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 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.
Tim has been perfecting his method of making wooden signs, look out for a class in the future!
NESIT Maker Space in Meriden is offering a Model Rocketry class, open to all ages.
Rocket Build Night Nov. 7th 6PM-9PM Launch Day will be Saturday Nov. 10th
Pictures from the open house Maker Monday that was 10/03/2016.
As it turns out old sledgehammer heads can be re-made with new fiberglass handles and a bit of elbow grease. The public computer workstations are well underway. And pegboard organization is looking better thanks to the Deltabot printer which can print PLA sturdily enough to create pegboard holders.
NESIT will be having a jewelry making workshop just in time for Halloween on Wednesday October 5th (10/05/16).
Sign up over on Meetup if you’re planning to attend.