We’re in the process of finalizing our move, from our smaller shop to the larger shop next door! We still need your help, your understanding and your patience. We’re planning on hosting a grand reopening when we have things finished up! In the meantime, the space is open to paying members, but please keep in mind that some equipment may not be operational.
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!
Some of you may know, and others may be unaware until now, Ben has graciously bought us brand new carpet for the common room at the space. Via the help of the friendly Nashville guys we were able to secure it, and with Claudio’s assistance getting it home.
Now comes the hard part. In attempts of further prepping the space for a LAN party around August 25, various other obligations of the board members, and general time frame, we hope to try and install the carpet in the space on July 28th. That will be 1 week from this coming Saturday. So this is a call out to everyone for any and all help we can get on the 28th to get that carpet installed. We will need people to help move and shift around the stuff in the common room. Especially when it comes to the benches, we will need a few extra hands to move those. If we can get enough people together, we’ll be able to easily shift the furniture around, lay down the carpet, and then shift the furniture back. The hopes and goal for the day will be to get everything carpeted so that we can have it ready for our house warming event. If you think you can help, please make plans to be there and if you don’t mind speak up on this thread, or send me a direct message, so we’ve got an idea of how many will be helping. After we’ve had an opportunity to discuss things a little further, look for more details to be announced here on time and any other plans.
Ben and Dan got another piece of pegboard mounted, a few more things shifted around, and a little more organized. Between all the efforts Dru put forth this weekend, what Ben and Joe were able to accomplish on the recycling run, and what we did tonight, we should have the space in a much better situation in short order. Be looking for more details and plans in another email shortly.
The big thing that we have coming up is going to be a wish list of items that we need. Mostly little things from what I know, and I’m sure that others can contribute to the list. What I would like to hit people up for ideas on is how we should go about handling such a wish list? There will be various little things that we can all come up with needing at the space, and I’d like to have a setup that would facilitate people being able to pick and choose to get things. What do you guys think would work best for this? Also what items can you think of to add to such a list? Let us know on the mailing list.
Thanks in advance for everyone’s help.
With our first move in day scheduled for June 23rd, here’s some updated pictures of our progress at the new space.
Just to give everyone an update, Ben, Claudio, Dan, and Joe have been up at the new space working nearly everyday since we’ve signed the lease. We have taken down all the walls we needed to take down. We’ve fixed the drop ceiling in the community room. We’ve prepped the walls of the community room to be primed and painted. We need to put up a couple of walls and we’ll be ready to start moving stuff in.
We’re still waiting on the AC to be fixed (Hasn’t worked since we’ve been there) and we’re waiting on a guy to come fix the broken glass in the front door.
We are going to be up working on the new space every night this week. If any members would like to come give us a hand we would greatly appreciate it. Let us know when you plan on coming out, we don’t want to get too many people in the space and not be able to get any work done.
Hoping to get our Comcast connection moved over (as well as our servers/camera setup) sometime Friday. We’re just waiting on Comcast to schedule a time/date.