Bill

About Bill

Co-founder and President at CT Hackerspace. Technology Enthusiast, Hackerspace Evangelist.

Making the Retro 50’s Rack mount for PC Protection in the Hackerspace Shop

There needs to be a plan when you install a new piece of CNC machinery in the CT Hackerspace shop to make provisions to protect the adjoining PC. Electronics don’t usually like the metal flakes and sawdust flying be the circuit board while in use.  Our latest CNC is going to also be placed in a full demonstration area for classroom instruction, so I was hoping for not only a protective setup, but a clutter free install. With the limited equipment on hand, one’s creativity and some hacking starts coming into play.

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The Creation of the CT Hackerspace Rolling Whiteboard & Stackable Chair Cart

Many Hackerspaces learn quickly that space is of a premium value. Besides the usual ideas of making items mobile for a more dynamic space, as well as embracing linear upward construction, one starts becoming more creative. In today’s case, the combination of these two ideas along with even more multipurpose came into play..

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CT Hackerspace Fundraiser Update

UPDATE:

The current 3D Printing fundraiser to CT Hackerspace has been met with lackluster response. It is being revamped to now do a revenue sharing to attract more interest, as well as an opportunity for your OWN printer to become a revenue source.

This will be less money that CT hackerspace will be able to make, but it will hopefully expedite the project ahead forward. See Bill or Dimitri for details.

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.

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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