Come join us once a month to share and learn about the craft of software development, at the 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!
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.
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.
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.
New! We now Have our Facebook “Group” Page
Besides the Facebook Page, Members have also requested a CT Hackerspace Group Page for more information, discussion, and communication. Sign up today and feel free to contribute.
(Don’t forget free member accounts for CTHackerspace.com are also available on request.
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.
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.
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!
General Member Meeting and Elections Synopsis
Saturday, May 12, 2018 ; 1pm
Meet and Greet / Food & Drink : Pizza, Soda & Water
Voting. Results:: President : Bill Saturno, Vice President: Matt Hubbard, Treasurer: Jason Wells
Further Details Below:
There was so much information in the first session that we had to split into two! In the first session, we learned about shields for the Arduino, using a temperature sensor with the Arduino, and using libraries for both. We also had an overview of the Internet of Things, the Cloud, and dashboards on IoT services such as Adafruit IO.
On May 10th, we are going to bring it all together where we will set up a dashboard on Adafruit IO, read the temperature sensor, and push the data to the dashboard for our viewing pleasure! We will need the Ethernet shield, temperature sensor breakout board, and our Arduino.
If you don’t already have an account on adafruit.com, create one before the class. If you have already bought something on adafruit.com or created and an account, it should transfer over to Adafruit IO. Test it out at io.adafruit.com.
Bring your Arduino, Laptop with Arduino IDE working, USB cable.
Meetup Link [ https://www.meetup.com/CT-Hackerspace/events/249832730/ ]