We are happy to announce open houses are back on a new night! Fridays from 7:00 to 10:00 PM are new NESIT member nights, where the public is welcome to come and meet the members, take a tour, and hang out. We hope to see you there!
As of 4/23/2020, NESIT has donated well over 20,000 ear savers to over 118 Hospitals and healthcare facilities, and we are still trucking.
If you’d like to help, we have set up a GoFundMe page. All donations are appreciated! https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-nesit-produce-ear-savers-for-covid19-staff
A local nurse reached out to NESIT this past week asking us to 3D print some ear savers. Ear savers are devices that take the strain caused by wearing a mask off an individual’s ears. After proving the concept, we began to laser cut sheets of ear savers. Both of our laser cutters have been running long days cutting out thousands of ear savers to be donated to hospitals throughout Connecticut. As of writing this on April 13th, NESIT has donated over 2500 ear savers to 12 hospitals, nursing homes, and healthcare facilities, and are continuing to make as many as we can.
Want to help? Donate!
Special thanks to Stewart EFI for their generous material donation!
NESIT representatives went to Hartford to pick up awards and citations from various organizations and politicians for Advancements in Technology and the creation of the Assisted Technology Training Center of CT. Great job guys!
Darek, Tom, and Tim have been working hard the past few weeks to get an RC R2D2 ready for Wolcott’s Memorial Day Parade. It began with an old Pepsi cooler as the base to work off of. A salvaged hoverboard was used to drive R2, and hobbyist RC plane electronics were used to drive him. A 15W amplifier paired with an arduino played sounds and songs from the series.
It even made the news! (can be seen at around 0:18)
NESIT just got a shiny new toy, a Prusa i3 MK3. Our members love the machine, it’s quality is unbeatable. We’ve had it going all week and cant get enough. Let’s hope the other printers don’t get jealous.
NESIT held a successful sign making class. Everyone had the chance to have a custom stencil made, and were able to bring their sign to life.
This past weekend some NESIT members worked on laser cutting 3D models. They used slicer for Fusion 360 to slice the model, and our 60w Epilog laser to cut the layers from 36×24 sheets of cardboard.
Tim has been perfecting his method of making wooden signs, look out for a class in the future!