Projects

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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HACKmemphis HACKday December 14th

by on Nov.20, 2013, under Events, Projects

December 14th we’ll be hosting a HACKmemphis HACKday at the space from 10am to 7pm. Vaco is going to be sponsoring lunch for the day and MidsouthMakers/HACKmemphis will make sure there are pleny of drinks & snacks throughout the day.

If you’re interested in attending please register here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/hackmemphis-december-hackday-tickets-9431992343

A HACKday sponsored by HACKmemphis. Bring your projects, form groups and make tech happen. Don’t have a project? No worries! Come join a project with other local developers. We will have plenty of tools on hand for nearly any kind of project (From small electronics to woodworking and crafts). We’re open to Software, Hardware, ANY kind of developer / maker / hacker.

As always, designers are encouraged to join this event. Help a team build an awesome UI or just come work on that project you never seem to have time to finish.

All the things you loved about HACKmemphis 2013, but in one day and with slightly fewer danishes.

Lunch will be provided (Sponsored by Vaco!) as well as snacks and drinks (Sponsored by MidsouthMakers) through the day.

Space is limited. Please do not register if you are not sure you will be able to make it. We anticipate selling out and having to use a waiting list. If you register a ticket and find out you will not be able to attend, please cancel your order or contact us so we can free up the ticket for someone else.

Note: Because MidsouthMakers‘ space is a place where tools and machinery are in use, their insurance requires all attendees fill out a waiver. If you have any questions or concerns please contact us prior to registering.

 Thanks to Vaco for sponsoring lunch!

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