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FAA Now Requires Model Aircraft Registration

The FAA has mandated anyone operating model aircraft over 250 grams to register. It’s one registration number that’s used across your vehicles. This does apply to traditional fixed and rotary wing model aircraft. If you don’t want to pay the fee, it’s refundable for a period. “The normal registration fee is $5, but in an effort to encourage as many people as possible to register quickly, the FAA is waiving this fee for the first 30 days (from Dec. 21, 2015 to Jan 20, 2016).” It’s Read More +

Learn To Cut Your Electricity Bill!

WHEN: Thursday, February 12, 2015, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM WHERE: NESIT Learning Center, 290 Pratt Street, Meriden, CT By now you’ve probably received your latest electricity bill and said “what the hell!”. The recent rate hikes are significant and will have you thinking twice about how you use electricity. Come and join us and find out how you can save money on your electricity bill. We’ll start with the basics, explaining the concepts of volts, amps and watts and show you how electricity usage Read More +

3D Printed Poseable Robot

Saw a cool jointed robot featured on by Shira, and thought I’d try to print one out and assemble it. Shira’s a graphic designer by trade and a sculptor that likes create articulated dolls. Her design stuck out because it was cute and secondly designed for some of the parts (arms and neck) to be moveable with a single print run. The directions were pretty straight forward, although I had to use rafts and other tricks to get the pieces to print out ok Read More +

iPhone 5 Engraving

With our new Epilog laser engraver laying around, I took it upon myself to find a way to use this asset. Thinking of projects that would otherwise be intricate and complex, I had one of those “ah-ha” moments: my iPhone 5. Within 30 minutes of google searching and photoshop tinkering, I had a professional layout of my company logo with my name and website. Gary loaded a test sample into the machine and it looked perfect. Holding my breath, for the fear the machine may Read More +

BsidesCT Registration is open!

BSides Connecticut is an exciting day long information security conference hosted at Quinnipiac University’s beautiful York Hill campus. The campus sits adjacent to the picturesque peaks of Sleeping Giant Mountain in Hamden, Connecticut, which is just 90 minutes from New York City, two hours from Boston, and just eight miles north of New Haven. With this ideal venue for collaborative presentations, sharing of information and ideas, BSides Connecticut will help establish a much-needed link between information security professionals and the Connecticut technology community. Date:       Saturday, June 14th, 2014 Read More +

HP Design Jet 5000 Plotter with Windows 8 – Peace at last

Within the last couple of months, a local business donated a HP Design Jet 5000 Plotter. Colorful and large, the printer is the perfect item for creating workspace signs for the Electronics, Woodshop and Data Center. The only problem was printing from Windows 8. Luckily, after hours trying to figure out work-arounds, I found a solution that worked with my Windows 8 machine. Here’s the link: Although the driver says for HP Design Jet 5500, it works just fine with the HP Design Jet Read More +