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Happy 3rd Birthday Party

Please join us Saturday, October 12th from noon until 5pm for our 3rd anniversary celebration!

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Surface Mount Soldering Class

Sector67 had a surface mount soldering class on August 21st. A Lumen Electronic Jewelry Skull Kit was used by everyone. Check out Lumen’s website. First, paste was applied to the one side of the skulls. Then, the parts were applied

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Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace Margarita Mixer Bike

Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace, a fine local taqueria establishment right around the corner from Sector67, commissioned members from Sector67 to build a bike that mixes margaritas while you ride it. But first, they made a fake one just to troll

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How to Apply a Sector67 Sticker to Your VW Van

Step 1: Slowly remove the backing from the adhesive side of the Sector67 sticker. Step 2: With a friend to help you, line up the Sector67 sticker evenly, and then firmly press it sticker onto the car surface. Step 3: Slowly remove

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Kit Building/Learn How to Solder Class

We just received a shipment of parts for instructional courses on Kit Building/Learn How to Solder: The available kits we have are Drawdio, Minty Boost, Mini POV, TV-B-Gone and Red/Green LOL. Check here soon to sign up for an upcoming class.

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MadREP Meeting

Sector67 hosted a meeting for the Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) in its new conference room. MadREP (formerly called Thrive) is “an economic development partnership for the eight-county Madison Region with a vision to create a dynamic environment where people and

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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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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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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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