Bill

About Bill

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

The StrandBeast Project to Start at CT Hackerspace:

JOIN our Team for our latest group project: The Strandbeest ! A creative conversation between to members of the CT Hackerspace Community, Fred and Matthew, has now lead to a new Project at CTH: The Strandbeast Project.  Not only is this project highly educational and thought provoking excersize (with a high coolness factor), but is a real possibility thanks to two of our sponsors: Autodesk and Stepcraft CNC.

 

New Group Project:

Anybody interested in building something with this mechanism???See links below for other exampleshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGOled86Sjo&index=3&t=0s&list=PL49oqRPQBaYxtrROVX6nMMRmp9VpRHzmihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emW6ymgvvak&t=0s&index=53&list=PL49oqRPQBaYwHcXY2qHvZfIJjAXxGVp8hhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcccj4P727U&t=77s

Posted by Matthew Hubbard on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Posted by Fred Klingener on Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Maslow Open Source CNC Start a Success at CT Hackerspace

    

CT Hackerspace held  an official unboxing night October 3rd for the Open Source Maslow CNC System. Maslow CNC is a unique “vertical” CNC router and is notable for its low cost. The unique vertical design mimics a hanging plotter allowing it to have a 4′ x 8′ cutting area with a footprint 10′ wide x 19″ deep.

Maslow CNC graciously provided CT Hackerspace the official kit to start the project. The CT Hackerspace community, active in hobbyiest CNC ventures, immediately took up a collection for additional materials needed to build out the machine. The community is excited to see the Maslow running in our workshop, side by side with 2 existing DIY CNC builds, along with the Stepcraft Multifunction CNC.

The CT Hackerspace Team will continue working on building the Maslow CNC in future Wednesday Nights as well as scheduling some longer workshops in the upcoming future weekends.

If you are interested in learning more, stop by CT Hackerspace during or public Open Space Wednesdays.

CT Hackerspace hosts MAKE YOUR OWN 3D PRINTER with Instructor Paul Langdon 11/10

Register Today for our MAKE YOUR OWN 3D Printer Workshop!

Class is on November 10th, 2018. Registration cutoff is October 27th.

Paul Langdon, active maker/inventor and instructor who is involved with MakeHartford as well as being a Hackster.IO ambassador, will be offering his class at CT Hackerspace. During this workshop, students will use a kit to assemble their own Prusa i3 style printer, which they will then get to keep and take home. They will also learn how to connect the printer to their computer, set it up and actually make things. There are no prerequisites for this class other than having a computer and being able to operate it.  Cost of this class is $200, and this INCLUDES the cost of the Prusa i3 3D printer kit. A registrant is welcome to bring a friend, team, or family to help participate. (A separate $5 per person cost will be taken day of class to get Pizza/Drinks for lunch break)

Paul has created a reference page for all his resources at https://github.com/plangdon/3D-Printer-2018/blob/master/README.md.

You will not be fully registered for this workshop until payment is complete. $200  INCLUDES the cost of the Prusa i3 3D printer kit.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COSTS OR EXPENSES?
A separate $5 per person cost will be taken day of class to get Pizza/Drinks for lunch break

WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS?
This class has set a maximum capacity of 10 printer builds. A build can include an individual, team build, or family. Registration will be closed in advance to allow for ordering the kits.

Our Meetup Link is : https://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/255085507/

Wednesday Night Spotlight 10/3 – Maslow Open Source CNC Unboxing

Wednesday Night Spotlight 10/3

Maslow Open Source CNC Unboxing

 

During October 3rd’s Open Space, Join us as we will celebrate the start of CT Hackerspace’s next Group Project, the Maslow CNC. Maslow is a community driven open source project with the goal of making large format CNC technology available to everyone. We believe in a world where people everywhere can collaborate, share, and build amazing things together. We will Open up our starter package, and make plans to start this new tool build.

Maslow is a large (4’x8′) CNC cutting machine designed to let you cut big, useful things out of wood and other flat materials. Cut out a tiny house, a kayak, a tree house, some furniture, or anything else you can imagine. Maslow is designed to be affordable to buy, cheap to ship, easy to use, and powerful. Because designs can be shared digitally, you can build on the work of others or create your own from scratch.

 

Wednesday Night Spotlight 9/26, 7:30pm: Build Your Own 3D Printer advanced Preview / Discussion

Meet Paul Langdon, active maker/inventor and instructor who is involved with MakeHartford as well as being a Hackster.IO ambassador. Paul will be showcasing his example 3D Printer as we discuss and plan his upcoming workshop.

 

 

Learn all about “BUILD YOUR OWN 3D PRINTER WORKSHOP. This is your chance to see the machine you will build and ask questions directly with Paul prior to the class being scheduled. Event happens During CTH Open Space Night 9/26, beginning around 7:30pm.” to be hosted at CT Hackerspace.

Wednesday Night Spotlight 9/12, 7pm: Bridgeport Rebuild and Upgrade

On the heels of our fundraising event, we have new parts and a refurbished Bridgeport head to install to upgrade our current metal shop machinery. We invite all those interested in learning more about the Bridgeport intimately to be involved in seeing and participating in the rebuild. Event happens During CTH Open Space Night 9/12, beginning around 7pm.

The CT Hackerspace Bridgeport Rebuild Fundraiser has been FULLY FUNDED!

 

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.

CT Hackerspace’s Public 3D Printer Station Upgrade Underway!

 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.