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.

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?

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.

Pictures of NESIT’s Monday Night Chain Mail Making Class

Andrew’s workshop on the art of crafting chainmail lead to the successful creation of chain mail cloth by quite a few folks in attendance. Using a simple jig to twist the wire into loops, cutting with a leveraged pair of snips, and properly connecting the links is all that’s required.

Sign up for the encore presentation on MeetUp and stop in to learn how the mail is made!  NESIT will also be open for our usual Wednesday night open house hours.A chainmail making jig is attached to the bench at NESIT A demonstration of twisting ChainMail chains together from loops of steel

Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

NESIT member Dave R. will be going over the steps entailed in becoming a Mechanical Engineer.  We’ll be focusing on:

  • How does a Wind Turbine Work?
  • What college classes does a student typically take to get a degree in Mechanical Engineering?
  • “At your first job”… What is an example of a calculation and design task that an entry-level mechanical engineer would be expected to perform?

Of interest to Boy Scouts we will cover the requirements for Engineering Merit Badges 4 and 8 and part of Energy Merit Badge 7’s requirements.

Making Chainmail Workshop April 17th & 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 the scenic 290 Pratt St. building, Meriden, CT. Come by and learn the modern art of creating your own metal mail fabric.

Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Class on April 12th @ NESIT Meriden Connecticut

NESIT member Dave R. will be going over the steps entailed in becoming a Mechanical Engineer.  This class is free to the public. He’ll be focusing on:

  • How does a Wind Turbine Work?
  • What college classes does a student typically take to get a degree in Mechanical Engineering?
  • “At your first job”… What is an example of a calculation and design task that an entry-level mechanical engineer would be expected to perform?

Of interest to Boy Scouts we will cover the requirements for Engineering Merit Badges 4 and 8 and part of Energy Merit Badge 7’s requirements.