Meeting Minutes — 2016-11-09

Location: Copperas Cove Public Library (CCPL)

Number of attendees: 5

Awesome group of makers from  Educator, Programmer, 3D Modeler, Doctor, Musician

Topics of conversation:

  • 3D Printer:

Copperas Cove Public Library has available computers for designing 3D Models and a 3D printer for printing your design.
Tinercad.com has very good tutorials for learning to design 3D models and it’s an excellent site to explore existing 3D models which are available to download and 3D print.

  • QuadCopter Drones:

Hot items this year are drones.  Dan brought two types of drones:  1) Mini drone  and  2) Large drone

Drones FVRs

Daniel Kott demonstrates Drones FVRs and more

  1. Mini drone are the preferred entry level drones.  They are also more affordable.

  2. Large drone are for more experience operators.  These tend to be better designed.

  • Virtual Reality Headset:

Enter the world of virtual reality which is the rave these days.  Conversations about the uses and implementation of this technology crosses from gaming environment, physical therapy to entertainment.

virtual-reality-headset

Virtual Reality-Headset

Dan showed how a cell phone is used with FVR (first person virtual reality) Headset.

You can experiment with a low tech version of FVR by getting one of these cardboard by Google:

Or if you prefer a higher tech design such as this one from Samsung:

 IMPORTANT       Drone information        IMPORTANT

Know Before You Fly

Learn more here:   Know Before You Fly

 IMPORTANT       Drone information       IMPORTANT  

Saturday Seekers

This program has brought together a number of makers. We’ve worked on individual projects, brainstormed new ideas, and helped each other learn new skills.  

ANNOUNCEMENT — NO Saturday Seekers during the month of December.

Show & Tell

Thank you presenters.

MECATX members shows two types of drones and first person virtual reality headset.

ANNOUNCEMENT:

Next club meeting will be Wednesday, December 14th, 2016, at 6pm at the Copperas Cove Public Library. Bring your project for the Show & Tell segment.

Happy Making Fellow Makers.

 

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