This past weekend some NESIT members worked on laser cutting 3D models. They used slicer for Fusion 360 to slice the model, and our 60w Epilog laser to cut the layers from 36×24 sheets of cardboard.
Monday is open house night at NESIT Makerspace in Meriden, CT just off Rt 691 with convenient access from Hartford, New Haven, and all of central Connecticut.
What’s been going on? Tom and Sam have been at work readying their rocket for launch in the metal and wood shop. From this recent picture taken in the 3D printing area it looks like it’s almost ready to go!
NESIT member Dave R. will be going over the steps entailed in becoming a Mechanical Engineer. This class is free to the public. He’ll be focusing on:
- How does a Wind Turbine Work?
- What college classes does a student typically take to get a degree in Mechanical Engineering?
- “At your first job”… What is an example of a calculation and design task that an entry-level mechanical engineer would be expected to perform?
Of interest to Boy Scouts we will cover the requirements for Engineering Merit Badges 4 and 8 and part of Energy Merit Badge 7’s requirements.