Attention Electronic Hobbyists, Makers, and Hackers of Electronics
Photo & Rover by Bob
Microportal the electronics club is proud to announce that we will be attending this year’s Salem Maker Faire, taking place on Saturday, August 8th, 2015.
Microportal is a nonprofit community organization for electronic enthusiasts consisting of engineers, hobbyists, artists, and technically minded DIYers. Microportal was founded in March of 2012 by four friends, whom share a creative passion for building electronic gadgetry, and a willingness to inspire
that same creative passion in others.
At Microportal we have a passion for sharing our knowledge and learning about all things electronic, through a professional cooperative. This club is for anyone who is enthusiastic about making or hacking electronic things. We have a variety of skills and interests from hobbyists to electronic engineers. If you are an electronics professional, electronic hobbyist, engineer, programmer, student, educator or manufacturer/distributor of electronics, then Microportal was created specifically with you in mind.
Our goals are to foster more education in electronics, in addition to expanding our electronics community. Thereby creating a passion for mathematics and electronics, which continues to define our technological world. We meet these goals by holding club meetings, distribution of a monthly newsletter, and participating at community events.
Meetings provide a place where members can demonstrate their electronic gadgetry, exchange ideas, learn more about electronic wizardry through collaborative learning, and have lots of great fun. Meeting topics have been on; basic electronics (Ohms law), working with Microcontrollers (Arduino, Atmel, PIC), various programming Integrated Development Environments (IDEs), and the Raspberry Pi single board computer. We have demonstrated how to use Ethernet, Xbee, and Bluetooth connectivity solutions. Meetings take place in Salem, the fourth Tuesday of each month at Broadway Coffeehouse, 1300 Broadway Street Northeast #100, from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. For more information email us at ORMicroportal.Club@gmail.com.
Newsletter topics have been on; Input/Output pin expansion techniques, building an inexpensive breadboard Arduino, and information on local electronics deals. During the Salem Maker Faire we’ll be demonstrating how to make your own autonomous mini robot rover. Showing how to make cool electronic gadgets using the Arduino Microcontroller. How to get started with Raspberry Pi, and presenting helpful projects (courtesy of Norvac Electronic Parts®) for the beginner just getting started with electronics.
Expand your horizon, by joining Microportal at Salem Maker Faire Saturday, August 8th, 2015.
Microportal – Working together toward lighting the fires of excitement towards greater education in mathematics and electronics.