Join us on the evening of Friday, June 3rd, 2016 for Bay View Gallery Night! We’ll be open and have plenty of things to show you, much of it made at the space by our members, but we’ll also have a few guest artists from the community as well.
(Rumor has it this is the only BVGN happening this year, so don’t miss it! And hey, maybe your friends are going!)
We’ve been printing wheels… lots of wheel! We tested some at Madison Mini Maker Faire’s Nerdy Derby event last weekend, and we’ve been using Son of Megamax to crank out little plastic wheels.
Yes, we are printing 37 wheels at a time! And we’re using ABS filament from CoEx in Appleton, Wisconsin. They were kind enough to supply us with some spools of filament to keep SoM busying printing pretty much day and night!
I know you’re wondering how we keep an eye on all those wheels being printed. Well, when we’re not at the space we just check out the Milwaukee Makerspace Webcam. (As long as it’s pointed in the right direction.)
(Thanks again to Coex for the filament donation!)
Milwaukee Makerspace is at The Wood Working Show this weekend! While we are not exactly traditional wood workers (well, some of our members are) we were invited to share with attendees what exactly a makerspace is, and what goes on at one. Continue reading
Daleks, you say? Yes, we have Daleks.
The folks at Milwaukee Record have revealed our plans to have the “Most Amount of Daleks Assembled in One Place at One Time”, or something like that.
John and his gang at Dalek Asylum Milwaukee have been hard at work learning new skills to build out their Dalek army, and it’s been impressive to watch!
I’m hoping to see all these Daleks at Maker Faire Milwaukee, which is happening September 24th & 25th, 2016 at State Faire Park.
A few of us have been working on a project each Tuesday night which involves dismantling old hard drives.
What do you get from an old hard drive? We’re saving the cases for an Aluminum pour at Maker Faire Milwaukee, the motors are super-fast and super-quiet, there are some tiny bearings we might use, and there are powerful magnets, some of which we’ve used to hold tools to the wall in the past, and finally, those shiny, shiny platters!
We’ve got a stack of about 80 platters, with more coming. If you’re wondering what we’re going to do with all the platters, well… yeah, some sort of project for Maker Faire. That’s all I can reveal right now. :)