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
We’ll be open for our Maker Monday open house this October 23rd. Why not stop by the NESIT Makerspace at 290 Pratt St. Meriden, Connecticut and say “hi”!
Things are picking back up from the summer months. We just got in a collection of of classical computer equipment to put on display (thanks Bill!) and will be sorting it out over the next couple of weeks. Maybe Cobey will even write up a neat demo to run on one of the C64s or ZX Spectrum era computers!
NESIT will be open for our Monday Maker night in Meriden, Connecticut at the NESIT Makerspace. Drop in and see what’s going on.
With Halloween coming up it’s an excellent time to make a mask on one of our 3D printers. The ballroom mask featured above was printed in MakerGeeks Fossil Gray PLA for a clay look. You’ll notice green highlights which glow in the dark and fluoresce under blacklight.
NESIT will be showcasing at the Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire in Farmington, CT this coming Saturday (that’s October 7th, 2017). Come down and see what we’ve been working on.
We’ll be bringing back Kevin’s popular leatherworking and tooling workshop from last year. We’ll also have an entire table devoted to showcasing 3D printers along with an iTopie live build! Watch in real-time as we fail (or succeed?) at assembling a 3D printer from a host of possibly correct spare parts.
Tickets are free and can be acquired through the fair’s Event Brite page.
NESIT will be open at 7pm on Monday for our open house. We’ve got new air compressor lines hooked up along with the metal mill station (see the previous post).
After a bit of clean-up the lines held a steady 80PSI without hissing a constant stream of air!
NESIT members have retrieved and assembled a mill for working metal. Our new mill is a free-standing unit pictured above during it’s assembly!
Stop by to see it in action.
If you’re unfamiliar with what a metal working mill can do see the video (courtesy of MIT) we’ve embedded below. MIT’s Tech TV service isn’t working perfectly; to view, press the play button.
Come by and check out NESIT! This Wednesday, June 28th, we’re once again open for our weekly open house. If you’re unfamiliar with the location please look here for directions, maps, and street shots of the building.
Join NESIT for our weekly open house this Monday in lovely Meriden, CT. We’re in the Pratt St. building right off Highway 691 a stop down from the I91 interchange. You can even find directions, maps, and pictures on this very website!
Assorted NESIT members are just back from the @Party held at the Artisan’s Asylum in Sommerville Mass.
And of course the composition competition occurred late in the evening with some interesting entries. The contents of which will hopefully be up on the @Party website in the future.
NESIT members Tom and Cobey have revived an aging Amiga 2000 motherboard that’s been sitting on the shelf for the past few years accumulating value.
As it turned out all it needed was a bit of a dust off the replacing of a missing floppy (among other functions) controller chip!
Stop by NESIT Makerspace in Meriden, CT and check out the metal shop, wood shop, electronics lab, and all the various work people are putting them through including our latest retro computing addition.