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Detroit Maker Faire and PPPRS

A group of Sector67 members traveled to Detroit this past weekend to check out the Maker Faire and compete in the Power Racing Series! This thing was awesome and enormous. This was cool, too. A lineup of the competing cars

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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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The PPPRS in Kansas City

Sector67 went down to compete in the Power Racing Series in Kansas City June 29 and 30! This our third year of attendance. The goal of the race is “to create a working electric vehicle for less than $500 using

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Sector67 Presents: The Fauxrarri 2012 PPPRS Championship car build


For the last year, when people from the street stop by Sector67 and ask what a hackerspace is, my first stop has been the PPPRS car that sits prominently on our shop floor.   It shows off so many capabilities of

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PPPRS Nerf Attack

The Power Racing Series (hopped up Power Wheels racing) has alluded to requiring Nerf weapons this year for a section of the competition.  We’ve been doing some proper R&D, using the Navy’s cruise missile destroying gun as a goal: Some

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Closing Out July

It was a lonnnngggg month with a lot of new projects: Working on an e-textile turn signal jacket: Creating a sewing template with a 3,000# CNC milling machine, seems oddly appropriate:The July meeting had a bunch of cool projects, including

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June Updates

Lots going on through June! Trying to figure out what we should do with an empty power wheels jeep body. . . A short time later things were getting closer: Of course part of ordering the universe requires some disorder,

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Kansas City Maker Faire

Sector67 had a road trip down to Kansas City June 25th-26th to catch the mini Maker Faire and race our PPPRS vehicle.  We also stayed at <a href=””>Hammerspace</a> and toured <a href=””>CCCKC</a> (the infamous hackerspace in a cave). Iron Man

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Sector67 Sweeps First Day of PPPRS

We arrived safely in Kansas City at about 5:30am at Hammerspace, slept for a few minutes/hours, and then headed to Union Station downtown to unpack and get the car set up.  Teams were amazing, there was about 13 cars running

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Power Wheels Running

The car was built in 2 days, but tweaking took a few weeks. . . We’ve got 2.5 HP worth of propulsion and a Lithium Ion battery to boot!  Everything seems to be working, it’ll soon be sitting comfortable in

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May in Closing. . .

New electrical service, finally at 200A 240VAC instead of 100A (yes, that would be a 80’s residential connection on a commercial building): Tim’s been rocking the art metal, if you’re interested we’ve usually got creations for sale at the shop!

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May in Updates. . .

Well, I sat down to dig through the camera for blog pictures and found that I had 213 pictures to choose from since the last update . . . might be time to ‘hire’ a journalism intern for the summer!

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