UMass students present projects they worked on during the fall semester, 2015, in an 'Open Source Science/Maker' course offered jointly between the UMass Department of Environmental Conservation and the Center for Public Policy and Administration. Projects include an application of an open source tethered submarine, the use of quadcopters for natural resource management, and arduino-based projects for blue light sensing and low-cost air quality measurements.
The Maker movement is a grassroots effort to democratize technology and innovation: to transform consumers into people who create, produce and, well, Make things. Makers at Amherst Media, a town-gown collaborative, is an effort to provide a physical space where a community of people with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) can meet up, work on projects, and learn through “Doing It Yourself” or “Doing It Together.” It is also a place where Makers of all ages can come together and help and learn from one another.
We are currently holding Open Drop-in hours on Wednesdays at 5pm at Amherst Media.