him the next day. I will post some of the still from the video soon and publish the video on YouTube with a link soon. Thanks Ashaway RV Resort for a memorable weekend. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

-Art

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Makrbus site overview

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The Plan:

Create a mobile maker space for hire that can be used on site to demonstrate or provide a congregation point to perform making. Primarily focused on educating others to what making is and teaching the fundamentals of experimentation and self motivated learning in the STEM space ( Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics )

Status:

A significant amount of equipment has been collected which can be seen at Art’s Garage at www.artsycs.com. The mobile portion that has recently been acquired is the RV and Makerbot Replicator 2x which travel together to your location. Additional function equipment can be supplied ( tent, cooking and PA equipment )

Next Steps:

Free Demos:
Currently doing free printing demos to contacts for feedback on plan and hone demonstrations. If you are interested please contact me to setup a demo.

Document service offerings:
What you are reading now is some of the capturing and presentation of the marketing for the services. Would love feedback and assistance on this endeavor.

First program/project:
Currently this is going to be the building of a 3D printer since that seems to be where much of the interest is. Am currently deciding if I want to make this an assembly of an existing kit ( Mendel, Printerbot)  or design and build of a brand new model ( fa derivative of the Lutzbot )  If you are interested and committed ( $ ) to doing this…. please contact me and lets form the first class. I suspect the cost to be around $1000.

Questions, Comments and suggestions…

Art van Meeteren
artsycs@yahoo.com