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Tormach Open House Saturday – Waunakee CNC Manufacturing Company

Madison is lucky to have a well recognized CNC manufacturing company in Waunakee, WI called Tormach.  They’re hosting their second annual open house coming up on August 1st from 10AM until 5PM.  They’ll be featuring many of their products for

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WiscoWood and its first Kickstarter Campaign

Over a year in the making with a lot of blood, sweat, and laughs with my Sector67 peers and this is what you get: WiscoWood Minimalist Cycling Wallets   We can’t even begin to thank the list of people at

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A Gift for Steve – Wisconsin Trivet

In case you haven’t heard, Steve Case is in town (Former CEO of AOL though more recently a startup evangelist and adviser to the president) and we were tasked with making him a parting gift to thank him for his

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Madison Sewing Studio Launches – Grand Opening and Competition

Grand Opening: Madison Sewing Studio will be having a grand opening to celebrate their new location in Sector67 (2100 Winnebago St Madison WI 53704) on Friday, January 24th from 6pm – 9pm with free sewing demonstrations, modeling of member creations, information on membership and

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Build Madison 2013

Sector67 hosted the 4th annual Build Madison on November 23-24th, 2013.  This event is an excuse to spend 24 hours straight working on a project of any type, and we saw a ton of interesting ideas this year. Things kick

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Sixth Apollo67 Balloon Launch Successful!

Over the weekend a merry band of Sector67 members pulled together to launch another high altitude balloon. This time with a proven package that made it worth launching a GoPro black in 4K video mode for great stills from the

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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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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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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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Iona Clothing

A contemporary women’s clothing store, Iona, will be opening on 807 East Johnson Street, and all of the signage for the brand logos were made at Sector67. Monty cut the raw wood and metal material, and then engraved the brand names

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Kit Building/Learn How to Solder Class

We just received a shipment of parts for instructional courses on Kit Building/Learn How to Solder: The available kits we have are Drawdio, Minty Boost, Mini POV, TV-B-Gone and Red/Green LOL. Check here soon to sign up for an upcoming class.

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Makership Meeting #2

The second Makership meeting took place on Tuesday, July 9th. The Makership Program pairs students (the makers) in primary education with knowledgable Sector67 members, who serve as their mentors. The makers work with together with a mentor, bringing a maker’s

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