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Maker Highlight: nScope

Learn how to design, build, and test electronics with nScope!


nScope and Raspberry Pi

In 2010, the USB oscilloscope nScope was created by Nick Marchuk and David Meyer as a way to make learning electronic circuits more accessible. While teaching introductory electronics courses at Northwestern University, Nick noticed that one student would build while the others watched so he wanted to create a personal lab kit that would allow everyone to have hands-on experience. Now every Northwestern Mechanical and Biomedical engineering undergraduate uses nScope to learn electronics.

2016-04-05-223446_1920x1200_scrot-1024x748Nick’s goal is that nScope will make electronics accessible to everyone in the way that Arduino did for programming. He hopes to have nScope in schools, universities, makerspaces and homes all over. His advice for aspiring makers? Just start. There are plenty of free online resources to help.

When he’s not working on nScope, Nick is working on all sorts of fun side projects. Check them out here. Join the nScope mailing list and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

We are super excited to have Nick at the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire. Join us Saturday where you too can use the nScope to learn how to design, build and test circuits!





Our First Wave of Makers Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the first set of makers for the 2015 Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire! Check out our new and returning makers who were among the first to complete their applications by clicking the linked text below:

Our 2015 Makers, Presenters, and Attractions

Applications are still being reviewed and accepted. If you already applied and don’t see your name here, your application is still being reviewed and you should have received an email by now. Contact callformakers@ChicagoSouthsideMakerFaire.com if you have questions. Additional makers will be listed here as soon as their projects are confirmed!

Volunteer With Us!

The 3rd Annual Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire is headed back to the Ford City Mall on August 8, 2015 and we are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to assist us in making this day one to remember!

Would you like to experience a Maker Faire first hand? Do the terms innovation, technology, do-it-yourself (DIY), and art tickle your fancy? If you answered yes to both of these questions, we would love to have your help in bringing the fun, play, and magic of the Mini Maker Faire to the Southside of Chicago.

Volunteer With Us!

Whether you are a seasoned volunteer or new to volunteering with us, every hand can be put to use. To join our team of volunteers, signup here. Be prepared to meet local makers, experience fun activities, and make a difference by volunteering with us! If you should have any questions, comments, or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact our Volunteer Coordinator Shatoria Lunsford via email at volunteer@ChicagoSouthsideMakerFaire.com. We look forward to working with you!

2015 Call for Makers is OPEN!

The Call for Makers application for the 2015 Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire is now OPEN! If you are working on something awesome, share it with other Makers and Maker enthusiasts.

Maker deadline is June 15th.

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