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This Week @ 4-27-2015

Transitions are happening all around us! Our own Eric Parker turned forty recently, and in lieu of accepting the bounty of gifts that were surely headed his way, he organized a crowd-sourcing campaign to raise money for Specifically, he was raising money to help with renovations to the physical space of our Innovation Academy,… Read More


STEM Summer Camps in Augusta?

June is Make Month at! REGISTER TODAY for our summer camps on our Eventbrite page here:   Our Summer Camp Schedule: Manga,  Anime and Drawing.  Ages 10 – 18.  June 8 – 12,  9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. $100 members $120 non-members. Basic Manga and anime style art skills. No previous drawing experience is needed for… Read More

A few pictures of young makers from the past.

Thought I would share some cool young makers photos from the past! Most of these are from a Deconstruction Derby we had.. some are from an Arduino class..    

lab in progress

Crowdfunding to restore the Old ARC

We’re running a crowdfunding campaign this February to retrofit the Old Academy of Richmond County building with a state of the art computer and electronics lab. You can view the full campaign on IndieGoGo at Our building could use alot of TLC, but here’s a list of our primary projects we are looking to fund: We’re building a… Read More

Young Makers; Plantation Blood tech walk though.

Young Makers had a terrific tech walkthrough of the Plantation blood haunted house this weekend! They learned a few things about the electronics that control the animations, and also about how many of the animations are actually activated by pneumatics (air). This picture was taken near the end of the walkthrough, inside the haunt. (Click… Read More

Innovation Academy

Startup Haiku

Every Wednesday morning, Augusta’s Entrepreneurs gather for Founders Circle. Collectively we work to identify target markets, scaling strategies, resolve legal concerns, pricing models, and all manner of other things related to the life of an entrepreneur. This week we hosted our first session at the Innovation Academy at 540 Telfair Street by having each member… Read More

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Augusta Startups Making Presense Felt

Custom-built guitars. Text message-based photography. E-mail spam prevention. A personalized task scheduling app. All of these startup businesses originated locally, and all were pitched Wednesday during a “Demo Day” at downtown technology incubator, which held the event as a way to support and promote Augusta’s startup community as well as introduce entrepreneurs to potential… Read More

Founders Circle Pitch

Startup September Demo Day

This Wednesday at 2pm we will be hosting “Startup September Demo Day” at at 816 Broad St. The event is open to entrepreneurs, investors, and community stakeholders. Following Demo Day, will host its monthly networking happy hour “Beer & Bytes” at 5:30pm at Joe’s Underground. Check out the full Demo Day lineup below:

the DIY way to create a Makerspace in your city

Eric and Grace were invited to speak at World Maker Faire in New York about the experience of building and managing In the audience were operators of existing makerspaces and prospective new makerspaces from across the world including, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States (ranging from New York and New Jersey, to Delaware, North Carolina,… Read More

The Art of Making

At an age when most young kids are just dreaming about building robots, Adam Mansour actually built one. When he was just 9 years old, he put together his version of Honda’s ASIMO robot by Googling instructions and with a little help from his older brother, Khaled, and he hasn’t looked back. “Instead of just… Read More

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