Mini MakerFaire 2019, Deer Park School: Apollo 11, 50 Years Outreach

50 years ago Astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on Moon on 20 July 1969. It was the first time in human history that people left planet Earth to walk on another world. To commemorate this event, and more importantly to inspire the next generation to think big and further deep space exploration, we organized a couple of events in and around Toronto where we displayed our space projects…

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Rovers, Parachutes, and Life on Mars: Reflections from the Ontario Rover Rally

On July 28, 2019 (Sunday) the first Ontario Rover Rally was held at the McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The event was organized by a committee of undergraduate and graduate students of McMaster University with mentorship from the McMaster Engineering Society and Faculty of Engineering, the Canadian Mars Society, and the ​Canadian Space Technology Advancement Group. Group picture of all the Rover Team Members The Ontario Rover Rally was a very unique and…

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Apollo 11 Outreach

Artash and Arushi conducted a parachute building workshop on 24 July 2019. Incidentally 50 years ago on this day, Neil Armstrong… 30 kids participated in the activity. The challenge was to land the parachute with a model astronaut in it with the slowest descent rate possible. Artash and Arushi gave an overview about rockets and how they function. They briefed the kids of the size of parachutes used by Apollo 11 module, the weight it…

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Making Music using Machine Learning: Music Making Machine (M3)

Artash Nath, 13 years. Robots are usually associated with automation, science, and engineering. But can robots have other talents? If you play a melody to a robot, would it be able to comprehend it and come up with a musical response?  Can it learn music, compose its own musical, compete with humans, and even surpass them? Could robots be the next Jonas Brothers, Imagine Dragons, or Mozart? Kids lining up to play with the Music Making…

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