Makers at Amherst Media held its second Makerspace weekend on July 19th and 20th, hosting twenty students, parents, and UMass Amherst faculty, guiding them in projects involving Arduinos, LilyPads, and Raspberry Pis. Projects included an email notifier, a cat bed that would tweet the cat's comings and goings, environmental monitoring, and cityscapes of felt with windows that light up based on stimulus.
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On July 2nd, Congressman Jim McGovern visited All Things Local, a cooperative food market in Amherst, MA. During his visit, he discussed the impact of buying and selling local with several local farmers and the store manager. Several of our summer interns from Amherst College were on hand to cover the Congressman's visit.
If you were tuning in to any of our channels over the weekend and unable to view the programming you were looking for, we appear to have had a major power outage due to the bad weather Friday evening. Our equipment was offline, but should now be up and running. We are still without internet access in the building, so if you need to contact us in a hurry, it would be best to call us instead of emailing.
Amherst Media debuted its new website on June 22. Built upon Drupal 7, the new site design and features are a result of Amherst Media's participation in the Community Media Drupal project, "a collaborative effort to provide a free, open source suite of tools built upon Drupal and CiviCRM" for public access television stations.