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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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CMKT4 Microphone Build Night

Circuit bending rock band CMKT4 stopped in to give a crash course in soldering piezo elements and creating vibration sensitive microphones: Seven people successfully created microphones and had a great time!

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Learn How to Build a Microphone with CMKT4

Join the members of the circuit-bending rock band CMKT4 for a workshop on building your very own EconoMIC Bottle Cap Contact Microphone (from Creme DeMentia). CMKT4 will show you how to solder up a piezo-electric pickup and house it sturdily

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Not One, but Two. . .

When buying anything, buying in a pair is always better right?  Not generally when it comes to 3,000lb pieces of equipment we’re finding out! The good news?  Sector67 owns two 3 axis CNC Webb milling machines: The bad news? We

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October Meeting – Injection Molding Demo

Really cool demonstration from Scott on injection molding, he fabricated a small hand driven injection molder using the book: Secrets of Building a Plastic Injection Molding Machine as a guide. The end result is a functional machine capable of injecting

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