Monday Open House for March 20th, 2017

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!

NESIT Attends the 2017 Southington Amateur Radio Association Flea Market

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!

NESIT Sign sitting on high school lunch table at SARA flea market, Southington Highschool, March 2017

Establishing shot of the front of the flea market, SARA flea market,

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.

Wednesday NESIT Open House

On Wednesday NESIT holds a Maker open house for the public to come in and collaborate at NESIT Makerspace, 290 Pratt St. Meriden, CT.

Maker Monday Open House

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.

Maker Monday Open House

Come on down and join NESIT for our Maker Monday open house. Hours generally run between 6:30/7:00 PM to around 10PM or whenever people filter out for the evening. Please sign up on MeetUp if you have an account.

One of the things you could be creating (in the future)? The Maslow (video) recently announced as a Kickstarter. Maslow is a 4×8 CNC for cutting full sheets of material on the cheap with nothing more than a Ridgid R2200 router with base, two bricks, and a few 2×4 studs. The folks behind it have released their designs and are fundraising to produce and ship prototype kits to send out.

Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire Nov. 5th, 6th

Couldn’t make it out to the Greater Hartford area Maker Faire back in October? If you’ve got a Barnes & Noble bookstore somewhere near you they’re hosting a smaller version of the Maker Faire in every one of their locations!

NESIT’s own Katie Jackson will be at the West Hartford Center Barnes & Noble running a wood-working workshop. Please check back if you would like the specific time and date.

These events include a smaller number of your local makers and organizations along with B&N hosted content. There’s a website set up for the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire if you’d like to check if your there’s an event near you.