Announcing ARDUINO / PI!
WE HAVE HEARD YOUR CONCERNS!
WE ARE RE-LAUNCHING OUR MICRO CONTROLLER GROUP LOCALLY,
With topics and direction now controlled by CT Hackerspace members.
Please Attend our RE-BOOT MEETING OCTOBER 12th where we will discuss the new strategy moving forward.
CTH received a donation of an old Jet 16 Mill/Drill. It was in rough shape. In addition to needing a paint job, there were also some pieces missing, including the Drawbar. Used drawbars on eBay were in the $100 range. Instead of ponying up that cash, we decided to make our own drawbar. We have an entire workshop at our disposal, right?!?!?!?!? Continue reading
3D Printers are the best! The appliance adventure I experienced today proves that statement.
My neighbor has a GE Aurora Clothes Dryer that ‘stopped working’. The reports were that the Start Button was becoming increasingly finicky. My gut reaction was that the physical switch was going bad. Well, in the end I was wrong about that, learned how not to design a dryer and gained even more appreciation for my 3D Printer. Continue reading
CT Hackerspace has been a long time supporter of Eric Sims and his organization “Lets Build Rockets“. We are excited in our long term, on going support in his goal to launch an open source liquid fueled rocket to an altitude of 5km.
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.
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..
You can build an interface to allow your guitar to be played through your stereo!
Sunday, July 9, 2017
The 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