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Yes, it’s been a while, hope you don’t feel terribly neglected at the lack of updates 🙁 Lots of cool things going on as always: A tesla coil in need of a few tweaks showed up and its spare transformer

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CupCake Challenge Hackathon

The folks over at posted an international hackerspace challenge – ship a cupcake as far as possible and score points by completing a variety of tasks.  Sector67 accepted the challenge and used our newly created vacuum forming machine to

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Pottery Wheel

Sector67 picked up a pottery wheel from Freecycle a few months back, it was basically a heavy table in someones garage for a number of years and in pretty rough condition. After some more wire brushing and investing in a

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LEGO Robotics Competition

Sector67 is excited to host the Madison Area LEGO Robotics Competition on April 9th, 5-8pm. We’ll be reusing FIRST robotics courses for a little regional competition of our own. Rules are: Using all of the Body Forward Course Rules Only

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Arduino Class Pictures

Markus was kind enough to shoot some great photos at the last Arduino class: Have a look at the full set on Picasa.

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Arduino Nights!

Tonight (12/1) and tomorrow (12/2) Sector67 will be hosting open Arduino nights, so bring in your stuck/unfinished/sick-of Arduino projects and get them finished off.  We’ll be providing comfortable seating, workbenches, soldering irons, friendly faces and warmth (/no snow) – you

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Low Impact Small Housing

Interesting solution to urban living found on ChinaHush: The article outlines the high cost of living in Beijing coupled with the lack of housing available in the downtown – leading to unsatisfactory living at the edges of the mega-city that

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Cub Cadet Future Vision Competition

Cub Cadet (lawn mower manufacturer) is challenging anyone to envision the future of their products: More information and to enter click here.

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Injection Molder in Action!

I returned from The Netherlands on Sunday to find Scott hard at work on his next generation injection molding machine. This version operates in the drill press to to give better control and consistency to the injection operation, and has

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Open Source Farm Blog / Wiki

Very cool open source farm, they detail equipment/resources/rough fabrication techniques that allow them to create a plasma cutting table, universal hydraulic power supply, skid-steer, etc CEB Construction Time from Marcin Jakubowski on Vimeo. Check out their wiki and consider contributing

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Updates! – MSN Article, Arduinos in stock, Arduino class tonight

Couple of interesting things to report: MSN has a surprisingly well written and interesting summary of hackerspaces throughout the country. Our reseller order from Adafruit Industries has arrived, meaning that we have (and will continue to stock) Arduino Unos.  In

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Accessible Bicycle Finished @ S67

Over the last week we watched a tandem-recumbent bicycle take shape at Sector67.  The project goal was to enable a Madison community member to ride a bicycle again after sustaining injuries in a bicycle accident years ago. The basic structure

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