Manual Cinema Workshop: A Class in Cinematic Shadow Puppetry at Wesleyan University for High School Students

Wesleyan is sponsoring a free cinema puppetry workshop put on by the touring group Manual Cinema for high school students. Space is limited but they’re looking for local students interested in the subject to sign up. Please see the attached flyer for all the details.

The workshop will be on Saturday, February 24th from 11am to 1pm at the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. To register, visit www.wesleyan.edu/boxoffice (select: Workshop) or call 860-685-3355.

Manual Cinema workshop flyer

Classic Computing at NESIT Makerspace

NESIT members Cobey and Tom recently got a TRS-80 off life support and back into running shape. Challenges in the endeavor included getting the odd matrix keyboard going, adding in a pull switch to turn the monitor on and off, and replacing rotted belts on a tape cassette drive.

And it works! It’s been burbling and chattering away, drawing things on the screen, and threatening to break the ancient cassettes at any moment. Stop NESIT Makerspace in Meriden, Connecticut to check out this marvel of the ancient world.

Wednesday Open House at NESIT Makerspace in Meriden Connecticut October 25th, 2017

NESIT is holding our bi-weekly open house. Stop by and check out what everyone’s working on. Or just say Hi!

Chris will be bringing in the Monoprice Maker Select Mini to see if some of it’s design defects can be repaired. The Mini appears to have a couple of serious deficiencies in power cable movement and belt tension that should be easy to fix. Find out more about it at MPSelectMini.com

Monday Open House at NESIT Makerspace in Meriden Connecticut October 23rd, 2017

We’ll be open for our Maker Monday open house this October 23rd.  Why not stop by the NESIT Makerspace at 290 Pratt St. Meriden, Connecticut and say “hi”!

Things are picking back up from the summer months. We just got in a collection of of classical computer equipment to put on display (thanks Bill!) and will be sorting it out over the next couple of weeks. Maybe Cobey will even write up a neat demo to run on one of the C64s or ZX Spectrum era computers!

Monday Open House at NESIT Makerspace in Meriden Connecticut October 16th, 2017

NESIT will be open for our Monday Maker night in Meriden, Connecticut at the NESIT Makerspace. Drop in and see what’s going on.

With Halloween coming up it’s an excellent time to make a mask on one of our 3D printers. The ballroom mask featured above was printed in MakerGeeks Fossil Gray PLA for a clay look. You’ll notice green highlights which glow in the dark and fluoresce under blacklight.