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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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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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