February Monthly Meeting

If you missed the live Twitter feed of the meeting this month, here’s the long version of the meeting notes.  Thanks to all who came out in the snowy weather to see what our community of creators have been up to.

Homemade CNC Router

Nate showed us a 12-foot CNC router he’s built from scratch from hardware store parts.

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Shira’s Robo-Arm

Shira shared her experience working with a high school student to construct and program a robot arm.

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O. M. G. (Oh My Gourd) –  Building Speakers from Gourds

James shared his experience of making speakers out of gourds and the difficulties in working with a very organic material/shape!

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Brian’s Makerbot Thingomatic

Brian has spent the past month building his own “supersized” 3D printer. Brian plans to utilize the new printer to print very large objects – you can check it out on Thingiverse.

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Follow Up – Importing a CNC Machine from China

David gave a follow-up presentation on his experience(and lessons learned) importing a CNC router from China. See December meeting notes for information on David’s original presentation – his machine has arrived and he learned the hard way about “death by a thousand papercuts” on import and duty charges, port fees. . .

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Home Automation for the Rest of Us

Larry gave a presentation on the history of home animation, some current IoT (Internet of Things) technology he’s been using, and some items that are being incorporated into today’s homes.

Phillips lights

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Building a Better Bench

Chris shared a presentation on a matching oak bench that he made for a table at home.

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See you in March!

Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 1 at 7:00 PM.  If you have something you’d like to share, please do! Use the “contact us” button at the top right to get on the March agenda.

See you soon!

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