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MidsouthMakers Moving To Bartlett

by on Jun.13, 2012, under Business, News

We signed the lease today and we’ve already started making our changes. The biggest thing we need to do before we start moving stuff in is take down the walls we want to take down. We made a lot of progress tonight. We will be up at the new space likely every night this week working.

We’re still going to have a big move day, we’re still not sure exactly when that will be but we’ll announce it when we know.

Progress from tonight: (Lots of sheetrock dust)
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MidsouthMakers Member Judith mentioned in Memphis Flyer

by on Dec.11, 2011, under Crafts, News, Projects

Just wanted to pass along a link about our very own Judith Dierkes that was published in the memphis flyer. You can read the article online here: http://www.memphisflyer.com/ExhibitM/archives/2011/12/11/judith-dierkes-pop-up-art-gallery

The article is about her pop up art gallery.

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Welding Demonstration

by on Nov.30, 2011, under Events, Meetings, News, Presentations, Workshops

You asked for it, and we got it! One of most requested items in our events poll was welding, and our very own member Kit has graciously offered to demonstrate the basics this Saturday at noon at the Space. Please be aware that this is a hands-on demonstration only – it is not a replacement for any actual welding training, and can be very dangerous.

We will be covering the three types of arc welding as well as plasma cutting, starting with a safety lecture, a group how-to, then a short one-on-one section.  After everyone has been shown the basics and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the concepts and inherent dangers, we will offer participants the chance to try it themselves.

If you wish to participate, please sign up at http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events so that we can know how many people to expect.

techshop_members_welding_project by TechShop, on Flickr

Details

What: A demonstration of basic welding and techniques as well as important safety guidelines that you must follow, with a brief hands-on opportunity for those interested at the end.

When: This Saturday, December 3rd at Noon.

Where: The Space (2203 Freemont Rd., Memphis, TN  38114)

Cost: $10 (to cover the cost of the welding fuel and materials involved)

What to Bring: Make sure that you wear long-sleeves, and preferably nothing loose or flammable.


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Soldering Class Part II

by on Sep.24, 2011, under Arduino, Arduino Projects, Electronics, Events, Meetings, Presentations, Workshops

Learn how to solder part 2Great Scott! What’s the date? Oh thank goodness, we’ve still got time.  Listen, I know this may sound “heavy” to you, but we’ve got to get you to the Midsouth Makers soldering class on October 8th at noon or the consequences could be dire! I can’t tell you why it’s important without creating a temporal paradox, but I can promise you that learning how to build a RBBB (“Really Bare Bones Board”) Clone will be pivotal in your future in some way.  An RBBB is one of the smallest, most affordable arduino-compatible boards available right now.  You don’t even need any plutonium to power this baby, just plug it straight into the breadboard that the Makers will be providing to all the class participants. How many gigawatts is it?  Where we’re going, we don’t need gigawatts, just bring a soldering iron and the rest will be provided. Once you’ve completed this class, you’ll have you’re very own arduino compatible microcontroller, power cable, data cable, and breadboard to build it all on, the combination of which should help you save you from – oh no, I’ve already said too much! Hurry and sign-up on the events page at the following link: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/.  Then you too can say, “I finally made something that works!”

 

Details

Class: Soldering Part II: RBBB Clone

Cost: $35

Date, Time, & Location: October 8th  at the Space at Noon.

What to bring: Soldering Iron

What you get: An arduino compatible microcontroller, power cable, data cable, and a breadboard to build it on, plus a greater knowledge of soldering and circuitry.

You must sign-up before the day of the class so that we know how many parts to order!

You can do so at the following link: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/

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Luna Moth Sculpture Class

by on Aug.30, 2011, under Crafts, Events, Meetings, News, Presentations, Workshops

Good day, dear reader! Might I interest you in in a chance to cultivate your cultural side? Would you be interested in indulging in a bit of art?  If so, then indeed, the Midsouth gentle Makers will be hosting just the event for you!  At Noon on the 10th day of September in the year 2011, it will be our pleasure to host a class on sculpture.  Those in possession of minds sharp enough to participate can look forward to the opportunity to construct an elegant luna moth, such as the one represented in the following depiction:
What an elegant piece of art! And you say you made it yourself?
This will be an intermediate level class, but it should prove simple enough for any clever rapscallion who genuinely wishes to participate. We are charging a paltry $20 per person to partake in this opulent opportunity. This cost must be pre-paid prior to the occurrence of the class, because the cost will go towards the procurement of the appropriate materials. Those of keen mind can sign up at the following link: http://www.midsouthmakers.org/events/

We encourage our participants to provide any extra embellishments they might wish to use to distinguish their sculptures. Specifically, the discerning sculptor might want to bring some flat backed cabochons, or “glass beads” as the Plebeians say, that can withstand temperatures of at least 300°F to embellish their creation. Lastly, were you to be so fortunate as to possess sculpting tools already, such as an acrylic rolling pin or brayers, we would humbly ask that you bring these along with you to the class. We sincerely look forward to the honor of your presence!

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