Projects

Learn to Solder 2 – LCD Backpack

by on Aug.08, 2014, under Electronics, Microcontroller, Projects, Workshops

The attendees of the second in a series of soldering classes built an LCD Backpack, available from Dangerous Prototypes. The LCD screens work over USB or serial connections and can be used for multiple different things. Keep an eye out for our other upcoming classes!

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Sandblasting Custom Mugs

by on Aug.01, 2014, under Crafts, Projects, sandblasting, Vinyl Cutter

Thanks to Ben and the Sandblasting cabinet he made for an older project (WordClock) we have been able to make some really interesting things! We used our vinyl cutter to cut the custom vinyl stickers. The stickers served as a blasting mask, to protect the rest of the glass. Sandblasting is quick, you can go from a digital drawing to a custom sandblasted glass in an hour!

 

Come by one of our Open House Meetings on Friday at 7pm to check it out! RSVP at Meetup.com

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Upgrading The Furnace Cart

by on Jul.20, 2014, under Casting, Crafts, Projects, Welding

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!

 

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First Attempts at Aluminum Casting

by on Jul.11, 2014, under Crafts, Meetings, omgwhathaveidone, RepRap

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!

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Shapeoko 2

by on Jul.01, 2014, under Arduino Projects, Projects, Woodworking

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!

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