We finally got the Ultimaker working
Jamie has been working since the Build Madison hosted at Sector67 in September 2012 on his concept for a bicycle pulled kitchen in Houghton Michigan. He’s moved from a “napkin sketch”, in this case meaning a small scale LEGO brick prototype, to a ready to go kitchen complete with umbrella, just in time to start thinking about skis in upper Michigan.
Slightly less colorful than the lego model, but it is more functional.
Check out more about Revolution Kitchen on their website.
If everyone on your Christmas list is sick of getting random engraved pieces of junk from the laser cutter you can always make them a sweet record bowl (not recommended for soup or other hot liquids).
We vacuum formed ours but you can use the oven.
Our new laser cutter.
It can do some pretty cool things like engraving this granite
or this glass
or any other junk you have lying around.
We group bought this we the Detroit Hacker Space and got them shipped to us directly from China.
We’ve got some cool new toys here and members are making the most of them.
Mike messing around on the CNC wood router.
A finished product from the CNC wood router, a sign for a warming shelter.
We’re still learning about our laser cutter (which inevitably draws a crowd):
and testing a variety of materials including engraving Jade:
and an awesome guitar pick made from a soft stone:
We need to up the vertical resolution and test out our narrow focus lens (these were all engraved using a 63.5mm lens, really should be using the 38.1mm lens)
One of the Power Racing Series vehicles broken an “axle” the other day (giant sized bolt). While they were repairing the axle, Alex shot a couple of pictures from a modern phone camera, these have gotten amazingly good at taking cool pictures!
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.
Madison SOUP‘s December event will be held at Sector67-2100 Winnebago St. on Sunday, December 9th from 6-8pm. Tickets are now available via Madison SOUP Eventbrite and are $10. There is also an option to donate to the event; so if you know you won’t be able to attend but would like to pitch in some money please use this option instead of reserving a ticket.
There is still time to submit your idea! Projects and ideas can be submitted until 11:59 on Tuesday, December 4th via the Project Proposal form. Past presenters who weren’t awarded the micro-grant may submit their project or idea again, and may continue to do so until you’re awarded the micro-grant. Anyone is able to submit their idea as long as it provides some sort of positive impact for the Madison community*.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with all questions or comments!
Hope to see you there
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 chunk of wood. After that it was squaring the laptop and shim time:
Then the scary “hit go and hope you got it lined up right”
And finally a happy Brendan and his permanently altered laptop case:
In other news, we now own a giant laser cutter/engraver, we’ve had the good fortune of having access to three laser cutters over the past year, but had a great opportunity to go in with our sister hackerspace i3Detroit on a very affordably priced machine!
If you made it by the last meeting, you heard the saga of Eric’s ZAP Xebra impossible titling process. The long story short, the vehicle was purchased years ago by another party, and was never titled. This resulted in Eric holding the Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (issued to a dealer), rather than a real title:
Anyway, over the past 1/2 year I have been asked to do an amazing number of things. Most requests came sequentially rather than all at once, and originally the requests would come by mail which drew the process out even longer. By the end, the DOT representative and I would communicate by email and I would physically drop things off at the DOT main office which streamlined things a bit.
The process involved:
While the paperwork was being processed, I was pulled over by the local police several times. The first time was within 24 hours of driving it on my city’s street. The final time was about two weeks before I got the plate in the mail. I got very used to carrying around up-to-date paperwork so I was ready for these instances.
While at Sector67, slightly modified ZAP vehicles have starred in a few videos:
Read on over at EVPowers