Events

T Shirt Bleaching on August 18th @ Noon

by on Jul.31, 2013, under Events, Workshops

RSVP on Meetup.com

General overview:
We’ll be bleaching colored cotton t-shirts, using vinyl stickers as masks to create personalized t-shirts:

Attendees: 5-8(10-16) with 2 classes, an hour each or so
There should be plenty of table space to accommodate that many people if desired.

When: Sunday August 18th Noon

Supplies on hand:
Small t-shirts(kid sizes included): 20-35
Medium T-shirts: 36
Large T-shirts: 14 dark (7 light)
XLarge T-shirts: 4

Work Gloves
Spray bottle
Bleach Solution
Vinyl stickers
Buckets
Vinegar (Bleach neutralizing solution)

Attendees will need to bring:
Other T-shirt sizes if desired. We only have a limited amount of L/XL shirts on hand.
Work safe clothing (we’ll be working with a bleach solution)

Timeline/Procedure:
Claudio will want to have the artwork (one or two pieces) the week before the class. Claudio will cut the artwork that Friday to have time to address any issues prior to the class on Sunday. On Sunday we’ll peel the stickers, place on the shirts and spray with a bleach solution. The shirt will then sit for 5-10 minutes depending on desired finish. We’ll then rinse the shirt in some water and finally in a vinegar solution to help neutralize the bleaching process. We’ll then hang the t-shirts to dry.

Cost Breakdown:
Base Class: Members $5 NonMembers: $10 (Includes 1 Free shirt: Either one you bring, or from Supplies on hand)
Extra shirt (ours or yours): $2 each (we may limit how many due to attendance)

Supplies on hand are limited to first come, only size listed are available

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LAN Party July 27th!

by on Jul.08, 2013, under Events, Meetings

Games List: Team Fortress 2, Left For Dead 2, Unreal Tournament 2004, UT3, Monday Night Combat, Super Monday Night Combat, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, DOTA2, Minecraft

Food: We’ll be cooking out. Burgers/Hot Dogs available for $15 donation (MidsouthMakers Members $10) which includes soda BYOB (obviously 21+) Feel free to bring your own food/drinks/snacks. There are also food places near the space to go get food if you wish.

Agenda: 4pm-6pm Food + Set up

6pm-whenever - GAMES!  There is no set schedule for games, if you want to play a game, just shout “who wants to play X?!” There will also be a Steam Group for you to join to find other LAN Party Attendees faster.

RSVP here

Remember if you are under 18 you need parent/guardian with you.

If you plan to drink you must be 21+ and please drink responsibly, if you need a ride/cab home please let someone know.

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Learn about the Mill & Lathe July 13th 1pm @ the space

by on Jun.18, 2013, under Events, Workshops

Member Brad D has loaned us his Mill and Lathe. Come learn from him on tips and tricks he’s learned from working with them in the past.

RSVP here: Learn about the Mill and Lathe

* Note: This event is primarily for MidsouthMakers’ Members (keyholders). If you are not a member and would like a tour of the space, we have open house events every Friday night at 7pm. If you would like to make arrangements to tour the space outside of an open house, please contact info@MidsouthMakers.org

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Midsouth Makers is getting a dedicated 3D Printer!

by on May.22, 2013, under Arduino, Arduino Projects, News, Projects, Prusa, RepRap, Workshops

If you’ve been following Midsouth Makers you know that we’ve been building. using and tweaking our 3D printers for a while now. Well thanks to a kind donation by LulzBot we now have a dedicated 3D printer at the space for member use! The printer is an AO-101, a MendelMax 1.5 variant.Lulzbot-3D-printer-RT

The AO-101 currently uses 3mm filament and can print in ABS, PLA, Nylon and even Laywoo-D3 wooden filament.  We  have it setup to allow for remote printing on the LAN, using either OctoPrint or Repetier-Server. We recommend Repetier-Server due to it’s stability.

octo-mainrepetier-server

The AO-101 will be using a donated a 1U server as the host computer. Repetier-Server will allow you to load a gcode file and control the printer. We will be exploring webcam functionality for use in monitoring and in generating time-lapse print videos.

We will need the following items to get our new 3D printer setup and functional:

  • Filament- Currently setup for 3mm:
    • ABS
    • PLA
  • Webcam- Logitech C110 or C270 preferred (we’ve already tested and confirmed stability)
  • 120mm silent PC case fan

AO-101 Specifications

  • Build Area – 190mm 200mm 100mm
  • Hot-end – Budaschnozzle 1.2
    • Extrusion temperature range – 180C – 240C
  • Filament- Currently setup for 3mm and can reliably print the following material types:
    • ABS
    • PLA
    • Taulman 618 Nylon
    • Laywoo-D3 Wooden Filament
  • Heated Print Bed (65C-110C)
  • Borosilicate Glass Bed  with PET film on one side for printing with ABS and bare glass on the other side for printing with PLA
  • Integrated Filament Mount for either loose coiled filament or spindles for spooled filament

Current AO-101 Modifications

  • Nozzle Fan for printing in PLA installed but not hooked up
  • RGB LED lighting (white for now)

More information on the new 3D printer can be found in our wiki.

If you’d like to use it, please contact Claudio, Ben, Dan or Cliff- more information will follow. In order to have access to the 3D printer without one of us present you will need to have had verified prior experience with a RepRap 3D printer, or attended an upcoming class on running & troubleshooting 3D printers(TBD) or be able to demonstrate the appropriate knowledge.

Please show our thanks and appreciation to LulzBot and the RepRap community!

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LAN Party April 20th

by on Mar.18, 2013, under Events

Games List: Team Fortress 2, Left For Dead 2, Unreal Tournament 2004, UT3, Monday Night Combat, Super Monday Night Combat, Diablo 3, StarCraft 2, DOTA2, Minecraft

BYOB, we will provide some sort of food for a nominal fee. More details coming.

RSVP here: http://events.midsouthmakers.org/events/100324002/

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