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!

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.

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

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!