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July Monthly Meeting

The July monthly meeting was on Tuesday, July 2nd. Liam compiled and demonstrated an educational math software/hardware program on Raspberry Pi called Sage (it wasn’t originally built for the hardfp ARM architecture).   Jacob demoed an Oculus Rift Virtual Reality Headset for

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Makership Meeting #2

The second Makership meeting took place on Tuesday, July 9th. The Makership Program pairs students (the makers) in primary education with knowledgable Sector67 members, who serve as their mentors. The makers work with together with a mentor, bringing a maker’s

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The PPPRS in Kansas City

Sector67 went down to compete in the Power Racing Series in Kansas City June 29 and 30! This our third year of attendance. The goal of the race is “to create a working electric vehicle for less than $500 using

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American Skillet Company Kickstarter: New York Skillet!

Alisa and Andrew of FeLion studios and American Skillet Company are launching a Kickstarter to fund their new project, a large scale production of a New York-shaped skillet! This is the rough, prototype version of the skillet, without the various

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Makership Meeting #1

The Makership Program kicked off on Tuesday, June 25th. The Makership Program will pair students (the makers) in primary education with knowledgable Sector67 members, who will serve as their mentors. The makers will work with together with a mentor, bringing a

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Summer 2013 Makerships

DEADLINE IS JUNE 5th!  PLEASE SEND IN YOUR APPLICATIONS ASAP! Sector67 is happy to offer 2013 summer makerships to area youth (available to anyone 18 or younger)!  A makership is a 3 month opportunity to use Sector67 with a free

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Congratulations Innovation Days 2013 Participants

Congratulations to the participants of the 2013 UW College of Engineering’s Innovation Days.  This year we were proud to assist five out of fifteen teams: Cedric with the American Press, an automatic French press-style coffee maker. Michael with the Lecture

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LED Holiday Wreath Build

I was looking for a fun and simple project to learn about the new laser cutter at Sector 67, so I decided to use it to cut some acrylic to hold some RGB-addressable LEDs in the shape of a holiday

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3rd Balloon Launch a Success

Sector67 launched its 3rd high altitude balloon this past weekend with great success. Lots of information over at Apollo67 and for here a beautiful picture:

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Warming Up the Laser Engraver

We’re still learning about our laser cutter (which inevitably draws a crowd): and testing a variety of materials including engraving Jade: Granite: and an awesome guitar pick made from a soft stone: We need to up the vertical resolution and

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Madison SOUP – December 9th 6-8PM – Get Tickets Today!

Sector67 will again be hosting MadisonSOUP this cold, dark, December! We hope to have a full house so please join us for some great food and Madison area project proposals. SOUP can’t happen without your support, so please register today.

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Laser Engraving a Laptop

Not as scary as it sounds, we started off with a test on a dead laptop panel: Which yielded beautiful results on the first try.  Next up was preparing the artwork (in this case XKCD.com comics) and test engraving a

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