Memorial Day Updates!

Hey Makers! It's Memorial Day weekend and I have some updates for you guys.

First things first, school's out for summer. This means that I have a lot more time to work on my own projects like my business Sparks to Sparkles, and some electronics projects. For starters, I am working on sewing my own skirt right now that will light up with wearable electronics. More on this project soon.

The Healthy Planter project that I was working on was finished. It didn't work great, but it did work well enough for proof of concept. I will be posting a full guide with details on how I made the planter and the results of using it in the coming days.

All of the project that I work on this summer will have full guides made for them as well. Stay tuned. This is shaping up to be an awesome summer for making.
Never stop making! Rebecca the Maker

Gaming: Pokemon TCG

Last weekend I attend a Pre-Release for the new card game set of Pokemon, Sun and Moon: Guardians Rising. A Pokemon Pre-Release gets you a bunch of cards, and the opportunity to participate in a small draft with the new cards you just got. With the cards I got, I found a basis to build a new deck. My Pre-Release competition deck (only 40 cards) was based on Vanillite, an adorable ice cream cone. It worked really well and I won all 3 matches I was in. It got me thinking, I could make an entire 60 card deck based on Vanillite. So far, I have built the deck with almost all Guardians Rising cards and I have been testing it out some this week. So far it is doing pretty well, besides some bad starting hands that left me with no energy cards. Hopefully I will be able to tweak it some to make a fun and usable deck. In case you were wondering what all is in my deck, I have included my deck list below. If you like it, let me know!
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Learning this week: Infopreneurship

This week is an online Infopreneurship conference. I am "attending" and listening and learning about it. So, what is infopreneurship? Infopreneurship is the idea of creating a business based on your knowledge and passion and sharing it with others. Now, this sort of lifestyle choice isn't for everyone but I thought I would at least learn about it because the knowledge is free.

Infopreneurship Summit

This online learning platform is available through May 4, 2017. If you are interested in learning more about Infopreneurship, as I am, check it out!
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Thank you!

I want to thank everyone right now who supports me and follows what I do. Last night I won an entrepreneurial award for my business Sparks to Sparkles. I also won an additional award for having a good display at the banquet last night. I couldn't have done it without all of you. Thank you.
Never Stop Making! Rebecca the Maker

A look back: Voicemail!

A few weeks ago I had a voicemail that was played on Adafruit's Ask and Engineer Live. Thought I would share that with you guys! Adafruit is not a sponsor, I just really like them.
Never stop making! Rebecca the Maker

It's Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday everybody! Wednesday means that it is time for Show and Tell and Ask an Engineer on Adafruit's YouTube channel! Adafruit is not a sponsor. Sadly, I won't be able to watch live tonight or join in. I will be at an awards banquet. About a month ago I was told that I won an Entrepreneurial Concept Award for my new business Sparks to Sparkles that I started in December of 2016.

For now, I am going to share what I have been working on in the last week (besides all the homework in the world gearing up for finals). First, I've been working on some community outreach programs with the Society of Women Engineers. We've been going out to schools and Girl Scout troops in the community to share engineering with the world. I've been making 3D printed parts and models for the girls to help them learn about additive manufacturing. My 3D printer is very small and portable, making it ideal for outreach events. I've made some keychains for the girls and some robot…


Welcome to my personal blog, Rebecca the Maker! I do a lot with open source projects. This includes open source electronics and 3D printing. If you have ideas for what you would like to see me make, let me know! I would be happy to pursue different avenues of projects. Positive and constructive feedback is always, and I mean ALWAYS, welcomed and encouraged! I will try to post things every week if not more often. Please check back often!
Never stop making! Rebecca the Maker