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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

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Polyurethane LEGO Mold

In case you haven’t heard yet, we have a lot of expired medical-grade polyurethane.  The Powers’ family were interested in learning how to make and pour a mold, so what better than LEGOs! The negative mold was made by placing

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Good Old Fashioned Chicken Skewer

Leon was up for some classic chicken roasting but wanted to unlock roasted chicken without the $40/bird price of a commercial roasting setup (let alone a turkey at $78.20!). Add in some 3/4″ aluminum solid round stock, a quick couple

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MakerBot / Arduino music project

I recently completed a project that I’ve been working on at Sector 67 for a few months: an algorithmic audio composition, a MakerBot-printed 3D “score” of the composition, and an Arduino-powered device that coordinates the audio playback of the composition

Posted in Arduino, Hardware, Projects, Software

PPPRS Nerf Attack

The Power Racing Series (hopped up Power Wheels racing) has alluded to requiring Nerf weapons this year for a section of the competition.  We’ve been doing some proper R&D, using the Navy’s cruise missile destroying gun as a goal: Some

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Polyurethane Experiments

Sector67 was privileged to receive six barrels of two part polyurethane scrap resin from Isthmus Engineering (that’s 330 gallons for anyone counting, or about ~2871 lbs).  We’re very happy we turned down the remaining 20 barrels, as we still have

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Cast Iron Pour 1PM-5:30PM Saturday

Sector67 is hosting FeLion Studios for an iron pour at Sector67 on Saturday, February 11th. This is a public / family event , and we have some very awesome deals to offer you over the next 6 days before the

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Experience Making PCBs from Fritzing

With some help from Chris and Sector67, I’ve been able to work out a process for getting to a custom-fabricated printed-circuit board (PCB) that’s amazingly simple and straight-forward, even for people who aren’t “hardware guys”. This article gives an over-view

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Thermal Camera and Firewood Rack

Thermal Camera This is a thermal camera project that was designed from and Thermal cameras normally cost $5,000 or more. They use an array of sensors to make an image. This thermal camera costs a lot less by using one sensor

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Japanese Ice Sphere Mold

A few months ago, I found a video of an awesome “Japanese Ice Mold” online. The idea is simple: People like drinks cold. Ice makes things cold. Ice melts. People don’t like water in their drinks. To prevent melting, you

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A Kalahari Christmas

After Erin took me on a ski trip to Salt Lake City for Christmas 2010, I was far behind in the Christmas Karma. For 2011 I planned to take her to a resort in Wisconsin Dells, which is sort of like

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Zmodo 16 Channel DVR

After seeing Pumping Station One’s implementation of a space utilization monitor and the cheap listing on, we decided to invest in a 16 channel DVR camera system. The system is advertised as having a Linux based OS with a

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