Stop by NESIT for our open house from 7pm to 10pm. Check out the newly organized wood and metal workshops!
Ever wanted to roast up fresh coffee from green beans? In small batches?
Currently on the NESIT work table is a small batch coffee roaster. It’s a conversion job created from a donor popcorn popper, two thermocouples, a solid state 120v/20A switch, and an ATMega168 board. Later the popper may receive an ARM system, such as the OrangePi or Raspberry Pi, to run artisan – the coffee roasting scope. Think an osilloscope for coffee with temperature and timing software and you’ve got the idea.
Stop by to check out the progress and say hello!
SARA, the Southington Amateur Radio Association, held their annual fundraiser flea market at the Southington High School again this year and NESIT was there. Thanks to everyone who stopped by to say hello and inquire after the Makerspace. Stop on down during an open house night and visit!
If you’d like to find an upcoming local ARRL (the National Association for Amateur Radio) event check out their list of HAMFests and meet ups.
NESIT will be having our Monday Open House on this Monday, March 13th. If you’re contemplating joining a makerspace stop by to see what NESIT has to offer.
While you’re there why not spool up a job on the Deltamaker if it’s not in use? It’s almost mesmerizing to watch!
Want to see what Makerspaces are all about? Stop by NESITs open house on Wednesday, March 7th to chat with like-minded people about technology and industry!
Here’s a video of our DIY table CNC at work routing out a board. You may want to turn your volume down before hitting play as it’s fairly loud.
Get together at NESIT and build things! NESIT Makerspace in Meriden Connecticut is having another open house on Wednesday.
Work is going along nicely on the clean-room for classes with all of the molding up, base, case, foot, and toe. Next up is gap-filling and painting everything for a seamless look.
And the Onion Omega 2 will be making it’s way to our IoT electronics drawer. Please toss it on a breadboard and see what you can make it do.
Do you need to eat? Enjoy making simple, delicious recipes?
Then you may want to attempt some beer bread! It’s a super-simple recipe if you’ve got an oven and one US beer-quantity worth of beer.
Why not stop by your local Meriden Makerspace, NESIT, this Wednesday? If you’ve ever wanted to create a visual aid for how a car works you can create something like this working differential. Or maybe even a working model of a Toyota 22RE Engine!
Come on down to check out the new tools and collaborate or just pass some time with like minded individuals. And check back here on the website in a few days for video of NESIT’s drawer-slide CNC. It was a scratch build by Rich with (mostly) found parts from the Makerspace!
Maker Monday is rolling around at NESIT Makerspace again this week. Why not stop by and use one of the 3D printers to spread some holiday cheer?
In time for the impending holiday Thingiverse user bqLabs has created some cute articulated Christmas figurines of notable reindeers, chubby toy distributors, and short small run production workers. Grab the STLs and make one of your own!
Why not stop by NESIT this Monday and collaborate on a project?
For instance: you could make your own PCB workstation designed by Giufini on Thingiverse on one of the 3D printers. Then solder yourself together a NESIT.org ATTiny controller with it and use that to fuel your own embedded electronics!
If you’ve got a MeetUp account please sign in on our MeetUp event.