Firehose Workshop

by on Apr.23, 2024, under Uncategorized

Here at Midsouth Makers we love the Memphis community. This includes both the people and animals who make this city what it is. Last month, Midsouth Makers had the opportunity to help out the Memphis Zoo and work with some firehose donated by local fire departments. During our workshop, we made enrichment for the elephants, gorillas, and rhinos based on plans from hose2habitat.com. The items are currently in use and both the keepers and animals are thrilled about our work. Check out some pictures of the workshop taken by the amazing Memphis Zoo photographer Brandon Lau and if you are at the zoo, keep an eye out for MSM’s work!

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February 3D Printer Clinic

by on Jan.28, 2024, under Events, Uncategorized, Workshops

Did Santa leave a new 3D printer under your tree, and you aren’t quite getting the results you expected? Have an issue with your existing printer? Need some help dialing in your settings? Come out to Midsouth Makers and let our 3D printer doctors help with your printing ailments. You are welcome to pop in for a few minutes, or stay all afternoon.

Join us on Saturday, February 10th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for our monthly 3D printer clinic! You can RSVP on meetup.

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Spring 3D Printer Clinic at MidsouthMakers

by on May.25, 2022, under Uncategorized

Join us on Saturday, June 11th from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM for our Spring 3D printer clinic! You can RSVP on meetup

Having an issue with your 3D printer? Needs some help dialing in your settings? Come out to MidsouthMakers and let our 3D printer doctors help with your printing ailments. You are welcome to pop in for a few minutes, or stay all afternoon.

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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. However, https://renegadewls.com/ ended up working out perfectly for basin operations

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 faces certainly look amazing, but it would be even more incredible to have that body you’ve been longing for, so don’t wait for summer to have that coveted body and try the new diet supplements.

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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