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.

Website Creation with Drupal Wednesday October 26th

Ever wonder what a CMS is or how you can get an entire website running without having to program it yourself? Drupal is one of your options!

On 10/26/2016 at 7PM NESIT member Andrew is running a workshop starting with an introduction to the software and proceeding through setting it up and getting a functioning website running.

The public is welcome! Please sign up here on Meetup.com (if possible) if you plan to attend.

Tanned Leatherworking Workshop October 19th

Join us at NESIT on October 19th from 7:00-10:00 PM for an introduction to the world of leather crafting. The workshop’s focus will be on learning how to hand tool designs on plain vegetable tanned leather which can be tooled and dyed, stained, or painted.

Once this skill is learned it can be used to make a large range of projects such as wallets, purses, belts, bolsters, and notebook covers. Tools and a practice piece of leather will be supplied for the lesson at no charge.

This instructional workshop will be lead by Kevin of Solofalcon Leather. Stop by NESIT Makerspace and learn how to create objects of art out of leather.

Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire Featuring NESIT Makerspace

NESIT will be attending the second annual Mini Maker Faire in Farmington Connecticut on the campus of Tunxis Community College this Sunday, October 8th 2016! NESIT member Kevin will be showing folks how to work leather and Chris will be running a 3D printer expo and how-to.

Each year Maker Faires help expose people both young and old to a wild combination of crafts and technology. From edible spaghetti art to high school robotics teams there’s bound to be something to peak your interest.

Organizing Tools around the Shop.. by 3D Printing!

With tool sorting underway at NESIT it’s a good time to look over the available 3D printed options for making your life a little more organized. ┬áHere’s a few 3D printed parts that are great for when “We’ve just got to get organized“.

Unless you’re in Russia. In which case I’m sure there’s an incredibly melancholy equivalent saying. Continue reading Organizing Tools around the Shop.. by 3D Printing!