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Film Crew Fun

Thanks to David Nevala and company for stopping out to shoot some excellent (hopefully!) footage on local entrepreneurs and taking the time to highlight creativity and innovation around Sector67. We had a great time and the shop was eerily quiet

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First Startup Weekend Madison – April 27-29, 2012

Wisconsin’s first Startup Weekend event, ‘Startup Weekend Madison’, is coming to Madison April 27th-29th, 2012. Organized by leaders from UW-Madison, Madison College, Edgewood College, Capital Entrepreneurs, and Sector67, the goal of Startup Weekend Madison is to bring together entrepreneurial minds

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Apollo67 v1 Recovered

Sector67 competed in the Hackerspaces in Space competition earlier this year. We launched two balloons lofted by hydrogen and posted details at Apollo67. The first balloon launched was a green dart whose objective was to return to earth as fast

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Iron Pour a Success!

The Iron Pour co-hosted with FeLion Studios was a great success!  A hundred plus people made it through our shop and had a great time watching the iron pour despite the bitter cold.  No injuries to report either despite melting

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2012 UW OCR 100 Hour Challenge

We’re again excited and ready to support the UW Office of Corporate Relations in another great 100 Hour Challenge.  UW System students are invited to Sector67 for an opportunity to create treasure from state surplus trash with only 100 hours

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FIRST LEGO Robotics Team Splatacrash Finds a Home at Sector67

Last fall Sector67 agreed to host a FIRST LEGO League robotics team. Team Splatacrash consisted of eight intrepid O’Keeffe Middle School students with a penchant for mechanical design and programming. Sector67 director Chris Meyer provided the team with an inspiring

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Rosetta@Home Reaches 1,000,000 Credits!

Sector67’s Rosetta@Home Effort Update A milestone was reached on Tuesday, November 15, as Sector67 member Dougal processed enough Rosetta@Home work units to achieve one million earned credits in the BOINC distributed computing system. The goal was to reach 1M by

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Music in Space

She climbs into the fuselage and takes her seat in front of the brightly lit control panel. A tune starts to play as she slides the first lever into position.  She presses a button and a rhythm glides in behind

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The Ship has Sailed!

The giant double decker bus has left the Sector67 parking lot!  We’re excited and definitely feeling a little emptier in more than a few ways 😉  Thankfully they’ve safely made it to their first destination and are one step on

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Trip to UW Platteville for Meet N Eat with and Entrepreneur

Sector67 was invited out to UW Platteville as part of a contingent of Capital Entrepreneur Members to meet with students and inspire them to follow their creative ideas. We had a lot of fun at the event, and are looking

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Wausau Daily Herald Covers Local Hackerspace

The Wausau Daily Herald mentions Sector67 as an inspiration for the starting Wausau Collaboration Center. “Bourke’s inspiration came from a makerspace in Madison, called Sector67. The brainchild of engineer Chris Meyer, Sector67 offers Madison-area residents and students a place to

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CNC Pumpkin Carving

What happens when you combine a 3,000 lb computer controlled milling machine and a holiday requiring hand-eye coordination?  CNC pumpkin carving!  Taking it to a new level this year, we attempted both full carving and just removing the skin and

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