Monday Open House at NESIT Makerspace in Meriden Connecticut October 23rd, 2017

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!

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.

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.