Packing Dual Computer Monitors For An International Flight

Traveling with dual external monitors in a suitcaseI recently had the opportunity to visit another country for a month. It wasn’t all vacation, I did have to do 4 hours of work-work via telecommuting each day. From experience, I know staring at a small laptop screen for 4 hours x 20 days was going to drive me crazy, let alone reduce my productivity as I’m used to a dual monitor setup at the office. What’s the solution to this dilemma? Honestly, I don’t know yet but I can tell you what I did and what I learned.

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CTH 3DPW – AirWolf 3D Heated Bed Replacement

AW3D XLThe 27-May 3D Printer Workshop at CTH went well. Our new pal Josh brought in his older AirWolf 3D AW3D XL printer. This thing has a huge 200×300 mm heated build plate. However, the build plate was a PCB-style which flexed and warped when heating up. This gave an inconsistent print surface height.  If you’ve printed before, you know the height of the print surfaces has to be pretty darn consistent to get first-layer adhesion. Josh bought a replacement aluminum build plate, but unfortunately, the mounting holes were not the same! We can fix that… Continue reading

CT Hackerspace hosts Waterbury Area Gaming Society

Sunday, June 11, 2017 1:00 PM

The Waterbury Area Gaming Society is dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of gaming in all its forms. We look to provide a place for people to meet and have fun, and to share new games with each other. Gaming runs from 1:00 until everyone wants to leave! Anyone is free to come and play from any of the games we’ve brought, or bring your own to share with us. All ages are welcome – gamers under 18 please bring a parent / guardian.

CTH 3DPW – Fixing an Afinia Heated Bed (Bed Not Heating)

Afinia Burned heated bed connector My beloved Afinia H-Series 3D Printer has not been working for several weeks. The bed would not heat up and the printer would not start printing because the bed was not up to temperature. I took the opportunity at the CTH 3D Printer Workshop to troubleshoot the Afinia. Well, I found the cause after a little disassembly. Do you see a problem here???? Continue reading

It’s Back! Learn to Weld things that don’t fall apart.

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.

Dates:

Saturday March 18 10am – 12:30pm and Sunday March 19 10 – 12:30pm.

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CTH Member Cost $59 + $20 materials fee.

Non-Member Cost $79 + $20 materials fee.

 

We will start with a bit of basic theory and safety.  It can be intimidating to get started welding because of the potential dangers involved and the complexity of the equipment.

Starting with torch welding has a lot of advantages, what you learn by torch welding is applicable to all other forms of welding.

We will also talk about welding on a budget, and what types of welding are best for you.

This two day class will cover:

• Safety

• Oxyfuel welding

• Oxyfuel cutting

• Brazing

Additional classes will build upon what you have learned and will include;

• MIG welding (GMAW)

• TIG welding (GTAW)

• Plasma Cutting

 

 

CTH Member Cost $59 + $20 materials fee.

Non-Member Cost $79 + $20 materials fee.

The $20 Materials fee will be collected now at meetup RSVP,

and the class fee will be taken at time of class.

(Cost covers both days)

15 minimum age, parent required for under 18.

Adult free with paid youth admission.

 

Limited to 6 students.  Pre-registration required

All proceeds will go to support CT Hackerspace.

MEETUP LINK:

LEARN TO WELD THINGS THAT DONT FALL APART! (2 DAY CLASS)

Saturday, Mar 18, 2017, 10:00 AM

CT Hackerspace
30 Echo Lake Road, 3rd floor Watertown, CT

3 Hackers and Makers Attending

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.We will start with a bit of basic theory and safety.  It can be intimidating to get started welding because of the …

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Fixing Bose Quiet Comfort 15 Headphone Ear Cushions

Bose QC15 HeadphonesI bought the Bose Quiet Comfort QC15 headphones about 5 or 6 years ago. They are great. However, one of the ear pads started coming apart, and no sooner did that one finish unraveling, the other side started. The headphones were still usable but much less comfortable and didn’t stay in place on my head. eBay has ‘replacements’ but the comments regarding the fit were not flattering. I figured it would be worth trying to fix them on my own, because, well, I’d have to order some crappy replacements anyways so I might as well really ruin the originals first.

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