Plant Swap / Seed Trade at the Appleton Makerspace – Sunday June 9th 3:00pm-5:00pm

Sunday June 9th 3:00pm-5:00pm
120 N. Morrison St

*** Plant Swap / Seed Trade at the Appleton Makerspace ***

What’s a plant swap? People bring any extra bulbs, root bunches, sprouts, seed packets, pots they may have and trade them with others.


  • It’s gardening season right now.
  • Free parking downtown on Sundays!
  • Since this will be indoors, please bring your plants already separated or potted so we don’t have a big dirt mess by trying to pull apart root bundles.
  • If you’ve not dabbled in plants/planting but want to try, this is your chance to talk to others.

Feel free to spread the word!


Paul’s Pi Powered Portable Package Project

From Paul:

Box Outside


Rasberry Pi processor

Self Contained
Rechargeable Battery UPS

Broadcasts an open WIFI hotspot

Connects to internet over any open WIFI or Android internet tether

Raspberry PI intercepts all commuincations
over the open wifi network

Bluetooth enabled, reads Android phone GPS location

Accepts SSH,VNC from any computer

Wireless Keyboard and Mouse


Inside Box

The Wireless Remote is a modified Zipit Messenger, running it’s own very slow Linux.

Useful for SSH’ing and VNC’ing into the Pi.

3D Printed Pi Case

A member of the local chapter of the Distributed Hacker Maker Network(DHMN) made the case for me.

Thanks, it’s awesome!

The power inverter gives me a USB 5VDC power supply, and two 110VAC outlets.


VNC of the Rasbberry Pi’s desktop on the Zipit Messenger


Raspberry PI is on TV!


Here the raspberry Pi is broadcasting it’s location onto two Android devices.

The Wimm watch is wearable, and it always shows a map of where the Raspberry PI box is at.

The Raspberry Pi reads the GPS from the Android phone over bluetooth.

Then another Android shows a Google map of the GPS location of the travel box.

A Google Docs page is
updated every few seconds with the box’s location.

Maker Camp 2012 – A virtual summer camp for teens!

MAKE, a division of O’Reilly Media, just launched Maker Camp on Google+! Maker Camp is a free, virtual summer camp encouraging a summer of making.

Maker Camp is free and open to all, and runs from July 16th through August 24th.

Each weekday morning, a new project will be posted on Google+ by an expert camp counselor who will walk campers through the steps to build the project. And each afternoon, campers can join the camp counselor in a Google+ Hangout to talk about the project and look at photos and videos campers have submitted. Then, tune in every Friday, when we’ll be taking campers on epic “field trips” via a G+ Hangout.

Know some teens who want to participate?

Let us know and we’ll get you some shirts and stickers and stuff!

DHMN Summer Party ~ sponsored by Art Ed Creative Works

When: Sun Jul 15 11am – 6pm Central Time
Where: Small Shelter, Plamann Park, East Broadway Drive, Appleton, WI (map)

Come one, come all, to the 2nd Annual Distributed Hacker/Maker Network Summer Party!

Bring yourself, your friends, your children, your friends children – with permission of course   :)

Bring an appetite and come hang out in the Big Blue Room ( !

……. Like last year, we’ll create this fiesta together(Potluck) – and it really only takes a little bit from everyone. These few items will create a cornucopia:

  • Food to Grill + Buns (Burger? Cheeseburger? Brat? Chicken? Mushroom Cap? Veggie * Burger? Corn on Cob?)
  • A Dish to pass (and a serving spoon if needed)
  • Your favorite drinks (alcohol allowed)
  • Cooler
  • Ice

***** That’s it! *****

~-= Art Ed Creative Works =-~ has graciously covered the cost of the Small Shelter – thanks Ed!

The Daemon will provide the rest:….

  • Condiments (Ketchup, Mustard, Pickles, Onions, Lettuce, Tomato, Relish, Kraut)
  • Grills
  • Charcoal & Fluid
  • Garbage bags
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Plates, napkins, KFS kits
  • BBQ Equipment
  • Paper Table Cloths

Entertainment fer sure:
Ladder Ball, Volleyball

Entertainment we’re still lacking (can you bring?)

  • Frisbees
  • Bocce ball
  • Card Games
  • Heavy duty rope for tug-o-war?
  • Sound system – who can bring a good one?
  • Internet

For more information, please reply to the dhmn-discussion list
And if you want to add to the plan, include a “request for an invite to the Trello board”.