Want to configure your own Raspberry Pi? Want to make your own electronic dice kit?
Check out Chicago Electronic Distributors, a proud sponsor of Mini Maker Faire Chicago. We so pleased to have them back to the Faire. Chicago Electronics Distributors offers a variety of electronics for purchase from Arduino kits to Useless Machines and all sorts of amazing projects. Started in 2013 by Craig LeMoyne, the company has grown in its three years and has had over 15,000 orders from 40 countries. He explains that the mission of Chicago Electronics Distributors is “to provide consumers with the best in maker electronics.” He wants people to know that electronics are easy to make. He explains: “Don’t be scared to play with electronics. There is lots of help online, great tutorials, just dive right in!” One suggestion for beginners is to start with an Arduino and make a light blink.
In addition to new Raspberry Pi units, they have exciting new products from SeeedStudio and the “Useless Machine” from SpikenzieLabs. They also are the exclusive North American distributor of Cyntech Products. That’s really exciting!
For the Faire, Chicago Electronics Distributors is super excited to meet new and pre-existing customers such as Transfer Electric. They love showing off their products. The Maker Movement is exciting and they are pleased to get people excited about engineering. CED is planning on bringing a variety of kits to showcase some products including the Useless Machine, Grove Indoor Environmental Kit for Intel ® Edison from Seeed Studio, and much more. They also plan to have a Raspberry Pi demonstration so watch out for that. And they’ll definitely have various kits for purchase.
We look forward to seeing The Chicago Electronic Distributors there!
Calling all Chicagoland lovers of making, hacking, and tinkering!
Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire comes around but once a year, but making isn’t just a one-day thing. Here are some activities for makers of all ages going on in Chicago RIGHT NOW:
- Did you know The 3D Printer Experience downtown at 316 North Clark Street is Chicago’s first physical store dedicated to all things 3D printed? If you’d like to learn more, take one of their many workshops and classes!
- GE Garages is in Chicago for one month only! Take advantage of walk-in sessions with experts in their fully equipped fab lab, including Arduino kits, CNC mills, laser cutters, and more!
- Planning a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry? Check out the Wanger Family Fab Lab, where you can take introductory courses in laser cutting and 3D printing, included in the price of admission!
- TOMORROW, 9/28, visit The Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier for one day of Wonder Kids. If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out their Tinkering Lab, this is a great chance to get in a FREE day of tinkering!
- Save the Date for the 2nd annual Tinkering Summit at The Chicago Children’s Museum on Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
- Ladies, get ready for Girls Do Hack at the Adler Planetarium. Sign up to participate in a day celebrating women in STEM fields on Saturday, November 9. And come learn to lockpick from the founder of Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside , Christina Pei!
Keep up with cool happenings in your city, and keep your imaginations active for Mini Maker Faire Chicago Northside 2014!
Posted in 2013, Archive, Uncategorized
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