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Week(s) in Updates:

Yes, we’ve again lost a week towards the end of the month, this seems to happen every month but no worries – just makes for a longer post: Lots going on this week, we finally got a machine mounted near

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High Speed Camera

One of the members owns a Casio EX-F1 that can shoot 600 and 1200 FPS video so of course we were hunting up things to shoot in slow motion: One of the most interesting was watching the Makerbot jump all

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Casting Update

There’s been a lot of interest in our aluminum casting efforts.  We’ve stepped things up to our first lost foam casting exercise that ultimately resulted in failure with a lot of learning in the process: Using a foam blank machined

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This Month in Projects

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 quickly

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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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