Remember when we got the Prusa i3 Mk3? Well, even if you don’t remember, you might be excited to learn we just got the Multi Material 2.0 upgrade kit, and it’s been installed, and we can now print in multiple colors. Neat!
Makers keep Making! Here’s a new batch of projects members have shared. Rocky made a nice sign for a musician friend of his. Sign making is just one more thing you can do at Milwaukee Makerspace. Between the vinyl cutters, CNC machines, and laser cutters, there are many options for creating great signage!
Rocky also made a nice CNC’d slingshot. Back in the old days you would just rip off a tree branch shaped like a “Y” and make a slingshot, or worse, buy one. Rocky’s DIY version is much better!
Marcus engraved a steel piston as a gift. Why? Because he can! With the capabilities of our metal shop, not to mention the Tormach CNC Mill, the things you can engrave are almost limitless!
Kathy H. made this headdress piece to go with one of the costumes Colleen is creating for the Wearable Art and Cosplay Fashion Show Colleen is doing at Maker Faire Milwaukee. Want to see the whole thing? Join us at Maker Faire!
And finally, Markus, Tom K., Jake, and Dwight all worked together to repair the Bridgeport Mill during Space Improvement Day. Remember, kids… Do not adjust the speed of the Bridgeport mill while it is not running! It can cause damage to the machine and your own health and safety.
Milwaukee Makerspace is proud to be the co-host of Maker Faire Milwaukee. We don’t know of any other community makerspace that is a partner organization to such a large Maker Faire. Our members support the Faire by bringing awesome and amazing projects and providing a lot of hands-on opportunities to make. Here’s a quick look…
First of all, Milwaukee Makerspace will be there! (Duh!) and we’ll have a large booth containing various members and projects, including Kathy H., Larry, Jeff Throwing Clay, Tom’s Can Cuber, Mark with his Ultra MegaMax Dominator 3D Printer and “The Spice Must Flow” SandBot, and we’ll even teach you How to use a Scroll Saw.
Over in the Dark Room you’ll find Adrian’s Jellyfish (Under the Sea) and Billy’s CD Chandelier Supreme, and Pete’s Giant LED Cube. The Dark Room will also be home to Colleen’s Wearable Art and Cosplay Fashion Show, which is not to be missed, and of course the old favorite, Jake’s Rook the Knight versus the Tesla Coils.
Outside we’ve got Bay View Forgeworks with Ed and Richard, and right next to them is Dan D. doing an Aluminum casting demonstration and scratch tile workshop, and if you like dinosaur’s check out Isaac’s Arts!
Adrian is also once again running the Design & Build Derby, with the help of a lot of volunteers, they’ll help over 1500 kids build (and decorate) and race their own tiny wooden derby cars. Speaking of cars, the Milwaukee Makerspace Racing Team will be in the Back 40 racing their modified electric race cars. Exciting!
Harvey got a new power supply for the CNC Mogul from Automation Technology Inc and asked me if I could help him document the replacement process. It was pretty simple and went very smooth. We’re lucky to have Harvey around as a member, and I’m glad he takes care of the CNC Mogul.
Check out the video below to see Harvey replacing the dead power supply with the new 36 volt 9.7 amp model he got from Automation Technology Inc.
It’s that time again! We’re less than two months out from the 2018 edition of Maker Faire Milwaukee. It’s our fifth year as co-host of the event, and we’re seeing the return of old members, as well as welcoming new members to the event.
Here’s a few highlights you should look forward to.
We’ve got Bay View Forgeworks which consists of blacksmithing members Richard and Ed. (And hey, they are currently collecting scrap metal they can turn into awesome things at the Faire.)
Colleen will be there with CMLeahy Designs and will also be heading up the Milwaukee Makers Wearable Art and Cosplay Runway show. Neat!
But hey, you don’t have to be a member of Milwaukee Makerspace to show off the amazing things you make. The Call for Makers is still accepting applications, so show us what you make!
Join us for The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth at Wisconsin State Fair Park September 28th thru the 30th, 2018. Admission is free. A joint presentation by Milwaukee Makerspace and the Betty Brinn Children's Museum.
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