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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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Sherman Arcade Extravaganza

Sector67 is proud to have collaborated with Sherman Middle School, iona and wuntusk to create the first ever Sherman Arcade Extravaganza. Over 100 Sherman Middle School students participated, spending months on their arcade game creations made of string, cardboard and a

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Welcome

Sector67 is a non-profit collaborative space in Madison, WI dedicated to providing an environment to learn, teach, work-on, build, and create next generation technology; including software, hardware, electronics, art, sewing, metalwork, apps, games, etc. If you’re in southern Wisconsin feel

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Whirlpool Turbidity Sensor

In the course of one of our Makership Projects, we needed a water turbidity sensor.  Of course a new sensor was prohibitively expensive, but eBay pointed us towards inexpensive dishwasher sensors.  We ended up purchasing a Whirlpool Turbidity Sensor, part

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