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Arduino 101

Chris gave an Arduino programming lesson on Thursday, June 20th. According to its website, “Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. It’s intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive

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High-Altitude Balloon

In May, we launched a high-altitude balloon, the fourth one in a series for the Apollo67 project. Read about the rest of flight, look at pictures from the balloon’s camera, preparation, recovery and more in a fantastic write-up by Bob: http://apollo67.com/apollo67-launch-4-433/

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Wood-fired Pizza Oven

Tim built a wood-fired pizza oven, and shaped the pizza using a FeLion iron cast. Tim based the design of the oven off a guy from California called the Pizza Hacker. The oven gets up to 900 degrees.  

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Grilled Cheese Competition

Sector67 visited the Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship in Mineral Point, on Saturday, April 27th. Alisa and Andrew from FeLion had a booth as well.  

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Casting

Chris and Mary performed an aluminum casting.   The aluminum cast will be used as a mold for glass blowing. You can watch a video of the pour here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqTrp-IAw-s

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Forging

Tim worked on some forging with interested people from the neighborhood.    

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Revisiting April’s Monthly Meeting

The Sector67 April monthly meeting was on Tuesday, April 2nd.   1. Chris demonstrated how to expand and shrink a peep using a vacuum. You can find a video of the same process in action here.   2. Jay talked

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Vote to Get Us Money So We Can Teach Kids Cool Stuff

We submitted a proposal to the Project:Connect Summer Youth Programming project –  Project:Connect promotes connected learning and a more equitable, social and participatory web.  We want to help kids learn how to be responsible Minecraft citizens, and make and share 3D designs on Thingiverse,

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June’s Monthly Meeting

The Sector67 monthly meeting was on Tuesday, June 4th.   1. Tom, a professor at MATC, brought with him a drone built by he and his students in a collaborative effort.   The hardware and software of the drone is

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Gruesome Playground Injuries

Theatre in All the Wrong Places, one of Madison’s newest theatre companies, put on a performance of their original production Gruesome Playground Injuries at Sector67. As their mission statement notes, one of the troupe’s primary goals is to “explore non-traditional performance venues,”

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