NESIT’s R2D2 Parade Float

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)

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

Organizing Tools around the Shop.. by 3D Printing!

With tool sorting underway at NESIT it’s a good time to look over the available 3D printed options for making your life a little more organized. ¬†Here’s a few 3D printed parts that are great for when “We’ve just got to get organized“.

Unless you’re in Russia. In which case I’m sure there’s an incredibly melancholy equivalent saying. Continue reading Organizing Tools around the Shop.. by 3D Printing!