New! We now Have our Facebook “Group” Page
Besides the Facebook Page, Members have also requested a CT Hackerspace Group Page for more information, discussion, and communication. Sign up today and feel free to contribute.
(Don’t forget free member accounts for CTHackerspace.com are also available on request.
We are proud to announce CT Hackerspace has reached their goal of $500 to purchase a newer Bridgeport head to replace our existing one. This new head would help our machine to be fully operational with more turning speeds, and run on better bearings. Helped by “Team Wade and Matt”, who sponsored the 1 to 1 matching program to make donation dollars work twice as hard.
Recent changes have put the future of our 4′ x 8′ CNC Machine on notice! The CNC, which was on long term loan from one of our older members, has been slated for removal. Your immediate action can change this outcome.
An agreement has been made that the hackerspace can buy the machine permanently for a very reasonable price of $1500. If our users and supporters feel strong enough to make this permanent purchase for the space, now is the time. Replacement machinery would go for at least twice as much as well as coordinating efforts to build a new one from scratch. Keeping it is a far more attractive option if the community acts now!
Donate now or see a board member for details.
CT Hackerspace has an opportunity to purchase a newer Bridgeport head to replace our existing one. This new head would help our machine to be fully operational with more turning speeds, and run on better bearings. We also have the opportunity to $$ DOUBLE YOUR DONATION $$ right now with a private 1 to 1 matching program to make your donation dollars work twice as hard. Help us hit this $500 Goal before we loose out on this opportunity!
General Member Meeting and Elections Synopsis
Saturday, May 12, 2018 ; 1pm
Meet and Greet / Food & Drink : Pizza, Soda & Water
Voting. Results:: President : Bill Saturno, Vice President: Matt Hubbard, Treasurer: Jason Wells
Further Details Below:
There was so much information in the first session that we had to split into two! In the first session, we learned about shields for the Arduino, using a temperature sensor with the Arduino, and using libraries for both. We also had an overview of the Internet of Things, the Cloud, and dashboards on IoT services such as Adafruit IO.
On May 10th, we are going to bring it all together where we will set up a dashboard on Adafruit IO, read the temperature sensor, and push the data to the dashboard for our viewing pleasure! We will need the Ethernet shield, temperature sensor breakout board, and our Arduino.
If you don’t already have an account on adafruit.com, create one before the class. If you have already bought something on adafruit.com or created and an account, it should transfer over to Adafruit IO. Test it out at io.adafruit.com.
Bring your Arduino, Laptop with Arduino IDE working, USB cable.
Meetup Link [ https://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/249832730/ ]
The CT Hackerspace Tool Upgrades Continues!
Thanks to Jason Wells and Matthew Hubbard for volunteering their time and skills to spruce up our 4′ x 8′ CNC Machine. We now have a new tabletop installed and the Linux CNC Boxes will be upgraded soon.
After recently adding another 3D Printer to the CT Hackerspace’s 3D Printer Station, we decided that a further upgrade of the Printer Area could be a nice complement. Our new, cleaner, less cluttered area is ready for use by members and public alike. Equipment is available free of charge; Just cover materials cost. Join in to help us continue the planned refurbishment of the entire area. This includes a rebuild of our 360 Scanner, finishing upgrades to our hand built Deltabot, along with some new TLC for our original printer built in 2010.
Save the date to attend CT Hackerspace’s General Member Meeting on Saturday May 12th at 1pm.
At the General Meeting we will include some food and beverages for a meet and greet.Following the get together, we will have we will have member voting for Hackerspace positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Afterwards we will have the “State of the Space” Address, ending with General Member Feedback.
The “State of the Spate” Address is an occasional message presented by the President CT Hackerspace at a general annual meeting to the members of the space. The event includes a budget message, and an economic report of the space, and also allows the President to outline the hackerspace board agenda moving forward. It is an opportunity to get more involved in the space and meet members you may not normally have an opportunity to collaborate with others involved.
Meet and Greet
State of the Space
Q & A with Direct Member Input from and to entire group.
Meetup Link [ https://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/249099471/ ]
Thursday, April 12, 2018 7pm-
Let’s do something interesting with our Arduinos! We have learned about inputs and outputs for the Arduino and also how to use sensors. So now let’s put all of these together and make a project that will collect and save this data. In this session, we will use a shield and a library to get our Arduinos to connect to the Internet, attach and program sensors to collect data, then send this data to the cloud! We will use a data collection service to help build a dashboard to display our findings.
An Arduino shield will be provided.
• What to bring
Arduino, Laptop with Arduino IDE working, USB cable
Meetup Link : https://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/248262327/