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 Post subject: #30 - Sector67 Meeting Tuesday - Announcements
PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:17 pm 
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FYI for anyone not on the announcements list: (announcements tab on the website):

Hello,

Upcoming Events:
Monthly Meeting - Tuesday 04/05 - 7pm ::: TOMORROW!
Another meeting coming up tomorrow! We'll have a presentation of the bicycle blender, a show and tell on the RedBull challenge hardware, a presentation on some upcoming events, likely some Makerbotting, and anything you want to bring by - let me know and we'll get you on the list.

Milwaukee Makerspace Grand Opening - Saturday 4/9
Milwaukee is going to be home to their own makerspace this Saturday. Join them for a day of hacking and a variety of events.

Get Back to your Roots! LEGO Hacking Competition - Saturday 4/9 3-8pm
Having recieved little interest in a formalized LEGO Mindstorms NXT competition this Saturday, we're changing up the event. The space is open from 3pm-8pm, we'll be starting out at 3:30pm with an introduction to LEGO Mindstorms NXT systems. The basics behind the Mindstorms system will be presented and you'll be challenged to create a robot from scratch, program it, and score as many points as possible in a single course run. On the line is a $50 Sector67 gift certificate redeemable for the instructional costs of any classes offered (you can't use it for the materials charge on any class, we would loose too much money on that deal :P ) The spirit of this competition is to show up with little knowledge of the NXT system and have some fun. If you're an experienced FIRST competitor we hope you'll help us out by teaching others how to use the kits!

MadHackerHaus 2 - 04/16
Following the successful MadHackerHaus 1 we'll be hosting another round of software hackery. yes, we've vastly improved the internet. Information and registration online here.

2011 Engineering Expo 4/14-4/16
The 2011 Engineering Expo is right around the corner. Sector67 is building a robot to compete in the robotics competition (which hasn't even even been fired up yet - want to help?). Admission is $6, and it is very worth your time to head over there. All of the engineering campus is entirely open to the public, with many millions of dollars in research budgets on display and a lot of hands on exhibits available to you. If you want to see all of the displays allocate about 6 hours of your day!

Board Game Night - Saturday 4/23 2pm-7pm
Kid Friendly Event
Bring out your favorite board game and your best skills, we'll be playing:

Battle Star Galactica
Lord of the Rings
Shadows over Camelot
Bang
Dominion
Race for the Galaxy
Fact or Crap
Life
Operation

Anything else you want to bring (BYOB)!

General Announcements:
Request for Parts:
We're *still* seeking a few pieces to finish off our 10 seat classroom that will be used for classes/events, we're in need of:

Hard drives - IDE or SATA, >40GB
Broken LCD monitors, we like fixing them!


Thank you to everyone whose brought by spare parts, we now have 8/10 computers up and running with a number of Solidworks and EagleCAD classes under our belt!

Membership Drive:
As we're gearing up for a beautiful summer and closing up a tax season we figured it would be a good time to run a deal on memberships :-) Use your tax funds to purchase 6 months of membership at Sector67 - get 1 month free!

Lots of Classes Available:
Use your membership to get 25% off the cost of classes: http://www.sector67.org/classes.php. If you're interested in a particular class in a particular timeslot shoot us an e-mail and we can more than likely make it happen.

Hackerspace Competitions:
If you haven't been reading the blog, take a peek and read about some upcoming (and ongoing) hackerspace competitions. RedBull sent us an invitation for their RedBull Creation competition that was a ton of fun to reverse engineer.

We're competing in the Element14 global hackerspace competition to create something of education value using a microcontroller and a portable power source. Take a look over at Element14 Questions/comments/complaints always welcome.


Chris
PS: Check the web camera if you're wondering if anyone is out at 2100 - or call 608-241-4605 anytime
Lastly, sign up on the discussion list to stay more in the loop: Sector67 Google group page


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