Category Archives: Electronics

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Workshops at Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire 2016

For the first time at the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire, workshops will be available in 2016! 505access is involved in both: “Lighten Up!: Using Light in Designs” and “Affordable, Custom Do-It-Yourself Assistive Technologies (AT)“. “Lighten Up!: Using Light in Designs“: … Continue reading

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FREE AT workshop in Farmington, NM

Join us tomorrow, June 8th, at the San Juan Center for Independence in Farmington, NM. 505access and NMGCD/NMTAP will co-sponsor a FREE workshop to share ideas of how to make your own assistive technology (AT).  All participants will make an … Continue reading

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Thanks for Lighten-ing Up our day!

THANKS to the attendees, organizers of the Expanding Your Horizons conference [in Albuquerque, NM] and co-presenters of  “Lighten Up: Using Light in Designs!”  workshop for lightening up my day! — Alice

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MakeCation 2014 — hardware 2.0

With stable MPR121-PB and capacitive touch pads, I started work on the code for the Arduino Uno.  The Tutorial from the Adafruit website was easy to follow and the downloads  included example code for the Arduino IDE (Adafruit_MPR121_Library-master.zip).  Code below … Continue reading

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MakeCation 2014

A year ago (Halloween 2014), I attended my first MakeCation at Parachute Factory. I got into a conversation with several others about capacitive touch devices.  These devices are based on capacitive sensing. They are touch (input) devices – similar to … Continue reading

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En-Lighten-ed Girl Scouts!

Sorry, we were not able to help everyone who wanted to Lighten Up do so.  But here’s a few!   THANKS to Anthony and everyone at Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails for a fun day!

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Join us at the Girl Scouts Camporee on Saturday!

We will be joining the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Camporee on Saturday, September 12, 2015 to help more girls Lighten Up!  We will hold workshops* at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30.  At our Workshops, girls will use e-textile materials … Continue reading

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Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire

Join us August 29 and 30th at the Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire!  Like last year, we will be in a tent just outside the north entrance to the Albuquerque Balloon Museum — next to Quelab. We will be showing some … Continue reading

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Tech Trek @ NMHU

On Monday and Tuesday, July 13 and 14th, at Tech Trek @ NMHU in beautiful Las Vegas, NM, Alice, Jan and Patrick presented the Workshop, “Lighten Up: Using Light in Designs“. It was a brief introduction to electronics using e-textiles. … Continue reading

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Expanding Your Horizons!

On Saturday, February 7th, at the Expanding Your Horizons Conference in Albuquerque, NM, Alice, Jamii, Karen, Lana, Joyce, Elizabeth, Laurie and Aaron presented the Expanding Your Horizons Workshop, “Lighten Up: Using Light in Designs”. It was a brief introduction to … Continue reading

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