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Warming Up the Laser Engraver

We’re still learning about our laser cutter (which inevitably draws a crowd): and testing a variety of materials including engraving Jade: Granite: and an awesome guitar pick made from a soft stone: We need to up the vertical resolution and

Posted in Hardware, Projects

Welding Pictures

One of the Power Racing Series vehicles broken an “axle” the other day (giant sized bolt).  While they were repairing the axle, Alex shot a couple of pictures from a modern phone camera, these have gotten amazingly good at taking

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Madison SOUP – December 9th 6-8PM – Get Tickets Today!

Sector67 will again be hosting MadisonSOUP this cold, dark, December! We hope to have a full house so please join us for some great food and Madison area project proposals. SOUP can’t happen without your support, so please register today.

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Laser Engraving a Laptop

Not as scary as it sounds, we started off with a test on a dead laptop panel: Which yielded beautiful results on the first try.  Next up was preparing the artwork (in this case XKCD.com comics) and test engraving a

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ZAP Car is Finally Road Legal

If you made it by the last meeting, you heard the saga of Eric’s ZAP Xebra impossible titling process.  The long story short, the vehicle was purchased years ago by another party, and was never titled.  This resulted in Eric holding

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Sector67 Hits “Freakfest”

Jesse wanted to stand out at this year’s “Freakfest” with something better than his handmade Predator costume of past years, so work commenced 2 days before the event with pink foam flying everywhere. And a mini chestburster alien was first

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Pi Bottle Opener

Not likely to be carried to a party, but may live comfortably as a paper weight when not is use: This Pi bottle opener was machined by Leon out of solid chunk of aluminum: The leading corner has been cut

Posted in Hardware, Projects

Maker Faire New York

We were delighted for the opportunity to attend Maker Faire New York this year courtesy of the Power Racing Series.  We had a great time! Sparkfun’s Juan Pena took a great picture of the Sector67 group:

Posted in Field Trip, News

Running Node.js on a Raspberry Pi

Sector67 member Monty spent way too much time setting up a Raspberry Pi to run Node.js (which happens to include a handy serial library to enable webserver level Arduino communications) to be overlooked: My local hackerspace Sector67 held a 24 hour build

Posted in Arduino, Hardware, Raspberry Pi

Bicycle Stolen 7/17/2012

We had a bicycle stolen from the front of our building and vehicles gone through at 12:55AM Tuesday morning by a drunk guy.  If you recognize this person please let us know.  Note to the person, please get closer to

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City Camp Madison this Weekend!

Madison CityCamp, on Saturday, June 16th, will bring together local government officials, municipal employees, programmers, designers, citizens, and journalists to share perspectives and insights about the cities in which they live. CityCamp recognizes that local governments and community organizations have

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WI Governor’s Business Plan Finalists Include Sector67 Members!

Congratulations to Sector67 member team C-Motive Technologies for making it into the top 12 in the WI Governor’s Business Plan Competition this year.  Micah Erickson, Dan Ludois, and Justin Reed have been working out of the business incubator for several

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