I caught wind of this delightfully geeky event at the Evanston Mini-Maker Faire. OSMOCES stands for (deep breath) Open Source Mechatronics Outreach & Creative Exchange Symposium. Kind of like a hackerspace meet up (I think). The event will take place in Wheaton at the IIT Rice Campus on October 13, 2012.
There will be workshops and demonstrations. You’ll see Arduino and 3D printer, try your hand at soldering, high school teams can receive mentoring on their robotics projects. All good stuff.
According to their site, which does not seem to have been updated to reflect many details about the upcoming event:
Organized by the Fox Valley ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) the target audience [consists of] High School Students/Instructors, Scientists/Engineers and the Open Source/Maker Community.
There will be an entrances fee for the event. Figure about $10(ish) per person with special deals for school groups.
If you’d like to display at OSMOCES, drop me a note and I’ll put you in touch with the right peeps.
Is your interest piqued? Mine is! I’ll share additional details as I learn them.
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