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.

CT Hackerspace General Member Meeting and Elections May 12th, 1pm

Save the date to attend CT Hackerspace’s General Member Meeting on Saturday May 12th at 1pm.

At the General Meeting we will include some food and beverages for a meet and greet.Following the get together, we will have we will have member voting for Hackerspace positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Afterwards we will have the “State of the Space” Address, ending with General Member Feedback.

 

 

 

The “State of the Spate” Address is an occasional message presented by the President CT Hackerspace at a general annual meeting to the members of the space. The event includes a budget message, and an economic report of the space, and also allows the President to outline the hackerspace board agenda moving forward. It is an opportunity to get more involved in the space and meet members you may not normally have an opportunity to collaborate with others involved.

Agenda:

Meet and Greet

Voting

State of the Space

Q & A with Direct Member Input from and to entire group.

Meetup Link [ https://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/249099471/ ]

Free Arduino Electronics Workshop: Sending Data to the Cloud 4/11

Thursday, April 12, 2018 7pm-

Let’s do something interesting with our Arduinos! We have learned about inputs and outputs for the Arduino and also how to use sensors. So now let’s put all of these together and make a project that will collect and save this data. In this session, we will use a shield and a library to get our Arduinos to connect to the Internet, attach and program sensors to collect data, then send this data to the cloud! We will use a data collection service to help build a dashboard to display our findings.

 

An Arduino shield will be provided.

• What to bring
Arduino, Laptop with Arduino IDE working, USB cable

Meetup Link : https://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/248262327/

Back by Popular Demand! Learn to Weld Things that don’t fall apart! April 19th + 22nd

Reserve your Space Today!

Space is Limited!

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 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

The introductory workshop will be required for future workshops, as the information builds upon past classes.

Taught by Wade Barocsi an automotive welding and metallurgy instructor at NVCC.

Dates:

Thursday April 19th 6:30-8:30pm and Sunday April 22 11:00-1:30

CTH Member Cost $59 + $20 materials fee.

Non-Member Cost $89 + $20 materials fee.

(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.

$20 Deposit Required

Meetup Link : [ https://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/249010990/ ]

LEARN TO WELD THINGS THAT DONT FALL APART! (1 of 2 DAY EVENT !!!)

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018, 6:30 PM

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 pote…

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Programming Night at CT Hackerspace Every third Tuesday!

Come join us once a month (every third Tuesday) to share and learn about the craft of software development at CT Hackerspace. We are a group of developers, programmers, hackers, creators and inventors committed to learning new coding skills, and furthering our software projects.

 

If you’re totally new to programming, we can guide you through the basics and introduce you to a community of other people all working to improve their own skills in a supportive environment. And if you’re an experienced developer already, think of this as your chance to get some cool work done, or a chance to pick up a new technical skill! Your Topics also welcome – this night is for everyone to share.

 

Celebrate Pi Day at CT Hackerspace Public Open Space 3/14

Celebrate Pi Day at CT Hackerspace Tonight.

Bring your favorite Pie to eat and share with others. Hacking is better on a full stomach.

What to bring : Pie and Your Appetite

Meetup Link:

Celebrate Pi Day at CT Hackerspace Open Space 3/14

Wednesday, Mar 14, 2018, 7:00 PM

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

1 Hackers and Makers Attending

• What we’ll do Celebrate Pi Day at CT Hackerspace Tonight. Bring your favorite Pie to eat and share with others. Hacking is better in a full stomach. • What to bring Pie and Your Appetite • Important to know

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Kreate your own Kodi Media Center Workshop at CT Hackerspace 4/14/2018 1pm

Kreate your own Kodi Media Center on any device!

CT Hackerspace member Jason will take you through a thorough step by step process to add a Kodi Media Center on your own hardware, regardless of what it is! What is Kodi? It is an entertainment hub that brings all your digital media together into a beautiful and user friendly package. It is 100% free and open source, very customisable and runs on a wide variety of devices. It is supported by a dedicated team of volunteers and a huge community. Many people get bogged down and discouraged to try to do the install themselves. Let your friends at CT Hackerspace help you along! Bring your Firestick, Raspberry Pi, Android, Apple, Windows, or Linux machine and get ready to get up and running! Donation of $20 requested. ($15 for CTH members)

[ Meetup Link: https://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/248457338/ ]