Darek, Tom, and Tim have been working hard the past few weeks to get an RC R2D2 ready for Wolcott’s Memorial Day Parade. It began with an old Pepsi cooler as the base to work off of. A salvaged hoverboard was used to drive R2, and hobbyist RC plane electronics were used to drive him. A 15W amplifier paired with an arduino played sounds and songs from the series.
It even made the news! (can be seen at around 0:18)
Huge thanks to Orbit Plastics for donating their Autotran pad printing line! This machine is capable of printing all sorts of graphics onto just about any item you can think of. Its a wonderful machine and we look forward to getting it working.
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 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!
Andrew’s workshop on the art of crafting chainmail lead to the successful creation of chain mail cloth by quite a few folks in attendance. Using a simple jig to twist the wire into loops, cutting with a leveraged pair of snips, and properly connecting the links is all that’s required.
Sign up for the encore presentation on MeetUp and stop in to learn how the mail is made! NESIT will also be open for our usual Wednesday night open house hours.