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.

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.