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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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August in Updates! (finally)

Alright, so we’ve hit October, and I still haven’t posted updates from August! Here goes nothing. . . The casting resin finally sees the light of day, this time being tested with water to create foam. The foam was then

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GWIP Summer Program

Sector67 contributed to the Global Wisconsin Idea Program this summer, helping to educate 19 Chinese and US students about robotics and electronics. We taught a soldering class: http://stationaery.com/gwip/field-trip-to-sector-67/ PDF: Global Wisconsin Idea Program – Soldering and an Arduino class: http://stationaery.com/gwip/lesson-on-social-robotics-arduino/

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Power Wheels Racing Champions

Sector67 returned victorious from the Detroit Maker Faire following a strong performance at the Kansas City Maker Faire in the Pow Pow Power Racing Series. We’d like to thank our sponsors for providing us with the tools, equipment, and cash

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Closing Out July

It was a lonnnngggg month with a lot of new projects: Working on an e-textile turn signal jacket: Creating a sewing template with a 3,000# CNC milling machine, seems oddly appropriate:The July meeting had a bunch of cool projects, including

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June Updates

Lots going on through June! Trying to figure out what we should do with an empty power wheels jeep body. . . A short time later things were getting closer: Of course part of ordering the universe requires some disorder,

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Kansas City Maker Faire

Sector67 had a road trip down to Kansas City June 25th-26th to catch the mini Maker Faire and race our PPPRS vehicle.  We also stayed at <a href=”http://www.hammerspacehobby.com/”>Hammerspace</a> and toured <a href=”http://blog.cowtowncomputercongress.org/”>CCCKC</a> (the infamous hackerspace in a cave). Iron Man

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Sector67 Sweeps First Day of PPPRS

We arrived safely in Kansas City at about 5:30am at Hammerspace, slept for a few minutes/hours, and then headed to Union Station downtown to unpack and get the car set up.  Teams were amazing, there was about 13 cars running

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June Meeting in Pictures

If you’re wondering what a meeting looks like, Dan took some awesome pictures at the June meeting: James demonstrated his directional speaker: Dave demonstrated his 3D printed door catch Mark covered the finer points of Nokia batteries for the GGHC:

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Progress on the Power Wheels Project

*PRESS BLACKOUT LIFTED* As you may or may not know, S67 is currently building an amped up Power Wheels to compete with other like-minded maker spaces across the country. We are aiming to race in both Kansas City and Detroit,

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May in Closing. . .

New electrical service, finally at 200A 240VAC instead of 100A (yes, that would be a 80’s residential connection on a commercial building): Tim’s been rocking the art metal, if you’re interested we’ve usually got creations for sale at the shop!

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