Community Donation Tables continues with strong Start!

Community Donation Table:

Give. Take. Swap.  …Open to anyone!

This Week Items Include:

Laptops (Need work) , Bluetooth items, Apple Software (OS X), Parts Boxes, toggle switches, Soldering irons, Misc Wires, float switches, electrical junction boxes.

  • Have Something that could use a new home?  Drop it Off.
  • See Something you like? Take It and Enjoy.
  • Do you really like it?  Leave a Donation and Help Support CT Hackerspace.

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Learn to Weld things that don’t fall apart.

Many DIY projects require welding.  This can be a show stopper for many hobbyists.  Do you dream of building a roll cage, bicycle, tools or furniture?

In this two day introductory workshop, you will learn the fundamentals of welding.

Taught by Wade Barocsi an automotive welding and metallurgy instructor at NVCC.welding-clipart-industry_clipart

Tuesday June 21st at 6-8:30pm and Saturday June 25th 1-3:30pm.

You must RSVP on our Meetup Page to assure a spot in class! 

(LINK : http://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/231757791/?rv=ea1)

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NEW at CT Hackerspace: Community Donation Table – Give. Take. Swap.

Community Donation Table:

Give. Take. Swap.  …Open to anyone!

This Week Items Include:

HDTV Antennas, 18″ Satellite Dish, 220v Soldering irons, Misc Wires, float switches, electrical junction boxes.

  • Have Something that could use a new home?  Drop it Off.
  • See Something you like? Take It and Enjoy.
  • Do you really like it?  Leave a Donation and Help Support CT Hackerspace.

 

CT Hackerspace to Bring back Saturday Open Space

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We are going again to start offering Open Space Saturdays! Member and Non-Members are free to attend our always informal Open Space Time. It’s time to work on your project, hang out with the group or just check out the space. We have a plethora of tools and knowledgeable people at your disposal. Come visit and join in the fun, We look forward to meeting you and having you part of our community.

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Stealth Motorcycle Garage Door Opener

motorcycle garage door opener

When starting or ending a motorcycle ride, you’re most likely putting the bike away in a garage. Like paying tolls on a bike, a simple task of opening a garage door becomes just plain inconvenient. You either have to get off the bike to manually open the door or dig around in your pocket for the garage door opener that you might have forgotten. I’ve seen some people velcro the garage door opener to the bike but that looks kinda hokey. This slick hack solves that garage door problem is definitely a DIY-friendly project. Continue reading

3D Printing: Not Just For Do-Dads Anymore PART 3 – WDTV

wdtv 3d printed bracketThere’s a new TV setup at the Bremster household. Flat screen on the wall with no visible wires. There’s one problem though, my WDTV media player. It’s small but still a tad too awkward to be precariously balanced on the top of the TV. Plus, the power, ethernet and HDMI cords sticking out the back don’t let the media player stay aligned with the TV. So what’s a dude to do? Design and 3D print a sweet bracket of course. Continue reading

How to Hob a Bolt (with a Tap & Milling Machine)

wade extruder diagramWith the Wade-style RepRap 3D Printer extruders, the part that actually drives the filament is a ‘hobbed bolt’. A hobbed bolt has a little toothed-groove around its circumference that grips the filament and drives it into the hot-end as the bolt is turned. There’s a few ways to make a hobbed bolt. We’ll show you one way here that utilizes a Tap and Milling Machine.

For a typical Wade-style extruder, an 8mm bolt is used. Since we want to cut the toothed groove completely around the bolt we need that bolt to rotate. What better way to do that than to mount it in a pair of bearings. Regular skate bearings (608zz) have 8mm inner diameters and are actually what are used to support the bolt in the Wade extruder. I designed up a quick 3D-printed bracket to hold a pair of bearings and provide some features for easy clamping in the Milling Machine’s vise.  Continue reading