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.

YOU can help carve out a permanent home for our 4’x8′ CNC Machine before it goes!

Recent changes have put the future of our 4′ x 8′ CNC Machine on notice! The CNC, which was on long term loan from one of our older members, has been slated for removal. Your immediate action can change this outcome.

An agreement has been made that the hackerspace can buy the machine permanently for a very reasonable price of $1500. If our users and supporters feel strong enough to make this permanent purchase for the space, now is the time.  Replacement machinery would go for at least twice as much as well as coordinating efforts to build a new one from scratch. Keeping it is a far more attractive option if the community acts now!

Donate now or see a board member for details.

Support the CT Hackerspace Bridgeport Rebuild during our 1:1 Matching Fundraiser

DONATE NOW

     

CT Hackerspace has an opportunity 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.  We also have the opportunity to $$ DOUBLE YOUR DONATION $$ right now with a private 1 to 1 matching program to make your donation dollars work twice as hard. Help us hit this $500 Goal before we loose out on this opportunity!

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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.