Casting Aluminum with Mini-Foundry

The goal for our casting experiment is to expand the number of materials our space is capable of working with and creating more durable parts. And at a price of under $20 , this project was perfect. Charcoal foundries can reach temperatures in excess of 1,000ºC which is plenty for us to melt aluminum. It’s melting point is only 660.3°C Roughly following the instructions from the King of Random, we created a form consisting of two plastic buckets and pouring in conventional quick-drying cement. After Read More +

Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire

Join NESIT for the first ever Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire on October 3, 2015! This family-friendly celebration of invention and creativity is open to people of all ages who are interested in creating, making, building, innovating, tinkering, hacking, engineering, designing or connecting. Maker Faires serve as hands-on events that showcase projects other makers have worked on, while sharing new forms of innovation and experimentation across a range of disciplines. What types of projects will be showcased? Engineering Robotics 3D printing Arduinos and other microprocessors Student Read More +

Boscov’s Grand Opening – Donate to NESIT

Join Boscov’s in supporting the NESIT. Buy your ticket, $5 each, and your entire purchase helps us! Your ticket gives you: an exclusive first look at Grand Opening Specials, refreshments and entertainment, register to win free prizes, and receive a free gift! Tickets will be mailed from NESIT. Please bring entire ticket & stub to the event! Boscov’s Gala Preview: October 8, 2015 10AM – 9PM Westfield Meriden Mall About Boscov’s: Boscov’s has a rich history of serving the needs of our loyal customers by Read More +

Temp sensors with Raspberry Pi and PHP

As part of the cheap home automation project I am currently working on, I needed to get some temperature sensor info to my webserver. For the brain of my project I’ll be using a Raspberry Pi. I had ordered a 5pk of DS18B20 temperature sensors so i can visualize monthly temperatures and eventually control my thermostat. In order to get the sensors working on the Pi, I needed to do a few things: First I had to setup the pi to add OneWire support. I Read More +

Nutmeg InfoSec – Breach Investigation

“, or How I Contributed to the Delinquency of the Internet” by @SkeyeLlama. One of our members will cover an investigation of a breach for one of his hosted websites. In this FREE class he’ll go over response and mitigation outlined in the 6 steps of Incident Response from the SANS GIAC Paper: The Incident Handler’s Handbook and talk through how it happened, why it happened, what happened, and how it can be prevented from happening again. When: Wednesday, April 22, 2015 – 7:00 PM Read More +