Intelligence Preparation of the Neighborhood (IPN) FREE Workshop Saturday, 12 / 15, 2018 2PM

What don’t you know?
What do you need to know?

Workshop Saturday, 12 / 15, 2018 2PM
Meetup Link : https://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/256791115

IPN is a systematic, continuous process of analyzing the threat and environment in a specific area. It is designed to support estimates and decision making.

Applying the IPN process helps you selectively apply and maximize your capabilities at critical points in time and space.
This free course will provide an introduction to the IPN process, and how it applies to individuals and small groups or voluntary associations.

 

 

 

Wednesday Night Spotlight: Electric Car and The Power Racing Series Presentation: 12/5 at 7pm

Join us to learn more about Electric Vehicles designed for the Power Racing Series. League races take place across the USA at Maker Faires from Spring until Fall. Presentation will be happening during CT Hackerspace Open Space on December 5th.

Wednesday Night Spotlight: Electric Car and The Power Racing Series Presentation

Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018, 7:00 PM

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

1 Hackers and Makers Attending

Electric Vehicle for Power Racing Series League, Team, Vehicle Join us to learn more about Electric Vehicles designed for the Power Racing Series. League races take place across the USA at Maker Faires from Spring until Fall. Teams range from families to top universities and everyone has fun. Designing the vehicles is the real challenge and inno…

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Intro To Web Publishing 101 Workshop Dec 8th, 6pm

This is a general class for learning how to do web publishing for all skill levels. Absolute beginners will get a crash course in creating a simple website, and more advanced developers can expect help with writing javascript, css problems, or anything related to web technology.

Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/256583175

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Wednesday Night Spotlight 11/21: Maslow Open Source CNC: Lets Try It Out!

The frame and mechanical components are complete, Lets take the next steps to get this bad boy running tonight!

The build is underway as we continue the next steps on building the new open source CNC during Wednesday Night Open Space 11/21.

Maslow Open Source CNC: Lets Try It Out!

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2018, 7:00 PM

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

3 Hackers and Makers Attending

The frame and mechanical components are complete, Lets take the next steps to get this bad boy running tonight! The build is underway as we continue the next steps on building the new open source CNC during Wednesday Night Open Space.

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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

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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.

CTH Presents Extra Special Processing with the ESP8266 Workshop 10/11 at 7pm

Want a cheap and easy way to get WiFi or Bluetooth into your project? Take a look at the ESP8266 and ESP32 modules. Both come on boards that are very inexpensive and can be programmed through the Arduino IDE. These modules can be found all over the internet in various form factors and it can be confusing which to use.

Arduino Pi and Microcontrollers Workshop

October 11, 2018 7PM

ArduinoPi Presents: Extra Special Processing with the ESP8266

Thursday, Oct 11, 2018, 7:00 PM

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

5 Hackers and Makers Attending

Want a cheap and easy way to get WiFi or Bluetooth into your project? Take a look at the ESP8266 and ESP32 modules. Both come on boards that are very inexpensive and can be programmed through the Arduino IDE. These modules can be found all over the internet in various form factors and it can be confusing which to use. We will attempt to clear up s…

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We will attempt to clear up some of the mystery of the module and dig into the capabilities of it. There will also be a review of different boards that the module is available on and look at the differences between them. Finally, we will run some demo projects to demonstrate the capabilities.

You can find these boards on Adafruit, Sparkfun, Amazon, and eBay. So if you would like to play along during the presentation, order them from one of the links below and bring your computer with the Arduino IDE installed and we will walk through getting set up.

Adafruit:
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3269

Sparkfun:
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/13804

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Makerfocus-ESP8266-ESP-12E-Internet-Development/dp/B01IK9GEQG

eBay:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/NodeMcu-Lua-WIFI-Network-Internet-Development-Board-based-ESP8266-CP2102-Module/183192768296

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/