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.

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

Making Chainmail Workshop April 17th @ NESIT Middletown

Ever wanted to manufacture the height of 17th century personal defense? Work a bouncing job and need a bit of extra protection? Need some puncture resistant gloves? 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.

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.

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.

Electronics Take-Apart Party at the Wallingford Public Library

The Wallingford Public Library will be hosting a take-apart party for adults featuring folks from the NESIT Makerspace! Registration opens on February 22nd.

Please send yourself a reminder, tell a friend, and sign up once the event goes live.

From the event page:

Find out how electronics work by disassembling computers, iPads, CD players and more. All tools and equipment provided, though you are welcome to bring your own electronics to take apart.

Co-sponsored by NESIT Makerspace.

Open to adults and teens in grades 9 and above. Registration opens February 22.

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.