The electronics benches includes soldering stations, anti-static mat, crimpers, wires, magnifying scope, power supplies, and a generous stock of electrical components.
Our latest fun nerdy endeavor is afoot. A tweet printer! Tweet at #FabLabEP and follow us on Twitter @FabLabEP for a chance to
win a Raspberry Pi Zero.
“Raspberry Pi Zero, made in Wales and priced at just $5. Zero is a full-fledged member of the Raspberry Pi family, featuring:
- A Broadcom BCM2835 application processor
- 1GHz ARM11 core (40% faster than Raspberry Pi 1)
- 512MB of LPDDR2 SDRAM
- A micro-SD card slot
- A mini-HDMI socket for 1080p60 video output
- Micro-USB sockets for data and power
- An unpopulated 40-pin GPIO header
- Identical pinout to Model A+/B+/2B
- An unpopulated composite video header
- Our smallest ever form factor, at 65mm x 30mm x 5mm
Raspberry Pi Zero runs Raspbian and all your favourite applications, including Scratch, Minecraft and Sonic Pi. It is available today in the UK from our friends at The Pi Hut and Pimoroni, and in the US from Adafruit and in-store at your local branch of Micro Center. We’ve built several tens of thousands of units so far, and are building more, but we expect demand to outstrip supply for the next little while.” (from RaspberryPi.org)
This holiday season, give the gift of knowledge and the power of DIY with a beautiful, unique, and green design Fab Lab Gift Card. Comes in pre-charged values of $10, $20, $35, $75 or you can buy The Wild Card and charge it with a custom amount for a lucky person. These cards combine digital and traditional fabrication as they are lasercut and handmade. Each card features an unique image. Made from 100% recycled/upcycled materials. Buy them here: http://fablabelpaso.org/shop/
Thanks to Maker Media and Google+ for selecting Fab Lab El Paso as a local campsite for Maker Camp 2014. We are busy preparing for the start of Maker Camp on Monday after the July 4th weekend. We have lots of DIY electronics for kids to make some awesome project with as well as instructional books in addition to the wonderful Google+ Hangout instructional videos from professional Makers which we will be watching together. First week will be kicked off with Makers in Motion.
Be it by land, sea, or air, makers are always moving, using the things we build to propel ourselves forward with the power of our imaginations. Being a part of Maker Camp means you’re on the move as well, and it’s no coincidence we’ll be launching this awesome summer-long journey from the spaceport to the future, the New York Hall of Science.
Field Trip Friday to Google Treks at 11am Pacific time on July 11th. Please register for the camp here. $75 for a week, 5 days, 3 hours a day starting from noon. Full 6 weeks is $350. The fee is to cover cost of instruction, materials, and supervision.
Looking forward to meeting some young makers soon!