Ben, Claudio and Eric built up a replacement furnace cart tonight. It should be much more stable to wheel the furnace outside when melting aluminum and burning out your molds.
Come by one of our regular Friday night Open House meetings at 7pm to see it in operation! RSVP at Meetup.com!
Scott brought a plaster mold to the open house meeting tonight. He used 3D printed PLA parts and used the forge to burn out the PLA plastic and to melt some aluminum cans and some aluminum heat sinks. We ended up cooking the mold a bit too much, it was rather fragile. We could probably burn it out in under 30 minutes for the next attempt. While not perfect, we learned a lot!
Our new Shapeoko 2 CNC Mill has been assembled! Thank you to all that pitched in to help put it together. We’ll announce an introductory class on operations when we have some demonstration materials arrive.
If you’d like to learn more about the Shapeoko 2 CNC Mill, more information can be found at Shapeoko.com and purchased at Inventables.com. Some project ideas to get you started can be found at Project Shapeoko.
Stay tuned for more information!
Join us on the longest day of the year for a LAN party and to help send of one of our founding members on his way to Portland!
When: 6/21/14 Setup: 2pm-4pm
Bring: Computer, monitor, power strip, ethernet cord, sombrero. Food: $10 per person (Nacho / Taco Bar 6pm-it’s gone)
All attendees need to be 18+ or be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Make sure you join our Steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/
If you plan to drink you must be 21+ and please drink responsibly, if you need a ride/cab home please let someone know.
As most of you know, Dan Hess, one of our founders, a past president and, until recently, treasurer of the group, has accepted a job in (and is moving to) Portland, Oregon. As such, he is stepping down from his role as Treasurer. Shortly after this was announced, Joe Ferguson, another founder and board member, announced that he would be stepping down from his position of Secretary in order to better focus his attention on driving and developing the tech community throughout Memphis.
In order to replace these two Board members for the duration of the current Board term (until the next election is held in December 2014), the remaining Board members elected Brett Henley and Jonathan Wood to take on the roles of Treasurer and Secretary, respectively, and hope they do not completely screw up the organization over the next 6 months.