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Memphis Fighting COVID Transparency Drilling Rig

by on Apr.17, 2020, under Uncategorized

Speed up your fabrication rates with this simple transparency press & drilling rig. Like many of you, we’re 3D printing PPE face shields for our local healthcare workers and faced a surprising bottleneck — laser cutter cycle time. Our fastest cycle time with two 60 Watt laser cutters was about one minute & 45 seconds for 5 transparencies.

The rig below lets us prep thousands of transparencies in just a couple of hours. We can now drill stacks of 100 in about less than a minute. Some tips: Drill then back the bit all the way out to clear chips and keep it from getting too hot to avoid melting plastic.

This drilling jig is compatible with the 3DVeristan 3D Printed Face Shield: https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/27274-3dveristan-face-shield-midsouth-makers-focus-versi/files

Bill of Materials

  • 6 7/16″ Dowel Pins, 1 1/4″ to 1 1/2″ Long.
  • 3 1/4-20 x 1.25″ Screws
  • 3 1/4-20 Threaded T-nuts
  • 3 Fender Washers
  • 1 9/32 Drill Bit
  • 2 large wooden platforms, 1 for the base, another for compression

Licensed CC-0 by Brant Sollis for Midsouth Makers and MemphisFightingCOVID.com

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3D Printed Face Shields

by on Mar.31, 2020, under News, Prusa, RepRap, Uncategorized

Members of the Midsouth Makers are answering the call to 3D print protective equipment for those on the frontline of the COVID19 pandemic.

The Memphis tech community is mass producing PPE using the laser cutters available at Midsouth Makers and their personal 3D printers. The first batch of nearly 500 face shields were delivered to the Memphis Medical Society for distribution to local healthcare workers.

3D Printed & Laser Cut Face Shields During Assembly

Have a 3D Printer & Want To Help?

Start 3D printing face shield frames. Download here: https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/27274-3dveristan-face-shield-midsouth-makers-focus-versi/files
Print as many of these as you can: visor_frame_north_americ a_letter_v3.stl
Join us in chat and add your prints to the current total: t.me/midsouthmakers

Donate Supplies

If you don’t have 3D printing or laser cutting capabilities, you can still help. We are accepting:

  • PETg Filament, 1.75 mm
  • PETg Filament, 3/2.85mm
  • 8.5×11″ laser printer or office copier transparencies.
  • Other filament materials, depending.
  • 3D Printers
  • In-kind or monetary assistance: Email us at Board (at) MidsouthMakers.org

3D Printed Face Shield Frames | Image © Patrick McGinnis

Have a Sewing Machine & Want To Help?

Here’s the current design that our partners are willing to accept: Olson Mask

Get In Touch (Remotely Please)

Join the conversation and see how you can help. Chat live with us in the Midsouth Makers Telegram Channel: t.me/midsouthmakers

Email us at Board (at) MidsouthMakers.org.

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TechCamp Memphis CFP Looking for talks

by on Aug.11, 2017, under Uncategorized

TechCamp Memphis 2017 CFP is open! They have a makers track and they’re looking for people like YOU to come share what you’re working on, why it’s cool, and show off neat ideas!

https://www.papercall.io/techcamp-memphis-2017

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February Board Meeting

by on Feb.17, 2017, under Uncategorized

MidsouthMakers’ Board Meetings are held every month to discuss organizational business and future plans. Find the agenda on our wiki: http://wiki.midsouthmakers.org/a/Board_meeting_notes_2017-02-23

If you would like to add an item to the agenda please email board@midsouthmakers.org

All paid Members are welcome to join for all Board Meetings. Board Meetings are not open to the public. If you would like to visit the space please check out one of our upcoming Open House events.

Details:

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Midsouth Makers
2804 Bartlett Road #3, Memphis, TN

RSVP Here: Meetup.com

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Lan Party on June 21

by on Jun.10, 2014, under Events, Uncategorized

RSVP on Meetup

Join us on the longest day of the year for a LAN party and to help send of one of our founding members on his way to Portland!

When: 6/21/14 Setup: 2pm-4pm
Where: MidsouthMakers
Bring: Computer, monitor, power strip, ethernet cord, sombrero. Food: $10 per person (Nacho / Taco Bar 6pm-it’s gone)

All attendees need to be 18+ or be accompanied by a legal guardian.
Make sure you join our Steam group: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/midsouthmakers

 

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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