NESIT Metalwork Shop Gets a Mill

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.

Monday Open House at NESIT Makerspace in Meriden July 10th, 2017

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!

Monday Open House at NESIT Makerspace in Meriden June 12th, 2017

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.

What was happening? Inverse Phase was there giving an overview of “8-bit” style audio silicon. NMLStyle and StormBlooper traded off audio and video duties to put on an A/V concert.

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.

Wednesday Night Open House at NESIT Makerspace in Meriden May 17th, 2017

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.

Leatherworking on Wednesday the 11th 2017 at NESIT Makerspace in Meriden

Kevin was going over the art of leather working on Wednesday at NESIT. Tooling and died patches of leather are useful in a variety of crafts.

Case in point. If you look close at those patches you’ll see Playstation buttons tooled into them. We’re not sure what he’s doing here; possibly designing a giant Playstation controller?

Malware Cleaning Talk

This week NESIT Meriden is offering a class on computer malware and viruses; what they are, how you get them, and more importantly how to remove them. We’ll go over some of the most popular free programs that diagnose and clean your computer of malware and viruses. Class is free; RSVP is requested so we can ensure you have a place to sit.

WhiteHat Wednesday at NESIT Makerspace May 3rd, 2017 featuring Malware Talk

This week NESIT is sponsoring a malware talk on WhiteHat Wednesday in the Meriden learning center at 290 Pratt St. NESIT member AJ will be going over the basics of Windows and OS-X malware and what you can do about it.

There will also be open discussion for anyone attending. Stop by and chat about the latest self replicating threats to our computers and what you can do to prevent them.

To help us get a head count of who’s attending please sign up for the session on Meetup if possible. It’s not required and you’ll be welcome by regardless.

Making Chainmail Workshop April 19th @ NESIT Middletown

Ever wanted to manufacture the height of 17th century personal defense? Work a bouncing job and need a bit of extra protection? Puncture resistant gloves for working with electronics, animals, or construction? Maybe a bit of costuming?

You should make your own chainmail! Andrew of NESIT will be holding a workshop on making chainmail April 17th and 19th at NESIT Makerspace in scenic Meriden, CT. Come by and learn the modern art of creating your own metal mail fabric.