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Surface Mount Soldering Class

Sector67 had a surface mount soldering class on August 21st. A Lumen Electronic Jewelry Skull Kit was used by everyone. Check out Lumen’s website. First, paste was applied to the one side of the skulls. Then, the parts were applied

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Xbox Reworking Party and BGA Chip Soldering

Sector67 recently hosted an Xbox rework and BGA chip soldering class. The ball grid array (BGA) is a “type of surface-mount packaging used for integrated circuits. BGA packages are used to permanently mount devices such as microprocessors.” In Xbox 360s, the infamous “red ring of

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Siglinda Knives

Sector67 member Josh runs Siglinda Knives, a “locally owned, artisanal sharpening & repair service for knives, shears & blades of all kinds.” Visit his site here: siglinda.com

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Forward Technology Fest

One of the events for the Forward Technology Fest was held at Sector67, on Tuesday, August 20th. Forward Tech Fest is a series of events where “fellow entrepreneurs, nerds, designers, geeks, hackers, and creative professionals from the Midwest [network and

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SnowShoe iPad Minis

SnowShoe, a tech company specializing in hardware for mobile transactions that first started in Madison, recently moved to Denver. Before they left, Sector67 engraved a bunch of iPad minis for them using the laser cutter: The iPad minis on the

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Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace Margarita Mixer Bike

Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace, a fine local taqueria establishment right around the corner from Sector67, commissioned members from Sector67 to build a bike that mixes margaritas while you ride it. But first, they made a fake one just to troll

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TCS Basys Control Thermostat

TCS Basys Control donated a wireless thermostat and control system to Sector67! They are a Middleton, Wisconsin based energy management systems company. We sincerely thank them for their truly gracious donation. Take a look at their website here: https://www.tcsbasys.com/index.php

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Detroit Maker Faire and PPPRS

A group of Sector67 members traveled to Detroit this past weekend to check out the Maker Faire and compete in the Power Racing Series! This thing was awesome and enormous. This was cool, too. A lineup of the competing cars

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Posted in Field Trip

Madison Public Library Benches

Some bench frames for the new Central Madison Public Library, set to open in less than two months, were laser-engraved here at Sector67. This is the unfinished pile, accounting for about half of the total frames. The names on the

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Posted in Laser Cutter, Projects, Software

How to Apply a Sector67 Sticker to Your VW Van

Step 1: Slowly remove the backing from the adhesive side of the Sector67 sticker. Step 2: With a friend to help you, line up the Sector67 sticker evenly, and then firmly press it sticker onto the car surface. Step 3: Slowly remove

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