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)
Wesleyan is sponsoring a free cinema puppetry workshop put on by the touring group Manual Cinema for high school students. Space is limited but they’re looking for local students interested in the subject to sign up. Please see the attached flyer for all the details.
The workshop will be on Saturday, February 24th from 11am to 1pm at the Center for the Arts, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT. To register, visit www.wesleyan.edu/boxoffice (select: Workshop) or call 860-685-3355.
NESIT is holding our bi-weekly open house. Stop by and check out what everyone’s working on. Or just say Hi!
Chris will be bringing in the Monoprice Maker Select Mini to see if some of it’s design defects can be repaired. The Mini appears to have a couple of serious deficiencies in power cable movement and belt tension that should be easy to fix. Find out more about it at MPSelectMini.com
NESIT will be showcasing at the Greater Hartford Mini Maker Faire in Farmington, CT this coming Saturday (that’s October 7th, 2017). Come down and see what we’ve been working on.
We’ll be bringing back Kevin’s popular leatherworking and tooling workshop from last year. We’ll also have an entire table devoted to showcasing 3D printers along with an iTopie live build! Watch in real-time as we fail (or succeed?) at assembling a 3D printer from a host of possibly correct spare parts.
Tickets are free and can be acquired through the fair’s Event Brite page.
NESIT will be open at 7pm on Monday for our open house. We’ve got new air compressor lines hooked up along with the metal mill station (see the previous post).
After a bit of clean-up the lines held a steady 80PSI without hissing a constant stream of air!
Join NESIT for our weekly open house this Monday in lovely Meriden, CT. We’re in the Pratt St. building right off Highway 691 a stop down from the I91 interchange. You can even find directions, maps, and pictures on this very website!
Assorted NESIT members are just back from the @Party held at the Artisan’s Asylum in Sommerville Mass.
And of course the composition competition occurred late in the evening with some interesting entries. The contents of which will hopefully be up on the @Party website in the future.
Couldn’t make it out to the Greater Hartford area Maker Faire back in October? If you’ve got a Barnes & Noble bookstore somewhere near you they’re hosting a smaller version of the Maker Faire in every one of their locations!
NESIT’s own Katie Jackson will be at the West Hartford Center Barnes & Noble running a wood-working workshop. Please check back if you would like the specific time and date.
These events include a smaller number of your local makers and organizations along with B&N hosted content. There’s a website set up for the Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire if you’d like to check if your there’s an event near you.
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.